The Elements of Public Speaking, Seventh Edition provides a comprehensive survey of public speaking and uses integrated coverage of new technology, ethics, culture and gender, and critical thinking. The new edition also includes explanation of the use of presentation software programs to create complete slide shows.
Are you part of the 73% of the population that experiences anxiety from public speaking? Face your fears with this valuable guide that combines real-world case studies and practice activities to help build your confidence. You may not be afraid of heights or spiders but making a speech in front of a large crowd—whether it’s a wedding party, an awards ceremony, or even doing a presentation in the office—is sure to get your heart pounding and your palms sweaty. But with Your Guide to Public Speaking in hand, there’s no need to fear public speaking a second longer. This practical and indispensable guide teaches you to understand and work with your audience, take control of your own emotions, and create the perfect materials to supplement your speech and help drive your message home. With practice activities, real-world case studies, tips you never thought you needed—and more!—you’ll find everything you need to become a speech master in no time at all. From preparing for a video conference, rallying for support for a cause that’s important to you, or facing down multiple interviews, you can banish those fears and feel empowered no matter what the situation with Your Guide to Public Speaking.
This book is intended to give practical advice to anyone embarking upon a career involving advocacy or public speaking. Its authors are Derek Halbert and Hayley Whitaker from the University of Chester Law School. Derek spent 24 years as a member of the bar in chambers in Chester and then more than 20 years as a Circuit Judge until his retirement in September 2015. In October 2015 he was appointed an Honorary Senior Lecturer in Law and it is estimated that during his 44 years as a member of the legal profession, he made or listened to approximately 56,000 speeches. Hayley is also a member of the bar of England and Wales and a Lecturer in Law. She is the tutor with responsibility for Advocacy and Public Speaking and so has considerable expertise in the needs of students in this area. The combined experience of the authors forms the basis of this book and they cover topics such as: twelve rules for speaking in public, how to prepare a speech, how to prepare a case for court, how to research and present a legal argument, examination in chief, cross-examination, ethics and professional conduct and alternative dispute resolution. The result is a book which is, in the words of The Rt Hon. The Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd, Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales: 'an indispensable companion to any student aspiring to the highest standards of advocacy.'
Public Speaking Basics provides a semester's worth of information and exercises to help college students master public speaking. There is an emphasis on creating good thesis sentences and on using effective forms of outlining. A sample speech is provided with each of the six different speaking assignments.
Contemporary Public Speaking includes all the traditional fundamentals as well as the hottest issues in public speaking today. Featuring a conversational style and an extensive photo and illustration program, this comprehensive coverage provides students with the tools they need to analyze and apply public speaking principles. Examples, exercises, and boxed features offer insights into major themes such as speaking across cultures, developing creativity, improving critical thinking, overcoming speech anxiety, focusing on ethics, and learning from real-world speaking situations. Students will also explore how to speak on the job and in small groups, develop persuasive strategies, and use audio/visual aids--from flip charts to multimedia presentations--and will learn basic ways to become more effective speakers and listeners. A Collegiate Press book CONSULTING EDITORS: JoAnn Edwards, University of Mississippi Jon A. Hess, University of Missouri, Columbia Cynthia Irizarry, Stetson University Shannon McCraw, Southeastern Oklahoma State University Timothy P. Meyer, University of Wisconsin, Green Bay Louis J. Rosso, Winthrop University
When most people begin learning public speaking they don't know where to start. Do they start by learning how to project their voice and how to develop a good posture? Do they start by learning how to overcome their fear of public speaking? Or do they start by learning how to write speeches?In The Three Stages to Public Speaking Mastery we take you through a step by step process. We treat learning public speaking as a journey with three key stages:The first stage is the character development stage. The public speaking journey does not begin the moment you stand on stage to deliver a speech. Nor does it begin when you start writing and practicing a speech. It begins when you make a decision to start working on your inner self. In this stage we consider: - how to develop the mindset of a public speaker - how to overcome the fear of public speaking - how to speak from the heartThe second stage is the speech preparation stage. There is a common misconception about public speaking - many people think that speeches require little preparation. The truth is, public speaking requires significant preparation and practice. No-one is born a natural speaker. In this stage we share tips on: - how to write a speech - how to make a speech easy to understand - how to practice your speechThe third stage is the speech delivery stage. This is often what many people think of when they want to learn public speaking. However, success in this stage relies upon a strong foundation - a well developed character together with a well prepared speech. In this stage we share: - how to have a captivating voice - how to have an engaging eye contact - how to use body language effectivelyWe have written this book with the following philosophy in mind: "make sure the ideas are deep yet easy to grasp." We didn't want to state the obvious but at the same time we didn't want the book to be difficult to read. You can find more about us by visiting our website: http://publicspeakingforlife.com.au/You can read our blog at http://publicspeakingforlife.com.au/blog
Griffin's INVITATION TO PUBLIC SPEAKING: NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC EDITION, 6th Edition, brings a unique invitational approach to the public speaking course. As an antidote to the argument culture promoted by the media, INVITATION TO PUBLIC SPEAKING represents public speaking as a public dialogue, whether its purpose is to persuade, inform, or entertain. Audience-centered and practical, this approach emphasizes real-world contexts for public speaking with special features on Public Speaking in the Workplace, Ethical Moments, Civic Engagement, and relatable case studies from NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC researchers, scientists, artists, educators, and activists who use public speaking to save endangered species, document human tragedies, or promote scientific and cultural discoveries. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
The Art of Public Speaking is a fantastic introduction to public speaking by the master of the art—Dale Carnegie. Featured within this classic manual are hundreds of tips and tricks on how to become an efficient and effective public speaker. One of the core ideas in his books is that it is possible to change other people's behavior by changing one's reaction to them. This is a fascinating work and is thoroughly recommended for everyone.