Invitation to Public Speaking / Edition 1

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Are your student's giving the speeches relevant to their lives and the world around them? Do your students understand that they can and will use these public speaking skills outside of the classroom? INVITATION TO PUBLIC SPEAKING will help your students acquire the speaking skills they'll need to succeed in your classroom and in the real world. Grounded in the rhetorical tradition while offering a fresh perspective, this text engages students in the public dialogue and shows them that they will use these skills beyond the classroom. Griffin also explains the reasons why certain things must be done and, most importantly, why students would want to speak publicly. Numerous pedagogical tools, speech-building exercises, thoughtful real-life examples, an invigorating art program, and an engaging voice, will help your students easily comprehend the text's basic concepts, apply them in and out of the classroom, and understand the importance of public speaking in their lives. Class-tested by more than 1000 students and reviewed by well over 100 Public Speaking Instructors, INVITATION TO PUBLIC SPEAKING, offers an exciting new approach to Public Speaking instruction.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780534579241
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 7/14/2003
  • Series: Speech and Theater Ser.
  • Edition description: with CD-ROM
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 544
  • Product dimensions: 8.48 (w) x 10.76 (h) x 0.78 (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 Your Speech. 10. Introductions And Conclusions. 11. Outlining The Speech. 12. Language. 13. Delivering The Speech. 14. Visual Aids. 15. Informative Speaking. 16. Invitational Speaking. 17. Persuasive Speaking. 18. Persuasion And Reasoning. 19. Speaking on Special Occasions. 20. Speaking In Small Groups.

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