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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.
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.