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Mastering Public Speaking - Text Only

Mastering Public Speaking - Text Only - 6th edition

ISBN13: 978-0205467358

Cover of Mastering Public Speaking - Text Only 6TH 07 (ISBN 978-0205467358)
ISBN13: 978-0205467358
ISBN10: 0205467350
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 6TH 07
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Published: 2007
International: No

List price: $108.50

Mastering Public Speaking - Text Only - 6TH 07 edition

ISBN13: 978-0205467358

George L. Grice and John F. Skinner

ISBN13: 978-0205467358
ISBN10: 0205467350
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 6TH 07
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.

Published: 2007
International: No
Summary

Written in a casual, lively style and clearly organized, this edition ofMastering Public Speakingequips students with a firm grounding in the ''hows'' and ''whys'' of public speaking, providing an ideal balance of theory and skills while placing important emphases on critiquing, ethics, and critical thinking. Building on its previous success, the Sixth Edition retains its popular and distinctive emphasis on the ethical contract between speaker and listener and on the value of critiquing speeches to improve one's own skills. Full of student examples from both two- and four-year schools (some of which are included in video form on MySpeechLab),Mastering Public Speakingadds interest and relevance to all aspects of the speech-making process. New to This Edition . . . Theory into Practice,a boxed feature that appears in every chapter, helps students understand and apply concepts and strategies of public communication to enhance their speaking competence. Try Thisboxes, also in each chapter, engage students in specific assignments that will prepare them for speeches they give in- and outside of class. Students may self-select these activities or their instructors may assign them.. Selected sample speechesdiscussed in the book are available on MySpeechLab in video format, offering visual examples for students. A stunning new designwill engage students while presenting content in a more user-friendly style. What your colleagues are saying . . . ''I find a lot to like in this text since I have used it since 1993. The book is very readable . . . and the mix of theory, practice, example, and application is super for an intro speech course.'' ~ Kathy Lee Berggren,Cornell University ''This text is undoubtedly the strongest public speaking textbook I have worked with . . . In fact, the next time a textbook review committee is formed for a standardized public speaking course, the Grice and Skinner text will be my first recommendation.'' ~ Marianne Palmisano,Glendale Community College

Table of Contents

1. An Introduction to Public Speaking. Why Study Public Speaking? Personal Benefits Professional Benefits Try This: Assessing the Importance of Communication Public Benefits Definitions of Communication. Levels of Communication. Intrapersonal Communication Interpersonal Communication Group Communication Public Communication Mass Communication Elements of Communication. Speaker Message Listener Feedback Channel Environment Noise The Public Speaker as Critical Thinker. Theory into Practice: Thinking about Public Speaking Summary Exercises

2. The Ethics of Public Speaking. Definition of Ethics. Principles of Ethics. Try This: Developing a Code of Ethics Ethical Speaking. Speak Up about Topics You Consider Important Choose Topics That Promote Positive Ethical Values Speak to Benefit Your Listeners Use Truthful Supporting Material and Valid Reasoning Consider the Consequences of Your Words and Actions Strive to Improve Your Public Speaking Ethical Listening. Seek Exposure to Well-Informed Speakers Avoid Prejudging Speakers of Their Ideas Evaluate the Speakerrsquo;s Logic and Credibility Beware of the Consequences of Not Listening Carefully Fair Use Guidelines. Plagiarism. Theory into Practice: Effective and Ethical Paraphrasing Summary Exercises

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