Public Speaking: The Evolving Art

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Cengage Learning, May 28, 2008 - Performing Arts - 496 pages
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The first book to combine the proven traditions of public speaking instruction with an extensive integrated technology package, PUBLIC SPEAKING: THE EVOLVING ART provides you with the tools you need to navigate the challenges of creating and delivering speeches in today’s media-driven society. Throughout the text, you’ll follow along as four peer mentors, real people who have successfully completed the public speaking course, bring concepts and strategies to life with seamlessly-integrated video segments that highlight strategies for successful public speaking in today’s digital society.
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Note to Instructors
Note to Students
About the Authors
The Evolving Art of Public Speaking
Building Your Confidence
Ethical Speaking and Listening
Developing Your Purpose and Topic
Adapting to Your Audience
Using Language Effectively
Integrating Presentation Media
Delivering Your Speech
Informative Speaking
Persuasive Speaking
Understanding Argument
Special Occasion and Group Speaking
Speeches for Analysis

Researching Your Topic
Supporting Your Ideas
Organizing and Outlining Your Speech
Beginning and Ending Your Speech

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Stephanie J. Coopman (Ph.D., University of Kentucky) is Professor and Chair of Communication Studies at San Jose State University and Chair of the SJSU University Council of Chairs and Directors. In addition to teaching public speaking since the start of her career, she has conducted numerous workshops on public speaking and communication pedagogy. Professor Coopman has published her research in a variety of scholarly outlets, including First Monday, Communication Education, Western Journal of Communication, Communication Yearbook, American Communication Journal, Journal of Business Communication, and Management Communication Quarterly.

James Lull is Professor Emeritus of Communication Studies at San Jose State University. Winner of the National Communication Association's Golden Anniversary Monograph Award, he has taught public speaking for more than twenty-five years. An internationally recognized leader in media studies and cultural analysis, Professor Lull is author or editor of twelve books with translations into many languages. Dr. Lull holds an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Helsinki, Finland, and an Honorary Professorship at Aalborg University, Denmark. He regularly gives plenary addresses and seminars at universities in Europe and Latin America.

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