Speech Communication Made Simple / Edition 3

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Overview

Speech Communication Made Simple , 3rd Edition, by Paulette Dale and James C. Wolfe, is a practical course that motivates advanced students to speak confidently and effectively. With its lighthearted and engaging self-help book approach, the text helps students acquire speech communication and listening skills that they can apply immediately and throughout their lives.

Features:

  • comprehensive coverage of the speech-writing process
  • expanded section on effective use of eye contact, posture, gestures, and voice
  • various types of presentation — from impromptu to persuasive
  • pronunciation and listening tips

New to this edition:

  • new chapters on how to access and use different media, including the Internet for research and PowerPoint for visual aids
  • new interactive, communicative activities and exercises
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780131955448
  • Publisher: Pearson Education ESL
  • Publication date: 4/10/2006
  • Edition description: 3RD
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 310
  • Sales rank: 950,828
  • Product dimensions: 8.08 (w) x 10.04 (h) x 0.51 (d)

Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1: DEVELOPING SELF-CONFIDENCE

Presentation Anxiety

Speech 1: Self-Introduction

Method A: Picture Story

Method B: The Old Bag Speech

Method C: Speech Preparation Worksheet

After the Speech

Speech 2: A Personal Experience

Speech 3: A Meaningful Object

Speech 4: A Specific Fear

Speech 5: A Personal Opinion Speech

Pronunciation Tip: Sentence Stress

CHAPTER 2: DELIVERING YOUR MESSAGE

Posture Talks

Look Them in the Eye

Facial Expressions and Gestures

Different Modes of Speech Delivery

Effective Use of Notes

Are You Asking Me or Telling Me?

Discard Those Disclaimers and Apologies

Silence is Golden

Write for the Ear

Practice Makes Perfect

Pronunciation Tip: Intonation

CHAPTER 3: PUTTING YOUR SPEECH TOGETHER

Preparing the Speech

Outlines

Transitions

Pronunciation Tip: Ending: ed

CHAPTER 4: SPEAKING TO INFORM

Preparing for the Informative Speech

Analyzing Your Audience

Choosing Your Topic

Narrowing Your Topic

Gathering Information

Preparing Visual Aids

Organizing Your Speech

Outlining an Informative Speech

Actual Sample Speech

Informative Speech Preparation Worksheet

Informative Speech Preparation Checklist

Pronunciation Tip: [?] and [d]

CHAPTER 5: USING DYNAMIC VISUAL AIDS

General Guidelines

No-Tech Visual Aids

Low-Tech Visual Aids

Creating Great PowerPoint Slides

Tips for Using PowerPoint

Pronunciation Tip: Consonant Clusters

CHAPTER 6: USING THE INTERNET

Search Engines

Meta-Search Engines

Understanding URL Extensions

Subject Search

Keyword Search

Phrase Search

Evaluate a Website

A Word About Plagiarism

Citing Internet Sources

Pronunciation Tip: Syllable Stress in Compound Nouns

CHAPTER 7: SPEAKING TO PERSUADE

Preparing for the Persuasive Speech

Choosing Your Topic

Determining Your Specific Purpose

Analyzing Your Audience

Gathering Information

Preparing Visual Aids

Organizing Your Speech

Sample Persuasive Speech

Persuasive Speech Preparation Worksheet

Persuasive Speech Preparation Checklist

Pronunciation Tip: Stress in Noun/Verb Pairs

CHAPTER 8: LISTENING

Listening Self-Evaluation

Bad Listening Habits and Their Cures

Listening Exercises

Comprehend Main Ideas and Details

Take Notes: Outline Main Ideas and Supporting Details

Distinguish Between Facts, Opinions and Inferences

Get the Gist

Evaluate What You Hear

Follow Oral Directions

Pronunciation Tip: Linking

CHAPTER 9: PARTICIPATING IN GROUP DISCUSSIONS

Brainstorming

Path to Successful Problem Solving for Group Discussions

Path to Being and Effective Group Leader

Path to Being a Responsible Group Member

Group Discussion Worksheet

Group Leader Worksheet

Pronunciation Tip: Final Consonants

CHAPTER 10: UNDERSTANDING INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION

Avoiding Miscommunications

Clarifying Speaker’s Intentions

Jumping to Conclusions and Making Assumptions

The Inference-Observation Confusion

Interpersonal Communication Styles

Direct and Indirect Communications Styles

Pronunciation Tip: [s], [t], and [θ]

CHAPTER 11: UNDERSTANDING INTERCULTUAL COMMUNICATION

Ethnocentricity

Stereotypes

Color Symbolism Across Cultures

Cultural Differences in Communication

Nonverbal Communication

Culture Conflict

Culture Conflict Speech Preparation Worksheet

Pronunciation Tip: Contractions

CHAPTER 12: THINKING ON YOUR FEET

Preparing for the Impromptu Speech

Organizing the Impromptu Speech

Outlining the Impromptu Speech

Guidelines for Impromptu Speaking

Pronunciation Tip: [b], [v], and [w]

CHAPTER 13: USING IDIOMS AND PROVERBS

Idioms with Body Parts

Idioms with Foods

Idioms with Colors

Miscellaneous Idioms

Progressive Story

Proverbs

Pronunciation Tip: [i] and [I]

CHAPTER 14: SPEAKING FOR SPECIAL PURPOSES

Introducing a Guest Speaker

Symposium

Debate

Interactive Poster Speaking

Pronunciation Tip: [l] and [r]

Appendix I

Evaluation Forms

Appendix II

End-of-Chapter Quizzes

Answer Keys

Teacher Scripts for Listening Exercises

Answers to End-of-Chapter Quizzes

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