Public Speaking: Concepts and Skills for a Diverse Society

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Cengage Learning, 01‏/01‏/2015 - 352 من الصفحات
A culturally informed book that never loses sight of its fundamental purpose, PUBLIC SPEAKING: CONCEPTS AND SKILLS FOR A DIVERSE SOCIETY, 8e trains readers to be effective public speakers and listeners in a world filled with monumental cultural, political, and technological changes. It combines 2,500-year-old principles with up-to-date research into concepts, skills, theories, applications, and critical-thinking proficiencies essential for listening and speaking well. Discussions of classic public speaking topics are grounded in an awareness of the impact of cultural nuances that range from gender differences to co-cultures within the United States to the traditions of other nations-giving readers a heightened awareness of and sensitivity to their audience. Reflecting the latest research and practices, it includes new coverage of listening competencies, online courses, legacy journalism and native digital news outlets, MAPit, powerful language forms, and more.
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Introduction to Public Speaking and Culture
1
Giving Your First Speech Developing Confidence
14
Ethics in a Diverse Society
28
Effective Listening
42
Selecting Your Topic and Purpose
56
Audience Analysis
67
Researching Your Speech in the Digital Age
81
Choosing Supporting Materials
96
Presentation Aids
164
Delivering Your Speech
182
Informative Speaking
198
Foundations of Persuasion
214
Persuasive Speaking
234
Speaking on Special Occasions
250
Speaking in Small Groups
261
Sample Speeches
269

Organizing Your Main Points
113
Introductions and Conclusions
126
Outlining Your Speech
137
Choosing Effective Language
149
Glossary
287
References
295
Index
311
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