"Invitation to Public Speaking", 3e, was designed to provide you with solid public speaking skills that will serve you well in the classroom and far beyond. This text shows you the power and importance of public speaking in your life, as well as in the community. The author, who is a public speaking professor, takes time to teach you the how of speaking skills, while also explaining why certain things must be done in a speech - and why you would want to speak publicly. Speech-building help and real-life examples in every chapter help you understand the basic concepts so that you learn to give successful speeches inside and outside the classroom.
Table of Contents
1. Why Speak in Public?2. Entering the Public Dialogue With Confidence: Your First Speech.3. Effective Listening.4. Developing Your Speech Topic and Purpose.5. Your Audience and Speaking Environment.6. Gathering Support Materials.7. Developing and Supporting Your Ideas.8. Reasoning.9. Organizing and Outlining Your Speech.10. Introductions and Conclusions.11. Language.12. Delivering Your Speech.13. Visual Aids.14. Informative Speaking.15. Invitational Speaking.16. Persuasive Speaking.17. Persuasion and Reasoning.18. Speaking on Special Occasions.Apdx A: Speaking in Small Groups.Apdx B: Additional Speaking Resources.