Speaking Out: A Student-Friendly Guide to Public Speakingby Michael Gallagher
Students need to understand that public speaking is a life skill that will improve their career and relationships with others. The book is divided into four sections:Getting Started, The Basics, The Competitive Speaking Events,andHoning Your Skills.In these four sections are 30 chapters that cover all the basics of public speaking, from the vocabulary of speech and debate to how to develop listening skills. It includes learning games, information about group dynamics, visual aids, nonverbal communication, readers theatre, and choral reading. It covers competitive speaking events such as original oratory, extemporaneous speaking, policy debate, and Lincoln-Douglas debate with exercises and activities for preparation. Includes a section with notes for the teacher.
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This book was written by my teacher. He is not a good English teacher, but I'm not saying that no one should buy this book. While he may be good at public speaking, I find this ironic considering... he cannot make assignments clear at all, give requirements of what he wants, and tonight for homework made us look up "an article on 'a bad woman in history' and write a paragraph." Now if that's clear to you, then this book is for you; otherwise... I suggest you look elsewhere for your public speaking book endeavors. I have ranted enough about my frustrations due to this author (my terrible English "teacher"), but buy this book if you like. I haven't read this book, but he told us his mother has ten copies, so if that says anything, you should buy this book (?) If you do, let the world know how it is. Thank you for your interest in the "Gallagher Microwave Foundation." Yours truly, his students.