iSpeak: Public Speaking for Contemporary Life, 2009 Edition / Edition 3

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Overview

For your classes in Public Speaking McGraw-Hill introduces the latest in its acclaimed M Series. The M Series started with your students. McGraw-Hill conducted extensive market research with over 4,000 students to gain insight into their studying and buying behavior. Students told us they wanted more portable texts with innovative visual appeal and content that is designed according to the way they learn. We also surveyed instructors, and they told us they wanted a way to engage their students without compromising on high quality content.

Freedom of speech and public speaking are critical components of a healthy democracy. iSpeak promotes this declaration by using examples that reflect vital personal, social, and political themes that portray campus communities across the country. iSpeak consistently demonstrates that public communication is directly related to what people care about, what people want, and what people do.

More current, more portable, more captivating, plus a rigorous and innovative research foundation adds up to: more learning. When you meet students where they are, you can take them where you want them to be.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780073406770
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 1/13/2009
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Paul E. Nelson was Director of the Honors College at the University of Missouri, Departmental Executive Officer at Iowa State University, Dean of the College of Communication at Ohio University, and Chair of the Political Science Department and Head of the Department of Communication at North Dakota State University. He has co-authored many textbooks with his spouse and colleague Dr. Judy C. Pearson.

Scott Titsworth is an Associate Professor and Associate Director for Graduate Studies in the School of Communication Studies at Ohio University. Scott is a co-author of four textbooks and is a nationally respected scholar in the field of instructional communication and communication education. Scott and co-author, Lynn Harter, are married and have one daughter.

Judy C. Pearson is Associate Dean of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences and Professor of Communication at North Dakota State University in Fargo, North Dakota. She has co-authored 30 text and trade books. Judy has served as the President of the Central States Communication Association, the World Communication Association, and the National Communication Association. She met Paul E. Nelson at a basic course directors meeting, married him, and the couple has six children. The two have been producing basic course books together ever since.

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Table of Contents

Part One: Preparing Your Presentations

Chapter 1: Getting Started

Chapter 2. Preparing Your First Presentation

Chapter 3. Selecting a Topic and Purpose

Chapter 4. Analyzing the Audience


Part Two: Selecting and Arranging Content

Chapter 5. Finding Information and Supporting Your Ideas

Chapter 6. Organizing and Outlining Your Presentation

Chapter 7. Delivering Speeches

Chapter 8. Choosing Your Words

Chapter 9. Visual Resources and Presentation Technology


Part Three: Types of Presentations

Chapter 10. Presenting to Inform

Chapter 11. Presenting Persuasive Messages

Chapter 12. Speaking on Special Occasions

Appendix A: Working and Presenting as a Group
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