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SPEAK (with SPEAK Online, 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card) / Edition 4

SPEAK (with SPEAK Online, 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card) / Edition 4

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ISBN-13: 9781337407021
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 09/21/2017
Edition description: New Edition
Sales rank: 103,834
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Kathleen S. Verderber is Associate Professor of Management Emeritus at Northern Kentucky University. She holds an MA in Speech Communication as well as an MBA and a PhD in organizational behavior from the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Verderber has consulted with various civic, professional, and business organizations. She has published numerous articles in several journals and has presented papers at communication and management conferences. She is a coauthor of COMMUNICATE! THE CHALLENGE OF EFFECTIVE SPEAKING IN A DIGITAL AGE, COMM, and SPEAK all with Cengage Learning, and author of INTER-ACT: INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION, CONCEPTS, SKILLS, AND CONTEXTS with Oxford University Press.

Deanna D. Sellnow, PhD, is Professor of Strategic Communication in the Nicholson School of Communication at the University of Central Florida and conducts faculty development workshops on instructional communication pedagogy. Published in regional, national, and international journals, her research focuses on the rhetoric of popular culture, particularly music as communication, and instructional communication as it occurs in conventional and nonconventional classrooms, as well as in risk and crisis contexts. She is co-author of COMMUNICATE!, COMM, SPEAK, and THE CHALLENGE OF EFFECTIVE SPEAKING, all with Cengage.

Rudolph F. Verderber is Distinguished Teaching Professor of Communication Emeritus at the University of Cincinnati and former National Speaker's Association Professor of the Year -- as well as one of the all-time best-selling communication studies authors. The strength of his basic texts lies in his ability to explain and exemplify concepts, theories, and skills to introductory level students. His Cengage Learning texts -- COMMUNICATE!, THE CHALLENGE OF EFFECTIVE SPEAKING, COMM, and SPEAK -- have a reputation for being student favorites due to their accessible presentation of theory and skills.

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November 26, 1966

Table of Contents

1. Foundations of Public Speaking. 2. Managing Speech Anxiety. 3. Listening and Responding. 4. Determining an Appropriate Speech Goal. 5. Adapting to Audiences. 6. Topic Development. 7. Organizing the Speech Body. 8. The Introduction and Conclusion. 9. Presentational Aids. 10. Language and Oral Style. 11. Delivery. 12. Informative Speaking. 13. Persuasive Messages. 14. Persuasive Speaking. 15. Ceremonial Speaking. 16. Group Communication and Presentations.

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