Public Speaking in a Diverse Society

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Mayfield Publishing Company, 1996 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 481 pages
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This introductory public speaking text integrates discussion of cultural influences on communication with instruction in public speaking theory and practice. Cultural influences are considered in all areas of public speaking, from selecting topics and evidence to using particular styles of verbal and nonverbal communication.

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Patricia Kearney (Ed.D., West Virginia University) is a Distinguished Professor of Communication at California State University, Long Beach. Her research and teaching, both theoretical and applied, focus on instructional communication, organizational training, and development. The former Editor of Communication Education, Kearney has written a variety of textbooks and industrial training packages, and she has published more than 100 research articles, chapters, and commissioned research reports and instructional modules. She is listed among the 100 most published scholars and among the top 15 published female scholars in her discipline. Kearney is the Education Director for Ross.Campbell, a Sacramento-based marketing and media production firm specializing in cause-related, social and environmental issues. She teaches courses in business communication, training and development, instructional technology, and interpersonal relationships.

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