The Art of Public Speaking

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McGraw-Hill, 1989 - Public speaking - 414 pages
The leading text in public speaking, The Art of Public Speaking is successful because it works well for both students and instructors. Instructors rely on its careful explanations, its reinforcing examples, and its attention to the basics that help their tentative students become competent speakers. Instructors have also come to rely on the most comprehensive package of support materials available with any text on public speaking. For students, the book brings the art of public speaking to life by providing a steady stream of vivid and illustrative examples and by patiently teaching the theory and practice of rhetoric by well-chosen examples.

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Contents

The Bibliography
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Myriapoda
75
Arachnoidea
86
Pisces
156
Herpetology
177
Aves
196
Title
221
DELIVERY
230
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ADVANTAGES OF VISUAL AIDS 254
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TIPS FOR USING VISUAL AIDS
264
ANALYSIS
273
GUIDELINES FOR INFORMATIVE SPEAKING
284
SAMPLE SPEECH WITH COMMENTARY
293
SPEAKING TO PERSUADE
303

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SUPPORTING YOUR IDEAS 116
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PART THREE
143
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SUPPORTING MATERIALS 157
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SPEECHES OF INTRODUCTION
348
COMMEMORATIVE SPEECHES
354
APPENDIX
364
SPEECHES FOR ANALYSIS AND DISCUSSION
387
Household Chemicals Susan Zaeske
393
Have a Dream Martin Luther King Jr
399
A Deadly Combination
406
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
414
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About the author (1989)

Stephen E. Lucas is Professor of Communication Arts at the University of Wisconsin where he has coordinated the introductory public speaking course for almost 25 years. He has received numerous teaching awards, including the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching and is the author of several books, including "Portents of Rebellion" which was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. Professor Lucas lives in Madison, Wisconsin with his wife and two sons.

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