A Speaker's Guidebook

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Bedford/St. Martin's, Jul 26, 2010 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 592 pages
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A Speaker’s Guidebook is the most successful public speaking book in over a decade and the best resource for students both in and outside the classroom. Praised for connecting with students and addressing their most pressing needs, it is the easiest-to-use public speaking text available and the text that students keep. This tabbed, comb-bound text covers all topics taught in the introduction to public speaking course. In addition, A Speaker’s Guidebook offers coverage that’s useful for a lifetime of public speaking with unparalleled treatment of speaking in other courses and on the job. Now for instructors who teach with a focus on rhetoric and persuasion, we are proud to offer an additional version of the text. A Speaker’s Guidebook with The Essential Guide to Rhetoric includes a full tabbed section that provides brief yet comprehensive coverage of rhetorical theory — from the classical to the contemporary — and its practical applications.

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About the author (2010)

  DAN O'HAIR is dean of the University of Kentucky College of Communications and Information Studies. He is past Presidential Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Oklahoma and past president of the National Communication Association.  He is co-author or co-editor of fifteen communication texts and scholarly volumes and has published more than eighty research articles and chapters in dozens of communication, psychology and health journals and books.  He is a frequent presenter at national and international communication conferences, is on the editorial boards of various journals and has served on numerous committees and task forces for regional and national communication associations.

ROB STEWART is an associate dean of arts and sciences and professor of communication studies at Texas Tech University. He is coauthor of A Speaker's Guidebook (2007), Public Speaking: Challenges and Choices (1999) and has also published over 30 articles and book chapters.

HANNAH RUBENSTEIN
is a writer and editor who has used her academic training in communication (M.A., Fairfield University) to guide her collaborations on A Speaker's Guidebook (2007), Public Speaking: Challenges and Choices (1999) and other successful college texts. She heads her own communication firm, Hedgehog Productions.

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