Confident Public Speaking

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Cengage Learning, Apr 7, 2004 - Social Science - 544 pages
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Previously titled PUBLIC SPEAKING: A PROCESS APPROACH, Deanna Sellnow's CONFIDENT PUBLIC SPEAKING, SECOND EDITION distinguishes itself as the introductory text that most effectively presents the process of public speaking and the strategies students can use to become confident public speakers. Student-oriented and reader-friendly, the book offers unique coverage of learning styles as an aspect of audience diversity, as well as its extensive, integrated coverage of overcoming communication apprehension and the significant role ethics plays in public speaking. Changes to the Second Edition include three new types of boxes, even greater attention to ethics, a completely new interior design, and expanded technology offerings that include our Web-based Speech Builder Express. An ancillary CD-ROM and Web site offer adopters an interactive and multimedia enhanced presentation of public speaking principles and skills.
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Contents

Chapter
1
PART ONE Understanding Communication Dynamics
3
How Is Communication Important
7
The Seven Basic Elements
13
Managing the Fear of Being
39
Desensitizing in the Moments
45
Speech Builder Express
51
CDROM
74
Guidelines for Being Inclusive
257
Principles of Nonverbal Communication
268
Guidelines for the Use of Time
274
Posture
280
Guidelines for Vocal Variety
286
PowerPoint Tips and Tricks
315
Guidelines for Using
322
PART THREE Considering Communication Contexts
329

Considering Your Purpose
80
Improving Your
86
Hear the Speaker Out
92
Critique Your Classmates
99
PART TWO Preparing and Presenting Public Speeches
105
Speech Builder Express
121
Considering Group Affiliations
134
Rounding the Cycle of Learning
140
Using Indirect Methods
146
Why Is Supporting Material Important?
152
References and Oral Footnotes
177
Chapter 8
183
Organizational Patterns
192
Introductions and Conclusions
201
Key Terms
219
Creating Your Reference List
227
Guidelines for Completing Your
235
Chapter 11
243
Biographies
331
CDROM
343
Making a Claim in Your Thesis Statement
356
Comparative Advantages
363
Guidelines for Using Monroes
374
Crimes of Persuasion
381
InfoTrac College Edition Activity
405
Critiquing a Speech
412
Checklist for a Speech
418
Critiquing Commencement
429
Effective Leadership in Small Groups
442
Guidelines for Systematic
453
Learning Styles Quiz
1
Glossary
28
References
36
Index
37
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Deanna D. Sellnow is the Gifford Blyton Endowed Professor of Communication and Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Communication and of the Division of Instructional Communication at the University of Kentucky. She conducts faculty development workshops on instructional communication pedagogy and has published her research in regional, national, and international journals. Her research interests include the rhetoric of popular culture, particularly music as communication, and instructional communication. She is co-author of COMMUNICATE! COMM, SPEAK, and THE CHALLENGE OF EFFECTIVE SPEAKING, all with Cengage Learning.

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