This concise, economical new text stresses the importance of public speaking in contemporary life. Through numerous practical and student-centered examples, the book and media program help students become confident and engaged communicators--at school, in the workplace and in the community. By framing most of the examples within seven vital themes of our time, Public Speaking prompts students to connect their basic public speaking class directly to issues related to health, education, diversity, the environment, ethics, technology, and democracy.
Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)
Meet the Author
Paul E. Nelson was Director of the Honors College at the University of Missouri, Departmental Executive Officer at Iowa State University, Dean of the College of Communication at Ohio University, and Chair of the Political Science Department and Head of the Department of Communication at North Dakota State University. He has co-authored many textbooks with his spouse and colleague Dr. Judy C. Pearson.
Judy C. Pearson is Associate Dean of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences and Professor of Communication at North Dakota State University in Fargo, North Dakota. She has co-authored 30 text and trade books. Judy has served as the President of the Central States Communication Association, the World Communication Association, and the National Communication Association. She met Paul E. Nelson at a basic course directors meeting, married him, and the couple has six children. The two have been producing basic course books together ever since.
Scott Titsworth is an Associate Professor and Associate Director for Graduate Studies in the School of Communication Studies at Ohio University. Scott is a co-author of four textbooks and is a nationally respected scholar in the field of instructional communication and communication education. Scott and co-author, Lynn Harter, are married and have one daughter.