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Essential Elements of Public Speaking / Edition 4
     

Essential Elements of Public Speaking / Edition 4

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by Joseph A. DeVito
 

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ISBN-10: 0205831842

ISBN-13: 9780205831845

Pub. Date: 02/15/2011

Publisher: Pearson

For courses in Public Speaking

A streamlined approach to public speaking essentials

Essential Elements of Public Speaking employs an efficient approach to help beginning students master the key skills of the effective public speaker. Author Joseph DeVito breaks the process of public speaking into 10 discrete steps and covers

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For courses in Public Speaking

A streamlined approach to public speaking essentials

Essential Elements of Public Speaking employs an efficient approach to help beginning students master the key skills of the effective public speaker. Author Joseph DeVito breaks the process of public speaking into 10 discrete steps and covers each step in detail to give students everything they need to prepare and present successful speeches. In addition to the latest research and updated examples, the Sixth Edition offers more in-depth coverage of how to use multimedia presentation aids, which has become an essential part of today’s public speaking.

Essential Elements of Public Speaking, Sixth Edition is also available via Revel™, an interactive learning environment that enables students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205831845
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
02/15/2011
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Each chapter concludes with "Summary," "Vocabulary Quiz," and "Public Speaking Exercises." The last exercise in each chapter presents a complete speech to analyze.

Specialized Contents.

Welcome to Public Speaking.

1. Introducing Public Speaking.
Studying Public Speaking.
Managing Your Apprehension.
Preparing and Presenting a Public Speech: In Brief.

2. Listening and Criticism.
Listening to Speeches.
Criticizing Speeches.

3. Selecting Your Topic, Purpose, and Thesis.
Your Topic.
Your Purpose.
Your Thesis.

4. Using Supporting Materials and Visual Aids.
Examples.
Narration.
Testimony.
Statistics.
Presentation Aids.

5. Analyzing and Adapting to Your Audience.
Approaching Audience Analysis and Adaptation.
Analyzing Audience Sociology.
Analyzing Audience Psychology.
Analysis and Adaptation During the Speech.

6. Organizing Your Speech.
The Body of the Speech.
Introductions, Conclusions, and Transitions.
Outlining the Speech.

7. Wording Your Speech.
How Language Works.
Choosing Words.

8. Delivering Your Speech.
Methods of Delivery
Effective Vocal Delivery.
Effective Bodily Action.
Rehearsal: Practicing and Improving Delivery.

9. Informing Your Audience.
Guidelines for Informative Speaking.
The Speech of Description.
The Speech of Definition.
The Speech of Demonstration.

10. Persuading Your Audience.
Guidelines for Persuasive Speaking.
Persuasive Speeches on Questions of Fact, Value, and Policy.
Persuasive Speeches to Strengthen or Change Attitudes, Beliefs, and Values.
Persuasive Speeches to Stimulate Action.

11. Developing Special Occasion Speeches.
Special OccasionSpeeches.
The Special Occasion Speech in Cultural Perspective.

12. Speaking in Small Groups.
Small Groups.
Problem Solving in Groups.
Members and Leaders in Small Groups.
Presenting the Group's Thinking.

Bibliography.

Index.

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