Public Speaking in the Age of Diversity / Edition 2

Public Speaking in the Age of Diversity / Edition 2

by Teri K. Gamble
     
 

Public speaking acts as a bridge to change: change in knowledge, change in attitudes or beliefs, change in values and behaviors. Creating change is a complex task, and communicating to get change is also daunting. It is affected by experiences, needs, culture, expectations, ethics, and the ability to think critically. This book addresses all these issues and… See more details below

Overview

Public speaking acts as a bridge to change: change in knowledge, change in attitudes or beliefs, change in values and behaviors. Creating change is a complex task, and communicating to get change is also daunting. It is affected by experiences, needs, culture, expectations, ethics, and the ability to think critically. This book addresses all these issues and promotes public communication as a task that should not be feared. The book begins with an overview of the traditions of public speaking and lays out a communications model that stresses diversity, ethics, and critical thinking skills. New chapters on speech anxiety, stress, and the first speech help continue the tradition of this well-organized, well-written book. Readers will also learn how public speaking can impact their professional careers as they hone their body language and diction. Professionals who want to enhance their public speaking skills.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205275595
Publisher:
Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Publication date:
01/08/1998
Edition description:
2ND
Pages:
456
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.72(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Pt. 1Who Is Speaking? Who Is Listening?
Ch. 1Public Speaking: An Introduction1
Ch. 2Understanding and Handling Speech Anxiety and Stress: Getting Ready for Your First Speech22
Ch. 3The Role of Ethics in Public Speaking40
Ch. 4Listening Critically: What Is the Speaker Really Saying?55
Pt. 2Speech Planning
Ch. 5Analyzing the Audience: Focusing on Your Listeners79
Ch. 6Analyzing Your Purpose: Selecting a Topic106
Ch. 7The Speaker's Search for Materials: How to Research Your Topic125
Ch. 8Supporting What You Say: How to Integrate Supporting Materials into Your Speech157
Pt. 3Putting It Together: The Plan Takes Shape
Ch. 9Order Please! How to Organize the Body of Your Speech183
Ch. 10Introducing and Concluding Your Speech: The Starting Point and the Finish Line200
Ch. 11Outlining for Success226
Pt. 4Presentation Skills: Speaking the Speech
Ch. 12The Speaker's Words: Language, Thought, and Action243
Ch. 13The Speaker's Delivery: Style, Voice, and Body Language265
Ch. 14Speaking with Visual Aids288
Pt. 5At the Speaker's Stand: Speaking for an Array of Purposes
Ch. 15Speaking to Inform316
Ch. 16Speaking to Persuade342
Ch. 17Speaking on Special Occasions384
Ch. 18Speaking in the Small Group408

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