Invitation to Public Speaking / Edition 2

Invitation to Public Speaking / Edition 2

by Cindy L. Griffin
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Cengage Learning


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Invitation to Public Speaking / Edition 2

Griffin (speech communication, Colorado State University) exposes students to public speaking in the classroom, in the workplace, and in the community in this text/CD-ROM package. The text is structured so that instructors can incorporate a service-learning component into the course, emphasizing the ethical nature of invitational public speaking. Learning features include summaries and review questions, and, on the CD-ROM, videos of student and professional speeches. Annotation ©2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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ISBN-13: 9780495154662
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 11/28/2005
Edition description: Older Edition

About the Author

Cindy L. Griffin is a professor emerita of communication studies at Colorado State University. A proponent of civic engagement and civility in people's communication and their lives, she has taught public speaking; civility; gender and communication; communication, language, and thought; contemporary theories of rhetoric; history of rhetorical theories; feminist theories of discourse; identity, voice, and agency; and graduate seminars in women's studies. Her research interests include developing the theory of invitational rhetoric, advancing theories that help communication scholars and students understand our complex identities, and exploring the relationships between civility, power, and rhetoric. Dr. Griffin is the author of INVITATION TO PUBLIC SPEAKING (Cengage, 2012) and INVITATION TO PUBLIC SPEAKING HANDBOOK (Cengage, 2011); coauthor of INVITATION TO HUMAN COMMUNICATION (with Jennifer Bone, 2013), FEMINIST RHETORICAL THEORIES (with Sonja K. Foss and Karen A. Foss, Waveland, 2006), and READINGS IN FEMINIST RHETORICAL THEORY (with Karen A. Foss and Sonja K. Foss, Waveland, 2004); and coeditor of STANDING IN THE INTERSECTIONS: FEMINIST VOICES, FEMINIST PRACTICES IN COMMUNICATION STUDIES (with Karma R. Chávez, SUNY Press, 2012). A former editor of WOMEN'S STUDIES IN COMMUNICATION (2006-2010), Dr. Griffin also has published articles and book chapters addressing identities, civilities, feminisms, and rhetorical and communication theories. She received her PhD from Indiana University.

Table of Contents

1. Why Speak in Public? 2. Effective Listening. 3. Developing Your Speech Topic and Purpose. 4. Your Audience and Speaking Environment. 5. Gathering Supporting Materials. 6. Developing and Supporting Your Ideas. 7. Reasoning. 8. Organizing and Outlining Your Speech. 9. Introductions and Conclusions. 10. Language. 11. Delivering Your Speech. 12. Visual Aids. 13. Informative Speaking. 14. Invitational Speaking. 15. Persuasive Speaking. 16. Persuasion and Reasoning. 17. Speaking on Special Occasions. Appendix: Speaking in Small Groups.

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