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Designed to help readers become successful speakers in the classroom and the workplace, the Public Speaking Guidebook presents the essentials of public speaking through a step-by-step, hands-on approach. An adaptation of Public Speaking 7e, the Guidebook follows the same format as its predecessor and retains a strong emphasis on ethics and a healthy respect for diversity. Centered on three core objectives—preparing the reader for life beyond the classroom, respecting the diversity of the audience and sensitizing the reader to the ethical impact of their own words—the Public Speaking Guidebook provides practical advice and an understanding of why such advice works.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205563920
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 4/29/2007
  • Series: MySpeechLab Series
  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 410
  • Sales rank: 719,424
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

PART ONE: Foundations of Public Speaking

Chapter 1: The Practical Arts of Speaking and Listening

The Benefits of Public Speaking

Speaking in the Workplace The Benefits of Effective Communication

Public Speaking as Expanded Conversation

Understanding the Dynamic Public Speaking Process

Developing Effective Listening Skills

Speaker’s Notes 1.1 Improving Your Listening Skills

Developing Critical Listening Skills

Speaker’s Notes 1.2 Guidelines for Critical Listening

Evaluating Speeches

Speaker’s Notes 1.3 Guidelines for Oral Critiques

The Ethics of Public Speaking

Ethics Alert! Avoiding Plagiarism

Experiment with the Strategies in This Chapter


Chapter 2: Managing Your Fear of Speaking

Understanding Communication Anxiety

Why Public Speaking Can Be Frightening

Managing Communication Anxiety

Speaker’s Notes 2.1 Techniques for Handling Communication Anxiety

Speaker’s Notes 2.2 Practicing Positive Thinking

Speaker’s Notes 2.3 Helpful Hints for Handling Communication Anxiety

Experiment with the Strategies in This Chapter


Chapter 3: Your First Speech: An Overview of Speech Preparation

Finding and Focusing Your Topic

Developing Your Ideas

Speaker’s Notes 3.1 Developing Your Message

Structuring Your Speech

Speaker’s Notes 3.2 Structuring Your Speech

Outlining Your Speech

Practicing Your Presentation

Manage the Impressions You Make

Ethics Alert! The Ethics of Ethos

Introducing Yourself or a Classmate

Speaker’s Notes 3.3 Self-Awareness Inventory

Experiment with the Strategies in This Chapter


Sample Self-Introductory Speech

“Three Photographs,” by Ashley Smith

PART TWO: Preparation for Public Speaking

Chapter 4: Adapting to Your Audience and Situation

Understanding Audience Demographics

Speaker’s Notes 4.1 Demographic Factors to Consider When Planning Your Speech

Understanding Audience Dynamics

Gathering Audience Information

Meeting the Challenges of Audience Diversity

Ethics Alert! The Ethics of Audience Adaptation

Adjusting to the Communication Situation

Speaker’s Notes 4.2 Analyzing the Speaking Situation

Experiment with the Strategies in This Chapter


Chapter 5: Finding Your Topic

What Is a Good Topic?

Speaker’s Notes 5.1 Making Time Your Ally

Discovering Your Topic

Exploring Your Topic

Selecting Your Topic

Ethics Alert! The Ethics of Topic Selection

Refining Your Topic

Speaking in the WorkplaceMaking Meaningful Presentations

Presenting a Topic Briefing

Speaker’s Notes 5.2 Developing a Topic Briefing

Experiment with the Strategies in This Chapter


Sample Topic Briefing

“Fast Food Nation,” by Hannah Johnston

Chapter 6: Researching Your Topic

Acquiring Responsible Knowledge

Drawing on Personal Knowledge and Experience

Speaker’s Notes 6.1 Checklist for Acquiring Responsible Knowledge

Doing Library Research

Conducting Internet Research

Speaker’s Notes 6.2 Questions to Ask About Internet Materials

Evaluating Research Materials

Interviewing for Information

Developing a Research Strategy

Take Notes on Your Research

Experiment with the Strategies in This Chapter


Chapter 7: Supporting Your Ideas

Facts and Statistics

Speaker’s Notes 7.1 Using Facts and Statistics

Ethics Alert! Ethical Use of Supporting Material


Speaker’s Notes 7.2 Using Testimony


Speaker’s Notes 7.2 Using Testimony


Techniques for Using Supporting Materials

Evaluating Supporting Materials

Selecting Supporting Materials

Experiment with the Strategies in This Chapter


Chapter 8: Structuring Your Speech

Principles for Organizing a Speech

Structuring the Body of Your Speech

Speaker’s Notes 8.1 Designing a Simple, Balanced, and Orderly Speech

Using Transitions

Introducing Your Message

Speaker’s Notes 8.2 Opening Your Speech

Developing an Effective Conclusion

Speaker’s Notes 8.3 Ending Your Speech

Experiment with the Strategies in This Chapter


Chapter 9: Outlining Your Speech

Developing a Working Outline

Speaker’s Notes 9.1 Checklist for Developing a Working Outline

Preparing a Formal Outline

Speaker’s Notes 9.2 Checklist for Developing a Formal Outline

Developing a Key-Word Outline

Experiment with the Strategies in This Chapter


MLA and APA Citation Styles

PART THREE: Developing Presentation Skills

Chapter 10: Using Presentation Aids

The Pros and Cons of Presentation Aids

Types of Presentation Aids

Presentation Media

Speaking in the WorkplaceUsing PowerPoint Effectively

Preparing Presentation Aids

Speaker’s Notes 10.1 Checklist for Preparing Presentation Aids

Using Presentation Aids

Speaker’s Notes 10.2 Using Presentation Aids

Ethics Alert! The Ethical use of Presentation Aids

Experiment with the Strategies in This Chapter


Preparing Basic PowerPoint Materials

Chapter 11: Using Language Effectively

Why Language is So Important

The Power of the Spoken Word

Oral Language Style

Speaker’s Notes Differences between Oral Written Communication Styles

The Six C’s of Effective Language Use

Ethics Alert! The Ethical Use of Powerful Language

Speaker’s Notes 11.2 The Six C’s of Effective Language Use

Magnifying the Power of Language

Experiment with the Strategies in This Chapter


Chapter 12: Presenting Your Speech

Aim for an Integrated Presentation

Developing Your Voice

Speaker’s Notes 12.1 Using a Microphone

Ethics Alert! The Ethics of Presentation Skills

Improving Your Body Language

Methods of Presentation

Speaker’s Notes 12.2 Using the PREP Formula for Impromptu Speaking

Speaker’s Notes 12.3 Making Video Presentations

Practicing Your Presentation

Speaker’s Notes 12.4 Practicing your Presentation

Experiment with the Strategies in This Chapter


PART FOUR: Types of Public Speaking

Chapter 13: Informative Speaking

The Challenge of Informative Speaking

The Functions of Informative Speaking

Ethics Alert! The Ethics of Informative Speaking

Types of Informative Speeches

Speaking in the Workplace Informative Briefings in the Workplace

Helping Listeners Learn

Speaker’s Notes 13.1 Helping Listeners Learn

Speaker’s Notes 13.2 Communication Information across Cultures

Designing an Informative Speech

Experiment with the Strategies in This Chapter


Sample Informative Speech

“What Friends Are All About,” by Marie D’Aniello

Chapter 14: Understanding Persuasion and Reasoning

The Importance of Persuasion

The Ethical Imperative of Persuasion

Ethics Alert! Guidelines for Ethical Persuasion

Understanding the Process of Persuasion

Providing Evidence

Speaker’s Notes 14.1 Using Evidence

Using Appeals to Motivate Listeners

Speaker’s Notes 14.2 Using Persuasive Appeals

Developing Sound Reasoning

Avoiding Defective Persuasion

Experimenting with the Strategies in This Chapter


Chapter 15: Developing Persuasive Speeches

How Persuasive Speaking Differs from Informative Speaking

Meeting the Challenge of Persuasive Speaking

Speaker’s Notes 15.1 Removing Barriers to Commitment

Speaker’s Notes 15.2 Moving Your Audience to Action

The Work of Persuasive Speeches

Designing a Persuasive Speech

Experiment with the Strategies in This Chapter


Sample Persuasive Speech

“We Don’t Have to Live in Slums,” by Anna Aley

Chapter 16: Ceremonial Speaking

The Importance of Ceremonial Speaking

Techniques for Ceremonial Speaking

Speaker’s Notes 16.1 Promoting Identification

Speaker’s Notes 16.2 Developing Magnification

Types of Ceremonial Speeches

Speaker’s Notes 16.3 Making an Acceptance Speech

Speaking in the WorkplaceMaking an Introduction

Using the Narrative Design

Experiment with the Strategies in This Chapter


Sample Ceremonial Speeches

“Eulogy for Jesse Owens,” by Thomas P. O’Neill, Jr.

“The Meaning of the Olympic Games,” by Jesse Owens

Appendix: Sample Speeches

Self-Introductory Speeches

“My Three Cultures” by Sandra Baltz

Lady with a Gun” by Beth Tidmore

Informative Speeches

“The ‘Monument’ at Wounded Knee” by Cecile Larson

Fast Foods” by Hannah Johnston

Persuasive Speeches

School of the Americas” by Amanda Miller

“The Special Olympic Experience” by Beth Tidmore

Ceremonial Speeches

A Man for the New Age: A Tribute to Tiger Woods” by Leslie Eason

“Martin Luther King Jr.’s Legacy for Us” by Tommie Albright



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