Public Speaking: Finding Your Voice, 11th edition

  • Kathleen J. Turner, 
  • Randall Osborn, 
  • Michael Osborn, 
  • Suzanne Osborn

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Public Speaking: Finding Your Voice helps you develop into an effective speaker while emphasizing the importance of speaking ethically in our increasingly diverse society. Authors Kathleen J. Turner, Randall Osborn, Michael Osborn and Suzanne Osborn guide you to become a better, more thoughtful producer as well as consumer of messages, so you can cut through all forms of deceptive communication that are prevalent today.

The 11th Edition includes fully updated examples as well as revised learning outcomes to help you stay on track in the course. Every chapter has been thoroughly revised to be more accessible, with the addition of many new illustrations, examples and pedagogical applications.

Published by Pearson (April 8th 2022) - Copyright © 2018

ISBN-13: 9780137589067

Subject: Communication

Category: Public Speaking


1. Finding Your Voice
2. Building Your Confidence as a Speaker
3. Your First Speech. An Overview of Speech Preparation
4. Becoming a Better Listener

5. Adapting to Your Audience and Situation
6. Finding Your Topic
7. Building Responsible Knowledge
8. Supporting Your Ideas
9. Structuring and Outlining Your Speech

10. Presentation Aids
11. Putting Words to Work
12. Delivering Your Speech

13. Informative Speaking
14. Persuasive Speaking
15. Building Persuasive Arguments
16. Ceremonial Speaking

Appendix A. Communicating in Small Groups
Appendix B. Speeches for Analysis

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