Public Speaking in Canada takes an assignment-based approach to teaching oral communication skills. Instructors can choose from a range of possible assignments, including speeches of introduction, welcoming speeches, informative and demonstration speeches, persuasive speaking, social occasionspeaking, impromptu speaking, debates, good will speeches for business or political occasions, sales presentations, project proposals or debriefings, team presentations and much more. Topics covered in the text include communication apprehension, perception, listening, audience adaptation, visualaids, speaker credibility, logical supporting materials, and emotional appeals. Students can engage in a coffee shop discussion on ethics, where they consider problems associated with ambiguous or misleading language or fallacious reasoning. Loaded with many examples, sample student speeches, andillustrations, instructors and students will find Public Speaking in Canada: Building Competency in Stages an easy-to-use and comprehensive treatment of communication skills.