Public Speaking: An Audience-Centered Approach, 9/e brings theory and practice together. Its distinctive and popular approach emphasizes the importance of analyzing and considering the audience at every point in the speech-making process. This model of public speaking is the foundation of the text, and it guides students through the step-by-step process of public speaking, focusing their attention on the dynamics of diverse audiences, and narrowing the gap between the classroom and the real world.
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Table of contents
1. Speaking with Confidence
2. Presenting Your First Speech
3. Speaking Freely and Ethically
4. Listening to Speeches
5. Analyzing Your Audience
6. Developing Your Speech
7. Gathering and Using Supporting Material
8. Organizing and Outlining Your Speech
9. Introducing and Concluding Your Speech
10. Using Words Well: Speaker Language and Style
11. Delivering Your Speech
12. Using Presentation Aids
13. Speaking to Inform
14. Understanding Principles of Persuasive Speaking
15. Using Persuasive Strategies
16. Speaking for Special Occasions and Purposes
Appendix A: Speaking in Small Groups
Appendix B: Speeches for Analysis and Discussion
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