Public Speaking Handbook, 6th edition

  • Steven A. Beebe
  • Susan J. Beebe


Public Speaking Handbook emphasizes the importance of analyzing and considering the audience at every point in the speech-making process. Using a convenient reference format that facilitates quick access to key information, the authors guide you on how to enhance your public speaking skills.

Table of contents

1. Introduction to Public Speaking
2. Speaking with Confidence
3. Presenting Your First Speech
4. Speaking Freely and Ethically
5. Listening to Speeches
6. Analyzing Your Audience
7. Developing Your Speech
8. Gathering and Using Supporting Material
9. Organizing and Outlining Your Speech
10. Introducing Your Speech
11. Concluding Your Speech
12. Using Words Well: Speaker Language and Style
13. Delivering Your Speech
14. Using Presentation Aids
15. Speaking to Inform
16. Understanding Principles of Persuasive Speaking
17. Using Persuasive Strategies
18. Speaking for Special Occasions and Purposes
Appendix A: Speaking in Small Groups
Appendix B: Mediated Public Speaking
Appendix C: Speeches for Analysis and Discussion

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