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Supplement: Essential Elements of Public Speaking, The, Books a la Carte Plus Myspeechlab - Essential Elements of Public Speaking,

by Joseph A. DeVito

Hardcover(Older Edition)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780205611782
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Publication date: 04/28/2008
Edition description: Older Edition
Product dimensions: 7.70(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Joseph A. DeVito received his BA from Hunter College in 1960, his MA from Temple University in 1962 and his PhD from the University of Illinois in 1964. After receiving his PhD, he taught at Hunter College-in-the-Bronx (later Lehman College). He has taught a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate courses, though he has concentrated on the undergraduate level and mainly on the introductory courses. He has served on the editorial boards of Quarterly Journal of Speech, Communication Monographs, Communication Education, Communication Quarterly, Journal of Communication, and Etc: A Review of General Semantics.

Table of Contents

Each chapter concludes with "Summary," "Vocabulary Quiz," and "Public Speaking Exercises." The last exercise in each chapter presents a complete speech to analyze.

Specialized Contents.

Welcome to Public Speaking.

1. Introducing Public Speaking.
Studying Public Speaking.
Managing Your Apprehension.
Preparing and Presenting a Public Speech: In Brief.

2. Listening and Criticism.
Listening to Speeches.
Criticizing Speeches.

3. Selecting Your Topic, Purpose, and Thesis.
Your Topic.
Your Purpose.
Your Thesis.

4. Using Supporting Materials and Visual Aids.
Examples.
Narration.
Testimony.
Statistics.
Presentation Aids.

5. Analyzing and Adapting to Your Audience.
Approaching Audience Analysis and Adaptation.
Analyzing Audience Sociology.
Analyzing Audience Psychology.
Analysis and Adaptation During the Speech.

6. Organizing Your Speech.
The Body of the Speech.
Introductions, Conclusions, and Transitions.
Outlining the Speech.

7. Wording Your Speech.
How Language Works.
Choosing Words.

8. Delivering Your Speech.
Methods of Delivery
Effective Vocal Delivery.
Effective Bodily Action.
Rehearsal: Practicing and Improving Delivery.

9. Informing Your Audience.
Guidelines for Informative Speaking.
The Speech of Description.
The Speech of Definition.
The Speech of Demonstration.

10. Persuading Your Audience.
Guidelines for Persuasive Speaking.
Persuasive Speeches on Questions of Fact, Value, and Policy.
Persuasive Speeches to Strengthen or Change Attitudes, Beliefs, and Values.
Persuasive Speeches to Stimulate Action.

11. Developing Special Occasion Speeches.
Special OccasionSpeeches.
The Special Occasion Speech in Cultural Perspective.

12. Speaking in Small Groups.
Small Groups.
Problem Solving in Groups.
Members and Leaders in Small Groups.
Presenting the Group's Thinking.

Bibliography.

Index.

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