Public Speaking: The Evolving Art / Edition 1

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Overview

The first book to combine the proven traditions of public speaking instruction with an extensive integrated technology package, PUBLIC SPEAKING: THE EVOLVING ART provides you with the tools you need to navigate the challenges of creating and delivering speeches in today's media-driven society. Throughout the text, you'll follow along as four peer mentors, real people who have successfully completed the public speaking course, bring concepts and strategies to life with seamlessly-integrated video segments that highlight strategies for successful public speaking in today's digital society.

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"[This] is a basic course text that uses technology to enhance and teach traditional public speaking concepts. The technology is almost seamless for both student and teacher. The content is written from an updated cultural perspective which recognizes the changes that are taking place in human communication because of technology."

"If you are looking for a student friendly, theoretically based, and pedagogically sound text for the basic public speaking course, then you'll want to review Public Speaking [the Evolving Art]. Using the concept of video speech buddies, the authors utilize peer teaching, as well as emphasize the relevance of public speaking in the 21st century. The text is reader friendly, acknowledging the impact of technology in the way today's college students think and learn."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780534637279
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 5/28/2008
  • Edition description: With Enhanced eBook, Resource Center, Interactive Video Activities, SpeechBuilder, Website, InfoTrac Printed Access Card
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 496
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Stephanie J. Coopman (Ph.D., University of Kentucky) is Professor and Chair of Communication Studies at San Jose State University and Chair of the SJSU University Council of Chairs and Directors. In addition to teaching public speaking since the start of her career, she has conducted numerous workshops on public speaking and communication pedagogy. Professor Coopman has published her research in a variety of scholarly outlets, including First Monday, Communication Education, Western Journal of Communication, Communication Yearbook, American Communication Journal, Journal of Business Communication, and Management Communication Quarterly.

James Lull is Professor Emeritus of Communication Studies at San Jose State University. Winner of the National Communication Association's Golden Anniversary Monograph Award, he has taught public speaking for more than twenty-five years. An internationally recognized leader in media studies and cultural analysis, Professor Lull is author or editor of twelve books with translations into many languages. Dr. Lull holds an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Helsinki, Finland, and an Honorary Professorship at Aalborg University, Denmark. He regularly gives plenary addresses and seminars at universities in Europe and Latin America.

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Table of Contents

Part I: GETTING STARTED. Chapter 1: The Evolving Art of Public Speaking. Chapter 2: Building Your Confidence. Chapter 3: Ethical Speaking and Listening. Part Two: Developing and Researching Your Speech. Chapter 4: Developing Your Purpose and Topic. Chapter 5: Adapting to Your Audience. Chapter 6: Researching Your Topic. Chapter 7: Supporting Your Ideas. Chapter 8: Organizing and Outlining Your Speech. Chapter 9: Beginning and Ending Your Speech. Part Three: Presenting Yourself and Your Ideas. Chapter 10: Using Language Effectively. Chapter 11: Integrating Presentational Media. Chapter 12: Delivering Your Speech. Part Four: Speaking Situations. Chapter 13: Speaking to Inform. Chapter 14: Speaking to Persuade. Chapter 15: Understanding Argument in Persuasion. Chapter 16: Special Occasion and Group Speaking. Appendix: Speeches and Outlines for Analysis. Glossary.

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