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Based on the highly successful A Speaker's Guidebook, A Pocket Guide to Public Speaking offers all of the material typically covered in a full-sized text — from invention, research, and organization to practice and delivery — in a concise format perfect for any course across the curriculum or day-to-day setting.

About the Author

DAN O'HAIR is dean of the University of Kentucky College of Communications and Information Studies. He is past Presidential Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Oklahoma and past president of the National Communication Association.  He is co-author or co-editor of fifteen communication texts and scholarly volumes and has published more than eighty research articles and chapters in dozens of communication, psychology and health journals and books.  He is a frequent presenter at national and international communication conferences, is on the editorial boards of various journals and has served on numerous committees and task forces for regional and national communication associations.

HANNAH RUBENSTEIN is a writer and editor who has used her academic training in communication (M.A., Fairfield University) to guide her collaborations on A Speaker's Guidebook (2007), Public Speaking: Challenges and Choices (1999) and other successful college texts. She heads her own communication firm, Hedgehog Productions.

ROB STEWART is an associate dean of arts and sciences and professor of communication studies at Texas Tech University. He is coauthor of A Speaker's Guidebook (2007), Public Speaking: Challenges and Choices (1999) and has also published over 30 articles and book chapters.

Table of Contents

PART I. GETTING STARTED

    1. Becoming a Public Speaker

    2. Ethical Public Speaking

    3. Listeners and Speakers

    4. Types of Speeches and Presentations

    5. From A to Z: Overview of a Speech

    6. Managing Speech Anxiety

    

PART II. DEVELOPMENT

    7. Analyzing the Audience

    8. Selecting a Topic and Purpose

    9. Developing Supporting Material

    10. Locating Supporting Material

    11. Doing Effective Internet Research

    

PART III. ORGANIZATION

    12. Organizing the Speech Body

    13. Selecting an Organizational Pattern

    14. Using Outline Formats

    

PART IV. STARTING, FINISHING, AND STYLING

    15. Developing the Introduction and Conclusion

    16. Using Language

    

PART V. DELIVERY

    17. Choosing a Method of Delivery

    18. Controlling the Voice

    19. Using the Body

    

PART VI. PRESENTATION AIDS

    20. Types of Presentation Aids

    21. Designing Presentation Aids

    22. A Brief Guide to Using PowerPoint

    

PART VII. TYPES OF SPEECHES

    23. Informative Speaking

    24. Persuasive Speaking

    25. Speaking on Special Occasions

    

PART VIII. THE CLASSROOM AND BEYOND

    26. Typical Classroom Presentation Formats

    27. Science and Mathematics Courses

    28. Technical Courses

    29. Social Science Courses

    30. Arts and Humanities Courses

    31. Education Courses

    32. Business Courses

    33. Nursing and Allied Health Courses

    34. Communicating in Groups

    35. Business and Professional Presentations

    

APPENDICES

    A. Citation Guidelines

    B. Question-and-Answer Sessions

    C. Preparing for Mediated Communication

    D. Tips for Non-Native Speakers of English

    

  Glossary

  Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312452070
Author:
Ohair, Dan
Publisher:
Bedford/St. Martin's
Author:
Stewart, Rob
Author:
O'Hair, Dan
Author:
Rubenstein, Hannah
Subject:
Communication
Subject:
Public Speaking
Subject:
Communication Studies
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Second Edition
Publication Date:
20061227
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.56 x 4.13 in

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