Public Speaking: Concepts and Skills for a Diverse Society: Concepts And Skills for a Diverse Society

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Cengage Learning, 2006 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 448 pages
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Groundbreaking and critically acclaimed from the first edition, PUBLIC SPEAKING: CONCEPTS AND SKILLS FOR A DIVERSE SOCIETY, Fifth Edition, continues to train students to be effective speakers and listeners in the context of our multicultural society. Jaff
 

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Contents

Introduction to Public Speaking and Culture
1
Giving Your First Speech Developing Confidence
17
Ethics and Diversity
33
Effective Listening
53
Audience Analysis
69
Selecting Your Topic and Purpose
89
Researching Your Speech in an Electronic Culture
107
Choosing Supporting Materials
133
Delivering Your Speech
255
Telling Narratives
271
Informative Speaking
287
Persuasive Speaking
309
Persuasive Reasoning Methods
331
Speaking in Small Groups
355
Speaking on Special Occasions
363
Sample Speeches
371

Organizing Your Speech
155
Completing Your Speech
173
Putting It All Together Outlining Your Speech
191
Visual Aids From Chalkboard to Computer
207
Choosing Effective Language
231
References
391
Credits
401
Index
403
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About the author (2006)

Clella Jaffe received her B.A. from Seattle Pacific University, and her M.Ed. and Ph.D. from Oregon State University. She did additional graduate work at the University of Washington. She has taught communication courses at George Fox, St. John's University (Queens), and Oregon State University. She authored a widely-selling public speaking text that emphasizes diversity. For many years, she taught oral interpretation of literature and coached and judged forensics competitions. She currently serves as chair of the communication department at George Fox University, Newberg, Oregon. Professor Jaffe has published in the following areas: mothers' advice manuals, time as a nonverbal communication system (comparing Russian Old Believers' and mainstream U.S. time systems), and Promise Keepers' wives. Her most research examines the Global South Anglican Church response to the consecration of V. Gene Robinson as Episcopal Bishop of New Hampshire.

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