The Speaker’s Handbook

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Cengage Learning, Dec 29, 2008 - Social Science - 576 pages
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THE SPEAKER’S HANDBOOK is an excellent textbook for students in a public speaking course, as well as a practical reference for the independent speaker. Its thorough coverage addresses public speaking fundamentals such as planning, listening, and presentation aids, yet each topic can stand alone, giving readers a convenient reference for particular topics. Forward-thinking new coauthor David Bodary joins Jo Sprague and Doug Stuart in this ninth edition of THE SPEAKER’S HANDBOOK to engage today’s students in active learning beyond the classroom.
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About the author (2008)

Jo Sprague is Professor Emeritus of Communication Studies at San Jose State University, where she also served as associate director of the Center for Faculty Development and Support. In addition, she is a former president of the Western States Communication Association. Her research focuses on critiquing, teaching, and the scholarship of speech communications.

Douglas Stuart is Vice President of Technical and Marketing Publications at FirstTel Systems Corporation.

Dr. David Bodary is a professor of Communication Arts at Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio. He also recently served as chair of the Community College Section at the National Communication Association. During his teaching career, he has received the Meritorious Teaching Award many times. He earned his PhD in 1999 from Wayne State University.

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