ISBN13:978-0495504245 ISBN10: 0495504246 This edition has also been released as: ISBN13: 978-0495565482 ISBN10: 0495565482
Summary: Packed with sample speeches illustrating what to do-as well as plenty of examples detailing what not to do-this value-priced public speaking text equips you with the essential skills and theories needed to become an effective public speaker. ESSENTIALS OF PUBLIC SPEAKING delivers abundant practical advice and also offers intriguing discussions on the role of ethics in public speaking as well as up-to-date coverage on effectively using technology in speech development
and delivery. A strong emphasis on visual aids includes an insightful, four-color insert detailing how to get the most from your presentation materials. ESSENTIALS OF PUBLIC SPEAKING, 4e includes a wealth of learning resources like Speech Builder Express 3.0 speech-outlining software, InfoTrac® College Edition, videos of sample speeches, sample outlines, and more. It is an invaluable resource-at a value price.
Summary: Packed with sample speeches illustrating what to do-as well as plenty of examples detailing what not to do-this value-priced public speaking text equips you with the essential skills and theories needed to become an effective public speaker. ESSENTIALS OF PUBLIC SPEAKING delivers abundant practical advice and also offers intriguing discussions on the role of ethics in public speaking as well as up-to-date coverage on effectively using technology in speech development and delivery. A strong emphasis on visual aids includes an insightful, four-color insert detailing how to get the most from your presentation materials. ESSENTIALS OF PUBLIC SPEAKING, 4e includes a wealth of learning resources like Speech Builder Express 3.0 speech-outlining software, InfoTrac® College Edition, videos of sample speeches, sample outlines, and more. It is an invaluable resource-at a value price. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:4TH 09 Cover: Paperback Publisher:Wadsworth, Inc Published: 04/15/2008 International: No
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Cheryl Hamilton, an author well known for her writing style and award-winning teaching, understands the importance of communication as a lifelong skill. Also the author of THE ESSENTIALS OF PUBLIC SPEAKING, she has conducted a number of research studies, including one published in the "Community College Journal of Research and Practice." Dr. Hamilton has presented more than 32 papers at professional conventions, including those sponsored by the National Communication Association, Southwest Educational Resea
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Preface xvii 1 Foundations 1 Chapter 1 Public Speaking, Ethics, and You 2 Public Speaking: What Roles Can It Play in Your Life? 2 The Right Speech for the Occasion 5 The Communication Process and the Public Speaker 6 Ethics: The Public Speaker's Obligation 12 Chapter 2 Getting Started: Your First Speech 21 Becoming a Good Public Speaker 21 Steps to Success: Planning and Preparing a Speech 26 Chapter 3 Building Speaker Confidence 38 Understanding Anxiety 39 Managing Situational Anxiety 40 Managing Trait Anxiety: Positive Imagery 43 Other Methods for Managing Trait Anxiety 53 Chapter 4 Listening: What Speakers Should Know 58 Stages of Listening 59 Why Stimulation and Motivation Are So Necessary 63 100 Percent Communication: A Listening Myth 65 How Listeners Avoid Being Persuaded 66 Reading Listeners' Nonverbal Cues 70 Making Listening Easier 72 2 Preparing Your Speech 79 Chapter 5 Analyzing Your Audience 80 Analyzing Your Audience: Situational Information 81 Analyzing Your Audience: Demographic Information 83 Analyzing Your Audience: Psychological Information 88 Analyzing Audience Receptivity 92 Collecting Audience Information 99 Using Audience Analysis 102 Chapter 6 Selecting and Researching Your Topic 108 Selecting Your Topic, Purpose, and Main Points 109 Researching Your Topic 113 Chapter 7 Supporting Your Ideas 128 Supports That Are Overused--Use Them with Care! 129 Supports That Are Underused--Use Them More Often 132 Supporting Materials: Clarification or Proof 145 Chapter 8 Organizing Your Speech: Introduction, Body, and Conclusion 148 Organizing the Body of Your Speech 149 Organizing the Introduction of Your Speech 160 Organizing the Conclusion of Your Speech 170 Chapter 9 Outlines, Storyboards, and Speaking Notes 179 Outlining 180 Storyboarding 185 Speaking Notes 192 3 Presenting Your Speech 201 Chapter 10 Preparing Effective Visual Aids 202 Benefits of Using Visual Aids 203 Types of Visual Aids 207 Selecting Your Visual Aids 210 Designing Your Visual Aids 213 Chapter 11 Delivering Your Message 227 Visual Delivery 229 Vocal Delivery 235 Verbal Delivery 240 Immediacy Behaviors 241 Methods of Delivery 242 Rehearsing Your Speech 245 Chapter 12 Perfecting Language Style 249 Why Language Choices Are So Important 250 Effective Language Style 251 Stylistic Devices 255 Language and Bias 262 4 Types of Speeches 269 Chapter 13 Informative Speaking 270 Types of Informative Speeches 270 Steps in Preparing an Informative Speech 275 Before You Speak: Last-Minute Checks 284 Chapter 14 Persuasive Speaking 290 Persuasion Defined 290 Persuasive Versus Informative Speeches 291 Types of Persuasive Speeches 292 Steps in Preparing a Persuasive Speech 298 Using the Motivated Sequence 313 Chapter 15 Methods of Persuasion 320 Using Evidence and Logic Skillfully 320 Establishing Credibility 329 Appealing to Listeners' Psychological Needs 334 Notes 341 Glossary 355 Index 361
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