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INVITATION TO PUBLIC SPEAKING HANDBOOK 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.
Part I: THE BASICS. 1. Why Speak in Public? 2. Entering the Public Dialogue: Your First Speech. 3. Coping with Speaking Anxiety. 4. Effective Listening. Appendix A: Building Skills & Confidence. Part II: TOPIC AND AUDIENCE. 5. Your Speech Topic and Purpose. 6. Your Audience and Speaking Environment. Part III: RESEARCH. 7. Gathering Supporting Materials. 8. Research Materials Online and at the Library. 9. Conduct Research Interviews. Part IV: ORGANIZATION. 10. Organizing Your Speech. 11. Outlining Your Speech. 12. Introductions and Conclusions. Part V: DEVELOPMENT. 13. Developing and Supporting Your Ideas. 14. Introduction to Reasoning. 15. Audience-Centered Language. 16. Language and Style. Part VI: DELIVERY AND VISUAL AIDS. 17. Methods of Delivery. 18. Verbal and Nonverbal Components of Delivery. 19. Visual Aids: Purposes and Contents. 20. Visual Aids: Types and Formats. Part VII: TYPES OF SPEAKING. 21. Informative Speaking. 22. Invitational Speaking. 23. Persuasive Speaking. 24. Persuasion and Reasoning. Part VIII: BEYOND THE CLASSROOM. 25. Speaking on Special Occasions. 26. Speaking in Small Groups. Appendix B: Recording Your Research Sources.