Public Speaking Matters, 3rd Edition
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“Public speaking matters. Being able to speak confidently in front of an audience helps you succeed in school, at work, and in your community. I look forward to helping your voice be heard.” - Kory Floyd, Author Author, Kory Floyd, presents a balance of theory and application in the third edition of Public Speaking Matters providing opportunities for students to put into practice what they just read. Public Speaking Matters teaches students that adapting to the context of the speech—including the cultural backgrounds of their listeners, the ethical challenges of informing and persuading, and ever-changing technology—is crucial to public speaking success. With Connect for Public Speaking, students will have access to a suite of assessments and presentation tools. Students will learn the essential skills of speech crafting, delivery, and media proficiency required to help them become successful and confident speakers in the classroom, the community, and the workplace.
1 Adapt for Speaking Success
2 Manage Speech Anxiety
3 Practice and Promote Effective Listening
4 Speak Ethically
PART 2 Getting Started with Your Speech
5 Know and Adapt to Your Audience
6 Determine Your Purposes and Select a Topic
PART 3 Supporting Your Speech
7 Locate Supporting Materials
8 Evaluate Supporting Materials
9 Cite Sources in Your Speech
PART 4 Organizing and Developing Your Speech
10 Outline Your Speech
11 Organize the Body of Your Speech
12 Introduce and Conclude Your Speech
13 Use Language Expertly
PART 5 Forms of Speeches
14 Speak to Inform
15 Speak to Persuade
16 Practice Persuasiveness
17 Speak in Small Groups
18 Speak on the Job
19 Speak on Special Occasions
PART 6 Presenting Your Speech
20 Choose and Rehearse a Method of Delivery
21 Use Your Body and Voice Effectively
22 Use Presentation Aids Effectively
APPENDIX: SAMPLE SPEECHES
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