Contemporary Public Speaking

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Rowman & Littlefield, 2003 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 497 pages
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Contemporary Public Speaking includes all the traditional fundamentals as well as the hottest issues in public speaking today. Featuring a conversational style and an extensive photo and illustration program, this comprehensive coverage provides students with the tools they need to analyze and apply public speaking principles. Examples, exercises, and boxed features offer insights into major themes such as speaking across cultures, developing creativity, improving critical thinking, overcoming speech anxiety, focusing on ethics, and learning from real-world speaking situations. Students will also explore how to speak on the job and in small groups, develop persuasive strategies, and use audio/visual aids from flip charts to multimedia presentations and will learn basic ways to become more effective speakers and listeners. A Collegiate Press book CONSULTING EDITORS: JoAnn Edwards, University of Mississippi Jon A. Hess, University of Missouri, Columbia Cynthia Irizarry, Stetson University Shannon McCraw, Southeastern Oklahoma State University Timothy P. Meyer, University of Wisconsin, Green Bay Louis J. Rosso, Winthrop University"
 

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Contents

FOURTEEN
Public Speaking and You 2
How Cultural Diversity Affects Public
Building Confidence as an Excellent Public
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DEVELOPING YOUR TOPIC PURPOSE
Is Civilized Speech Nothing but a Quaint
Religion
Preparing the Speaking Outline 243
Summary 249
The Power of Spoken Words 252
Special Features
Strengthening Your Speech with Visual
Special Features
Seldom Seen but Often
Summary 292

Summary 20
The Listeners Ethical Responsibilities 63
Importance of Effective Listening 68
Special Features
The Responsibilities
Every Great Speech Starts with a Clear Concise
Norms
Special Features
H A P T
Even Great Ideas Need Support 1 36
Sample Speech 156
Personal contact
Structure What You Have to Say 188
Summary 207
Planning Your Introduction 210
Special Features
Key Terms 207
Using Speech Outlines 232
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REHEARSING AND DELIVERING
Special Features
Fire Away How to Field Tough Questions
Key Terms 292
SPEAKING TO INFORM
Key Terms 340
Solving the Problem of Using Source
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Positive motivation Youll avoid painful Personal or Public Needs 352
Organizing the Persuasive Speech 368 SSS7
Special Features
Can You Support Your
Developing Speeches for Professional and Social
Special Features
Impromptu
Understanding Group Dynamics 416
How to Minimize the Agony of Negative
Steering Clear
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\Courtland L. BovZe is professor of business communication and the C. Allen Paul Distinguished Chair at Grossmont College.

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