As one of today's leading scholars in speech communication, David Zarefsky's revised edition offers "rhetorical workout" boxes to increase skills development, updated information technology to connect the theories and concepts of public speaking to everyday life and a "student's view" box so that students can learn from their peers.
Public Speaking, places a strong emphasis on developing strategies and making choices. Reinforcing the idea that public speaking is a skill that can assist in helping students communicate in their personal, professional and social lives. Throughout the text, students are encouraged to think through and about the public speaking process, as well as consider the diversity of audiences, occasions, and speakers, enabling them to choose a specific purpose, a relevant topic, and the appropriate material to make their speeches successful.
Emphasizing the critical thinking and strategic planning involved in successful public speaking, this text offers a basic college level introduction to the topic, with tips on using the Internet, an appendix with ten full-length speeches, and examples throughout. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.