Public Speaking, 10th edition

  • Steven A. Beebe
  • Susan J. Beebe

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Overview

For courses in Public Speaking


An audience-centered approach to public speaking

Public Speaking: An Audience-Centered Approach outlines a comprehensive process for new public speakers to ensure they continually connect to their listeners. Authors Steven and Susan Beebe emphasize the importance of analyzing and considering the audience at every point in the speech-making process. By focusing student attention on the dynamics of diverse audiences, ethics, and communication apprehension, the text narrows the gap between the classroom and the real world. The Tenth Edition includes new speech examples that model effective public speaking, as well as updated content that helps students better understand contemporary communication opportunities and challenges.

 

Public Speaking: An Audience-Centered Approach, Tenth Edition is also available via Revel™, an interactive learning environment that enables students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience.

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

Published by Pearson (January 12th 2017) - Copyright © 2018