The Natural Speaker / Edition 2

The Natural Speaker / Edition 2

by Randy Fujishin
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Allyn & Bacon, Inc.

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The Natural Speaker / Edition 2

B> The Natural Speaker, Third Edition, is a concise, practical guide to public speaking. It explores the basic skills necessary to present a speech to any audience in a way that is natural, effective, and rewarding. This book is designed to enhance and improve natural speaking strengths, as it provides a basic knowledge of speech construction, practice, and delivery. The Natural Speaker features a warm, simple and humorous writing style, while presenting the fundamental concepts and skills required in effective speaking. Emphasizes the real-life application of communication skills and attitudes. Contains and sample speeches and outlines. New chapter on Giving Your First Speech prepares speakers for their first speech. New sections include Internet research, computer-generated presentational aids, Monroe's Motivated Sequence, and cultural considerations in audience analysis. For anyone who will be giving a speech or presentation.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780205261185
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Publication date: 07/28/1996
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 163
Product dimensions: 6.03(w) x 9.04(h) x 0.46(d)

Table of Contents


1. Communicating with Others.
What is communication?
The components of communication.
The principles of communication.
Attitude is more important than aptitude.
Communication skills for your life.
Communication activities.

2. Giving Yourself Permission.
The only way we grow.
Giving yourself permission to make mistakes.
A permission list for speakers.
Giving yourself permission to overcome your fear of speaking.
Why are you so nervous?
Public speaking is different from conversation.
Some encouraging words about stage fright.
Will I ever get rid of these butterflies?
Adventure and growth, not safety.
Communication activities.

3. Giving Your First Speech.
Your first speech.
Public speaking.
Three principles for public speaking.
Four speaking methods.
Your message.
Your speech organization.
Your delivery.
Helpful hints for your first speech.
Impromptu speaking.
Some words of encouragement when giving impromptu speeches.
Communication activities.

4. Selecting Your Topic.
It's your choice.
Brainstorming possible topics.
Determining your speaking purpose.
Determining your specific purpose.
Selecting your main points.
Analyzing your audience.
Speech preparation questionnaire.
Communication activities.

5. Gathering Your Material.
What to look for.
Where to look for speech information.
How to record your speech information.
The evidence three-step.
Communication activities.

6.Organizing Your Speech.
Speech organization.
The body.
The introduction.
The conclusion.
Constructing your speech outline.
Sample outline.
Communication activities.

7. Delivering Your Speech.
Characteristics of good delivery.
Elements of good delivery.
Speech practice.
Speaker evaluation form.
Your delivery between speeches.
Listening to others speak.
Communication activities.

8. Informing Your Audience.
Goals of informative speaking.
Designs for informative speaking.
Language use for informative speaking.
Types of informative speeches.
Answering questions from the audience.
Sample informative speech outline.
Communication activities.

9. Persuading Your Audience.
Basics of persuasion.
Aristotle's three persuasive proofs.
Types of persuasive speeches.
Sample persuasive speech outline.
Communication activities.

10. Becoming a Speaker.
Two ways of viewing public speaking.
Benefits of becoming a lifelong speaker.
Developing the heart of a speaker.


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