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Public Speaking: Concepts and Skills for a Diverse Society / Edition 5
     

Public Speaking: Concepts and Skills for a Diverse Society / Edition 5

by Clella Jaffe
 

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ISBN-10: 0495006564

ISBN-13: 9780495006565

Pub. Date: 01/24/2006

Publisher: Cengage Learning

PUBLIC SPEAKING is a culturally informed book that never loses sight of its fundamental purpose: to train students to be effective public speakers and listeners in a world filled with monumental cultural, political, and technological changes. It applies 2,500-year-old principles with up-to-date research into concepts, skills, theories, applications, and

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PUBLIC SPEAKING is a culturally informed book that never loses sight of its fundamental purpose: to train students to be effective public speakers and listeners in a world filled with monumental cultural, political, and technological changes. It applies 2,500-year-old principles with up-to-date research into concepts, skills, theories, applications, and critical thinking proficiencies essential for listening and speaking in today's world. Its discussions of classic public speaking topics are all grounded in an awareness of the impact of cultural nuances—ranging from gender differences to co-cultures within the United States to the traditions of other nations. This provides speakers with a heightened awareness of and sensitivity to the audience.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780495006565
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
01/24/2006
Series:
Available Titles CengageNOW Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Public Speaking and Culture. 2. Giving Your First Speech: Developing Confidence. 3. Ethics and Diversity. 4. Effective Listening. 5. Selecting Your Topic and Purpose. 6. Audience Analysis. 7. Researching Your Speech in an Electronic Culture. 8. Choosing Supporting Materials. 9. Organizing Your Speech. 10. Completing Your Speech. 11. Outlining Your Speech. 12. Choosing Effective Language. 13. Visual Aids: From Chalkboard to Computer. 14. Delivering Your Speech. 15. Telling Narratives. 16. Informative Speaking. 17. Persuasive Speaking. 18. Persuasive Reasoning Methods. Appendix A: Speaking in Small Groups. Appendix B: Speaking on Special Occasions. Appendix C: Sample Speeches.

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