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Public Speaking: Concepts and Skills for a Diverse Society / Edition 5
     

Public Speaking: Concepts and Skills for a Diverse Society / Edition 5

by Clella Jaffe
 

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ISBN-10: 0495006564

ISBN-13: 9780495006565

Pub. Date: 01/24/2006

Publisher: Cengage Learning


PUBLIC SPEAKING: CONCEPTS AND SKILLS FOR A DIVERSE SOCIETY, 8e equips you with the training and tools to be an effective public speaker and listener in a world of constant cultural, political, and technological changes. The book combines 2,500-year-old principles with up-to-date research into concepts, skills, theories, applications, and critical-thinking

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PUBLIC SPEAKING: CONCEPTS AND SKILLS FOR A DIVERSE SOCIETY, 8e equips you with the training and tools to be an effective public speaker and listener in a world of constant cultural, political, and technological changes. The book combines 2,500-year-old principles with up-to-date research into concepts, skills, theories, applications, and critical-thinking proficiencies essential for successful listening and speaking. Giving you a heightened awareness of and sensitivity to your audience, discussions of classic public speaking topics are grounded in an awareness of the impact of cultural nuances-ranging from gender differences to co-cultures within the United States to the traditions of other nations. Ethics are also emphasized throughout. Coverage includes the latest information on listening competencies, legacy journalism, native digital news outlets, MAPit, powerful language forms, and more. In addition, numerous samples speeches and hands-on exercises help you develop and sharpen your speechmaking skills.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780495006565
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
01/24/2006
Series:
Available Titles CengageNOW Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents


Preface. 1. Introduction to Public Speaking and Culture. 2. Giving Your First Speech: Developing Confidence. 3. Ethics in a Diverse Society. 4. Effective Listening. 5. Selecting Your Topic and Purpose. 6. Audience Analysis. 7. Researching Your Speech in the Digital Age. 8. Choosing Supporting Materials. 9. Organizing Your Main Points. 10. Introductions and Conclusions. 11. Outlining Your Speech. 12. Choosing Effective Language. 13. Presentation Aids. 14. Delivering Your Speech. 15. Informative Speaking. 16. Foundations of Persuasion. 17. Persuasive Speaking. 18. Special Occasion Speaking. Appendix A. Speaking in Small Groups. Appendix B. Glossary. References. Index.

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