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Combining the expertise of two successful Houghton Mifflin authors, this handbook offers students a practical, "how-to" approach to speaking throughout their academic and professional careers. In addition, the authors clearly distinguish the principles of oral and written communication and provide quick references on grammar and mechanics. The text's convenient handbook size and format, along with its timeless content, make it an ideal life-long resource.
Section 1. Keys to Effective Speaking Part 1. Getting Started as a Speaker 1. Beginning the Speechmaking Process 2. Understand the Seven Basic Principles of Effective Speaking 3. Reduce Your Speaking Anxiety 4. Listen to Others 5. Speak Ethically Part 2. Determining your Purpose and Topic 6. Establish Your Purpose 7. Move from Purpose to Topic Part 3. Analyzing Your Audience and Adapting Your Speech 8. Analyze and Adapt to Your Audience 9. Analyzing and Adapting to Logistics Part 4. Supporting Your Speech 10. Selecting Supporting Material 11. Evaluate Your Content 12. Cite Your Sources Part 5. Organizing and Outlining Your Speech 13. Organizing Your Content 14. Outline Your Speech 15. Connecting Your Key Points 16. Beginning Your Speech 17. Concluding Your Speech Part 6. Keys to Developing Your Speech 18. Enhance Your Credibility 19. Use Effective Language 20. Generate Interest Part 7. Keys to Delivering Your Speech 21. Achieving Effective Delivery 22. Enhance Your Vocal Delivery 23. Enhance Your Physical Delivery 24. Using Presentation Aids Part 8. Keys to Informative and Persuasive Speaking 25. Speaking to Inform 26. Speaking to Persuade Part 9. Speaking in Special Contexts 27. Speaking on Special Occasions 28. Speaking Impromptu 29. Speaking in Business Settings Part 10. Speaking in the Classroom 30. Speaking to Learn 31. Differentiating Written and Oral Reports 32. Applying the Seven Principles to Classroom Speaking 33. Adapting To Academic Disciplines 34. Classroom Debates Section 2. Keys to Style, Usage, Grammar, and Mechanics Part 11. The 5 C's of Style 35. First C: Cut 36. Second C: Check for Action 37. Third C: Connect 38. Fourth C: Commit 39. Fifth C: Choose Vivid, Appropriate, and Inclusive Words Part 12. Common Sentence Problems 40. Sentence Fragments 41. Run-ons and Comma Splices 42. Sentence Snarls 43. Verbs 44. Subject-Verb Agreement 45. Pronouns 46. Adjectives and Adverbs Part 13. For Multilingual/ESL Speakers and Writers 47. A, An, and The 48. Infinitive, -ing, and -ed Forms 49. Sentence Structure and Word Order Part 14. Glossaries and Index 50. Glossary of Speaking Terms 51. Glossary of Usage 52. Glossary of Grammatical Terms