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Essentials of Public Speaking

Essentials of Public Speaking
Author: Cheryl Hamilton
ISBN 13: 9780495901136
ISBN 10: 49590113
Edition: 5
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
Publication Date: 2011-02-07
Format: Paperback
Pages: 432
List Price: $62.95

This textbook outlines the process of preparing a speech, and offers advice on analyzing the audience, defining the topic, finding supporting materials, organizing the main points, preparing visual aids, and rehearsing the speech. The third edition adds discussions of communication theories and models, and moves the CD-ROM material to the web site. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR


This second edition of a text/CD-ROM package introducing classical and contemporary theory and practice in speechmaking contains new strategies for using the Internet and the Web, technology tips for speakers, and expanded material on speaker confidence, avoiding plagarism, and preparing visual aids. There is new emphasis on critical thinking, with chapter-opening questionnaires, critical thinking questions and activities, and boxes encouraging students to compare ancient and modern times, as well as a chapter on distinguishing logical and fallacious reasoning. The companion CD-ROM contains access to a Web site, tutorials, and two extra units. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)