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For courses in public speaking.

A clear, step-by-step guide to public speaking
Revel Essential Elements of Public Speaking helps students master the skills they need to give informative, persuasive, and special occasion speeches, as well as speak more effectively in and for a group. This efficient and concise text breaks the process of public speaking into 10 steps and covers each step in detail, giving students everything they need to prepare and present successful speeches. Updated throughout, the 7th Edition includes new examples, exercises, and topic discussions.

Revel is Pearson’s newest way of delivering our respected content. Fully digital and highly engaging, Revel replaces the textbook and gives students everything they need for the course. Informed by extensive research on how people read, think, and learn, Revel is an interactive learning environment that enables students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience — for less than the cost of a traditional textbook.

NOTE: Revel is a fully digital delivery of Pearson content. This ISBN is for the standalone Revel access card. In addition to this access card, you will need a course invite link, provided by your instructor, to register for and use Revel.

Table of contents

PART I: FUNDAMENTALS OF PUBLIC SPEAKING
1. Introducing Public Speaking
2. Listening and Criticism

PART II: PREPARING AND PRESENTING PUBLIC SPEECHES
3. Select Your Topic, Purposes, and Thesis (Step 1)
4. Analyze Your Audience (Step 2)
5. Research Your Speech (Step 3)
6. Collect Supporting Materials (Step 4)
7. Use Presentation Aids (Step 4, continued)
8. Organize Your Speech (Steps 5, 6, and 7)
9. Word and Rehearse Your Speech (Steps 8 and 9)
10. Present Your Speech (Step 10)

PART III: TYPES OF SPEECHES
11. Speaking to Inform
12. Speaking to Persuade
13. Speaking on Special Occasions
14. Speaking in Groups

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