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EXCELLENCE IN PUBLIC SPEAKING is specifically designed to give students the skills and confidence they need to prepare and deliver speeches that will make a difference in their careers, their communities, and their personal lives. Beginning with an overview of the fundamentals of public speaking, the text moves through topics and exercises that guide students in preparing, organizing, and presenting a speech. This text has an entire chapter devoted to speech anxiety (Chapter 2) and the special concerns associated with delivering the first speech. Full and excerpted examples of exceptional speeches are given and analyzed to encourage students to learn by example.
1. Introducing Public Speaking. 2. Overcoming Anxiety and Giving Your First Speech. 3. Free Speech and Ethical Responsibilities. 4. Improving Your Listening Skills. 5. Developing Your Topic, Purpose, and Central Idea. 6. Analyzing Your Audience. 7. Supporting Your Speech. 8. Gathering Your Support Materials. 9. Organizing Your Speech. 10. Introducing and Concluding Your Speech. 11. Outlining Your Speech. 12. Wording Your Speech. 13. Using Visual Aids. 14. Rehearsing and Delivering Your Speech. 15. Speaking to Inform. 16. Speaking to Persuade. 17. Developing Persuasive Arguments. 18. Speaking on Special Occasions. 19. Speaking in Small Groups.