The audience, the message, the speaker
This succinct, core introduction to public speaking combines a concern with classic rhetoric with a strong emphasis on ethics, diversity and current technology. The text first introduces students to the tasks of gathering information, organizing material, and delivering a speech. It then completes the communication process by teaching the importance of listening, and by instructing the speaker on how to overcome common obstacles that can impede reception.
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Preparing to Meet the Audience
The Organizational Structure
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