Essential Elements of Public Speaking, 7th edition

  • Joseph A. DeVito

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Essential Elements of Public Speaking provides a clear, step-by-step guide to public speaking that helps you master the skills you need to speak informatively and persuasively. Author Joseph DeVito breaks the process of public speaking into 10 discrete steps in order to give you everything you need to learn how to prepare and present successful speeches. In addition to speaking to inform and to persuade, the text also highlights how to speak effectively in a group, as well as how to deliver successful speeches on special occasions such as weddings.

The 7th Edition has been updated throughout with new examples, exercises and topic discussions. Engaging Viewpoints photo captions highlight a variety of public speaking issues, many of which focus on social media, the workplace and culture.

Published by Pearson (July 14th 2021) - Copyright © 2021

ISBN-13: 9780137541058

Subject: Communication

Category: Public Speaking


1. Introducing Public Speaking
2. Listening and Criticism

3. Select Your Topic, Purposes, and Thesis (Step 1)
4. Analyze Your Audience (Step 2)
5. Research Your Speech (Step 3)
6. Collect Supporting Materials (Step 4)
7. Use Presentation Aids (Step 4, continued)
8. Organize Your Speech (Steps 5, 6, and 7)
9. Word and Rehearse Your Speech (Steps 8 and 9)
10. Present Your Speech (Step 10)

11. Speaking to Inform
12. Speaking to Persuade
13. Speaking on Special Occasions
14. Speaking in Groups

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