Speaking with a Purpose / Edition 5by Arthur Koch
Pub. Date: 07/10/2000
Publisher: Pearson Education
Speaking with a Purpose provides students with the "nuts and bolts" needed to become effective public speakers. Intentionally brief and inexpensive, this text allows students to concentrate on the preparation, practice, and presentation of their speeches without getting bogged down by theoretical discussions. The focus on purpose and audience response, which incorporates consideration of cultural diversity, helps students identify ways to make their speeches more effective. Highly popular and practical, this text is the best of the short books available on the subject.
New to the 6th Edition
- Contains an extensive section in Chapter 1 on ethics and plagiarism, which stresses to students the importance of these topics and how to be ethical speakers.
- Offers a list of suggested Web sites at the end of each chapter to present students with resources for additional study and research.
- Combines former Chapters 8 and 9, "Preparing for Delivery" and "Delivery," into one chapter for better coherence and clarity.
- Condenses Chapter 12 on group communication to keep the text as brief and concise as possible.
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- 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)
Table of Contents
Most chapters conclude with "Exercises."
1. Getting Started.
Say Something Worthwhile.
Say It Ethically and Accurately.
Say It in an Easy Way.
The Truth about Nervousness.
How to Develop Self-Confidence.
Visual Imagery for Confidence in Public Speaking.
A Script for Visual Imagery to Develop Confidence in Speaking.
The Communicative Act.
How Communication Works.
Ethics in Communication.
2. Audience Analysis.
Who Exactly Is My Audience?
What Response Can I Reasonably Expect from My Audience?
Will My Audience Find This Subject Useful?
Will My Audience Find This Subject Interesting?
What Is My Audience's Knowledge of My Subject?
What Demographic Characteristics Should I Consider about My Audience?
Is My Audience's Attitude Favorable, Indifferent, or Opposed?
3. Determine Your Purpose and Subject.
Selecting a Subject.
The Central Idea.
Barriers to Listening.
Ways to Improve Listening.
4. Gathering Supportive Material.
Personal Experience and Knowledge.
Ethics in Using the Internet.
Writing Away for Materials.
5. Supporting Your Ideas.
Comparison and Contrast.
Computer Generated Visual Aids.
6. Preparing the Content of Your Speech.
Organizing Your Speech.
Planning the Body.
Decide on Main Points.
Arranging Central Idea and Main Points.
Body of Speech.
7. The Introduction and Conclusion.
Objectives of Introductions.
Attention Step in Introductions.
Types of Conclusions.
Outlining Your Speech.
Sample Full-Sentence Outline for a Speech to Instruct.
The Face and Eyes.
Effective Word Choice.
Sample Delivery Outline.
Using Note Cards.
Practicing the Speech.
Guidelines for Informative Speaking.
Sample Speech to Inform.
Other Forms of Reasoning.
Types of Persuasive Speeches.
Sample Speech to Inform.
11. Group Communication.
The Functions of Discussion.
Types of Discussion.
Participating in Discussion.
Moderating the Discussion.
A Pattern for Problem Solving.
Using Case Problems.
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