DK Speaker

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A dynamic, brief public speaking text

This concise public speaking guide pairs all the benefits of a brief text with a full-color, highly visual DK design.

Based on the innovative, student- and instructor-tested DK Guide to Public Speaking, this compact handbook places a greater focus on “how to” and core skills while maintaining the groundbreaking, illustrative style and effective pedagogical framework. Streamlined chapters with condensed ...

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Overview

A dynamic, brief public speaking text

This concise public speaking guide pairs all the benefits of a brief text with a full-color, highly visual DK design.

Based on the innovative, student- and instructor-tested DK Guide to Public Speaking, this compact handbook places a greater focus on “how to” and core skills while maintaining the groundbreaking, illustrative style and effective pedagogical framework. Streamlined chapters with condensed explanations and examples target the basic elements for successful public speaking. Concepts are presented visually and supported by text, allowing students to get an overview at a glance and read on for specifics. Spiral binding, color-coded parts, and cross-referenced charts for the process of public speaking keep the text easy to navigate. Combining concise coverage with dynamic design, DK Speaker provides a lively, pedagogically solid option for any introductory public speaking course.

A better teaching and learning experience

This program will provide a better teaching and learning experience—for you and your students. Here’s how:

  • Personalize Learning–MySpeechLab delivers proven results in helping students succeed, provides engages experiences that personalize learning, and comes from a trusted partner with education expertise and a deep commitment to helping students and instructors achieve their goals.
  • Improve Critical Thinking– Chapter headings–in question format–identify specific learning objectives to encourage students to think critically about the material. Each chapter-opening contents section also serves as a list of learning objectives for that chapter.
  • Engage Students–The dynamic, visual design and an abundance of current examples engage students in the text.
  • Apply Ethics–“Practicing Ethics” sections integrated into each part of the speech process.
  • Support Instructors–A full set of supplements, including MySpeechLab, an Instructor’s Manual, Test Bank, and PowerPoints, provides instructors with the support they need.

Note: MySpeechLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MySpeechLab, please visit:

www.myspeechlab.com or you can purchase a valuepack of the text + MySpeechLab (at no additional cost): ValuePack ISBN-10: 020590937X / ValuePack ISBN-13: 9780205909377

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205870127
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 7/2/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 854,478
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Lisa A. Ford-Brown is a writer and educator dedicated to the field of human communication. Her books include the DK Guide to Public Speaking and the DK Speaker. She earned her B.S. and M.A. from Indiana State University in Speech Communication with minors in English, the Visual Arts, and Women Studies. She holds a PhD in Speech Communication from Southern Illinois University—Carbondale. She currently teaches at Columbia College. From 2003-2005, Dr. Ford-Brown chaired the Columbia College Humanities Department and served as a member of their Board of Trustees from 2008-2010. Prior to her current position, she taught at Indiana State University and the University of Dubuque. She has received several performance and teaching awards. Most notably, she was named advisor of the year at Columbia College and Faculty of the year at Columbia College and the University of Dubuque. She is a long-standing member of the National Communication Association, Central States Speech Association, and the National Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. Dr. Ford-Brown and her partner, Bruce, live on a small 20-acre farm with their two golden retrievers (Zelda and Pucc) and two cats (Sadie and Falstaff). They enjoy traveling, camping, fishing, gardening, wood-working, pottery-making, raising chickens, and watching the grass grow.

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Table of Contents

In this Section:

1) Brief Table of Contents

2) Full Table of Contents

1) Brief Table of Contents

Part 1: Starting

Overview of Public Speaking

Chapter 1: Getting to Know Your Audience and Situation

Chapter 2: Selecting Your Purpose and Topic

Part 2: Researching

Chapter 3: Locating Support Materials

Chapter 4: Selecting and Testing Support Materials

Part 3: Creating

Chapter 5: Outlining Your Speech

Chapter 6: Organizing the Speech Body

Chapter 7: Introducing and Concluding Your Speech

Part 4: Presenting

Chapter 8: Using Language Successfully

Chapter 9: Delivering Your Speech

Chapter 10: Using Presentation Aids

Part 5: Listening and Evaluating

Chapter 11: Listening

Chapter 12: Evaluating Speeches

Part 6: Speaking to Inform

Chapter 13: The Informative Speech

Part 7: Speaking to Persuade

Chapter 14: Tools for Persuading

Chapter 15: The Persuasive Speech

Part 8: Speaking on Special Occasions

Chapter 16: Speeches for Special Events


2) Full Table of Contents

Part 1: Starting

Overview of Public Speaking

How public speaking helps you

Be a successful public speaker

Overcome a fear of speaking

Face your fear head on

Learn techniques that work for you

Practice, practice, practice

Be an ethical public speaker

The process of communicating

The creative process for public speaking

Using the steps in this book

Chapter 1: Getting to Know Your Audience and Situation

What you need to know about your audience

Traits to investigate

Personal traits

Psychological traits

Social traits

What you need to know about the situation

Locate information

Adapt to your audience

Chapter 2: Selecting Your Purpose and Topic

Select a topic

Narrow your topic

Construct a working outline

Part 2: Researching

Chapter 3: Locating Support Materials

The Internet

Using the Internet to access libraries

The library

On the Internet and in libraries

Interviews

Surveys

Take good research notes

Chapter 4: Selecting and Testing Support Materials
Types of support materials
Choose types of sources

Evaluate support materials

Use materials effectively
Cite sources orally

Part 3: Creating

Chapter 5: Outlining Your Speech

Why you need an outline

Parts of an outline
Create an outline

Types of outlines

Link your speech parts

Cite sources in your outline

Create a source page

Chapter 6: Organizing the Speech Body

Organizational strategies
Make a speech out of a strategy

Chapter 7: Introducing and Concluding Your Speech

What an introduction should do

Attention-getters

Organizing an introduction

What a conclusion should do

“WOW” statements

Organizing a conclusion

Part 4: Presenting

Chapter 8: Using Language Successfully

What makes language important

Use language effectively

Chapter 9: Delivering Your Speech

Elements of vocal delivery

Elements of physical delivery

Methods of delivery

Preparing for an extemporaneous speech

Chapter 10: Using Presentation Aids

Types of presentation aids

Determine what presentation aids you need

Methods for displaying aids

Crafting an effective aid

Presentation software

Using aids successfully

Part 5: Listening and Evaluating

Chapter 11: Listening

The process of listening

Types of listening

What can prevent listening

Help your audience listen

How you can listen more effectively

Chapter 12: Evaluating Speeches

Why evaluation is important

Evaluating speeches

Who evaluates your speech

Part 6: Speaking to Inform

Chapter 13: The Informative Speech

The process for informative speaking

What informative speaking is

Choose and research an informative topic

Construct an informative outline

Organize an informative speech

Present or evaluate an informative speech

Part 7: Speaking to Persuade

Chapter 14: Tools for Persuading

What a persuasive speech should do

Traditional appeals

Modern appeals

Parts of an argument

Types of arguments

Faulty arguments

Chapter 15: The Persuasive Speech

The process for persuasive speaking

Choose and research a persuasive topic

Construct a persuasive outline

Organize a persuasive speech

Present or evaluate a persuasive speech

Part 8: Speaking on Special Occasions

Chapter 16: Speeches for Special Events

The process for special occasion speaking

Special occasion speech purposes

Writing a special occasion speech

Types of special occasion speeches

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