Cengage Advantage Books: The Speaker's Compact Handbook / Edition 2
Packing a wealth of insight into a succinct resource, CENGAGE ADVANTAGE BOOKS: THE SPEAKER'S COMPACT HANDBOOK, 5th Edition, is a concise reference for the introductory public speaking course. An excellent value and useful to students in any major, this brief handbook grounded in research features speech excerpts and full-speech examples, illustrations, and critical thinking questions that students can use on their journey to becoming effective public speakers. The spiral-bound format and flexible standalone chapters allow students to access the topics they need to create great speeches easily, while Key Points, Quick Tips, and Checklists help them stay on track. Completely up to date, the Fifth Edition includes new examples, new student speech excerpts and full speeches, new Web Links boxes, new illustrations, and more.
Part I: APPROACHING PUBLIC SPEAKING. 1. Understanding Public Speaking. 2. Listening. 3. Speaking Ethically. 4. Overcoming Fear of Speaking. Part II: PRESENTING YOUR SPEECH. 5. Vocal Delivery. 6. Physical Delivery. 7. Using Presentation Aids. 8. Answering Questions. Part III: PLANNING YOUR SPEECH. 9. Your Preparation Schedule. 10. Topic Selection. 11. Audience Analysis. Part IV: FINDING AND USING RESOURCES. 12. Your Research Strategy. 13. Print, Internet, and Other Electronic Resources. 14. Interviewing People About Your Topic. 15. Identifying and Recording Evidence. Part V: ORGANIZING YOUR IDEAS AND INFORMATION. 16. Exploring Your Ideas. 17. Choosing Points That Work. 18. Arranging Points. 19. Outlining. 20. Building Sound Arguments. Part VI: GETTING YOUR IDEAS ACROSS. 21. Informative Strategies. 22. Persuasive Strategies. 23. Reasoning. 24. Motivational Appeals. 25. Credibility. 26. Presentation Aids. Part VII: CRAFTING YOUR SPEECH. 27. Modes of Delivery. 28. Language and Style. 29. Capturing Attention and Interest. 30. Introductions and Conclusions. 31. Polishing Your Speech. 32. Practicing Your Speech. Part VIII: SPEECH CONTEXTS. 33. Analyzing Speech Contexts. 34. Educational Context. 35. Workplace Context. 36. Civic and Political Context. 37. Social and Ceremonial Context. Appendix A: Sample Speeches and Outlines. Appendix B: Citation Guidelines. Glossary. Index.