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Overview

This value edition offers abundant practical advice on the speechmaking process, grounded in classical and contemporary theory, and organized in a format familiar to instructors. Included in this coverage is a strong emphasis on visual aids and using the Internet for speech preparation.

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This second edition of a text/CD-ROM package introducing classical and contemporary theory and practice in speechmaking contains new strategies for using the Internet and the Web, technology tips for speakers, and expanded material on speaker confidence, avoiding plagarism, and preparing visual aids. There is new emphasis on critical thinking, with chapter-opening questionnaires, critical thinking questions and activities, and boxes encouraging students to compare ancient and modern times, as well as a chapter on distinguishing logical and fallacious reasoning. The companion CD-ROM contains access to a Web site, tutorials, and two extra units. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780534575472
  • Publisher: Wadsworth
  • Publication date: 7/28/2002
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 7.98 (w) x 9.82 (h) x 0.65 (d)

Meet the Author

Cheryl Hamilton, an author well known for her writing style and award-winning teaching, understands the importance of communication as a lifelong skill. Also the author of THE ESSENTIALS OF PUBLIC SPEAKING, she has conducted a number of research studies, including one published in the "Community College Journal of Research and Practice." Dr. Hamilton has presented more than 32 papers at professional conventions, including those sponsored by the National Communication Association, Southwest Educational Research Association, Western Communication Association, and Texas Speech Communication Association. She has conducted seminars for groups such as the National Property Management Association, Bell Helicopter Textron, U.S. Postal Department, North Central Regional Police Academy, and LTV Aerospace. A native of Illinois, she received her bachelor's degree from Eastern Illinois University; her master's degree from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana; and her doctoral degree from the University of North Texas in Denton.

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Table of Contents

Part I. FOUNDATIONS. 1. Public Speaking, Ethics, and You. 2. Getting Started: Your First Speech. 3. Building Speaker Confidence. 4. Listening: What Speakers Should Know. Part II. PREPARING YOUR SPEECH. 5. Analyzing Your Audience. 6. Selecting and Researching Your Topic. 7. Supporting Your Ideas. 8. Organizing Your Speech: Introduction, Body, and Conclusion. 9. Outlines, Storyboards, and Speaking Notes. Part III. PRESENTING YOUR SPEECH. 10. Preparing Effective Visual Aids. 11. Delivering Your Message. 12. Perfecting Language Style. Part IV. TYPES OF SPEECHES. 13. Informative Speaking. 14. Persuasive Speaking. 15. Methods of Persuasion. Endnotes. Glossary. Index.

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