Covers the essentials of public speaking
This popular public speaking text is a concise, yet comprehensive exploration of the basic principles of public speaking, focusing on the essentials that a beginning student needs to know to prepare and deliver a speech. Research methods, critical thinking, and ethics are all emphasized and presented in unique ways. Briefer than many mainstream public speaking texts, The Essential Elements of Public Speaking helps students master key skills as quickly and efficiently as possible.
MyCommunicationLab is an integral part of the DeVito program. MediaShare allows students to post speeches and share them with classmates and instructors. Interactive videos provide students with the opportunity to watch and evaluate sample speeches. Online self-assessments and pre- and post-tests help students assess their comfort level with public speaking and their knowledge of the material.
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|Publisher:||Allyn & Bacon, Inc.|
|Edition description:||Older Edition|
|Product dimensions:||7.70(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.80(d)|
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Table of ContentsEach chapter concludes with "Summary," "Vocabulary Quiz," and "Public Speaking Exercises." The last exercise in each chapter presents a complete speech to analyze.
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.
3. Selecting Your Topic, Purpose, and Thesis.
4. Using Supporting Materials and Visual 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.
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.
The Special Occasion Speech in Cultural Perspective.
12. Speaking in Small Groups.
Problem Solving in Groups.
Members and Leaders in Small Groups.
Presenting the Group's Thinking.