Concise Public Speaking Handbook, A, 5th edition

  • Steven A. Beebe, 
  • Susan J. Beebe

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A Concise Public Speaking Handbook emphasizes the importance of considering the audience at every point in the speech-making process. Using a concise reference format that facilitates easy access to key information, authors Steven and Susan Beebe guide you on how to enhance your public speaking skills. By focusing on the dynamics of diverse audiences, ethics and communication apprehension, the text narrows the gap between the classroom and the real world.

The 5th Edition includes fresh examples throughout to ensure that the content is relatable and engaging. Updated content includes new tips for using gestures effectively and monitoring your facial expressions and a greater focus on computer-generated presentation aids.

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

ISBN-13: 9780137554751

Subject: Communication

Category: Public Speaking



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


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


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


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


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


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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