Oral Communication: Speaking Across Cultures

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Roxbury Pub., 2000 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 508 pages
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Offers a practical approach to public speaking. This edition links three contemporary developments to the context of public speaking: technological advancements; shifting ethnic and cultural patterns; and an increased awareness of ethical issues. It includes: a chapter on critical thinking; a discussion of ethics in each chapter; and more.

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Contents

Getting Started
33
Understanding Your Listeners
65
Presenting Your Ideas
91
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LARRY SAMOVAR, Emeritus Professor at San Diego State University, received his Ph.D. from Purdue University, where he taught for five years. He was also an invited scholar at Nihon University in Japan. As an early pioneer in the field of intercultural communication, he has been a guest speaker at many universities in the United States. In addition, Dr. Samovar has worked as a communication consultant in both the private and public sectors. He has written and/or edited 14 textbooks--totaling 45 editions. Many of his publications have been translated into foreign languages and are used in 11 countries. As an active researcher he has presented more than 100 scholarly papers and conducted numerous seminars and workshops at international, national, and regional conferences. His publication list is extensive and encompasses books and articles on intercultural communication, small group communication, interpersonal communication, and public speaking.

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