Speech Communication Made Simple

Speech Communication Made Simple

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Here?s a step-by-step introduction to verbal communication, designed to increase a student?s skill and self-confidence when giving a presentation.
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  • Paperback | 196 pages
  • 204 x 254.5 x 10.9mm | 423g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 0130207977
  • 9780130207975

Table of contents

PrefaceAcknowledgmentsIntroduction Chapter 1: Speaking to Develop Self-Confidence Speech 1: Self-Introduction Speech 2: A Personal Experience Speech 3: A Meaningful Object Speech 4: A Specific Fear Pronunciation Tip: Final Consonants Chapter 2: Delivering Your Message Posture Talks Look Them in the Eye Facial Expressions and Gestures Using Visual Aids Are You Asking Me or Telling Me? Discard Those Disclaimers and Apologies Write for the Ear Practice Makes Perfect Pronunciation Tip: Ending: -ed Chapter 3: Putting Your Speech Together Preparing the Speech Outlines Transitions Pronunciation Tip: Syllable Stress in Compound Nouns Chapter 4: Listening Bad Listening Habits and Their Cures Listening Exercises Pronunciation Tip: [i] and [I] Chapter 5: Speaking to Inform Preparing for the Informative Speech Outlining an Informative Speech Informative Speech Preparation Worksheet Pronunciation Tip: [d] and [d] Chapter 6: Speaking to Persuade Preparing for the Persuasive Speech Outlining a Persuasive Speech Persuasive Speech Preparation Worksheet Pronunciation Tip: Stress in Noun/Verb Parts Chapter 7: Participation in Group Discussions Path to Successful Problem Solving for Group Discussions Path to Being an Effective Group Leader Path to Being a Responsible Group Member Group Discussion Worksheet Group Leader Worksheet Pronunciation Tip: Sentence Stress Chapter 8: Understanding Interpersonal Communication Avoiding Miscommunications Clarifying the Speaker's Intentions Interpersonal Communication Styles Direct and Indirect Communication Styles Pronunciation Tip: [s], [t], and [ ] Chapter 9: Understanding Intercultural Communication Ethnocentricity Stereotypes Cultural Differences in Communication Nonverbal Communication Pronunciation Tip: Contractions Chapter 10: Thinking on Your Feet Preparing for the Impromptu Speech Organizing the Impromptu Speech Outlining the Impromptu Speech Guidelines for Impromptu Speaking Pronunciation Tip: [b], [v], [w] Chapter 11: Using Idioms and Proverbs Idioms with Body Parts Idioms with Foods Idioms with Colors Miscellaneous Idioms Proverbs Pronunciation Tip: Intonation Chapter 12: Miscellaneous Speaking Activities SymposiumInterpersonal/Intercultural Activity Debate Introductory Speech Progressive Story Personal Opinion Speech Pronunciation Tip: [l] and [r] Appendix
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About Paulette Dale

Dr. Paulette Dale and James Wolf have been professors of speech communication/ESL at Miami Dade Community College for over 50 collective years. A Fulbright Scholar in International Education, Dr. Dale has co-authored 6 other books on pronunciation and speech communication. Founder of the Cognitive Intelligence Association, Mr. Wolf is coordinator of the college's speech lab and a speech communication consultant
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