Concise Public Speaking Handbook / Edition 3

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Overview

Offers an audience-centered approach to public speaking


A Concise Public Speaking Handbook integrates the steps of preparing and delivering a speech with the ongoing process of considering the audience. The comprehensive coverage of key public speaking topics and skills makes this title an ideal core text for public speaking courses and its low cost makes it affordable as a supplement for any course or setting that requires public speaking.

MySearchLab is a part of the Beebe/Beebe program. Research and writing tools, including access to academic journals, help students understand critical thinking in even greater depth. To provide students with flexibility, students can download the eText to a tablet using the free Pearson eText app.

Note: MySearchLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MySearchLab, please visit: www.mysearchlab.com or you can purchase a ValuePack of the text + MySearchLab (at no additional cost): ValuePack ISBN-10: 0205239927 / ValuePack ISBN-13: 9780205239924.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205753703
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 1/10/2011
  • Series: MySpeechKit Series
  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 166,998
  • Product dimensions: 4.80 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Steven A. Beebe is serving in his 28th year as Chair, of the Department of Communication Studies at
Texas State University. He is Regents’ and University Distinguished Professor of Communication Studies. He also served as Associate Dean of College of Fine Arts and Communication for 25 years. Steve is an author and co-author of twelve books (with multiple editions totaling more than 65 books), more than 50 articles and book chapters, as well as over 150 papers and presentations at professional conferences. Steve’s communication books have been used at hundreds of colleges and universities throughout the world making him one of the top communication textbook authors in the United States. Steve is President of the National Communication Association (NCA), the largest professional communication association in the world.

Susan J. Beebe has been on the faculty of the Department of English at Texas State University-San Marcos since 1988. As Director of Lower-Division Studies in English, she directs the first-year writing and sophomore literature programs and helps to train and mentor some 60 graduate teaching assistants annually. Sue’s professional interests and expertise encompass both oral and written communication. She has co-authored with Steven Beebe several communication textbooks used at more than a thousand universities worldwide. In addition, she has published articles, conference papers, and teaching materials in both English and communication studies.

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Table of Contents

Part 1. Introduction

1. Speaking in Public

2. The Audience-Centered Speechmaking Process

3. Ethics and Free Speech

4. Improving Your Confidence

Part 2. Analyzing an Audience

5. Listening

6. Analyzing Your Audience

7. Adapting to Your Audience As You Speak

Part 3. Preparing a Speech

8. Developing Your Speech

9. Gathering Supporting Material

10. Supporting Your Speech

Part 4. Crafting a Speech

11. Organizing Your Speech

12. Developing an Introduction

13. Developing a Conclusion

14. Outlining and Editing Your Speech

15. Using Words Well

Part 5. Delivering a Speech
16. Methods of Delivery

17. Nonverbal Communication

18. Verbal Communication

19. Delivering Your Speech

20. Selecting Presentation Aids

21. Designing and Using Presentation Aids

Part 6. Types of Speeches

22. Informative Speaking

23. Understanding Principles of Persuasive Speaking

24. Using Persuasive Strategies

25. Speaking on Special Occasions

26. Speaking in Small Groups

Notes

Glossary

Index

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