Confident Public Speaking, 2nd Edition / Edition 2

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Previously titled PUBLIC SPEAKING: A PROCESS APPROACH, Deanna Sellnow's CONFIDENT PUBLIC SPEAKING, SECOND EDITION distinguishes itself as the introductory text that most effectively presents the process of public speaking and the strategies students can use to become confident public speakers. Student-oriented and reader-friendly, the book offers unique coverage of learning styles as an aspect of audience diversity, as well as its extensive, integrated coverage of overcoming communication apprehension and the significant role ethics plays in public speaking. Changes to the Second Edition include three new types of boxes, even greater attention to ethics, a completely new interior design, and expanded technology offerings that include our Web-based Speech Builder Express. An ancillary CD-ROM and Web site offer adopters an interactive and multimedia enhanced presentation of public speaking principles and skills.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780534551926
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 4/7/2004
  • Edition description: With CD-ROM and InfoTrac
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 544
  • Product dimensions: 7.62 (w) x 10.24 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Deanna D. Sellnow (Ph.D., University of North Dakota) is director of undergraduate studies of communication at the University of Kentucky. She served as associate professor of communication, director of the Public Speaking Fundamentals Program, and supervisor of graduate teaching assistants at North Dakota State University, where she taught for 17 years. After earning her master's degree from Wayne State University in Detroit, Dr. Sellnow completed the Ph.D. program at the University of North Dakota. She has received numerous honors for public speaking, teaching, and research, including the American Forensic Association's National Events Tournament Champion in Communication Analysis, North Dakota Speech and Theatre Association's Scholar of the Year, and Outstanding Teacher at North Dakota State University.

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Table of Contents

Preface. About the Author. Part One: UNDERSTANDING COMMUNICATION DYNAMICS. 1. Communication and Ethical Public Speaking. 2. Coping Effectively with Public Speaking Anxiety. 3. Your First Speech. 4. Listening and Critiquing Communication. Part Two: PREPARING AND PRESENTING PUBLIC SPEECHES. 5. Selecting and Narrowing Your Topic. 6. Understanding Your Audience. 7. Supporting Your Speech: Evidence and Research. 8. Organizing Your Main Ideas. 9. Making Lasting Impressions: Introductions and Conclusions. 10. Outlining Your Speech. 11. Language and Style Choices in Your Speech. 12. Delivering Your Public Speech. 13. Creating and Using Presentational Aids. Part Three: CONSIDERING COMMUNICATION CONTEXTS. 14. Informative Speaking. 15. Persuasive Speaking: Types and Designs. 16. Persuasive Strategies. 17. Speaking on Special Occasions. 18. Working and Speaking in Small Groups. Appendix A: Learning Styles Quiz. Appendix B: Speeches for Analysis and Discussion. Glossary. References. Credits. Index.

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