A Speaker's Guidebook with The Essential Guide to Rhetoric

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Macmillan, Oct 26, 2011 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 640 pages
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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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Contents

GETTING STARTED WITH CONFIDENCE SPEAKERS REFERENCE
1
PUBLIC SPEAKING BASICS SPEAKERS REFERENCE
29
AUDIENCE ANALYSIS AND TOPIC SELECTION SPEAKERS REFERENCE
71
SUPPORTING THE SPEECH SPEAKERS REFERENCE
115
ORGANIZING AND OUTLINING SPEAKERS REFERENCE
175
INTRODUCTIONS CONCLUSIONS AND LANGUAGE SPEAKERS REFERENCE
219
VOCAL AND NONVERBAL DELIVERY SPEAKERS REFERENCE
251
PRESENTATION AIDS SPEAKERS REFERENCE
279
FORMS OF SPEECHES SPEAKERS REFERENCE
317
SPEAKING BEYOND THE SPEECH CLASSROOM SPEAKERS REFERENCE
423
SAMPLE SPEECHES
481
REFERENCE AND RESEARCH APPENDICES
503
Notes
552
Acknowledgments
567
Index
569
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Dan O'Hair is Professor and Chair of the Department of Communication at the University of Oklahoma. He received his Ph.D. in 1982 from The University of Oklahoma in communication. He has published over forty articles in business and communication journals and has authored and edited six books focusing on communication. O'Hair has served as a consultant to numerous businesses, government agencies, and non-profit organizations. He is the former president of the El Paso chapter of the American Society for Training and Development and has served on the editorial board of five communication journals including the Journal of Business Communication and is the current editor of the Journal of Applied Communication Research. He is principal investigator and course administrator for the Department of Defense's Joint Course in Communication, an intensive eight-week course in advanced communication study.

Rob Stewart is a Microsoft Solutions Specialist for CDW Berbee and has eight years of experience implementing Microsoft s Enterprise Project Management toolset in the private, public, and government sectors. Prior to joining CDW Berbee, he was the Director of Information Technology for a leading software development company based in W. Michigan.

HANNAH RUBENSTEIN is a writer and editor who has used her academic training in communication (MA, Fairfield University) to guide her collaborations on A Pocket Guide to Public Speaking (Bedford/St. Martin's 2004). Public Speaking: Challenges and Choices (Bedford/St. Martin's, 1999) and other successful college texts. She heads her own communication firm, Hedgehog Productions.

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