Public Speaking: A Process Approach

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Thomson/Wadsworth, Aug 1, 2002 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 498 pages
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Class-tested by over forty instructors for the past three years, Deanna Sellnow's exciting new textbook provides a contemporary and comprehensive alternative approach to the public speaking process. Reflecting the latest in communication research yet fully focused on the needs of today's students, 'Public Speaking' showcases both innovative and time-tested strategies to help readers learn and apply the skills necessary to become effective public speakers. Unique coverage of "learning styles" as they apply both to the speaker and audience is highlighted and integrated throughout the text. Students are taught how to assess their own learning styles and how to apply their knowledge of different learning styles both to their analysis of audiences and in the presentation of their speeches.

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Deanna D. Sellnow (Ph.D., University of North Dakota) is director of undergraduate studies of communication at the University of Kentucky. She served as associate professor of communication, director of the Public Speaking Fundamentals Program, and supervisor of graduate teaching assistants at North Dakota State University, where she taught for 17 years. After earning her master's degree from Wayne State University in Detroit, Dr. Sellnow completed the Ph.D. program at the University of North Dakota. She has received numerous honors for public speaking, teaching, and research, including the American Forensic Association's National Events Tournament Champion in Communication Analysis, North Dakota Speech and Theatre Association's Scholar of the Year, and Outstanding Teacher at North Dakota State University.

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