Concise Public Speaking Handbook, A, 6th edition

  • Steven A. Beebe, 
  • Susan J. Beebe

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In A Concise Public Speaking Handbook, authors Steven and Susan Beebe emphasize the importance of considering the audience at every point in the speech-making process. 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 6th Edition offers fresh examples related to recent social events, as well as updated research throughout. Updated How To boxes provide clear instructions for applying textbook concepts to real-life public speaking. A new chapter on mediated public speaking foregrounds the ways in which the rapid growth of communication technology has changed our interpersonal interactions.

Published by Pearson (March 31st 2024) - Copyright © 2025

ISBN-13: 9780137982950

Subject: Communication

Category: Public Speaking


Part 1: Introduction

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

Part 2: Analyzing an Audience

  1. Listening
  2. Analyzing Your Audience
  3. Adapting to Your Audience as You Speak

Part 3: Preparing a Speech

  1. Developing Your Speech
  2. Gathering Supporting Material
  3. Supporting Your Speech

Part 4: Crafting a Speech

  1. Organizing Your Speech
  2. Outlining and Revising Your Speech
  3. Developing an Introduction
  4. Developing a Conclusion
  5. Using Words Well

Part 5: Delivering a Speech

  1. Methods of Delivery
  2. Nonverbal Communication
  3. Verbal Communication
  4. Delivering Your Speech
  5. Selecting Presentation Aids
  6. Developing and Using Presentation Aids

Part 6: Types of Speeches

  1. Informative Speaking
  2. Understanding Principles of Persuasive Speaking
  3. Using Persuasive Strategies
  4. Speaking on Special Occasions
  5. Speaking in Small Groups
  6. Mediated Public Speaking

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