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Overview

Packed with sample speeches illustrating what to do, as well as plenty of examples detailing what not to do this value-priced public speaking text equips you with the essential skills and theories needed to become an effective public speaker. ESSENTIALS OF PUBLIC SPEAKING delivers abundant practical advice and also offers intriguing discussions on the role of ethics in public speaking as well as up-to-date coverage on effectively using technology in speech development and delivery. A strong emphasis on visual aids includes an insightful, four-color insert detailing how to get the most from your presentation materials. This edition features extended emphasis on critical thinking skills and student activities, as well as practical application of persuasive speaking theory. With ESSENTIALS OF PUBLIC SPEAKING, 5e you also have the option of including a wealth of learning resources like Speech Builder Express 3.0 speech-outlining software, InfoTrac College Edition, sample outlines, and more. It is an invaluable resource at a value price.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"[Essentials of Public Speaking] provide[s] a clear and engaging core of public speaking in an inexpensive format."

"[Essentials of Public Speaking] has a feel of continual development … Each chapter builds on the previous and continues forward. It's easy for students to understand and relate to."

"[Essentials of Public Speaking] is written in a straight-forward easy to digest style that presents a difficult topic (speaking in front of people) in a positive, affirming way."

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This second edition of a text/CD-ROM package introducing classical and contemporary theory and practice in speechmaking contains new strategies for using the Internet and the Web, technology tips for speakers, and expanded material on speaker confidence, avoiding plagarism, and preparing visual aids. There is new emphasis on critical thinking, with chapter-opening questionnaires, critical thinking questions and activities, and boxes encouraging students to compare ancient and modern times, as well as a chapter on distinguishing logical and fallacious reasoning. The companion CD-ROM contains access to a Web site, tutorials, and two extra units. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780495901136
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 2/7/2011
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 271,210
  • Product dimensions: 3.15 (w) x 3.90 (h) x 0.24 (d)

Meet the Author

Cheryl Hamilton, an author well known for her writing style and award-winning teaching, understands the importance of communication as a lifelong skill. Also the author of COMMUNICATING FOR RESULTS, she has conducted a number of research studies, including one published in the COMMUNITY COLLEGE JOURNAL OF RESEARCH AND PRACTICE. Dr. Hamilton has presented more than 32 papers at professional conventions, including those sponsored by the National Communication Association, Southwest Educational Research Association, Western Communication Association, and Texas Speech Communication Association. She has conducted seminars for groups such as the National Property Management Association, Bell Helicopter Textron, U.S. Postal Department, North Central Regional Police Academy, and LTV Aerospace. A native of Illinois, she received her bachelor's degree from Eastern Illinois University; her master's degree from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana; and her doctoral degree from the University of North Texas in Denton.

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Table of Contents

Quick Start Guide to Public Speaking. I: FOUNDATIONS. 1. Public Speaking, Ethics, and You. 2. Building Speaker Confidence. 3. Listening: What Speakers and Listeners Should Know. II: PREPARING YOUR SPEECH. 4. Analyzing Your Audience. 5. Selecting, Outlining, and Researching Your Topic. 6. Supporting Your Ideas. 7. Organizing a Successful Speech. III: PRESENTING YOUR SPEECH. 8. Delivering Your Message. 9. Perfecting Language Style. 10. Preparing Effective Visual Aids. IV: TYPES OF SPEECHES. 11. Informative Speaking. 12. Persuasive Speaking: Individual or Team. 13. Persuasive Methods and Theories. 14. Special Occasional Speaking. References. Glossary. Index.

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