The Natural Speaker / Edition 7

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B> The Natural Speaker, Third Edition, is a concise, practical guide to public speaking. It explores the basic skills necessary to present a speech to any audience in a way that is natural, effective, and rewarding. This book is designed to enhance and improve natural speaking strengths, as it provides a basic knowledge of speech construction, practice, and delivery. The Natural Speaker features a warm, simple and humorous writing style, while presenting the fundamental concepts and skills required in effective speaking. Emphasizes the real-life application of communication skills and attitudes. Contains and sample speeches and outlines. New chapter on Giving Your First Speech prepares speakers for their first speech. New sections include Internet research, computer-generated presentational aids, Monroe's Motivated Sequence, and cultural considerations in audience analysis. For anyone who will be giving a speech or presentation.
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Helps speakers enhance and improve their natural speaking strengths, and provides a basic knowledge of speech construction, practice, and delivery. Early chapters explore principles and skills of communication, and address selecting a topic, gathering material, and organizing any speech topic. Later chapters highlight physical components of speaker delivery, principles of sharing information with an audience, and career development. Material is presented in a thoughtful, interesting, and sometimes humorous manner. Fujishin is associated with West Valley College. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205753680
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 1/14/2011
  • Series: MySpeechKit Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 453,585
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Randy Fujishin is a Communication Studies instructor at West Valley College in Saratoga, CA. In addition to being a classroom teacher for more than 35 years, Randy is the author of seven books in the field of communication, a conference speaker, and a marriage and family therapist.

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Table of Contents

1 Communicating with Others: Your Most Important Skill 1
2 Giving Yourself Permission: Who Said You Could Talk? 17
3 Handling Your Stage Fright: Overcoming Fear 25
4 Speaking On Your Feet: Impromptu Speaking 38
5 Selecting Your Topic: Choosing Your Path 47
6 Researching Your Speech: What You Sow Is What You Reap 60
7 Organizing Your Speech: Keeping It Simple 75
8 Delivering Your Speech: Being Yourself 93
9 Informing Your Audience: Teaching Others 114
10 Persuading Your Audience: Changing Others 133
11 Becoming a Speaker: A Lifelong Journey 151
Index 160
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