The Essential Elements of Public Speaking / Edition 3

The Essential Elements of Public Speaking / Edition 3

by Joseph A. DeVito
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0205543006

ISBN-13: 9780205543007

Pub. Date: 01/10/2008

Publisher: Pearson

This brief, skills-oriented and highly interactive presentation of the essentials of public speaking emphasizes the latest research methods, as well as critical thinking and listening skills. The Essential Elements of Public Speaking is a concise, yet comprehensive exploration of the essentials that the beginning public speaker needs to prepare, research,

Overview

This brief, skills-oriented and highly interactive presentation of the essentials of public speaking emphasizes the latest research methods, as well as critical thinking and listening skills. The Essential Elements of Public Speaking is a concise, yet comprehensive exploration of the essentials that the beginning public speaker needs to prepare, research, and deliver an effective public speech.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205543007
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
01/10/2008
Series:
MySpeechLab Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
329
Product dimensions:
8.02(w) x 10.01(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Each chapter concludes with "Summary," "Vocabulary Quiz," and "Public Speaking Exercises." The last exercise in each chapter presents a complete speech to analyze.

Specialized Contents.

Welcome to Public Speaking.

1. Introducing Public Speaking.
Studying Public Speaking.
Managing Your Apprehension.
Preparing and Presenting a Public Speech: In Brief.

2. Listening and Criticism.
Listening to Speeches.
Criticizing Speeches.

3. Selecting Your Topic, Purpose, and Thesis.
Your Topic.
Your Purpose.
Your Thesis.

4. Using Supporting Materials and Visual Aids.
Examples.
Narration.
Testimony.
Statistics.
Presentation Aids.

5. Analyzing and Adapting to Your Audience.
Approaching Audience Analysis and Adaptation.
Analyzing Audience Sociology.
Analyzing Audience Psychology.
Analysis and Adaptation During the Speech.

6. Organizing Your Speech.
The Body of the Speech.
Introductions, Conclusions, and Transitions.
Outlining the Speech.

7. Wording Your Speech.
How Language Works.
Choosing Words.

8. Delivering Your Speech.
Methods of Delivery
Effective Vocal Delivery.
Effective Bodily Action.
Rehearsal: Practicing and Improving Delivery.

9. Informing Your Audience.
Guidelines for Informative Speaking.
The Speech of Description.
The Speech of Definition.
The Speech of Demonstration.

10. Persuading Your Audience.
Guidelines for Persuasive Speaking.
Persuasive Speeches on Questions of Fact, Value, and Policy.
Persuasive Speeches to Strengthen or Change Attitudes, Beliefs, and Values.
Persuasive Speeches to Stimulate Action.

11. Developing Special Occasion Speeches.
Special OccasionSpeeches.
The Special Occasion Speech in Cultural Perspective.

12. Speaking in Small Groups.
Small Groups.
Problem Solving in Groups.
Members and Leaders in Small Groups.
Presenting the Group's Thinking.

Bibliography.

Index.

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