The Speaker's Handbook

The Speaker's Handbook

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Now in its fourth edition, this public speaking handbook is appropriate for courses in introductory public speaking or business and professional speaking or can be used as a reference tool. Based on communication theory, the authors offer concrete suggestions on how to approach public speaking as a collaborative endeavor between the speaker and the listener.
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  • Hardback | 362 pages
  • 144 x 212 x 28mm | 580.6g
  • Wadsworth Publishing Co Inc
  • Belmont, CA, United States
  • Revised
  • 4th Revised edition
  • 0155016148
  • 9780155016149

Table of contents

Speaking as a Skill. Part I: Preparation. Topic Selection and Analysis. Audience Analysis. Research. Planning and Practice Sessions. Overcoming Fear of Speaking. Part II: Organization. Marshalling Ideas Into Speech Points. Arranging Points. Outlining. Transitions. Introductions. Conclusions. Part III: Development. Supporting Materials. Reasoning. Language and Style. Attention and Interest. Credibility. Motivational Appeals. Humor. Informative Strategies. Persuasive Strategies. Guidelines for Special Occasions. Part IV: Presentation. Modes of Delivery. Vocal Delivery. Physical Delivery. Adapting to the Speech Situation. Visual Aids. Answering Questions.
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