Summary: A comprehensive text that covers all topics typically taught in the introductory course. Key topics include listening; ethics; managing speech anxiety; audience analysis; topic selection; researching; organizing and outlining; using language; creating presentation aids; delivery; and constructing informative, persuasive, and special occasion speeches plus business and professional.
Unique and easy-to-use format. Designed for quick retrieval of key informati ...show moreon, the twelve tabbed dividers allow the book to flip open easily, a comb binding lets it lie flat, and a quick access menu on the inside front cover directs students to the section they need. Summary checklists and key terms appear on color-screened Speaker's Reference pages at the beginning of each tabbed section, helping students to quickly find the information they need, while checklists and charts throughout the text summarize key information. A wealth of reference appendices allows students to easily access highly practical information such as tips for correctly pronouncing difficult words, citing sources correctly, and researching current and classical communication theory. ...show less