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Public Speaking in the Age of Diversity / Edition 2
     

Public Speaking in the Age of Diversity / Edition 2

by Teri K. Gamble
 

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ISBN-10: 0205275591

ISBN-13: 9780205275595

Pub. Date: 01/08/1998

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.

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

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 xvii
Part One Who Is Speaking? Who Is Listening?
Public Speaking: An Introduction
1(21)
Understanding and Handling Speech Anxiety and Stress: Getting Ready for Your First Speech
22(18)
The Role of Ethics in Public Speaking
40(15)
Listening Critically: What Is the Speaker Really Saying?
55(24)
Part Two Speech Planning
Analyzing the Audience: Focusing on Your Listeners
79(27)
Analyzing Your Purpose: Selecting a Topic
106(19)
The Speaker's Search for Materials: How to Research Your Topic
125(32)
Supporting What You Say: How to Integrate Supporting Materials into Your Speech
157(26)
Part Three Putting It Together: The Plan Takes Shape
Order Please! How to Organize the Body of Your Speech
183(17)
Introducing and Concluding Your Speech: The Starting Point and the Finish Line
200(26)
Outlining for Success
226(17)
Part Four Presentation Skills: Speaking the Speech
The Speaker's Words: Language, Thought, and Action
243(22)
The Speaker's Delivery: Style, Voice, and Body Language
265(23)
Speaking with Visual Aids
288(28)
Part Five At the Speaker's Stand: Speaking for an Array of Purposes
Speaking to Inform
316(26)
Speaking to Persuade
342(42)
Speaking on Special Occasions
384(24)
Speaking in the Small Group
408

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