Mastering Public Speaking: Pearson New International Edition

Series
Pearson
Author
George L. Grice / John F. Skinner  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
8
Language
English
Total pages
416
Pub.-date
November 2013
ISBN13
9781292042190
ISBN
1292042192
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Mastering Public Speaking equips students with a firm grounding in the “hows” and “whys” of public speaking by providing an ideal balance of theory and skills while placing important emphases on critiquing, ethics, and critical thinking.

 

Written in a casual, lively style and clearly organized, the Eighth Edition of Mastering Public Speaking builds on its previous success. The first public speaking book to devote an entire chapter to ethics, the Eighth Edition continues its popular and distinctive emphasis on the ethical contract between speaker and listener.

 

 

Teaching & Learning Experience

  • Personalize Learning—MySpeechLab delivers proven results in helping students succeed, provides engaging experiences that personalize learning, and comes from a trusted partner with educational expertise and a deep commitment to helping students and instructors achieve their goals. With tools such as MediaShare (our video upload and commenting tool), MyOutline, and self-assessments in MyPersonalityProfile, MySpeechLab works with students and instructors to personalize the learning experience and make it more effective. 
  • Improve Skill Development and Application“Key Points” boxes, chapter outlines, marginal glossary entries, and bulleted chapter summaries reinforce instruction and aid student review. “Theory into Practice” (TIP) features in every chapter help students understand and apply concepts and strategies of public communication to enhance their speaking competence.
  • Engage Students— “Speaking with Confidence” features throughout the Eighth Edition have students explain in their own words how various aspects of the speech process help build confidence.  Furthermore, the Eighth Edition of Mastering Public Speaking is more streamlined and user-friendly, has more bulleted lists and new bulleted summaries that make it easier for you to find the chapter content you are looking for, and is formatted in a smaller trim size that makes it easier to carry and use in class.
  • ExploreExamples of a diversity of speakers and occasions: student and professional speakers; classroom and contest student speeches; speeches by two-year, four-year, and graduate school students; informative, persuasive, and special occasion speeches (Ch. 15, 17, 18 & Appendix).
  • Emphasize Learning Outcomes – Learning outcomes appear on the chapter-opening spread and correspond to the important concepts covered in each chapter. Additionally, online tools in MySpeechLab, such as MediaShare, provide a strong assessment tool for measuring students’ mastery of your course’s learning outcomes through their speeches. 
  • Understand Theory and Research – The Eighth Edition provides a current guide to student research using databases, academic search engines, and Internet sources, with an updated emphasis on how to evaluate Internet sites and a new discussion of the use of Wikipedia.  In addition, two solid chapters on persuasion highlight persuasive theory and application and types of argument, and include a discussion of logical fallacies. Students also can access Pearson’s MySearchLab where students can get extensive help on the research process as well as can access four databases of credible and reliable source material (for details, please see www.mysearchlab.com ).  MySearchLab also contains an AutoCite feature that assists students in the creation of a Works Cited document (using APA, MLA, or Chicago formats), as well as Pearson’s SourceCheck, which encourages students to accurately document and cite their sources. 
  • Support Instructors— Strong supplements package along with activities and assessments in MySpeechLab. ClassPrep, located within MySpeechLab, contains videos, lectures, classroom activities, audio clips, and more.

Features

· Strong coverage of ethics throughout:

o   The first public speaking book to include a full chapter on ethics (Ch. 2), the new edition continues to stress to students the importance of being ethical speakers and listeners.

o   “Ethical Decisions” boxes present mini-cases in which students must choose between controversial courses of action. Thought-provoking questions follow each scenario, providing springboards for engaging classroom debates.

o   In-chapter discussions of ethical issues throughout the book stress to students how ethics is a part of the entire public speaking process.

· Emphasis on speech criticism:

o   Step-by-step instruction on speech criticism, now presented in a new Appendix A to allow flexibility for when to cover this topic includes discussion of reacting to criticism that shows students how to use feedback constructively.

o   Critiquing guidelines printed in the back of the book serve as a reference tool.

o   An annotated speech critique is included in Appendix A, offering an example (with commentary from the authors) to help improve students’ written and oral critiquing. 

o   Annotated speeches appear in Chapters 15, 17, and 18, and illustrate how four students constructed their informative, persuasive, and special occasion speeches.

· Emphasis on critical thinking:

o   In-text discussions of specific critical thinking skills are incorporated throughout the text, appearing early in the chapters to reinforce how critical thinking relates to each topic at hand.

· Emphasis on technology:

o   The Eighth Edition provides a current guide to student research using databases, academic search engines, and Internet sources, with an updated  emphasis on how to evaluate Internet sites and a new discussion of the use of Wikipedia.

o   “Exploring Online” boxes throughout the book emphasize the wealth of useful information on the Internet.

· “Key Points” boxes, chapter outlines, and detailed chapter summaries reinforce instruction and aid student review.

· Two full chapters on persuasion highlight persuasive theory, types of argument, and a discussion of logical fallacies.

· “Speaking with Confidence” boxes feature students throughout the country explaining how Mastering Public Speaking helped them to build their confidence throughout the stages of the public speaking process.

· Updated APA and MLA bibliographic references include forms for electronic sources.

· Sample speeches represent a diversity of speakers and occasions: student and professional speakers; classroom and contest student speeches; speeches by two-year, four-year, and graduate school students; informative, persuasive, and special occasion speeches (Ch. 15, 17, 18 & Appendix).

· A full section on how to cite sources in a speech provides an easy-to-understand reference for students (in Ch. 7 in this edition).

· Updated examples reflect greater cultural diversity and changes in technology.

· “Theory into Practice” (TIP) features in every chapter help students understand and apply concepts and strategies of public communication to enhance their speaking competence.

New to this Edition

  • The Eighth Edition of Mastering Public Speaking is more streamlined and user-friendly, has more bulleted lists and new bulleted summaries that make it easier for you to find the chapter content you are looking for, and is formatted in a smaller trim size that makes it easier to carry and use in class.

     

  • Updated resources throughout include sample APA and MLA bibliographic references, “Exploring Online” sidebars that direct you to a wealth of helpful Internet information as you learn about the speech process and prepare your own speeches, and Theory in to Practice (TIP) sidebars that offer hands-on resources that transform theoretical concepts into practical advice.
  • The treatment of civility in public speaking (Chapter 2) is now a major chapter section and provides guidelines for encouraging a community of respectful, attentive learners.

     

  • The discussion of plagiarism now includes a new extended example that shows how to avoid unintentional plagiarism and correctly cite the source in your speech.  The five rules that can help you avoid plagiarism are now presented as a TIP.

     

  • An expanded discussion of diversity (Chapter 5), and additional examples throughout the book, offer guidance for how to speak effectively to a range of audiences.

     

  • Updated coverage (Chapter 7) of electronic research sources, databases, and academic search engines helps you to more
    effectively use these research tools as you prepare your own speeches.

     

  • Updated coverage of presentation software (Chapter 14) discusses  types of and methods for incorporating presentation aids and includes suggestions for designing and displaying visual aids to enhance a presentation while avoiding the common pitfalls often associated with PowerPoint.
  • An updated discussion (Chapter 7) offers guidelines for evaluating information you find on the Internet and advises you of the risks in relying on Wikipedia as a credible source for their speeches.

     

  • Appendix A, “Giving and Receiving Criticism,” continues our strong emphasis on speech criticism but moves it to a stand-alone topic for instructors who want to emphasize it. 

     

  • Appendix B, “Sample Speeches,” includes two new student speeches (one is available on the MySpeechLab website), providing
    excellent and contemporary examples from which students can learn.
  • Table of Contents

    Chapter 1: An Introduction to Public Speaking 1

    Why Study Public Speaking? 2

    Definitions of Communication 4

    Levels of Communication 6

    Elements of Communication 9

    The Public Speaker as Critical Thinker 12

    •  Theory into Practice: Thinking about Speaking 14

     

    Chapter 2: The Ethics of Public Speaking 16

    Definition of Ethics 18

    Principles of Ethics 19

    Ethical Speaking 20

    Ethical Listening 23

    Fair Use Guidelines 25

    Plagiarism 26

    •  Theory into Practice: How to Avoid Plagiarism 30

    Civility in the Classroom

     

    Chapter 3: Speaking Confidently 32

    Recognize That Speaker Nervousness Is Normal 34

    Control Speaker Nervousness 37

    Learn How to Build Speaker Confidence    37

    •  Theory into Practice: Gaining Perspective 42

    Prepare Your First Speech 43

     

    Chapter 4: Listening to Speeches 52

    The Importance of Listening 55

    Listening versus Hearing 55

    The Process of Listening 57

    Obstacles to Effective Listening    59

    Promoting Better Listening 60

    Speaking with Confidence: Jodie Moody Radford University

    Theory into Practice:

     

    Chapter 5: Analyzing Your Audience 74

    Recognize the Value of Audience Diversity 76

    Analyze Your Audience before the Speech 78

    •  Theory into Practice: Using an Audience Questionnaire 89

    Analyze Your Audience during the Speech 88

    Analyze Your Audience after the Speech 91

     

    Chapter 6: Selecting Your Speech Topic 94

    Generate Ideas 96

    Research-Generated Topics 101

    Select Your Topic

    Focus Your Topic 102

    Determine Your General Purpose 105

    Formulate Your Specific Purpose 106

    Word Your Thesis Statement 107

     

    Chapter 7: Researching Your Topic

    Assess Your Personal Knowledge

    Develop Your Research Plan

    Collect Your Information

    Theory Into Practice: Evaluating Internet Resources

    Record Your Information

    Conclude Your Search

     

    Chapter 8: Supporting Your Speech

    Purposes of Supporting Materials

    Types of Supporting Materials

    Tests of Evidence

    Citing Your Sources

    Theory Into Practice: Information for Oral Footnotes

     

    Chapter 9: Organizing the Body of Your Speech

    Formulate an Organizing Question

    Divide the Speech into Key Ideas

    Develop the Key Ideas

    Theory Into Practice: Applying the “4 S’s”

    Connect the Key Ideas

     

    Chapter 10: Introducing and Concluding Your Speech

    Organize the Introduction of the Speech

    Organize the Conclusion of the Speech

    Theory Into Practice: Outward Method of Speech Development

     

    Chapter 11: Outlining Your Speech

    Functions of Outlining

    Principles of Outlining

    Stages of Outlining

    Theory Into Practice: Visual Brainstorming

     

    Chapter 12: Wording Your Speech

    Functions of Language

    Principles of Effective Language Use

    Theory Into Practice: Keys to Effective Oral Style

     

    Chapter 13: Delivering Your Speech 224

    Principles of Nonverbal Communication 226

    Methods of Delivery 227

    Qualities of Effective Delivery 230

    Elements of Vocal Delivery 231

    Elements of Physical Delivery 235

    Theory into Practice: Dressing for Address 236

     

    Chapter 14: Using Presentational Aids    242

    The Importance of Using Presentational Aids 244

    Types of Presentational Aids 246

    Projection of Presentational Aids 252

    Theory into Practice: Designing Visual Aids 254

    Strategies for Using Presentational Aids 253

    •  Ethical Decisions: Fair Use or Copyright Infringement 257

     

    Chapter 15: Speaking to Inform 260

    Characteristics of a Speech to Inform 262

    Informative Speech Topics 264

    Guidelines for Speaking to Inform 271

    Theory into Practice: Organizing Informative Speeches 272

    Annotated Sample Speech: Renaissance Fairs: The New Vaudeville 276

     

    Chapter 16: The Strategy of Persuasion 280

    The Importance of Persuasion 282

    A Definition of Persuasion 283

    Types of Influence 283

    Types of Persuasive Speeches 285

    Persuasive Speaking Strategies 286

    Theory into Practice: Developing Emotional Appeals 295

     

    Chapter 17: The Structure of Persuasion 298

    Making and Refuting Arguments 300

    Types of Argument 302

    Theory into Practice: Testing Your Arguments 309

    Fallacies of Argument 309

    Selecting Propositions for Persuasive Speeches 315

    Monroe’s Motivated Sequence 317

    Annotated Sample Speech: Sustainable Giving 319

     

    Chapter 18: Speaking on Special Occasions 324

    The Speech of Introduction 326

    The Speech of Presentation 327

    The Acceptance Speech 329

    The Speech of Tribute 330

    The Speech to Entertain 331

    The Impromptu Speech 334

    •  Theory into Practice: The Question-Answer Period 332

     

    Chapter 19: Speaking in and as a Group 338

    Small-Group Communication and Public Speaking 340

    Small Groups Defined 340

    Types of Groups 341

    Group Discussion and Decision Making 342

    The Group Presentation 350

    Theory into Practice: Developing a Presentational Style 353

    Appendix A: Giving and Receiving Criticism