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Speaker's Handbook (8TH 08 - Old Edition)by Jo Sprague
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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:
Designed to work as a classroom text as well as a professional reference, this is formatted to accompany speakers at all levels of skill in all stages of preparation. Along with a collection of online resources this allows readers to get immediately to their area of interest through color coding and a quick-start guide. Sections cover the basics of speaking and listening and the ethics of speaking as well as preparation, including research and audience assessment, organization, development, including developing reasoning and preparing materials, presentation, including aids and practicing, contexts, including speaking in the workplace or school, and sample speeches from students and public speakers. Sections include boxed tips and most significant information, illustrations, and directions that are comprehensive and easy to follow. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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.
THE SPEAKER'S HANDBOOK is an excellent textbook for students in a public speaking course, as well as a practical reference for the independent speaker. Its thorough coverage addresses public speaking fundamentals such as planning, listening, and presentation aids, yet each topic can stand alone, giving readers a convenient reference even when they can't read the entire text. Forward-thinking new coauthor David Bodary joins Jo Sprague and Doug Stuart in this ninth edition of THE SPEAKER'S HANDBOOK to engage students in active learning beyond the classroom.
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.Dr. David Bodary is a professor of Communication Arts at Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio. He received the Meritorious Teaching Award several times during his teaching career and recently served as Chair of the Community College Section at National Communication Association. He continues to serve on various association committees as he leads this edition and future editions of THE SPEAKER'S HANDBOOK. Dr. Bodary earned his PhD in 1999 from Wayne State University.
Table of Contents
Part 1: FOUNDATION. 1. Understanding Speaking. 2. Listening. 3. Speaking Ethics. 4. Overcoming Fear of Speaking. Part 2: PREPARATION. 5. Planning. 6. Topic Selection and Analysis. 7. Audience Analysis. 8. Research. Part 3: ORGANIZATION. 9. Transforming Ideas Into Speech Points. 10. Organizing Points. 11. Outlining. 12. Connectives. 13. Introductions. 14. Conclusions. Part 4: DEVELOPMENT. 15. Supporting Materials. 16. Reasoning. 17. Language and Style. 18. Attention and Interest. 19. Credibility. 20. Motivational Appeals. 21. Informative Strategies. 22. Persuasive Strategies. Part 5: PRESENTATION. 23. Modes of Delivery. 24. Practice Sessions. 25. Vocal Delivery. 26. Physical Delivery. 27. Presentation Aids. 28. Adapting to the Speech Situation. 29. Answering Questions. Part 6: CONTEXTS. 30. Educational Context. 31. Workplace Context. 32. Social and Ceremonial Context. 33. Civic and Political Context. Part 7: SAMPLE SPEECHES. Student speakers. Non-student speakers. Part 8: ADDITIONAL SPEAKER RESOURCES. Guide to Common Pronunciation and Usage Errors. Glossary. References. Index.
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