Public Speaking and Civic Engagement, 4th edition

  • J Michael Hogan, 
  • Patricia R. Hayes Andrews, 
  • James R. Andrews, 
  • Glen Williams

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Public Speaking and Civic Engagement helps you understand public speaking as a cornerstone of democratic engagement. The text opens readers' eyes to the critical role debate plays in democracy by examining public speaking in the context of real-world events. Utilizing a concise and accessible format, the authors demonstrate the importance of public speaking via concrete examples.

The 4th Edition includes up-to-date coverage of the effects of recent trends in our society upon civic engagement. Contemporary topics include technological innovation and social media's impact on civic participation. Updated photos and illustrations throughout the text reflect recent events and contemporary public speaking situations.

Published by Pearson (July 14th 2021) - Copyright © 2017

ISBN-13: 9780137554577

Subject: Communication

Category: Public Speaking


Brief Contents


  1. Democratic Citizenship and the Ethics of Public Speaking
  2. Listening and Speaking in a Democratic Society
  3. Speaking with Confidence
  4. Diverse Audiences in a Democratic Society


  1. Developing Significant Topics
  2. Responsible and Productive Research
  3. Supporting Your Ideas
  4. Organizing Your Speech
  5. Outlining Your Speech


  1. Using Language Effectively
  2. Delivering Your Speech Effectively
  3. Supporting Your Ideas Visually


  1. Speaking to Inform
  2. Persuasive Speaking in a Democratic Society
  3. Arguing Persuasively
  4. Speaking on Special Occasions
  5. Speaking and Deliberating in Groups

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