Public Speaking: Concepts and Skills for a Diverse Society / Edition 2

Public Speaking: Concepts and Skills for a Diverse Society / Edition 2

by Clella Jaffe
     
 


PUBLIC SPEAKING is a culturally informed book that never loses sight of its fundamental purpose: to train students to be effective public speakers and listeners in a world filled with monumental cultural, political, and technological changes. It applies 2,500-year-old principles with up-to-date research into concepts, skills, theories, applications, and… See more details below

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PUBLIC SPEAKING is a culturally informed book that never loses sight of its fundamental purpose: to train students to be effective public speakers and listeners in a world filled with monumental cultural, political, and technological changes. It applies 2,500-year-old principles with up-to-date research into concepts, skills, theories, applications, and critical thinking proficiencies essential for listening and speaking in today's world. Its discussions of classic public speaking topics are all 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. This provides speakers with a heightened awareness of and sensitivity to the audience.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780534529208
Publisher:
Wadsworth
Publication date:
08/28/1997
Series:
Speech and Theater Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
369
Product dimensions:
7.21(w) x 9.07(h) x 0.58(d)

Meet the Author


Dr. Clella Jaffe was the Communication Department Chair at George Fox University, Newberg, Oregon (recently retired). In addition to teaching communication courses at George Fox, she has taught at St. John's University (Queens) and Oregon State. For many years, she also taught oral interpretation of literature and coached and judged forensics competitions. Dr. Jaffe received her B.A. from Seattle Pacific University, earned her M.Ed. and Ph.D. from Oregon State University, and completed additional graduate work at the University of Washington.

Table of Contents


1. Introduction to Public Speaking and Culture. 2. Giving Your First Speech: Developing Confidence. 3. Ethics and Diversity. 4. Effective Listening. 5. Selecting Your Topic and Purpose. 6. Audience Analysis. 7. Researching Your Speech in an Electronic Culture. 8. Choosing Supporting Materials. 9. Organizing Your Speech. 10. Completing Your Speech. 11. Outlining Your Speech. 12. Choosing Effective Language. 13. Visual Aids: From Chalkboard to Computer. 14. Delivering Your Speech. 15. Telling Narratives. 16. Informative Speaking. 17. Persuasive Speaking. 18. Persuasive Reasoning Methods. Appendix A: Speaking in Small Groups. Appendix B: Speaking on Special Occasions. Appendix C: Sample Speeches.

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