Public Speaking: A Guide for the Engaged Communicator

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McGraw-Hill, 2006 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 275 pages
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This is a new, brief, economical text that stresses the importance of public communication in contemporary life. Through its numerous examples and excellent companion collection of sample speeches, the book and its media program integrate vital themes of our time and invite students to make the connection between their basic public speaking class and such important issues as ethics, religious identity, diversity, health, medicine, education, and the environment.

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Contents

part one Preparing Your Presentations
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part one Preparing Your Presentations
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Why Is Public Speaking a Unique Form
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Scott Titsworth is an Associate Professor and Interim Dean for the Scripps College of Communication at Ohio University. Scott is co-author of four textbooks and a nationally respected scholar in the field of instructional communication and communication education. In addition to his current administrative responsibilities, Scott has worked as a basic course administrator for his entire career and has been active with the first year student program at Ohio University.

Judy C. Pearson is Associate Dean of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences and Professor of Communication at North Dakota State University in Fargo, North Dakota. She has co-authored 30 text and trade books. Judy has served as the President of the Central States Communication Association, the World Communication Association, and the National Communication Association. She met Paul E. Nelson at a basic course directors meeting, married him, and the couple has six children. The two have been producing basic course books together ever since.

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