Concise Public Speaking Handbook, A, 6th edition
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Hallmark features of this title
- Chapter 2, Improving Speaker Confidence, helps students manage the anxiety they may experience when they think about speaking to an audience.
- A section on listening, critical thinking, and analyzing speeches fosters critical listening skills.
- Ethics is emphasized throughout the text, as well as in the dedicated Chapter 4, Ethics and Free Speech.
- Learning Objectives at the beginning of each chapter help students focus their study. The objectives are repeated at the start of every section to keep readers on track.
- Quick Checks help students stay organized, listing items that can be checked off as each step in the speechmaking process is completed.
- Study guides at the end of each chapter summarize chapter content and reinforce key learning objectives.
Published by Pearson (March 6th 2024) - Copyright © 2024
Category: Public Speaking
Table of contents
Part 1: Introduction
- Speaking in Public
- Improving Your Confidence
- Presenting Your First Speech
- Ethics and Free Speech
Part 2: Analyzing an Audience
- Analyzing Your Audience
- Adapting to Your Audience as You Speak
Part 3: Preparing a Speech
- Developing Your Speech
- Gathering Supporting Material
- Supporting Your Speech
Part 4: Crafting a Speech
- Organizing Your Speech
- Outlining and Revising Your Speech
- Developing an Introduction
- Developing a Conclusion
- Using Words Well
Part 5: Delivering a Speech
- Methods of Delivery
- Nonverbal Communication
- Verbal Communication
- Delivering Your Speech
- Selecting Presentation Aids
- Developing and Using Presentation Aids
Part 6: Types of Speeches
- Informative Speaking
- Understanding Principles of Persuasive Speaking
- Using Persuasive Strategies
- Speaking on Special Occasions
- Speaking in Small Groups
- Mediated Public Speaking
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