Public Speaking in the Age of Diversity / Edition 2

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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.
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Comprising five sections, this text covers introductory issues; planning a speech; organizing speech language; speaking; and the various goals of speechmaking. This edition (previous, 1994) includes two new chapters on strategies for handling speech apprehension and the ethics of public speaking, as well as updated material on cultural, racial, and gender diversity. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205275595
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/8/1998
  • Edition description: 2ND
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 456
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.72 (d)

Table of Contents

Pt. 1 Who Is Speaking? Who Is Listening?
Ch. 1 Public Speaking: An Introduction 1
Ch. 2 Understanding and Handling Speech Anxiety and Stress: Getting Ready for Your First Speech 22
Ch. 3 The Role of Ethics in Public Speaking 40
Ch. 4 Listening Critically: What Is the Speaker Really Saying? 55
Pt. 2 Speech Planning
Ch. 5 Analyzing the Audience: Focusing on Your Listeners 79
Ch. 6 Analyzing Your Purpose: Selecting a Topic 106
Ch. 7 The Speaker's Search for Materials: How to Research Your Topic 125
Ch. 8 Supporting What You Say: How to Integrate Supporting Materials into Your Speech 157
Pt. 3 Putting It Together: The Plan Takes Shape
Ch. 9 Order Please! How to Organize the Body of Your Speech 183
Ch. 10 Introducing and Concluding Your Speech: The Starting Point and the Finish Line 200
Ch. 11 Outlining for Success 226
Pt. 4 Presentation Skills: Speaking the Speech
Ch. 12 The Speaker's Words: Language, Thought, and Action 243
Ch. 13 The Speaker's Delivery: Style, Voice, and Body Language 265
Ch. 14 Speaking with Visual Aids 288
Pt. 5 At the Speaker's Stand: Speaking for an Array of Purposes
Ch. 15 Speaking to Inform 316
Ch. 16 Speaking to Persuade 342
Ch. 17 Speaking on Special Occasions 384
Ch. 18 Speaking in the Small Group 408
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