A Pocket Guide to Public Speaking / Edition 4

Other Format (Print)
Rent
Rent from BN.com
$10.39
(Save 75%)
Est. Return Date: 11/01/2014
Buy Used
Buy Used from BN.com
$30.05
(Save 28%)
Item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging.
Condition: Used – Good details
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $27.66
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 33%)
Other sellers (Other Format)
  • All (21) from $27.66   
  • New (13) from $37.96   
  • Used (8) from $27.66   

Overview

This best-selling brief introduction to public speaking offers practical coverage of every topic typically covered in a full-sized text, from invention, research, and organization, to practice and delivery. Its concise, inexpensive format makes it perfect for the public speaking course, and any setting across the curriculum, on the job, or in the community. The fourth edition offers even stronger coverage of the fundamentals of speechmaking, while also addressing the changing realities of public speaking in a digital world, with a new chapter on online presentations, and new tools and advice for finding and evaluating online sources.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781457601842
  • Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's
  • Publication date: 10/4/2012
  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Edition description: Fourth Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 507
  • Product dimensions: 4.10 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Dan O'Hair is dean of the University of Kentucky College of Communications and Information Studies. He is past Presidential Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Oklahoma and past president of the National Communication Association.  He is coauthor or coeditor of fifteen communication texts and scholarly volumes and has published more than eighty research articles and chapters in dozens of communication, psychology, and health journals and books.  He is a frequent presenter at national and international communication conferences, is on the editorial boards of various journals, and has served on numerous committees and task forces for regional and national communication associations.
 
 
Hannah Rubenstein is a writer and editor who has used her academic training in communication (MA, Fairfield University) to guide her collaborations on A Speaker's Guidebook (2010), Public Speaking: Challenges and Choices (1999), and other successful college texts. She heads her own communication firm, Hedgehog Productions.
 
 
Rob Stewart is an associate dean of arts and sciences and professor of communication studies at Texas Tech University. He is coauthor of A Speaker's Guidebook (2007), Public Speaking: Challenges and Choices (1999), and has also published over thirty articles and book chapters.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

PART I. GETTING STARTED
1. Becoming a Public Speaker
2. Ethical Public Speaking
3. Listeners and Speakers
4. Types of Speeches and Presentations
5. From A to Z: Overview of a Speech
6. Managing Speech Anxiety

PART II. DEVELOPMENT
7. Analyzing the Audience
8. Selecting a Topic and Purpose
9. Developing Supporting Material
10. Locating Supporting Material
11. Doing Effective Internet Research

PART III. ORGANIZATION
12. Organizing the Speech Body
13. Selecting an Organizational Pattern
14. Using Outline Formats

PART IV. STARTING, FINISHING, AND STYLING
15. Developing the Introduction and Conclusion
16. Using Language

PART V. DELIVERY
17. Choosing a Method of Delivery
18. Controlling the Voice
19. Using the Body

PART VI. PRESENTATION AIDS
20. Types of Presentation Aids
21. Designing Presentation Aids
22. A Brief Guide to Using PowerPoint

PART VII. TYPES OF SPEECHES
23. Informative Speaking
24. Persuasive Speaking
25. Speaking on Special Occasions

PART VIII. THE CLASSROOM AND BEYOND
26. Typical Classroom Presentation Formats
27. Science and Mathematics Courses
28. Technical Courses
29. Social Science Courses
30. Arts and Humanities Courses
31. Education Courses
32. Business Courses
33. Nursing and Allied Health Courses
34. Communicating in Groups
35. Business and Professional Presentations

APPENDICES
A. Citation Guidelines B. Question-and-Answer Sessions C. Preparing for Mediated Communication D. Tips for Non-Native Speakers of English

Glossary
Index

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 2.5
( 2 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(1)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(1)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 2 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted August 13, 2014

    Mint condition. We hardly used the book for class so it was just

    Mint condition. We hardly used the book for class so it was just for reference.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2014

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 2 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)