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The Essential Elements of Public Speaking

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Publisher Comments:

The features for this edition include:

  • Practical connection between theory, research and skills: The solid theoretical foundation is consistently applied to everyday situations through relevant examples, speech excerpts, thought-provoking questions and boxed features.
  • Emphasis on the essentials of the public speaking process: Straightforward, concise explanations of basic principles focus students quickly and effectively on the essential components of preparing and delivering a speech.
  • Brief Chapter 2 overview of the steps in the public speaking process: The second chapter, “Preparing and Presenting a Speech (in Brief),” presents 10 steps to prepare and deliver a speech, enabling readers to start giving a speech early in the course, such as a speech of introduction. Subsequent chapters elaborate on these steps, helping readers to refine the process and develop effective public speaking skills.
  • Numerous pedagogical aids: Chapter-opening objectives, annotated sample speeches, outlines and excerpts, boldface key terms, self-assessment tests, chapter summaries, exercises, and thought-provoking questions and scenarios help readers review and retain important chapter concepts.
  • Comprehensive: Despite its concise, briefer length, the book covers the full range of topics in public speaking, giving readers a manageable and complete introduction to preparing, researching and delivering a speech.
  • Strong technology advantage: Numerous in-text references to web sites and electronic resources, as well as the up-to-date Research Link boxes, provide readers with the latest information on selecting a topic, gathering appropriate support materials and doing online research.
  • Research Links: Research Link boxes (14 in all), presented in progression from general research principles in early chapters to more specialized ones in later chapters, introduce the research process in small, manageable doses rather than one dense, potentially overwhelming chapter. Each Research Link box does end with a note identifying the next Link and in which chapter to find it to facilitate reading the Links as one entire chapter, if preferred.
  • Emphasis on Culture: Cultural insights are integrated into each chapter, offering readers an understanding of the influence of culture in public speaking (for example: analyzing different audiences, giving and responding to public criticism) and the skills they need to develop to succeed in a global community.
  • Emphasis on Ethics: “A Case of Ethics” box in each chapter describes a situation which raises ethical issues, and asks readers to think about and respond, promoting awareness of ethical considerations in public speaking and how to become an ethically responsible communicator.
  • Communication competence: Thirteen self-tests, called “Test Yourself” are interspersed throughout the book to allow readers to assess their own communication skills and determine how to improve those skills.

Synopsis:

This brief, skills-oriented and highly interactive presentation of the essentials of public speaking emphasizes the latest research methods, as well as critical thinking and listening skills. The Essential Elements of Public Speaking is a concise, yet comprehensive exploration of the essentials that the beginning public speaker needs to prepare, research, and deliver an effective public speech.

Synopsis:

This brief, skills-focused, and highly interactive presentation of public speaking emphasizes the newest research methods and critical listening and thinking.   The Essential Elements of Public Speaking is a concise exploration of the ins and outs of public speaking and makes a clear link between theory and practice–all in only twelve chapters.

Table of Contents

Detailed Contents

Specialized Contents

Welcome to The Essential Elements of Public Speaking  

1.    Introducing Public Speaking

2.    Preparing and Presenting a Public Speech (In Brief)

3.    Listening and Criticism

4.    Selecting Your Topic, Purpose, and Thesis

5.    Analyzing and Adapting to Your Audience

6.    Using Supporting Materials and Visual Aids

7.    Organizing Your Speech

8.    Wording Your Speech

9.    Presenting Your Speech

10.  Informing Your Audience

11.  Persuading Your Audience

12.  Speaking on Special Occasions

Glossary         

References

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780205423811
Publisher:
Allyn & Bacon
Subject:
Public Speaking
Author:
DeVito, Joseph A.
Author:
Devito, Joseph
Subject:
Theater - General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
MySpeechLab Series
Publication Date:
March 2005
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
9.98x8.02x.59 in. 1.31 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by ,

This brief, skills-oriented and highly interactive presentation of the essentials of public speaking emphasizes the latest research methods, as well as critical thinking and listening skills. The Essential Elements of Public Speaking is a concise, yet comprehensive exploration of the essentials that the beginning public speaker needs to prepare, research, and deliver an effective public speech.

"Synopsis" by ,

This brief, skills-focused, and highly interactive presentation of public speaking emphasizes the newest research methods and critical listening and thinking.   The Essential Elements of Public Speaking is a concise exploration of the ins and outs of public speaking and makes a clear link between theory and practice–all in only twelve chapters.

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