Building a Speech

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Thomson, Wadsworth, Jul 21, 2003 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 400 pages
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Metcalfe's BUILDING A SPEECH, Fifth Edition, continues the tradition of providing proven texts at lower prices. With 20 chapters organized into five units, BUILDING A SPEECH guides students through a step-by-step process of acquiring public speaking skills by observation, peer criticism, personal experience and instructor guidance. Readings and exercises provide assistance in developing informative and persuasive speeches as well as research and speechwriting skills. This book establishes a caring environment for the learning process through a conversational style that aims to both interest and motivate students, while conveying encouragement through topics such as apprehension and listening that will help students to realize that they are not alone in their struggles. It is grounded in the philosophy that students can master the steps of speech construction if provided with a caring environment, clear blueprints, and creative examples.

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Contents

Surveying the Landscape
1
Introducing the Study of Public Speaking
2
Analyzing Your Audience
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About the author (2003)

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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