Talking Is a Gift: Communication Skills for Women

Talking Is a Gift: Communication Skills for Women

Talking Is a Gift: Communication Skills for Women

Talking Is a Gift: Communication Skills for Women


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Talking Is a Gift is the only comprehensive book about communication and public speaking written from a Christian perspective by women and for women -- an unmatched source for Christian women enrolled in academic programs, leading in local churches, or serving in itinerant speaking/teaching ministries.

This distinctive text from experienced authors Rhonda Harrington Kelley and Monica Rose Brennan offers essential skills for women in personal life and varied ministry contexts. And as the title suggests, the content of the book supports the premise that talking is simply a talent when used for personal pleasure, but it is a spiritual gift when used to minister to others.

Kelley and Brennan divide the book into three parts: interpersonal communication, verbal communication, and nonverbal communication. Specific chapters cover issues including audience and outline, research and supportive material, anxiety and fear, delivery and details, and more. Discussion questions for each chapter, informational charts, and a glossary of terms are also featured.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781433690846
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/01/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Pages: 320
File size: 2 MB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Rhonda Harrington Kelley received her Ph.D. in Special Education from the University of New Orleans and serves as the President's Wife and Adjunct Professor of Women’s Ministry at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in New Orleans, LA. She is a frequent speaker for women as well as the author of numerous books and coeditor of the Old Testament and New Testament volumes of the Women’s Evangelical Commentary. Her husband Chuck is the president of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.

Rhonda Harrington Kelley es profesora adjunta y esposa del presidente del Ministerio para Mujeres en el Seminario Teologico Bautista del Sur en New Orleans, Louisiana. Frecuentemente brinda conferencias para mujeres y ademas es autora de numerosos libros, como tambien coeditora de los volumenes del Antiguo Testamento y del Nuevo Testamento del Women's Evangelical Commentary [Comentario Evangelico para Mujeres]. Su esposo, Chuck, es presidente del Seminario Teologico Bautista de New Orleans.
Monica Rose Brennan (D.Min., Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary) is founder and director of the Women's Ministries program at Liberty University where she serves as associate professor of Women’s Ministries and Evangelism.

Table of Contents

Preface Dorothy Kelley Patterson xiii

Introduction Rhonda Kelley 1

Introduction Monica Brennan 3

Part I Interpersonal Communication: What Is Involved in Talking with Others? 5

Chapter 1 Communication and Gender 7

Chapter 2 Process and Product 23

Chapter 3 Hearing and Listening 33

Part II Verbal Communication: How Can I Improve My Public Speaking Skills? 45

Section 1 Preparing the Speech 47

Chapter 4 Devotion and Discipline 49

Chapter 5 Audience and Occasion 65

Chapter 6 Topic and Purpose 77

Chapter 7 Objectives and Outlines 87

Chapter 8 Research and Supportive Material 97

Chapter 9 Types and Parts 109

Chapter 10 Exegesis and Exposition 117

Section 2 Delivering the Speech 123

Chapter 11 Anxiety and Fear 125

Chapter 12 Presentation and Style 131

Chapter 13 Microphones and Media 139

Chapter 14 Articulation and Voice 147

Chapter 15 Delivery and Details 155

Chapter 16 Questions and Answers 165

Chapter 17 Heart and Humor 181

Chapter 18 Prayer and Power 189

Section 3 Evaluating the Speech 197

Chapter 19 Critique and Follow-up 199

Chapter 20 Observation and Examination 205

Part III Nonverbal Communication: What Other Factors Influence Communication? 213

Section 1 Nonspoken Communication 215

Chapter 21 Emotions and Feelings 217

Chapter 22 Eyes and Face 223

Chapter 23 Gestures and Posture 233

Chapter 24 Appearance and Clothing 245

Section 2 Drama and Oral Interpretation 255

Chapter 25 What and Why 257

Chapter 26 How and When 265

Chapter 27 Advantages and Disadvantages 275

Conclusion 283

Glossary of Terms 285

Appendix A Speech and Voice Exercises 289

Appendix B Specific Suggestions for Voice Care 293

Appendix C Speech Evaluation Form 295

Appendix D Resources and Organizations 297

Select Bibliography 299

Subject Index 305

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