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Public Speaking: A Process Approach / Edition 1
     

Public Speaking: A Process Approach / Edition 1

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by Deanna D. Sellnow
 

ISBN-10: 0155075578

ISBN-13: 9780155075573

Pub. Date: 06/28/2001

Publisher: Harcourt College Publishers

Class-tested by over forty instructors for the past three years, Deanna Sellnow's exciting new textbook provides a contemporary and comprehensive alternative approach to the public speaking process. Reflecting the latest in communication research yet fully focused on the needs of today's students, Public Speaking showcases both innovative and time-tested strategies to

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Class-tested by over forty instructors for the past three years, Deanna Sellnow's exciting new textbook provides a contemporary and comprehensive alternative approach to the public speaking process. Reflecting the latest in communication research yet fully focused on the needs of today's students, Public Speaking showcases both innovative and time-tested strategies to help readers learn and apply the skills necessary to become effective public speakers. Unique coverage of “learning styles “ as they apply both to the speaker and audience is highlighted and integrated throughout the text. Students are taught how to assess their own learning styles and how to apply their knowledge of different learning styles both to their analysis of audiences and in the presentation of their speeches.

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ISBN-13:
9780155075573
Publisher:
Harcourt College Publishers
Publication date:
06/28/2001
Edition description:
Older Edition

Table of Contents

UNIT ONE. UNDERSTANDING COMMUNICATION DYNAMICS. 1. Introduction to Communication. 2. Coping Effectively with Public Speaking Anxiety. 3. Your First Speech. 4. Listening and Critiquing Communication. UNIT TWO. PERPARING AND PRESENTING PUBLIC SPEECHES. 5. Selecting and Narrowing Your Topic. 6. Understanding Your Audience. 7. Supporting Your Speech: Evidence and Research. 8. Organizing Your Main Ideas. 9. Making Lasting Impressions: Introductions and Conclusions. 10. Outlining Your Speech. 11. Language and Style Choices in Your Speech. 12. Delivering Your Public Speech. 13. Creating and Using Presentational Aids. UNIT THREE. CONSIDERING COMMUNICATION CONTEXTS. 14. Informative Speaking. 15. Persuasive Speaking: Types and Designs. 16. Persuasive Strategies. 17. Speaking on Special Occasions. 18. Working and Speaking in Small Groups. APPENDIX. SPEECHES FOR ANALYSIS AND DISCUSSION. Glossary. References. Credits. Index.

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Public Speaking: A Process Approach 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Dr. Sellnow accomplished much in this 4 year old treatise on public speaking. She has since updated the text. She has good communication models that are relatively easy to read and explain. Each chapter contains a series of special boxes entitled 'What Do You Think?' This facilitates reflection and inter/intra-action with the students.She includes the SIER(Sense-Interpret-Evaluate-React)pyramid model of critical listening first introduced by R. Ross in his 1983 text, Speech Communications:Fundamentals and Practices. I hadn't seen it since. Unlike many authors of such text, she has actually dedicated a whole chapter on audience analysis including with it the 60+ year old Maslow's Heirarchy of needs pyramid. Dr. Sellnow also places emphasis on the Primacy/Recency rule unlike many other books I have reviewed. And she gives real-life scenarios on small group communication/presentations and their all-too-often subsequent breakdowns and how to remedy the situation.