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The Speaker's Handbook, Spiral bound Version / Edition 12

The Speaker's Handbook, Spiral bound Version / Edition 12

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Helping you build your public speaking skills for a variety of contexts, THE SPEAKER'S HANDBOOK, 12th Edition, covers the entire process of preparing, organizing, developing and delivering a speech, making it the ideal resource for beginning and experienced speakers alike. The handbook's comprehensive coverage emphasizes ethics, reasoning, audience analysis, and diversity throughout. Each chapter is designed to stand alone, so you can easily refer only to the sections you need. Vivid graphics illustrate key concepts like public speaking anxiety. Recent speeches from beginning speakers as well as public figures—including Congressman John Lewis's dedication speech for the National Museum of African American History and Culture—give you relevant speech models to analyze. In addition to valuable tips and advice, the handbook is packed with hands-on activities to give you plenty of practice and checklists to help you review what you've learned.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781337558617
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 01/01/2018
Series: MindTap Course List Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 528
Sales rank: 907,048
Product dimensions: 7.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Jo Sprague is professor emeritus of Communication Studies at San Jose State University, where she also served as associate director of the Center for Faculty Development and Support. In addition, she is a former president of the Western States Communication Association. Her research focuses on critiquing, teaching, and the scholarship of speech communications.

Douglas Stuart is Vice President of Technical and Marketing Publications at FirstTel Systems Corporation.

David Bodary is a professor of Communication at Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio, where he teaches public speaking and coordinates the Service Learning office. He belongs to both the National Communication Association (NCA) and the Central States Communication Association. Dr. Bodary has served in a variety of roles for both organizations and is pleased to have participated in the NCA Learning Outcomes in Communication project. He earned his bachelor's from Eastern Michigan University and a master's and doctorate from Wayne State University.

Table of Contents

Part I: FOUNDATION. 1. Understanding Speaking. 2. Listening. 3. Speaking Ethics. 4. Addressing Speech Anxiety. Part 2: PREPARATION. 5. Planning. 6. Topic Selection and Analysis. 7. Audience Analysis. 8. Research. Part 3: ORGANIZATION. 9. Transforming Ideas into Speech Points. 10. Organizing Points. 11. Outlining. 12. Connectives. 13. Introductions. 14. Conclusions. Part 4: DEVELOPMENT. 15. Supporting Materials. 16. Reasoning. 17. Language and Style. 18. Attention and Interest. 19. Credibility. 20. Motivational Appeals. 21. Informative Strategies. 22. Persuasive Strategies. Part 5: PRESENTATION. 23. Modes of Delivery. 24. Practice Sessions. 25. Vocal Delivery. 26. Physical Delivery. 27. Presentation Aids. 28. Adapting to the Speech Situation. 29. Answering Questions. Part 6: CONTEXTS. 30. Analyzing Speech Contexts. 31. Educational Context. 32. Workplace Context. 33. Social and Ceremonial Context. 34. Civic and Political Context. 35. Leadership Across Contexts. Part 7: SAMPLE SPEECHES. Speeches by Student Speakers. Speeches by Public Figures. ADDITIONAL RESOURCES. Guide to Common Pronunciation and Usage Errors. Glossary of Key Terms. Notes Index.

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