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Public Speaking: Strategies for Success helps readers become strategic public speakers who understand the circumstances in which they speak, make deliberate choices about how to navigate these circumstances, and effectively plan in order to achieve their speaking goals. Emphasizing that public speaking is an art dictated by the dynamics of an audience, authors David Zarefsky and Jeremy Engels highlight the key elements in a successful strategic approach: critical thinking and strategic planning. Along with the fresh perspectives brought by new co-author Jeremy Engels, the 9th Edition offers updated coverage of key areas — diversity, ethics, social media, and more — to address the needs of today’s beginning speakers.

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: FOUNDATIONS OF PUBLIC SPEAKING
1. Welcome to Public Speaking
2. Your First Speech
3. Presenting the Speech
4. Listening Critically
 
PART II: INVENTION AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE SPEECH
5. Analyzing Your Audience
6. Choosing a Topic and Developing a Strategy
7. Researching the Speech
8. Reasoning
 
PART III: ARRANGEMENT AND STYLE IN THE SPEECH
9. Organizing the Speech: The Body
10. Organizing the Speech: Introductions, Conclusions, and Transitions
11. Outlining the Speech
12. Achieving Style Through Language
 
PART IV: USES OF PUBLIC SPEAKING
13. Informing
14. Persuading
15. Speaking with Visual Aids
16. Occasions for Public Speaking

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