Mastering Public Speaking / Edition 8

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Updated it its 8th edition, Mastering Public Speaking equips readers with a firm grounding in the “hows” and “whys” of public speaking by providing an ideal balance of theory and skills while placing important emphases on critiquing, ethics, and critical thinking. Written in a casual, lively style and clearly organized, the eighth edition of Mastering Public Speaking builds on its previous success. The first public speaking book to devote an entire chapter to ethics, the eighth edition continues its popular and distinctive emphasis on the ethical contract between speaker and listener.

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A basic college-level text containing 19 chapters, the first few of which address introductory concepts such as the ethics of public speaking and speaking confidently. The next few chapters treat aspects of preparation such as analyzing the prospective audience, researching the topic, and delivering the speech. Fine tuning, including the use of visual aids, is covered in later chapters. Includes six sample speeches. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205029396
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 1/11/2012
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 448
  • Sales rank: 77,350
  • Product dimensions: 9.10 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 2.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 An Introduction to Public Speaking 2
Ch. 2 The Ethics of Public Speaking 22
Ch. 3 Speaking Confidently 38
Ch. 4 Responding to Speeches 58
Ch. 5 Analyzing Your Audience 82
Ch. 6 Selecting Your Speech Topic 108
Ch. 7 Researching Your Topic 130
Ch. 8 Supporting Your Speech 156
Ch. 9 Organizing the Body of Your Speech 178
Ch. 10 Introducing and Concluding Your Speech 196
Ch. 11 Outlining Your Speech 220
Ch. 12 Wording Your Speech 238
Ch. 13 Delivering Your Speech 262
Ch. 14 Using Visual Aids 284
Ch. 15 Speaking to Inform 306
Ch. 16 The Strategy of Persuasion 326
Ch. 17 The Structure of Persuasion 350
Ch. 18 Speaking on Special Occasions 378
Ch. 19 Speaking in Small Groups 398
Appendix Sample Speeches 419
"A Ship in a Bottle" 419
"The Amish: Seeking to Lose the Self" 421
"Hepatitis B: What Every College Student Doesn't Know" 423
"Very Fake Badges - Very Real Guns" 425
"Eulogy for Barbara Jordan" 428
"I Have a Dream" 429
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