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Art of Public Speaking - Text Only

Art of Public Speaking - Text Only - 7th edition

Art of Public Speaking - Text Only - 7th edition

ISBN13: 9780072315691

ISBN10: 0072315695

Art of Public Speaking - Text Only by Stephen E. Lucas - ISBN 9780072315691
Edition: 7TH 01
Copyright: 2001
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company
International: No
Art of Public Speaking - Text Only by Stephen E. Lucas - ISBN 9780072315691

ISBN13: 9780072315691

ISBN10: 0072315695

Edition: 7TH 01

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Lucas' The Art of Public Speaking is the leading public speaking textbook in the field. Whether a novice or an experienced speaker when beginning the course, every student will learn how to be a better public speaker through Lucas' clear explanations. Creative activities, vivid examples, annotated speech samples, and foundation of classic and contemporary rhetoric provide students a strong understanding of public speaking.

When instructors teach from this textbook, they benefit from Lucas' Integrated Teaching Package. The Annotated Instructor's Edition and Instructor's Manual, both written by Steve Lucas, provide teaching tips and give outlines on how to use the various supplements. As a result, instructors are able to see various teaching examples, how to integrate technology, and analyses and discussion questions for video clips in class. The Annotated Instructor's Edition, Instructor's Manual, Test Bank, and other supplements provide instructors the tools needed to create a dynamic classroom.

New to This Edition

  • Speech Preparation Checklists ,- Helps students keep on track as they prepare their speeches.
  • Study Questions--Students can check their knowledge with study questions that reinforce key principles and concepts in every chapter. Students receive immediate feedback on whether their answers are correct or incorrect.
  • PowerPoint Tutorial - Guides students through the process of effectively using PowerPoint in their classroom speeches. The tutorial focuses on how to create a successful electronic presentation.
  • Bibliography Formats --Provide APA and MLA citation formats for sources ranging from books and articles to interviews, television programs, books, and Internet sites.
  • Glossary --Defines key terms and concepts from the text.
  • Links to the Lucas website.
  • New Appendix. A new appendix titled "Giving Your First Speech" helps novice speakers overcome their initial apprehension by providing advice on how to develop, organize, rehearse, and deliver their first speech.
  • New Section on Question-And-Answer Sessions. Because so many of today's presentations involve answering audience questions, a new section in Chapter 12 explains how to succeed at this vital skill.
  • New "Applying the Power of Public Speaking" boxes. Real-world scenarios challenge students to apply their critical thinking skills to a wide range of practical speaking situations. All the scenarios are carefully developed to demonstrate how public speaking is used in everyday life, such as how to present in community government situations.
  • Increased coverage on Researching on the Internet and Credibility of Sources.
  • New Visual Aids. To keep pace with changes in public speaking technology, the new edition contains a fully updated discussion of visual and presentation aids.
  • Expanded coverage on Narrative.
  • New sample speeches in text. Six new sample students speeches keep the book current and provide examples for study and discussion. Each sample speech is cross-referenced with the Instructor's Manual and the Annotated Instructor's Edition.


  • Lucas' Integrated Teaching System continues to be one of the main reasons this text is so popular. The Annotated Instructor's Edition, Instructor's Manual, and Test Bank are all written by Steve Lucas and are cross referenced with each other to produce an integrated teaching system.
  • Using Presentation Software. The text introduces students to the basics of multimedia presentations.
  • Chapter 6 "Gathering Materials" discusses how to do research both on the Internet and in the library.
  • "Internet Connection" boxes provide students with suggestions on web sites to visit or discuss.
  • This textbook continues to reflect the diversity in today's students, teachers, and classrooms.
  • "Internet Connection" boxes provide students with suggestions on web sites to visit or discuss.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Part One: Speaking and Listening

Chapter 1: Speaking in Public
Chapter 2: Ethics and Public Speaking
Chapter 3: Listening

Part Two: Speech Preparation: Getting Started

Chapter 4: Selecting a Topic and Purpose
Chapter 5: Analyzing the Audience
Chapter 6: Gathering Materials
Chapter 7: Supporting Your Ideas

Part Three: Speech Preparation: Organizing & Outlining

Chapter 8: Organizing the Body of the Speech
Chapter 9: Beginning and Ending the Speech
Chapter 10: Outlining the Speech

Part Four: Presenting the Speech

Chapter 11: Using Language
Chapter 12: Delivery
Chapter 13: Visual Aids

Part Five: Varieties of Public Speaking

Chapter 14: Speaking to Inform
Chapter 15: Speaking to Persuade
Chapter 16: Methods of Persuasion
Chapter 17: Speaking on Special Occasions
Chapter 18: Speaking in Small Groups

Appendix A: Giving Your First Speech
Appendix B: Speeches for Analysis and Discussion