Mastering Public Speaking

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Allyn and Bacon, Jul 1, 2000 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 491 pages
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Offering an ideal balance of theory and skills, this book provides a solid grounding in the how's and why's of public speaking, placing particular emphasis on critiquing, ethics, and critical thinking. Written in a casual, lively style and clearly organized, this edition of Mastering Public Speaking builds on its previous success. The fourth edition retains its popular and distinctive emphasis on the ethical contract between speaker and listener and on the value of critiquing speeches to improve your own skills. Learn how to think critically as you choose speech topics, conduct research, organize content, select language, manage nervousness, and deliver speeches. For anyone interested in Public Speaking.

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Contents

Why Study Public Speaking?
3
Levels of Communication
9
The Public Speaker as Critical Thinker
17
Copyright

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