Mastering Public Speaking: The Handbook / Edition 1

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An adaptation of Mastering Public Speaking 6e, this handbook provides the reader with a 2-color, less costly alternative to the 4-color book in a reference format, enabling quick and easy access to information. This book equips the reader with a firm grounding in the “hows” and “whys” of public speaking by providing an ideal balance of theory and skills while placing important emphasis on critiquing, ethics, and critical thinking.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205547616
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 10/26/2007
  • Series: MySpeechKit Series
  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 432
  • Product dimensions: 5.96 (w) x 8.44 (h) x 0.68 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 An Introduction to Public Speaking

1.1 Why Study Public Speaking?

1.2 Definitions of Communication

1.3 Levels of Communication

1.4 Elements of Communication

1.5 The Public Speaker as Critical Thinker

Chapter 2 The Ethics of Public Speaking

2.1 Definition of Ethics

2.2 Principles of Ethics

2.3 Ethical Speaking

2.4 Ethical Listening

2.5 Fair Use Guidelines

2.6 Plagiarism

Chapter 3 Speaking Confidently

3.1 Recognize That Speaker Nervousness Is Normal

3.2 Control Speaker Nervousness

3.3 Build Speaker Confidence

3.4 Prepare Your First Speech

Chapter 4 Responding to Speeches

4.1 The Importance of Listening

4.2 Listening versus Hearing

4.3 The Process of Listening

4.4 Obstacles to Effective Listening

4.5 Promoting Better Listening

4.6 Critiquing Speeches

4.7 Acting on Criticism

Chapter 5 Analyzing Your Audience

5.1 Recognize the Value of Audience Diversity

5.2 Analyze Your Audience before the Speech

5.3 Analyze Your Audience during the Speech

5.4 Analyze Your Audience after the Speech

Chapter 6 Selecting Your Speech Topic

6.1 Generate Ideas

6.2 Select Your Topic

6.3 Focus Your Topic

6.4 Determine Your General Purpose

6.5 Formulate Your Specific Purpose

6.6 Word Your Thesis Statement

6.7 Develop Your Speech Title

Chapter 7 Researching Your Topic

7.1 Assess Your Personal Knowledge

7.2 Develop Your Research Plan

7.3 Collect Your Information

7.4 Collect and Evaluate Internet Resources

7.5 Record Your Information

7.6 Conclude Your Search

Chapter 8 Supporting Your Speech

8.1 Purposes of Supporting Materials

8.2 Types of Supporting Materials

8.3 Tests of Evidence

8.4 Citing Your Sources

Chapter 9 Organizing the Body of Your Speech

9.1 Formulate an Organizing Question

9.2 Divide the Speech into Key Ideas

9.3 Develop the Key Ideas

9.4 Connect the Key Ideas

Chapter 10 Introducing and Concluding Your Speech

10.1 Organize the Introduction of the Speech

10.2 Organize the Conclusion of the Speech

Chapter 11 Outlining Your Speech

11.1 Functions of Outlining

11.2 Principles of Outlining

11.3 Stages of Outlining

Chapter 12 Wording Your Speech

12.1 Functions of Language

12.2 Principles of Effective Language Use

Chapter 13 Delivering Your Speech

13.1 Principles of Nonverbal Communication

13.2 Methods of Delivery

13.3 Qualities of Effective Delivery

13.4 Elements of Vocal Delivery

13.5 Elements of Physical Delivery

Chapter 14 Using Presentational Aids

14.1 The Importance of Using Presentational Aids

14.2 Types of Presentational Aids

14.3 Projection of Visual Aids

14.4 Designing Visual Aids

14.5 Strategies for Using Presentational Aids

Chapter 15 Speaking to Inform

15.1 Characteristics of a Speech to Inform

15.2 Informative Speech Topics

15.3 Guidelines for Speaking to Inform

15.4 Annotated Sample Speech: Renaissance Fairs: The New Vaudeville

Chapter 16 The Strategy of Persuasion

16.1 The Importance of Persuasion

16.2 A Definition of Persuasion

16.3 Types of Influence

16.4 Types of Persuasive Speeches

16.5 Persuasive Speaking Strategies

Chapter 17 The Structure of Persuasion

17.1 Making and Refuting Arguments

17.2 Types of Argument

17.3 Fallacies of Argument

17.4 Selecting Propositions for Persuasive Speeches

17.5 Monroe’s Motivated Sequence

17.6 Annotated Sample Speech: Sustainable Giving

Chapter 18 Speaking on Special Occasions

18.1 The Speech of Introduction

18.2 The Speech of Presentation

18.3 The Acceptance Speech

18.4 The Speech of Tribute

18.5 The Speech to Entertain

18.6 The Impromptu Speech

18.7 The Question—Answer Period

Appendix A: Developing and Delivering Team Presentations

Preparing a Team Presentation

Brainstorm about the Topic

Do Some Exploratory Research

Discuss and Divide the Topic into Areas of Responsibility

Research Your Specific Topic Area

Draft an Outline of Your Content Area

Discuss How All the Information Interrelates

Finalize Presentation Procedures

Plan the Introduction and Conclusion of the Presentation

Prepare and Practice Your Speech

Rehearse and Revise the Presentation

Delivering a Team Presentation

Appendix B: Sample Speeches

Emancipation Complication: Crisis with the Foster Care System, Alicia Watson

How Old Is He Anyway? Aging the Whitetail Buck, Darla Goodrich

Steganography: Hidden Messages, Tiffanie K. Petrin

A Sign of the Times, Jared J. Johnson

The Amish: Seeking to Lose the Self, Susan Chontos

Speech of Tribute to Timothy J. Russert, Doris Kearns Goodwin

I Have a Dream, Martin Luther King, Jr.



Name Index

Subject Index

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