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Speaking with a Purpose (8th Edition)

Speaking with a Purpose (8th Edition)
Author: Arthur Koch
ISBN 13: 9780205624928
ISBN 10: 205624928
Edition: 8
Publisher: Pearson Higher Education
Publication Date: 2009-01-07
Format: Paperback
Pages: 192
List Price: $63.00

Speaking with a Purpose provides readers with the “nuts and bolts” needed to become effective public speakers.

Intentionally brief, this book allows the reader to concentrate on the preparation, practice, and presentation of their speeches without getting bogged down by theoretical discussions. The focus on purpose and audience response, which incorporates consideration of cultural diversity, helps readers identify ways to make their speeches more effective. Highly popular and practical, the Eighth Edition is the best of the brief books available on the subject.


A concise introductory guide offering practical advice on preparing and delivering effective speeches. Examples from a variety of types of speeches are included, as well as exercises, evaluation forms, and other pedagogical tools. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.