The Essential Elements of Public Speaking / Edition 4

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Overview

Covers the essentials of public speaking


This popular public speaking text is a concise, yet comprehensive exploration of the basic principles of public speaking, focusing on the essentials that a beginning student needs to know to prepare and deliver a speech. Research methods, critical thinking, and ethics are all emphasized and presented in unique ways. Briefer than many mainstream public speaking texts, The Essential Elements of Public Speaking helps students master key skills as quickly and efficiently as possible.

MyCommunicationLab is an integral part of the DeVito program. MediaShare allows students to post speeches and share them with classmates and instructors. Interactive videos provide students with the opportunity to watch and evaluate sample speeches. Online self-assessments and pre- and post-tests help students assess their comfort level with public speaking and their knowledge of the material.

ALERT: Before you purchase, check with your instructor or review your course syllabus to ensure that you select the correct ISBN. Several versions of Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products exist for each title, including customized versions for individual schools, and registrations are not transferable. In addition, you may need a CourseID, provided by your instructor, to register for and use Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205753697
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 1/13/2011
  • Series: MySpeechLab Series
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 112,843
  • Product dimensions: 7.80 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Joseph A. DeVito received his BA from Hunter College in 1960, his MA from Temple University in 1962 and his PhD from the University of Illinois in 1964. After receiving his PhD, he taught at Hunter College-in-the-Bronx (later Lehman College). He has taught a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate courses, though he has concentrated on the undergraduate level and mainly on the introductory courses. He has served on the editorial boards of Quarterly Journal of Speech, Communication Monographs, Communication Education, Communication Quarterly, Journal of Communication, and Etc: A Review of General Semantics.
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Table of Contents

Specialized Contents
Welcome to The Essential Elements of Public Speaking
Ch. 1 Introducing Public Speaking
Ch. 2 Listening and Criticism
Ch. 3 Selecting Your Topic, Purpose, and Thesis
Ch. 4 Using Supporting Materials and Visual Aids
Ch. 5 Analyzing and Adapting to Your Audience
Ch. 6 Organizing Your Speech
Ch. 7 Wording Your Speech
Ch. 8 Delivering Your Speech
Ch. 9 Informing Your Audience
Ch. 10 Persuading Your Audience
Ch. 11 Developing Special Occasion Speeches
Ch. 12 Speaking in Small Groups
References
Index
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