Public Speaking

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Houghton Mifflin College Division, Jul 1, 2000 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 512 pages
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Public Speaking, 5/e, a comprehensive, mainstream text for the introductory course in communication, stresses cultural diversity, ethics, and gender throughout, offering clear and accessible explanations on the hows and whys of public speaking. Abundant speech examples from students and professionals provide motivation, and coverage of listener apprehension, addressing the roadblocks to being an effective listener, reflects current research in the field. A unique and functional approach to motivation in Chapter 4 provides more practical material for students. A strong emphasis on modern computer technology outlines how it can assist the speaker in developing effective presentation aids and identifies the Internet as a useful research tool. A diverse web site for students and instructors includes an extensive list of Internet, library, and multimedia resources, with subject matter ranging from environmental concerns to news and law. Information may also be found on speech preparation, multicultural activities, and videos.

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Public Speaking as Communication
In Summary 23 Terms to Know 24 Application

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