Invitation to Public Speaking

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Cengage Learning, Jan 1, 2011 - Social Science - 464 pages
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Grounded in rhetorical tradition while offering a fresh perspective, INVITATION TO PUBLIC SPEAKING helps students understand the power and importance of public speaking--in their lives and in greater society. Intended for the introductory public speaking course, INVITATION TO PUBLIC SPEAKING engages students in the public dialogue, encourages civic engagement, and illustrates how they will apply speaking skills in their course work and throughout their careers. Speech-building exercises, thoughtful real-life examples, an invigorating art program, and an engaging voice help students comprehend public speaking as an activity to be engaged in with others, and prepares them to enter the public dialogue. INVITATION TO PUBLIC SPEAKING also features the most comprehensive integrated technology program available, giving students more interactive skill-building practice for public speaking.
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Contents

Why Speak in Public?
1
Effective Listening
21
Developing Your Speech Topic and Purpose
42
Your Audience and Speaking Environment
65
Gathering Supporting Materials
84
Developing and Supporting Your Ideas
109
Reasoning
135
Organizing and Outlining Your Speech
154
Visual Aids
240
Informative Speaking
265
Invitational Speaking
285
Persuasive Speaking
308
Persuasion and Reasoning
334
Speaking on Special Occasions
359
Speaking in Small Groups
375
Glossary
391

Introductions and Conclusions
186
Language
203
Delivering Your Speech
221
References
397
Index
409
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Cindy L. Griffin is a professor emerita of communication studies at Colorado State University. A proponent of civic engagement and civility in people's communication and their lives, she has taught public speaking; civility; gender and communication; communication, language, and thought; contemporary theories of rhetoric; history of rhetorical theories; feminist theories of discourse; identity, voice, and agency; and graduate seminars in women's studies. Her research interests include developing the theory of invitational rhetoric, advancing theories that help communication scholars and students understand our complex identities, and exploring the relationships between civility, power, and rhetoric. Dr. Griffin is the author of INVITATION TO PUBLIC SPEAKING (Cengage, 2012) and INVITATION TO PUBLIC SPEAKING HANDBOOK (Cengage, 2011); coauthor of INVITATION TO HUMAN COMMUNICATION (with Jennifer Bone, 2013), FEMINIST RHETORICAL THEORIES (with Sonja K. Foss and Karen A. Foss, Waveland, 2006), and READINGS IN FEMINIST RHETORICAL THEORY (with Karen A. Foss and Sonja K. Foss, Waveland, 2004); and coeditor of STANDING IN THE INTERSECTIONS: FEMINIST VOICES, FEMINIST PRACTICES IN COMMUNICATION STUDIES (with Karma R. Chávez, SUNY Press, 2012). A former editor of WOMEN'S STUDIES IN COMMUNICATION (2006-2010), Dr. Griffin also has published articles and book chapters addressing identities, civilities, feminisms, and rhetorical and communication theories. She received her PhD from Indiana University.

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