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Mastering Public Speaking

Mastering Public Speaking - 7th edition

Mastering Public Speaking - 7th edition

ISBN13: 9780205593361

ISBN10: 0205593364

Mastering Public Speaking by George L. Grice and John F. Skinner - ISBN 9780205593361
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 7TH 10
Copyright: 2010
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
International: No
Mastering Public Speaking by George L. Grice and John F. Skinner - ISBN 9780205593361

ISBN13: 9780205593361

ISBN10: 0205593364

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 7TH 10

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Mastering Public Speaking equips the reader with a firm grounding in the "hows" and "whys" of public speaking by providing an ideal balance of theory and skills while placing important emphases on critiquing, ethics, and critical thinking.

Written in a casual, lively style and clearly organized, the Seventh Edition of Mastering Public Speaking builds on its previous success. The first public speaking book to devote an entire chapter to ethics, the Seventh Edition continues its popular and distinctive emphasis on the ethical contract between speaker and listener. Numerous examples from speeches by students from both two- and four-year schools illustrate all aspects of the speech-making process. The Seventh Edition also provides a current guide to researching databases and Internet sources, and a strong emphasis on how to evaluate Internet sites. "Exploring Online" features throughout the book emphasize the wealth of information on the Internet and provide an explanation of fair use guidelines. Two solid chapters on persuasion highlight persuasive theory and application and types of argument, and include a discussion of logical fallacies. "Speaking with Confidence" features throughout the Seventh Edition have students explain in their own words how various aspects of the speech process help build confidence. Marginal glossary entries, "Key Points" boxes, and bulleted chapter summaries aid both comprehension and retention.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1 An Introduction to Public Speaking

Definitions of Communication

Levels of Communication

Elements of Communication

The Public Speaker as Critical Thinker

2 The Ethics of Public Speaking

Definition of Ethics

Principles of Ethics

Ethical Speaking

Ethical Listening

Theory into Practice: Civility in the Classroom

Fair Use Guidelines


3 Speaking Confidently

Recognize That Speaker Nervousness Is Normal

Control Speaker Nervousness

Learn How to Build Speaker Confidence

Prepare Your First Speech

4 Responding to Speeches

The Importance of Listening

Listening versus 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

Theory into Practice: Selecting 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

Citing Your Sources

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

Projection of Visual Aids

Strategies for Using Presentational Aids

15 Speaking to Inform

Characteristics of a Speech to Inform

Informative Speech Topics

Guidelines for Speaking to Inform

Annotated Sample Speech: Renaissance Fairs: The New Vaudeville

16 The Strategy of Persuasion

The Importance of Persuasion

A Definition of Persuasion

Types of Influence

Types of Persuasive Speeches

Persuasive Speaking Strategies

17 The Structure of Persuasion

Making and Refuting Arguments

Types of Argument

Fallacies of Argument

Selecting Propositions for Persuasive Speeches

Monroe's Motivated Sequence

Annotated Sample Speech: Sustainable Giving

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

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

Appendix: Sample Speeches

Emancipation Complication: Crisis with the Foster Care System, Alisha Watson

How Old Is He Anyway? Aging the Whitetail Buck, Darla Goodrich

Steganography: Hidden Messages, Tiffanie K. Petrin

A Sign of the Times, Jared J. Johnston

The Amish: Seeking to Lose the Self, Susan Chontos

Speech of Tribute to Timothy J. Russert, Doris Kearns Goodwin

I Have a Dream, Martin Luther King, Jr.