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Mastering Public Speaking: The Handbook (Myspeechkit)

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Mastering Public Speaking: The Handbook

George L. Grice, Radford University

John F. Skinner, San Antonio College

 

This reference-style handbook equips students with a firm grounding in the “hows” and “whys” of public speaking by providing an ideal balance of theory and skills while placing important emphasis on critiquing, ethics, and critical thinking.

 

The handbook format offers tabbed sections that include a quick overview to the chapters within the section, key terms at the end of each chapter with page references, and a glossary at the end of the book with the definition of key terms.

 

While retaining the basic content of the Sixth Edition of Mastering Public Speaking, thehandbook presents only the material essential to learning the basics of public speaking. Students learn how to think critically as they choose speech topics, conduct research, organize content, select language, manage nervousness, and deliver speeches.

 

Features:

  •  Strong coverage of ethics throughout, including a full chapter on ethics (Chapter 2), “Ethical Decisions” boxes, and in-chapter discussions of ethical issues, stress to students the importance of being ethical speakers and listeners.
  • Emphasis on speech criticism, including step-by-step instruction on speech criticism, discussion of reacting to criticism and using feedback constructively, and annotated speeches illustrating how two students constructed their informative and persuasive speeches  (Chapter 15 and Chapter 17).
  • In-text discussions of specific critical thinking skills incorporated throughout the text appear early in the chapters to reinforce how critical thinking relates to each topic at hand.

 

 

Synopsis:

Why You Need This New Edition

The Second edition of Mastering Public Speaking: The Handbook places greater emphasis on the practical application of theory and concepts. Following suggestions from reviewers and editors, the authors have updated examples, websites, and references to technology. With subtle deletions in theory sections, changes in language, and a greater humber of bulleted lists of suggestions nad strategies, the authos have provided a stronger focus on application to help students become more effective speakers.

 

Key Updates Include:

  • new examples, speech excerpts, and speeches throughout the book to provide students with many contemporary examples from which to learn.
  • expanded discussions of citing the use of electronic Internet sources and visual aids and an updated and clarified section on copyright law in Chapter 2 which help students ensure that they properly cite their sources.
  • updated coverage of electronic research sources, databases, and academic search engines in Chapter 7 that offer students the most current information available about these often-used research tools.
  • a revised and updated Chapter 14 that provides the latest information on using Powerpoint, DVD, and other electronic resources.
  • a shortened version of the previous edition, which provides a more focused discussion of content.
  • more bulleted lists and bulleted summaries that aid review of chapter content.
  • sample APA and MLA bibliographic references that have been updated to reflect recent updates to both styles.

Synopsis:

Updated in a new 2nd edition,  this book equips readers with a firm grounding in the “hows” and “whys” of public speaking by providing an ideal balance of theory and skills while placing important emphasis on critiquing, ethics, and critical thinking.

By eliminating those activities not essential to learning the basics of public speaking, readers are then able to learn how to think critically as they choose speech topics, conduct research, organize content, select language, manage nervousness, and deliver speeches. Additionally, the tabbed sections include a quick overview to the chapters within the section.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1        An Introduction to Public Speaking

1.1       Why Study Public Speaking?

1.2       Definitions of Communication

1.3       Levels of Communication

1.4       Elements of Communication

1.5       The Public Speaker as Critical Thinker

 

Chapter 2        The Ethics of Public Speaking

2.1       Definition of Ethics

2.2       Principles of Ethics

2.3       Ethical Speaking

2.4       Ethical Listening

2.5       Fair Use Guidelines

2.6       Plagiarism

 

Chapter 3        Speaking Confidently

3.1       Recognize That Speaker Nervousness Is Normal

3.2       Control Speaker Nervousness

3.3       Learn How to Build Speaker Confidence

3.4       Prepare Your First Speech

 

Chapter 4        Responding to Speeches

4.1       The Importance of Listening

4.2       Listening versus Hearing

4.3       The Process of Listening

4.4       Obstacles to Effective Listening

4.5       Promoting Better Listening

4.6       Critiquing Speeches

4.7       Acting on Criticism

 

Chapter 5        Analyzing Your Audience

5.1       Recognize the Value of Audience Diversity

5.2       Analyze Your Audience before the Speech

5.3       Analyze Your Audience during the Speech

5.4       Analyze Your Audience after the Speech

 

Chapter 6        Selecting Your Speech Topic

6.1       Generate Ideas

6.2       Select Your Topic

6.3       Focus Your Topic

6.4       Determine Your General Purpose

6.5       Formulate Your Specific Purpose

6.6       Word Your Thesis Statement

6.7       Develop Your Speech Title

 

Chapter 7        Researching Your Topic

7.1       Assess Your Personal Knowledge

7.2       Develop Your Research Plan

7.3       Collect Your Information

7.4       Record Your Information

7.5       Conclude Your Search

 

Chapter 8        Supporting Your Speech

8.1       Purposes of Supporting Materials

8.2       Types of Supporting Materials

8.3       Tests of Evidence

8.4       Evaluating Electronic Information

8.5       Citing Your Sources

 

Chapter 9        Organizing the Body of Your Speech

9.1       Formulate an Organizing Question

9.2       Divide the Speech into Key Ideas

9.3       Develop the Key Ideas

9.4       Connect the Key Ideas

 

Chapter 10      Introducing and Concluding Your Speech

10.1     Organize the Introduction of the Speech

10.2     Organize the Conclusion of the Speech

 

Chapter 11      Outlining Your Speech

11.1     Functions of Outlining

11.2     Principles of Outlining

11.3     Stages of Outlining

 

Chapter 12      Wording Your Speech

12.1     Functions of Language

12.2     Principles of Effective Language Use

 

Chapter 13      Delivering Your Speech

13.1     Principles of Nonverbal Communication

13.2     Methods of Delivery

13.3     Qualities of Effective Delivery

13.4     Elements of Vocal Delivery

13.5     Elements of Physical Delivery

 

Chapter 14      Using Presentational Aids

14.1     The Importance of Using Presentational Aids

14.2     Types of Presentational Aids

14.3     Projection of Visual Aids

14.4     Designing Visual Aids

14.5     Strategies for Using Presentational Aids

 

Chapter 15      Speaking to Inform

15.1     Characteristics of a Speech to Inform

15.2     Informative Speech Topics

15.3     Guidelines for Speaking to Inform

15.4     Annotated Sample Speech: The Amish: Seeking to Lose the Self

 

Chapter 16      The Strategy of Persuasion

16.1     The Importance of Persuasion

16.2     A Definition of Persuasion

16.3     Types of Influence

16.4     Types of Persuasive Speeches

16.5     Persuasive Speaking Strategies

 

Chapter 17      The Structure of Persuasion

17.1     Making and Refuting Arguments

17.2     Types of Argument

17.3     Fallacies of Argument

17.4     Selecting Propositions for Persuasive Speeches

17.5     Monroe’s Motivated Sequence

17.6     Annotated Sample Speech: Sustainable Giving

 

Chapter 18      Speaking on Special Occasions

18.1     The Speech of Introduction

18.2     The Speech of Presentation

18.3     The Acceptance Speech

18.4     The Speech of Tribute

18.5     The Speech to Entertain

18.6     The Impromptu Speech

18.7     The Question–Answer Period

 

Appendix A: Developing and Delivering Team Presentations

Preparing a Team Presentation

Brainstorm about the Topic

Do Some Exploratory Research

Discuss and Divide the Topic into Areas of Responsibility

Research Your Specific Topic Area

Draft an Outline of Your Content Area

Discuss How All the Information Interrelates

Finalize Presentation Procedures

Plan the Introduction and Conclusion of the Presentation

Prepare and Practice Your Speech

Rehearse and Revise the Presentation

Delivering a Team Presentation

 

Appendix B: Sample Speeches

Renaissance Fairs: The New Vaudeville, Melissa Janoske

Steganography: Hidden Messages, Tiffanie K. Petrin

A Sign of the Times, Jared J. Johnson

How Old Is He Anyway? Aging the Whitetail Buck, Darla Goodrich

Persuasive Speech, Gene Fox

Speech of Tribute to Charles M. Schulz, Edwin C. Anderson, Jr.

I Have a Dream, Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

Glossary

Endnotes

Name Index

Subject Index

 

 

Product Details

ISBN:
9780205547616
Subtitle:
The Handbook
Author:
Grice, George L
Author:
Grice, George L.
Author:
Skinner, John F.
Publisher:
Pearson
Subject:
Public Speaking
Subject:
Communication
Subject:
Theater - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
MySpeechKit Series
Publication Date:
20071012
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
8.35x8.47x.68 in. .97 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by ,

Why You Need This New Edition

The Second edition of Mastering Public Speaking: The Handbook places greater emphasis on the practical application of theory and concepts. Following suggestions from reviewers and editors, the authors have updated examples, websites, and references to technology. With subtle deletions in theory sections, changes in language, and a greater humber of bulleted lists of suggestions nad strategies, the authos have provided a stronger focus on application to help students become more effective speakers.

 

Key Updates Include:

  • new examples, speech excerpts, and speeches throughout the book to provide students with many contemporary examples from which to learn.
  • expanded discussions of citing the use of electronic Internet sources and visual aids and an updated and clarified section on copyright law in Chapter 2 which help students ensure that they properly cite their sources.
  • updated coverage of electronic research sources, databases, and academic search engines in Chapter 7 that offer students the most current information available about these often-used research tools.
  • a revised and updated Chapter 14 that provides the latest information on using Powerpoint, DVD, and other electronic resources.
  • a shortened version of the previous edition, which provides a more focused discussion of content.
  • more bulleted lists and bulleted summaries that aid review of chapter content.
  • sample APA and MLA bibliographic references that have been updated to reflect recent updates to both styles.
"Synopsis" by , Updated in a new 2nd edition,  this book equips readers with a firm grounding in the “hows” and “whys” of public speaking by providing an ideal balance of theory and skills while placing important emphasis on critiquing, ethics, and critical thinking.

By eliminating those activities not essential to learning the basics of public speaking, readers are then able to learn how to think critically as they choose speech topics, conduct research, organize content, select language, manage nervousness, and deliver speeches. Additionally, the tabbed sections include a quick overview to the chapters within the section.

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