Between One and Many presents public speaking as a living and dynamic transaction in which the meaning of the message emerges from the relationship between the speaker and the audience. The goal of this approach is to get students to think critically about their communication as well as to emphasize the importance of considering the audience in speech preparation.
This beginning speech text provides an instructor with a number of pedagogical tools that can assist students with the sometimes overwhelming experience of public speaking. One entire chapter is dedicated to coping with anxiety, while another is devoted to a student's first speech. Each chapter begins with learning objectives, and incorporates tips and tactics for real-life speech making. Sample speeches and pointers on considering cultural differences when writing and giving speeches are also scattered throughout the text. Color photographs capture both famous speakers and everyday speaking and listening opportunities. Brydon and Scott both teach at California State University, Chico. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
PART I. FOUNDATIONS
1. Everyday Speaking
Personal Reasons for Developing Speaking Skills
Profiles: Accepting the Challenge: Keith Hawkins
Professional Reasons for Developing Speaking Skills
Self-Assessment: How Much Experience Do You Have Speaking?
Public Reasons for Developing Speaking Skills
Considering Diversity: Justice Clarence Thomas Takes On Critics
The Public Speaking Transaction
Speaking Of . . . Words as Symbols
2. Your First Speech
First Things First
Profiles: Speaking with Passion: Jonathan Studebaker
Inventing Your Speech
Organizing Your Speech
Presenting Your Speech
In Their Own Words: Sample Speech Outline: Accident or
Suicide: Driving Without a Seatbelt by Karen Shirk
3. Coping with Speech Anxiety
Physiological Arousal and Speech Anxiety
Self-Assessment: How Anxious Are You About Public Speaking?
Recognizing the Source of Your Anxieties
Controlling the Sources of Your Speech Anxiety
Self-Assessment: What Are the Sources of Your Speech Anxiety?