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Mastering Public Speaking

Mastering Public Speaking - 4th edition

Mastering Public Speaking - 4th edition

ISBN13: 9780205318087

ISBN10: 0205318088

Mastering Public Speaking by George Grice and John Skinner - ISBN 9780205318087
Edition: 4TH 01
Copyright: 2001
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
International: No
Mastering Public Speaking by George Grice and John Skinner - ISBN 9780205318087

ISBN13: 9780205318087

ISBN10: 0205318088

Edition: 4TH 01

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Offering an ideal balance of theory and skills, this book provides a solid grounding in the how's and why's of public speaking, placing particular emphasis on critiquing, ethics, and critical thinking. Written in a casual, lively style and clearly organized, this edition of Mastering Public Speaking builds on its previous success. The fourth edition retains its popular and distinctive emphasis on the ethical contract between speaker and listener and on the value of critiquing speeches to improve your own skills. Learn how to think critically as you choose speech topics, conduct research, organize content, select language, manage nervousness, and deliver speeches.

For anyone interested in Public Speaking.

Author Bio

Grice, George L. : Radford University

Skinner, John F. : San Antonio College

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1. An Introduction to Public Speaking.

Why Study Public Speaking?
Definitions of Communication.
Levels of Communication.
Components of Communication.
The Public Speaker as Critical Thinker.

2. The Ethics of Public Speaking.

Definition of Ethics.
Principles of Ethics.
Ethical Speaking.
Ethical Listening.
Fair Use Guidelines.

3. Speaking Confidently.

Recognize the Pervasiveness of Speaker Nervousness.
Control Speaker Nervousness.
Learn How to Cope with Nervousness.
Prepare Your First Speech.

4. Responding to Speeches.

The Importance of Listening.
Listening vs. Hearing.
The Process of Listening.
Obstacles to Effective Listening.
Promoting Better Listening.
Critiquing Speeches.
Acting on Criticism.

5. Analyzing Your Audience.

Recognize the Value of Audience Diversity.
Analyze Your Audience before the Speech.
Analyze Your Audience during the Speech.
Analyze Your Audience after the Speech

6. Selecting Your Speech Topic.

Generate Ideas.
Select Your Topic.
Focus Your Topic.
Determine Your General Purpose.
Formulate Your Specific Purpose.
Word Your Thesis Statement.
Develop Your Speech Title.

7. Researching Your Topic.

Assess Your Personal Knowledge.
Develop Your Research Plan.
Collect Your Information.
Record Your Information.
Conclude Your Search.

8. Supporting Your Speech.

Purposes of Supporting Materials.
Types of Supporting Materials.
Tests of Evidence.
Evaluating Electronic Information.

9. Organizing the Body of Your Speech.

Formulate an Organizing Question.
Divide the Speech into Key Ideas.
Develop the Key Ideas.
Connect the Key Ideas.

10. Introducing and Concluding Your Speech.

Organize the Introduction of the Speech.
Organize the Conclusion of the Speech.

11. Outlining Your Speech.

Functions of Outlining.
Principles of Outlining.
Stages of Outlining.

12. Wording Your Speech.

Functions of Language.
Principles of Effective Language Use.

13. Delivering Your Speech.

Principles of Nonverbal Communication.
Methods of Delivery.
Qualities of Effective Delivery.
Elements of Vocal Delivery.
Elements of Physical Delivery.

14. Using Presentational Aids.

The Importance of Using Presentational Aids.
Types of Presentational Aids.
Guidelines for Designing Presentational Aids.
Strategies for Using Presentational Aids.

15. Speaking to Inform.

Characteristics of a Speech to Inform.
Informative Speech Topics.
Guidelines for Speaking to Inform.

16. The Strategy of Persuasion.

The Importance of Persuasion.
A Definition of Persuasion.
Types of Influence.
The Pyramid of Persuasion.
Types of Persuasive Speeches.
Persuasive Speaking Strategies.

17. The Structure of Persuasion.

Making Arguments.
Selecting Propositions for Persuasive Speeches.
Monroe's Motivated Sequence.

18. Speaking on Special Occasions.

The Speech of Introduction.
The Speech of Presentation.
The Acceptance Speech.
The Speech of Tribute.
The Speech to Entertain.
The Impromptu Speech.
The Question-Answer Period.
The Videotaped Speech.

19. Speaking in and as a Group.

Small Group Communication and Public Speaking.
Small Groups Defined.
Types of Groups.
Group Discussion and Decision Making.
The Group Presentation.