A Concise Public Speaking Handbook

A Concise Public Speaking Handbook, 5th edition

  • Steven A. Beebe, 
  • Susan J. Beebe

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Overview

A Concise Public Speaking Handbook emphasizes the importance of considering your audience at every point in the speech-making process. Easy-to-reference, the text balances theory -- on diverse audiences, ethics, and communication apprehension -- and practice opportunities to help you enhance your public speaking skills.

Published by Pearson (July 14th 2021) - Copyright © 2018

ISBN-13: 9780137554751

Table of contents

PART I: INTRODUCTION

1. Speaking in Public
2. Improving Your Confidence
3. Presenting Your First Speech
4. Ethics and Free Speech

PART II: ANALYZING AN AUDIENCE

5. Listening
6. Analyzing Your Audience
7. Adapting to Your Audience as You Speak

PART III: PREPARING A SPEECH

8. Developing Your Speech
9. Gathering Supporting Material
10. Supporting Your Speech

PART IV: CRAFTING A SPEECH

11. Organizing Your Speech
12. Outlining and Revising Your Speech
13. Developing an Introduction
14. Developing a Conclusion
15. Using Words Well

PART V: DELIVERING A SPEECH

16. Methods of Delivery
17. Nonverbal Communication
18. Verbal Communication
19. Delivering Your Speech
20. Selecting Presentation Aids
21. Preparing and Using Presentation Aids

PART VI: TYPES OF SPEECHES

22. Informative Speaking
23. Understanding Principles of Persuasive Speaking
24. Using Persuasive Strategies
25. Speaking on Special Occasions
26. Speaking in Small Groups

Appendix: Mediated Public Speaking
Introduction: Mediated Public Speaking
A.1. Mediated Communication: An Introduction
A.2. Types of Online Presentations
A.3. Audience
A.4. Preparing for Your Online Presentation
A.5. Rehearsing Your Online Presentation
A.6. Delivering or Recording Your Online Presentation
A.7. Online Etiquette: Digital Citizenship

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