Public Speaking Basics

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University Press of America, 2008 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 142 pages
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Public Speaking Basics provides a semester's worth of information and exercises to help college students master public speaking. There is an emphasis on creating good thesis sentences and on using effective forms of outlining. A sample speech is provided with each of the six different speaking assignments.
 

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Contents

Communicating in Public
1
Anxiety about Speaking
3
Delivering the Speech
5
Subject Selection and Audience Analysis
9
Creating a Main Idea
15
Motivational Appeals
25
Organizing and Outlining
33
Introductions and Conclusions
43
Supporting and Amplifying Your Ideas
49
Informative Speeches
57
Wording the Speech
67
Special Occasion Speeches
69
Listening
75
Persuasive Speeches
77
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Michael A. Griffin has taught college public speaking for 20 years and judged high school speaking contests for over 15 years. He has taught a variety of speaking and communication classes at the University of Guam since 1988. He is a member of the National Communication Association, the Western Speech Communication Association, Phi Delta Kappa, and the International Society for General Semantics.

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