Synopses & Reviews
Highlighted features with this edition include:
- Clear, concise, and immediately applicable advice without extraneous verbiage or non-essential material.
- The integration of the essentials of communication theory with a step-by-step approach to the speechmaking process to provide the right balance for beginning speakers.
- Includes “Communication Rating Forms,” which contain useful matrices for evaluating speeches and enhancing critical thinking skills.
- Emphasis on the speaker's purpose, offering a unifying theme for the text and the course.
- Contains an extensive section on ethics and plagiarism, which stresses the importance of these topics and of being an ethical speaker.
- Offers an updated list of suggested Web sites at the end of each chapter, providing readers with resources for additional study and research.
Speaking with a Purpose provides readers with the “nuts and bolts” needed to become effective public speakers.
Intentionally brief, this book allows the reader to concentrate on the preparation, practice, and presentation of their speeches without getting bogged down by theoretical discussions. The focus on purpose and audience response, which incorporates consideration of cultural diversity, helps readers identify ways to make their speeches more effective. Highly popular and practical, the Eighth Edition is the best of the brief books available on the subject.
This package contains the following components:
-0205624928: Speaking with a Purpose
Table of Contents
1. Speech Communication
The Communicative Act
The Truth About Nervousness
How to Develop Self-Confidence
Visual Imagery for Confidence in Public Speaking
A Script for Using Visual Imagery to Develop Confidence in Speaking
Ethics in Communication
2. Audience Analysis
Who Exactly Is My Audience?
What Response Can I Reasonably Expect from My Audience?
Will My Audience Find This Subject Useful?
Will My Audience Find This Subject Interesting?
What Is My Audience's Knowledge of My Subject?
What Demographic Characteristics Should I Consider about My Audience?
Is My Audience's Attitude Favorable, Indifferent, or Opposed?
3. Determine Your Purpose and Subject
Selecting a Subject
The Central Idea
4. The Introduction and Conclusion
Objectives of Introductions
Attention Step in Introductions
Types of Conclusions
Sample Full-Sentence Outline for a Speech to Instruct
5. Gathering Supportive Material
Personal Experience and Knowledge.
The Computerized Catalog
Ethics in Using the Internet
The World Wide Web
An Article in a Periodical
6. Supporting Your Ideas
Comparison and Contrast
Computer Generated Visual Aids
7. Preparing the Content of Your Speech
Organizing Your Speech
Planning the Body
Outlining Your Speech
Body of Speech
8. Delivering Your Speech
Effective Word Choice
Sample Delivery Outline
Using Note Cards
Practicing the Speech
Guidelines for Informative Speaking
Sample Speech to Inform
Other Forms of Reasoning
Types of Persuasive Speeches
Sample Speech to Convince
Sample Speech to Reinforce
11. Group Communication
The Functions of Discussion
Types of Discussion
Participating in Discussion
Moderating the Discussion
A Pattern for Problem Solving
Using Case Problems