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THE SPEAKER'S HANDBOOK is an excellent textbook for students in a public speaking course, as well as a practical reference for the independent speaker. Its thorough coverage addresses the public speaking process, including planning, listening, and presentation aids, yet each topic can stand alone, giving readers a convenient reference even when they don't want to read the entire text. Forward-thinking new coauthor David Bodary joins Jo Sprague and Doug Stuart in this tenth edition of THE SPEAKER'S HANDBOOK to engage students in active learning beyond the classroom.

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"I believe that this text should be a keeper for the students who take my class. I believe that it is a resource, based upon its simple structure, for students to find specific information related to any kind of speaking situation that they might find themselves in."

"This textbook provides a good foundation to understand the principles and strategies of quality public speaking. My students can use it to discover what strengths one needs to be a strong public speaker and, in turn, help them develop their confidence."

"I prefer THE SPEAKER'S HANDBOOK over any competing text. Its coverage of topics is excellent."

"I prefer THE SPEAKER'S HANDBOOK over any competing text. Its coverage of topics is excellent."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781111346508
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/1/2012
  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 10
  • Pages: 528
  • Sales rank: 704,491
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Jo Sprague is Professor Emeritus of Communication Studies at San Jose State University, where she also served as Associate Director of the Center for Faculty Development and Support. In addition to her research on critiquing, teaching, and the scholarship of speech communications, she has served as President of the Western States Communication Association.

Dr. David Bodary is a professor of Communication Arts at Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio. He has received the Meritorious Teaching Award many times during his teaching career and recently served as Chair of the Community College Section at the National Communication Association. He continues to serve on various association committees as he leads this edition and future editions of THE SPEAKER'S HANDBOOK. Dr. Bodary earned his PhD in 1999 from Wayne State University.

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Table of Contents

Part I: FOUNDATION. 1. Understanding Speaking. 2. Listening. 3. Speaking Ethics. 4. Overcoming Fear of Speaking. Part II: PREPARATION. 5. Planning. 6. Topic Selection and Analysis. 7. Audience Analysis. 8. Research. Part III: ORGANIZATION. 9. Transforming Ideas into Speech Points. 10. Organizing Points. 11. Outlining. 12. Connectives. 13. Introductions. 14. Conclusions. Part IV: DEVELOPMENT. 15. Supporting Materials. 16. Reasoning. 17. Language and Style. 18. Attention and Interest. 19. Credibility. 20. Motivational Appeals. 21. Informative Strategies. 22. Persuasive Strategies. Part V: PRESENTATION. 23. Modes of Delivery. 24. Practice Sessions. 25. Vocal Delivery. 26. Physical Delivery. 27. Presentation Aids. 28. Adapting to the Speech Situation. 29. Answering Questions. Part VI: CONTEXTS. 30. Analyzing Speech Contexts. 31. Educational Context. 32. Workplace Context. 33. Social and Ceremonial Context. 34. Civic and Political Context. 35. Leadership across Contexts. Part VII: SAMPLE SPEECHES. Speeches by Student Speakers. Speeches by Public Figures. Part VIII: ADDITIONAL SPEAKER RESOURCES. Guide to Common Pronunciation and Usage Errors. Glossary of Key Terms.

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