Invitation to Public Speaking

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Cengage Learning, Oct 24, 2005 - Performing Arts - 512 pages
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Help your students understand the power and importance of public speaking in their lives and in greater society. INVITATION TO PUBLIC SPEAKING will help your students acquire the speaking skills they'll need to succeed in your classroom and in the real world. Grounded in the rhetorical tradition while offering a fresh perspective, this text engages students in the public dialogue, encourages civic engagement and shows them that they will use these skills beyond the classroom. Griffin also explains the reasons why certain things must be done and, most importantly, why students would want to speak publicly. Numerous pedagogical tools, speech-building exercises, thoughtful real-life examples, an invigorating art program, and an engaging voice will help your students easily comprehend the text's basic concepts, apply them in and out of the classroom, and understand the importance of public speaking in their lives.
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Contents

About the Author
1
Why Speak in Public?
2
Entering the Public Dialogue with Confidence Your First Speech
20
Effective Listening
44
Developing Your Speech Topic and Purpose
68
Your Audience and Speaking Environment
92
Gathering Supporting Materials
114
Developing and Supporting Your Ideas
140
Delivering Your Speech
264
Visual Aids
288
Informative Speaking
314
Invitational Speaking
334
Persuasive Speaking
358
Persuasion and Reasoning
382
Speaking on Special Occasions
404
Speaking in Small Groups
422

Reasoning
164
Organizing Your Speech
182
Introductions and Conclusions
202
Outlining Your Speech
222
Language
246
Glossary
443
Notes
450
Index
459
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Cindy L. Griffin is a professor of communication studies at Colorado State University. She received her PhD from Indiana University and 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. A proponent of civic engagement and civility in people's communication and their lives, 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. She is the author of Invitation to Public Speaking (Cengage, 2012), 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). She has published articles and book chapters that address identities, civilities, feminisms, and rhetorical and communication theories. She also served as the editor of Women's Studies in Communication from 2006-2010.

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