A Pocket Guide to Public Speaking / Edition 4

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Inspired by A Speaker’s Guidebook, the most successful new public speaking text in over a decade, this brief, inexpensive, spiral-bound text is the first designed to be used in any college, workplace, or community setting that includes public speaking. With its spiral binding and compact format, this text is easy to use and gives practical coverage to the key topics and skills — from invention, research, and organization to practice and delivery — that students need to give polished speeches in any situation.

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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: 17,744
  • 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.

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Table of Contents

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

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

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

15. Developing the Introduction and Conclusion
16. Using Language

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

20. Types of Presentation Aids
21. Designing Presentation Aids
22. A Brief Guide to Using PowerPoint

23. Informative Speaking
24. Persuasive Speaking
25. Speaking on Special Occasions

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

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


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  • 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.

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