Cengage Advantage Books: Public Speaking: Concepts and Skills for a Diverse Society / Edition 6

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Overview

Critically acclaimed since its first edition, PUBLIC SPEAKING: CONCEPTS AND SKILLS FOR A DIVERSE SOCIETY helps students become effective speakers and listeners in our multicultural society. Jaffe demonstrates the often overlooked connection between diversity and public speaking with fascinating yet practical concepts, such as the canons of rhetoric, diverse listening styles, civility and speechmaking, and the culture of narrative and nontraditional speech organization patterns. She also presents the essentials in public speaking theories, applications, and critical thinking through expanded coverage of basic public speaking skills, rhetorical foundations, and technology. PUBLIC SPEAKING: CONCEPTS AND SKILLS FOR A DIVERSE SOCIETY, Sixth Edition, gives students the tools they need for success in any professional field today.

Groundbreaking and critically acclaimed from the first edition, Public Speaking: Concepts And Skills For A Diverse Society, Fifth Edition, continues to train students to be effective speakers and listeners in the context of our multicultural society. Jaffe explores the intertwining nature of diversity and public speaking?with expanded coverage of basic public speaking skills, rhetorical foundations and technology. Topics covered include technology, the canons of rhetoric diverse listening styles, civility and speechmaking, the culture of narrative and non-traditional speech organization patterns such as the wave and the exemplum. With a keen sense of what students need to excel, Jaffe infuses each chapter with the concepts, skills, theories, applications, and critical thinking proficiencies essential for success in today's diverse world.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780495566649
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 2/3/2009
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 432
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Clella Jaffe is Communication Department Chair at George Fox University, Newberg, Oregon. In addition to teaching communication courses at George Fox, she has taught at St. John's University (Queens) and Oregon State. For many years, she also taught oral interpretation of literature and coached and judged forensics competitions. Dr. Jaffe received her B.A. from Seattle Pacific University, her M.Ed. and Ph.D. from Oregon State University, and completed additional graduate work at the University of Washington.

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Public Speaking and Culture. 2. Giving Your First Speech: Developing Confidence. 3. Ethics and Diversity. 4. Effective Listening. 5. Selecting Your Topic and Purpose. 6. Audience Analysis. 7. Researching Your Speech in an Electronic Culture. 8. Choosing Supporting Materials. 9. Organizing Your Speech. 10. Completing Your Speech. 11. Outlining Your Speech. 12. Choosing Effective Language. 13. Visual Aids: From Chalkboard to Computer. 14. Delivering Your Speech. 15. Telling Narratives. 16. Informative Speaking. 17. Persuasive Speaking. 18. Persuasive Reasoning Methods. Appendix A: Speaking in Small Groups. Appendix B: Speaking on Special Occasions. Appendix C: Sample Speeches.

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