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Public Speaking: Strategies for Success, 8th edition

  • David Zarefsky

Published by Pearson (May 10th 2016) - Copyright © 2017

8th edition

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Teach Students Sound Strategies for Public Speaking
REVEL™ for Public Speaking: Strategies for Success gives students the tools they need to think critically, plan strategically, and speak effectively. By thinking analytically, organizing ideas, doing sound research, and properly assessing their audiences, students learn how to successfully inform and persuade. In the process, they build necessary skills for many other areas of life. REVEL for the Eighth Edition builds on the idea that public speaking is a strategic practice. It allows students to recognize that public speaking is an art dictated by the dynamics of an audience. By learning a set of norms and expectations and strategizing how to plan for any situation, students are better able to achieve their public speaking goals. Students learn to prepare for any public speaking situation by assessing different strategies and developing habits of analysis and memory through examples, activities and sample speeches. Emphasis on underlying theory throughout helps students understand how certain speakers and their audiences engage one another.

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


Appendix: Speeches for Analysis and Discussion

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