Speaking with a Purpose / Edition 8

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Overview

Intentionally brief, this book concentrates on the preparation, practice, and presentation of speeches without getting bogged down by theoretical discussions. The focus on purpose and audience response, which incorporates consideration of cultural diversity, helps readers identify ways to make their speeches more effective. Highly popular, this book is the best of the short books available on the subject. For anyone interested in public speaking.
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A concise introductory guide offering practical advice on preparing and delivering effective speeches. Examples from a variety of types of speeches are included, as well as exercises, evaluation forms, and other pedagogical tools. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205624928
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 1/23/2009
  • Series: MySpeechKit Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1 Getting Started 1
2 Determine Your Purpose and Subject 17
3 Audience Analysis 26
4 Supporting Your Ideas 35
5 Gathering Supportive Material 47
6 Preparing the Content of Your Speech 58
7 The Introduction and Conclusion 69
8 Preparing for Delivery 85
9 Delivery 94
10 Informing 109
11 Persuasion 131
12 Group Communication 152
Index 173
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