Essentials of Public Speaking

Essentials of Public Speaking

by Cheryl Hamilton
     
 

ISBN-10: 053456772X

ISBN-13: 9780534567729

Pub. Date: 12/28/1998

Publisher: Cengage Learning

This brief 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.  See more details below

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This brief 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780534567729
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
12/28/1998
Series:
Wadsworth Series in Speech Communication
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
375
Product dimensions:
7.45(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Prefacexvii
1Foundations1
Chapter 1Public Speaking, Ethics, and You2
Public Speaking: What Roles Can It Play in Your Life?2
The Right Speech for the Occasion5
The Communication Process and the Public Speaker6
Ethics: The Public Speaker's Obligation12
Chapter 2Getting Started: Your First Speech21
Becoming a Good Public Speaker21
Steps to Success: Planning and Preparing a Speech26
Chapter 3Building Speaker Confidence38
Understanding Anxiety39
Managing Situational Anxiety40
Managing Trait Anxiety: Positive Imagery43
Other Methods for Managing Trait Anxiety53
Chapter 4Listening: What Speakers Should Know58
Stages of Listening59
Why Stimulation and Motivation Are So Necessary63
100 Percent Communication: A Listening Myth65
How Listeners Avoid Being Persuaded66
Reading Listeners' Nonverbal Cues70
Making Listening Easier72
2Preparing Your Speech79
Chapter 5Analyzing Your Audience80
Analyzing Your Audience: Situational Information81
Analyzing Your Audience: Demographic Information83
Analyzing Your Audience: Psychological Information88
Analyzing Audience Receptivity92
Collecting Audience Information99
Using Audience Analysis102
Chapter 6Selecting and Researching Your Topic108
Selecting Your Topic, Purpose, and Main Points109
Researching Your Topic113
Chapter 7Supporting Your Ideas128
Supports That Are Overused--Use Them with Care!129
Supports That Are Underused--Use Them More Often132
Supporting Materials: Clarification or Proof145
Chapter 8Organizing Your Speech: Introduction, Body, and Conclusion148
Organizing the Body of Your Speech149
Organizing the Introduction of Your Speech160
Organizing the Conclusion of Your Speech170
Chapter 9Outlines, Storyboards, and Speaking Notes179
Outlining180
Storyboarding185
Speaking Notes192
3Presenting Your Speech201
Chapter 10Preparing Effective Visual Aids202
Benefits of Using Visual Aids203
Types of Visual Aids207
Selecting Your Visual Aids210
Designing Your Visual Aids213
Chapter 11Delivering Your Message227
Visual Delivery229
Vocal Delivery235
Verbal Delivery240
Immediacy Behaviors241
Methods of Delivery242
Rehearsing Your Speech245
Chapter 12Perfecting Language Style249
Why Language Choices Are So Important250
Effective Language Style251
Stylistic Devices255
Language and Bias262
4Types of Speeches269
Chapter 13Informative Speaking270
Types of Informative Speeches270
Steps in Preparing an Informative Speech275
Before You Speak: Last-Minute Checks284
Chapter 14Persuasive Speaking290
Persuasion Defined290
Persuasive Versus Informative Speeches291
Types of Persuasive Speeches292
Steps in Preparing a Persuasive Speech298
Using the Motivated Sequence313
Chapter 15Methods of Persuasion320
Using Evidence and Logic Skillfully320
Establishing Credibility329
Appealing to Listeners' Psychological Needs334
Notes341
Glossary355
Index361

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