Public Speaking in a Diverse Society

Public Speaking in a Diverse Society

by Patricia Kearney, Timothy G. Plax

Paperback(Older Edition)


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781559342889
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date: 11/28/1995
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 481

About the Author

Patricia Kearney (Ed.D., West Virginia University) is a Distinguished Professor of Communication at California State University, Long Beach. Her research and teaching, both theoretical and applied, focus on instructional communication, organizational training, and development. The former Editor of Communication Education, Kearney has written a variety of textbooks and industrial training packages, and she has published more than 100 research articles, chapters, and commissioned research reports and instructional modules. She is listed among the 100 most published scholars and among the top 15 published female scholars in her discipline. Kearney is the Education Director for Ross.Campbell, a Sacramento-based marketing and media production firm specializing in cause-related, social and environmental issues. She teaches courses in business communication, training and development, instructional technology, and interpersonal relationships.

Timothy G. Plax (Ph.D., University of Southern California) is a Distinguished Professor of Communication at California State University, Long Beach. Plax is widely published, having authored college-level texts and over 150 professional articles and papers. With 30 years of experience in marketing research and message design, Plax is an authority on social influence and organizational communication. He has done extensive research and consulting on environmental topics including recycling, waste reduction, and pollution prevention. His clients include the California Air Resources Board, California Integrated Waste Management Board, California Department of Conservation, USA Funds, Sallie Mae, Gear Up, and more. Before joining the faculty at CSULB, Plax served as an internal consultant for The Rockwell International Corporation. Today he regularly teaches courses in organizational communication, social influence, and organizational leadership.

Table of Contents

1. A Contemporary Approach to Public Speaking
Public Speaking as Extended Conversation
Communicating in a Culturally Diverse Society
Public Speaking and Critical Thinking
2. Getting Started: Your First Speech
Common Goals or Functions of Speeches
Modes of Speech Delivery
Steps in Preparing Your First Presentation
See What You Can Do: A Student's First Speech
Sample Speech
3. The Influence of Culture on Public Speaking
The Influence of Culture on Communication
Co-Culturally Unique Styles of Speaking
4. Developing Confidence: Coping with Your Fears about Public Speaking
Communication Apprehension as a Common Reaction
Causes of Public Speaking Anxiety
Dealing with Communication Apprehension
5. Being a Credible and Ethical Speaker
The Power of First Impressions
Establishing Speaker Credibility
Being Perceived as an Ethical Public Speaker
(and more...)

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