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The Speaker's Handbook With Infotracby Jo Sprague
Synopses & Reviews
As the first text of its kind, THE SPEAKER'S HANDBOOK has established itself as both an invaluable reference for the individual speaker and an excellent textbook for use in the public speaking course. Sprague and Stuart give careful consideration to key cultural, educational, and technology trends to provide not only exceptionally efficient blocks of text that reflect the most recent research, but also abundant examples-including a new collection of sample speeches. Each chapter within THE SPEAKER'S HANDBOOK'S eight tabbed parts can stand alone, enabling you to quickly consult just the section of the text most pertinent to their immediate needs. This Eighth Edition, now full-color throughout and bound with a durable plastic "comb" binding, offers new features such as Key Point boxes and Checklists, as well as new illustrations and other graphics that bring the material to life. This edition is further enhanced by a robust suite of online resources, including a fully interactive electronic version of the text and an integrated online study system that provides personalized learning plans designed to help you use your study time as efficiently and effectively as possible!
Book News Annotation:
This handbook and accompanying CD-ROM will help students and professionals improve their public speaking skills. The handbook provides 30 stand-alone chapters on principles and provides examples and exercises on issues commonly confronted in preparing and delivering a speech. This seventh edition is bound with a spiral binding and tabbed part dividers, and offers more information on finding, evaluating, and citing electronic sources and on software- generated visuals. The CD-ROM contains complete and excerpted student and professional speeches, plus links to a Web site. Sprague is affiliated with San Jose State University.
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As the first of its kind for this course, THE SPEAKER'S HANDBOOK has established itself as both a reference for the individual speaker and an excellent textbook for use in the public speaking course. The new edition of the THE SPEAKER'S HANDBOOK continues to distinguish itself by providing another innovation - a new spiral bound, tabbed format. Each of the chapters can stand alone, enabling the speaker to consult only those parts of the book covering the aspects of public speaking with which they need guidance. The new edition also offers expanded and updated research and presentation coverage, a new text-specific CD-ROM with interactivity that guides students through the speech-making process, and links to the Web-based Speech Builder Express speech-outlining program.
About the Author
Jo Sprague is Professor Emeritus of Communication Studies at San Jose State University, where she also served as Associate Director of the Center for Faculty Development and Support. In addition to her research on critiquing, teaching, and the scholarship of speech communications, she has served as President of the Western States Communication Association.
Table of Contents
Part 1: FOUNDATION. Introduction 1. Understanding Speaking. 2. Listening. 3. Speaking Ethics. 4. Overcoming Fear of Speaking. Part 2: PREPARATION. Introduction. 5. Planning. 6. Topic Selection and Analysis. 7. Audience Analysis. 8. Research. Part 3: ORGANIZATION. Introduction. 9. Transforming Ideas into Speech Points. 10. Arranging Points. 11. Outlining. 12. Transitions. 13. Introductions. 14. Conclusions. Part 4: DEVELOPMENT. Introduction. 15. Supporting Materials. 16. Reasoning. 17. Language and Style. 18. Attention and Interest. 19. Credibility. 20. Motivational Appeals. 21. Informative Strategies. 22. Persuasive Strategies. 23. Adapting to Speaking Contexts. Part 5: PRESENTATION. Introduction. 24. Modes of Delivery. 25. Practice Sessions. 26. Vocal Delivery. 27. Physical Delivery. 28. Visual Aids. 29. Adapting to the Speech Situation. 30. Answering Questions.
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