The audience, the message, the speaker

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McGraw-Hill, 1993 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 224 pages
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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About the author (1993)

John Hasling is Professor Emeritus at Foothills College where he taught courses in public address, group discussion, interpersonal communication and radio broadcasting. He recently published a collection of children's stories and frequently gives lectures on the importance of reading out loud to children.

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