|Public Speaking: Finding Your Voice, Global Edition||
Public Speaking: Finding Your Voice, Global Edition
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Helps students become better speakers in their classrooms, workplaces, and communities
This top-selling, comprehensive introductory public speaking title highlights and develops the theme of “Finding Your Voice.” It helps students develop as speakers and as people, as they gain presentation skills and confidence, discover causes that interest and engage them, and give them a sense of purpose. This theme reinforces the book’s primary goal of helping students to become better communicators in their classrooms, workplaces and communities.
Focuses on “Finding Your Voice” - The “Finding Your Voice” theme resonates throughout the book. Each chapter begins with stories and examples that illustrate finding your voice and concludes with a Final Reflections section that places the material in context. As each chapter develops, the Finding Your Voice feature offers short exercises, questions, and applications that challenge readers to think about and apply what they are learning, providing opportunities for class discussion and a stimulus to learning.
Balances Theory and Skills - This title offers both practical advice and an understanding of why such advice works, with a solid grounding in both classic and current scholarship.
Helps Develop Critical Thinking Skills - New chapter-ending self-tests, After Reading This Chapter…, review and reinforce the major concepts introduced and developed. These reviews measure Learning Outcomes that relate to the Learning Objectives at the beginning of each chapter. New For Discussion and Further Exploration questions and projects encourage the extension and application of chapter content.
Covers Cultural Diversity - The text features prominent coverage of cultural diversity and the importance of adapting to diverse audiences and appreciating others’ voices.
Emphasizes Ethics - Emphasis is placed on on ethical considerations throughout, to help readers become more sensitive to the ethical impact of their words and messages, as well as to be able to evaluate the credibility and reliability of others’ messages.
Appendix A (Small Group Communication):
Part One: The Foundations of Public Speaking
Chapter 1: Discovering Your Voice
Chapter 2: Understand and Managing Your Fear of Speaking
Chapter 3: Preparing, Practicing and Presenting Your First Speech
Chapter 4: The importance of listening
Part Two: Preparation for Public Speaking
Chapter 5: Understanding Your Audience and the Occasion
Chapter 6: Selecting Your Topic
Chapter 7: Building Responsible Knowledge
Chapter 8: Supporting Your Ideas
Chapter 9: Developing and Structuring Your Speech
Part Three: Developing Presentation Skills
Chapter 10: Presentation Aids
Chapter 11: Putting Words to Work
Chapter 12: Delivering Your Speech
Part Four: Types of Public Speaking
Chapter 13: Enlightening Discourse
Chapter 14: Convincing Discourse
Chapter 15: Persuasion in Controversy
Chapter 16: Ceremonial Speaking on Special Occasions
Appendix A: Communicating in Small Groups
Appendix B: Speeches for Analysis