Essential Guide to Public Speaking, An: Serving Your Audience with Faith, Skill, and Virtue / Edition 1

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Overview

Whether at a business meeting, church gathering, or social function, most of us will be called upon at some time to speak publicly. As Christians, we are called to speak not only with effectiveness but also in a way that honors God and embodies Christian virtue. In An Essential Guide to Public Speaking, communications expert Quentin J. Schultze encourages readers to become servant speakers who faithfully serve their audiences as neighbors.

Besides providing a biblical perspective on public speaking, this accessible book also covers such practical topics as overcoming common challenges, the importance of listening, and the art of preparing and delivering well-crafted speeches. Filled with helpful sidebars, checklists, and tips, this is a book for any person who wishes to improve his or her public speaking skills.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780801031519
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 8/1/2006
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 112
  • Sales rank: 245,305
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.24 (d)

Meet the Author

Quentin J. Schultze (Ph.D., University of Illinois) holds the Arthur H. DeKruyter Chair in Faith and Communication and is the director of the Calvin Workshops in Communication at Calvin College. He is the author of many books, including Habits of the High-Tech Heart, Communicating for Life, and Here I Am.
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Table of Contents

1 Speaking in the world 11
2 Naming responsibly 21
3 Addressing challenges 33
4 Listening well 45
5 Crafting artfully 57
6 Speaking truthfully 73
7 Being virtuous 85
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