Synopses & Reviews
Packed with sample speeches illustrating what to do--as well as plenty of examples detailing what not to do--this value-priced public speaking text equips you with the essential skills and theories needed to become an effective public speaker. ESSENTIALS OF PUBLIC SPEAKING delivers abundant practical advice and also offers intriguing discussions on the role of ethics in public speaking as well as up-to-date coverage on effectively using technology in speech development and delivery. A strong emphasis on visual aids includes an insightful, four-color insert detailing how to get the most from your presentation materials. With ESSENTIALS OF PUBLIC SPEAKING, 4e you also have the option of including a wealth of learning resources like Speech Builder Express 3.0 speech-outlining software, InfoTrac College Edition, sample outlines, and more. It is an invaluable resource--at a value price.
In this affordable Cengage Advantage Books version of ESSENTIALS OF PUBLIC SPEAKING (WITH SPEECHBUILDER EXPRESS AND INFOTRAC) you'll learn the essential skills and theories you need to become an effective public speaker. Practical advice on the speechmaking process and information on using the Internet for speech preparation and delivery, this speech textbook will help you succeed. Included with your purchase are access to InfoTrac College Edition, an onlin university library, and SpeechBuilder Express, an online outlining program that helps you step-by-step through the outlining process.
About the Author
Cheryl Hamilton, an author well known for her writing style and award-winning teaching, understands the importance of communication as a lifelong skill. Also the author of Communicating for Results, she has conducted a number of research studies, including one published in the "Community College Journal of Research and Practice." Dr. Hamilton has presented more than 32 papers at professional conventions, including those sponsored by the National Communication Association, Southwest Educational Research Association, Western Communication Association, and Texas Speech Communication Association. She has conducted seminars for groups such as the National Property Management Association, Bell Helicopter Textron, U.S. Postal Department, North Central Regional Police Academy, and LTV Aerospace. A native of Illinois, she received her bachelor's degree from Eastern Illinois University; her master's degree from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana; and her doctoral degree from the University of North Texas in Denton.
Table of Contents
Part I: FOUNDATIONS. Getting Started: Your First Speech. 1. Public Speaking, Ethics, and You. 2. Building Speaker Confidence. 3. Listening: What Speakers Should Know. Part II: PREPARING YOUR SPEECH. 4. Analyzing Your Audience. 5. Selecting and Researching Your Topic. 6. Supporting Your Ideas. 7. Organizing Your Speech: Introduction, Body, and Conclusion. 8. Outlines, Storyboards, and Speaking Notes. Part III: PRESENTING YOUR SPEECH. 9. Delivering Your Message. 10. Perfecting Language Style. 11. Preparing Effective Visual Aids. Part IV: TYPES OF SPEECHES. 12. Informative Speaking. 13. Persuasive Speaking: Individual or Team. 14. Persuasive Methods and Theories.