Cengage Advantage Books: Public Speaking: Concepts and Skills for a Diverse Society

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Cengage Learning, Feb 3, 2009 - Performing Arts - 432 pages
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Critically acclaimed since its first edition, PUBLIC SPEAKING: CONCEPTS AND SKILLS FOR A DIVERSE SOCIETY helps students become effective speakers and listeners in our multicultural society. Jaffe demonstrates the often overlooked connection between diversity and public speaking with fascinating yet practical concepts, such as the canons of rhetoric, diverse listening styles, civility and speechmaking, and the culture of narrative and nontraditional speech organization patterns. She also presents the essentials in public speaking theories, applications, and critical thinking through expanded coverage of basic public speaking skills, rhetorical foundations, and technology. PUBLIC SPEAKING: CONCEPTS AND SKILLS FOR A DIVERSE SOCIETY, Sixth Edition, gives students the tools they need for success in any professional field today.
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Contents

Introduction to Public Speaking and Culture
1
Giving Your First Speech Developing Confidence
18
Ethics and Diversity
36
Effective Listening
55
Selecting Your Topic and Purpose
72
Audience Analysis
90
Researching Your Speech in an Electronic Culture
109
Choosing Supporting Materials
135
Delivering Your Speech
253
Telling Narratives
270
Informative Speaking
285
Persuasive Speaking
305
Persuasive Reasoning Methods
327
Speaking in Small Groups
351
Speaking on Special Occasions
359
Sample Speeches
367

Organizing Your Speech
158
Completing Your Speech
175
Outlining Your Speech
192
Choosing Effective Language
206
Visual Aids From Chalkboard to Computer
228
References
381
Text Credits
391
Index
393
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About the author (2009)

Dr. Clella Jaffe is Communication Department Chair at George Fox University, Newberg, Oregon. In addition to teaching communication courses at George Fox, she has taught at St. John's University (Queens) and Oregon State. For many years, she also taught oral interpretation of literature and coached and judged forensics competitions. Dr. Jaffe received her B.A. from Seattle Pacific University, her M.Ed. and Ph.D. from Oregon State University, and completed additional graduate work at the University of Washington.

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