Cengage Advantage Books: Building a Speech

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Cengage Learning, Jan 1, 2012 - Social Science - 432 pages
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With 19 chapters organized into five units, BUILDING A SPEECH, 8th EDITION guides students through the step-by-step process of developing public speaking skills through observation, peer criticism, personal experience and instructor guidance. Readings and exercises help students draft informative and persuasive speeches and improves their research and speechwriting skills. Topics such as apprehension and listening help students realize that they are not alone in their struggle to find the confidence to speak in public. BUILDING A SPEECH is grounded in the philosophy that students can master the steps of speech construction when provided with a caring environment, clear direction, and creative examples. Plus, this new Eighth Edition of BUILDING A SPEECH -- A Cengage Advantage Book -- continues the tradition of providing proven texts at lower prices.
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Contents

Surveying the Landscape
1
Preparing the Foundation
101
Creating the Structure
159
Refining the Appearance
205
Considering Different Types of Structure
269
Notes
378
Glossary
387
Suggested Topic Areas
395
Index
400
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Dr. Metcalfe is the Chair of the Communications Department at the Community College of Baltimore County. He has taught the basic speech course for over 30 years. He is the author of two interactive CD-ROMs on speech training, a videodisc, and the Instructor's Manual to BUILDING A SPEECH, Seventh Edition. In addition to teaching, Dr. Metcalfe is a licensed private pilot, enjoys motorcycling during the warmer months, and playing the piano.

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