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REVEL for Public Speaking: An Audience-Centered Approach
, Ninth Edition emphasizes the importance of analyzing and considering the audience at every point in the speech-making process. Authors Steven and Susan Beebe use a balance of theory and practice to guide students on how to enhance their public speaking skills. By focusing student attention on the dynamics of diverse audiences, ethics, and communication apprehension, REVEL for Public Speaking: An Audience-Centered Approach
narrows the gap between the classroom and the real world.
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About the Author
Steven A. Beebe
is serving in his 28th year as Chair, of the Department of Communication Studies at Texas State University. He is Regents’ and University Distinguished Professor of Communication Studies. He also served as Associate Dean of College of Fine Arts and Communication for 25 years. Steve is an author and co-author of twelve books (with multiple editions totaling more than 65 books), more than 50 articles and book chapters, as well as over 150 papers and presentations at professional conferences. Steve’s communication books have been used at hundreds of colleges and universities throughout the world making him one of the top communication textbook authors in the United States. Steve is President of the National Communication Association (NCA), the largest professional communication association in the world.
Susan J. Beebe has been on the faculty of the Department of English at Texas State University-San Marcos since 1988. ¿As Director of Lower-Division Studies in English, she directs the first-year writing and sophomore literature programs and helps to train and mentor some 60 graduate teaching assistants annually. Sue’s professional interests and expertise encompass both oral and written communication. She has co-authored with Steven Beebe several communication textbooks used at more than a thousand universities worldwide. In addition, she has published articles, conference papers, and teaching materials in both English and communication studies.
Table of Contents
1. Speaking with Confidence
2. Presenting Your First Speech
3. Speaking Freely and Ethically
4. Listening to Speeches
5. Analyzing Your Audience
6. Developing Your Speech
7. Gathering and Using Supporting Material
8. Organizing and Outlining Your Speech
9. Introducing and Concluding Your Speech
10. Using Words Well: Speaker Language and Style
11. Delivering Your Speech
12. Using Presentation Aids
13. Speaking to Inform
14. Understanding Principles of Persuasive Speaking
15. Using Persuasive Strategies
16. Speaking for Special Occasions and Purposes