Invitation to Public Speaking, 3rd Edition / Edition 3

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INVITATION TO PUBLIC SPEAKING, 3e, was designed to provide you with solid public speaking skills that will serve you well in the classroom and far beyond. This text shows you the power and importance of public speaking in your life as well as in the community. The author, who is a public speaking professor, takes time to teach you the "how" of speaking skills while also explaining "why" certain things must be done in a speech—and "why" you would want to speak publicly. Speech-building help and real-life examples in every chapter help you understand the basic concepts so that you learn to give successful speeches inside and outside the classroom.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780495565680
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/25/2008
  • Series: Available Titles CengageNOW Series
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 496
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Cindy L. Griffin is Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado, where she teaches Public Speaking, Women and Communication, Contemporary Rhetorical Theory, and Rhetoric and Civility. A proponent of service learning, Dr. Griffin integrates service-learning assignments into her course work and has presented at regional and national conventions on service learning, civility, and invitational rhetoric. In addition to her teaching and research, Dr. Griffin is the editor of the journal, Women's Studies in Communication," a member of the Women's Studies faculty, and Co-Chair of the Women's Interdisciplinary Programs and Studies Executive Board at CSU. She received her BS degree from California State University, Northridge; her MA in communication from the University of Oregon; and her Ph.D. from Indiana University."

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Table of Contents

1. Why Speak in Public? 2. Entering the Public Dialogue With Confidence: Your First Speech. 3. Effective Listening. 4. Developing Your Speech Topic and Purpose. 5. Your Audience and Speaking Environment. 6. Gathering Support Materials. 7. Developing and Supporting Your Ideas. 8. Reasoning. 9. Organizing and Outlining Your Speech. 10. Introductions and Conclusions. 11. Language. 12. Delivering Your Speech. 13. Visual Aids. 14. Informative Speaking. 15. Invitational Speaking. 16. Persuasive Speaking. 17. Persuasion and Reasoning. 18. Speaking on Special Occasions. Apdx A: Speaking in Small Groups. Apdx B: Additional Speaking Resources.

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