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Public Speaking Matters teaches today's diverse student population that adapting to the context of the speech, the cultural backgrounds of their listeners, ethical challenges, and available technology is crucial to public speaking success in the classroom, the community, and the workplace. Students learn the essential skills of speech crafting, speech delivery, and media proficiency required to help them become successful and confident speakers. Public Speaking Matters guides students in every step of the process from facing their public speaking fears to conducting reliable research, outlining their ideas, and preparing effective presentation aids, and prepares students to succeed in real-world speaking situations by teaching them how to apply the necessary adaptable behaviors needed for their voices and messages to be heard.
PART 1 The Practice of Public Speaking
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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