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Created through a "student-tested, faculty-approved" review process with hundreds of students and faculty, SPEAK is an engaging and accessible solution to accommodate the diverse lifestyles of today's learners at a value-based price. SPEAK guides students through the speech-making process with six Speech Plan Action Step activities that prompt them to develop effective speeches. With the help of sample speeches, class prep cards for instructors, chapter-by-chapter study cards for students, numerous online tools, techniques to help students address anxiety and ethical issues, and much more, SPEAK helps students gain an exceptional foundation for creating and delivering their speeches.
Part 1: ORIENTATION. 1. Foundations of Public Speaking. 2. Developing Confidence through the Speech-Planning Process. 3. Listening and Responding Effectively. Part 2: PRINCIPLES. 4. Selecting an Appropriate Speech Goal. 5. Adapting to Audiences. 6. Gathering and Evaluating Information. 7. Organizing and Outlining the Speech Body. 8. The Introduction and Conclusion. 9. Presentational Aids. 10. Language and Oral Style. 11. Practicing Delivery. Part 3: INFORMATIVE AND PERSUASIVE SPEAKING. 12. Informative Speaking. 13. Understanding Persuasive Messages. 14. Persuasive Speaking. Part 4: ADAPTING TO OTHER OCCASIONS AND FORMATS. 15. Ceremonial Speaking: Speeches for Special Occasions. 16. Developing and Delivering Group Presentations.