Mastering Public Speaking, 10th edition

  • George L. Grice
  • John F. Skinner
  • Daniel H. Mansson

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For courses in Public Speaking
A practical guide to public speaking that balances theory, practice, and ethics
Revel™ Mastering Public Speaking
engages students in the principles, practice, and ethics of public speaking — both as speakers and as listeners. Authors George Grice, Daniel Mansson, and John Skinner identify and help students focus on the key ingredients of effective speeches: sensitive audience analysis, adequate research, clear organization, and dynamic delivery. By challenging students to make the decisions required of public speakers, the authors empower them to take responsibility for their own learning. The 10th Edition includes new speech examples and updated content to reflect how technology and the proliferation of social media has impacted the state of public speaking.

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Table of contents

1. An Introduction to Public Speaking
2. The Ethics of Public Speaking
3. Speaking with Confidence
4. Listening
5. Analyzing Your Audience
6. Selecting Your Speech Topic
7. Researching Your Speech Topic
8. Organizing the Body of Your Speech
9. Supporting Your Speech
10. Introducing and Concluding Your Speech
11. Outlining Your Speech
12. Wording Your Speech
13. Delivering Your Speech
14. Using Presentational Aids
15. Speaking to Inform
16. Speaking to Persuade
17. Developing Persuasive Arguments
18. Speaking on Special Occasions
Appendix A: Giving and Receiving Feedback
Appendix B: Using an Audience Questionnaire
Appendix C: Developing and Delivering Team Presentations
Appendix D: The Question–Answer Period
Appendix E: Sample Speeches

Published by Pearson (January 28th 2018) - Copyright © 2019