Cengage Advantage Books: Building a Speech / Edition 6

Cengage Advantage Books: Building a Speech / Edition 6

by Sheldon Metcalfe
     
 

ISBN-10: 0495006572

ISBN-13: 9780495006572

Pub. Date: 05/09/2006

Publisher: Cengage Learning


With 19 chapters organized into five units, BUILDING A SPEECH, 8th EDITION guides students through the step-by-step process of developing public speaking skills through observation, peer criticism, personal experience and instructor guidance. Readings and exercises help students draft informative and persuasive speeches and improves their research and…  See more details below

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With 19 chapters organized into five units, BUILDING A SPEECH, 8th EDITION guides students through the step-by-step process of developing public speaking skills through observation, peer criticism, personal experience and instructor guidance. Readings and exercises help students draft informative and persuasive speeches and improves their research and speechwriting skills. Topics such as apprehension and listening help students realize that they are not alone in their struggle to find the confidence to speak in public. BUILDING A SPEECH is grounded in the philosophy that students can master the steps of speech construction when provided with a caring environment, clear direction, and creative examples. Plus, this new Eighth Edition of BUILDING A SPEECH -- a Cengage Advantage Book -- continues the tradition of providing proven texts at lower prices.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780495006572
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
05/09/2006
Series:
Advantage Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
9.90(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents


UNIT 1: E Surveying the Landscape. 1. Introducing the Study of Public Speaking.? 2. Understanding and Reducing Your Apprehension. 3. Building Your First Speech. 4. Analyzing Your Audience. 5. Improving Your Listening Skills. 6. Considering the Ethics of Public Speaking. UNIT II: Preparing the Foundation. 7. Selecting the Topic and Purpose. 8. Conducting Research. 9. Choosing Supporting Materials. UNIT III: Creating the Structure. 10. Organizing the Body of the Speech. 11. Selecting the Introduction and Conclusion. UNIT IV: Refining the Appearance. 12. Using Audiovisual Aids. 13. Considering Language. 14. Developing the Delivery. UNIT V: Considering Different Types of Structures. 15. Speaking to Inform. 16. Speaking to Persuade. 17. Speaking to Persuade: Motivating Audiences. 18. Speaking for Special Occasions. 19. Speaking in Groups.

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