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An exciting new entry intended for public speaking courses, this text by the well-respected author team of George Rodman and Ronald Adler presents balanced coverage of public speaking theory and skill.
Part I: Fundamental Concepts. 1. Introduction. 2. Critical Listening and Constructive Criticism. 3. The Ethics of Speechmaking. Part II: Fundamental Steps in Speech Development. 4. Topic, Purpose and Central Idea. 5. Audience Analysis and Adaptation. 6. Researching the Topic. 7. Supporting Material. 8. Organization and Outlining. Part III: Further Steps in Developing a Speech. 9. Introductions and Conclusions. 10. Visual Aids. 11. Style: Delivery and Language Choices. Part IV: Applications. 12. Informative Speaking. 13. Persuasion I: Persuasive Strategies. 14. Persuasion II: Logical Argument. 15. Speaking on Special Occasions.