Public Speaking: Concepts and Skills for a Diverse Society, 8th Edition
- Clella Jaffe
- ISBN-10: 1285445856
- ISBN-13: 9781285445854
- 352 Pages | Paperback
- Previous Editions: 2013, 2010, 1998
- COPYRIGHT: 2016 Published
Offering comprehensive coverage in a concise format, PUBLIC SPEAKING: CONCEPTS AND SKILLS FOR A DIVERSE SOCIETY, 8e is a culturally informed book that never loses sight of its fundamental purpose: training students to be effective public speakers and listeners in a world filled with monumental cultural, political, and technological changes. It combines 2,500-year-old principles with up-to-date research into concepts, skills, theories, applications, and critical-thinking proficiencies essential for listening and speaking well. Discussions of classic public speaking topics are grounded in an awareness of the impact of cultural nuances-ranging from gender differences to co-cultures within the United States to the traditions of other nations. This provides students with a key element in being an effective public speaker: a heightened awareness of and sensitivity to the audience. Reflecting the latest research and practices, it includes new coverage of listening competencies, online courses, legacy journalism, native digital news outlets, MAPit, powerful language forms, and more. In addition, numerous sample speeches and interactive skill-building exercises are available in MindTap.
“This book offers readers the skills of good public speaking in a way that encourages both expression of individual viewpoints and respect for the views of others.”
— Chris Lancaster, Southern Illinois University
1. Introduction to Public Speaking and Culture.
2. Giving Your First Speech: Developing Confidence.
3. Ethics in a Diverse Society.
4. Effective Listening.
5. Selecting Your Topic and Purpose.
6. Audience Analysis.
7. Researching Your Speech in the Digital Age.
8. Choosing Supporting Materials.
9. Organizing Your Main Points.
10. Introductions and Conclusions.
11. Outlining Your Speech.
12. Choosing Effective Language.
13. Presentation Aids.
14. Delivering Your Speech.
15. Informative Speaking.
16. Foundations of Persuasion.
17. Persuasive Speaking.
!8. Special Occasion Speaking.
Appendix A. Speaking in Small Groups.
All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.
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