Public Speaking In Canada: Building Competency In Stages by Sherry Devereaux Ferguson

Public Speaking In Canada: Building Competency In Stages

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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.

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Sherry Devereaux Ferguson is at the Department of Communications, University of Ottawa.
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Title:Public Speaking In Canada: Building Competency In StagesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:448 pages, 10 × 8 × 0.75 inPublished:April 25, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Each chapter begins with Learning Objectives and ends with a Conclusion and Questions for Discussion AcknowledgementsPreface1. Public Speaking in the Age of Accountability: A Critical ModelThe Birth of Critical Society in CanadaTrends in the EnvironmentA Critical Model for Public Speaking2. Communication Apprehensiveness: Learning to Cope with AnxietySuggested Assignment: Assessing and Coping with AnxietySituational Anxiety and Public SpeakingCauses of Communication ApprehensionPhysical Manifestations of Communication AnxietyCoping Strategies3. Listening with a PurposeSuggested Assignment: Hearing, Perceiving, and Processing InformationPurposeful ListeningInfluence of Perception on Message ReceptionReciprocal Responsibilities of Listeners and Speakers4. Acquiring the Basic SkillsSuggested Assignment: The Speech of IntroductionStep 1: Getting StartedStep 2: Getting OrganizedStep 3: Writing an IntroductionStep 4: Developing the Body of the SpeechStep 5: Connecting Your ThoughtsStep 6: Closing with a Memorable ThoughtStep 7: Practising and Delivering the Speech5. Researching, Analyzing, and Adapting to Your AudienceSuggested Assignment: The Speech of WelcomeResearching and Analyzing Your Audience: Creating Useful ProfilesAnalyzing Your Speaking EnvironmentAdapting to Your AudienceTaking Ethical and Critical Concerns into ConsiderationAppendix: Sample Speeches of Welcome6. Putting Principles of Delivery into PracticeSuggested Assignment: The Impromptu SpeechPreparing an Impromptu SpeechBuilding Credibility through DeliveryMeeting Technical ChallengesSetting Realistic GoalsPutting the Significance of Delivery into PerspectiveAppendix: Selected Videos on Public Speaking, Available in Canadian Libraries7. Visual Aids and Software PresentationsPurposes of Visual SupportsGeneral PrinciplesDifferent Kinds of Visual SupportsPresenting Statistics in Visual FormatsPowerPoint and Other Computer-Generated PresentationsAppendix: PowerPoint Presentation8. Researching and Supporting Your Ideas: The Informative SpeechSuggested Assignment: Preparing the Informative SpeechDifferent Types of Informative SpeechesStep 1: Choosing Your TopicStep 2: Framing Your Purpose StatementStep 3: Writing Your Thesis StatementStep 4: Researching Your SpeechStep 5: Identifying Points of Possible ConfusionStep 6: Choosing an Organizational PatternStep 7: Developing an OutlineStep 8: Writing a Preview StatementStep 9: Writing Your IntroductionStep 10: Developing Your Outline with Supporting MaterialsStep 11: Linking the Parts of the SpeechStep 12: Adding Interest with Visual AidsStep 13: Concluding the SpeechAppendix: Sample Student Informative Speeches9. Ethos, Logos, and Pathos in Persuasive DiscourseSuggested Assignment: A Debate Involving Minority VoicesEthos as a Persuasive StrategyPathos as a Persuasive StrategyLogos as a Persuasive Strategy10. Speeches to Convince, Stimulate, or ActuateSuggested Assignment: Preparing a Persuasive SpeechStep 1: Selecting Your TopicStep 2: Framing a Tentative Position StatementStep 3: Translating Your Position Statement into a Thesis StatementStep 4: Researching Your AudienceStep 5: Defining Your General PurposeStep 6: Framing a Desired OutcomeStep 7: Matching Audiences with Organizational PatternsStep 8: Writing Your IntroductionStep 9: Supporting Your IdeasStep 10: Choosing Evocative LanguageStep 11: Adapting Your Materials to Your AudienceStep 12: Linking Your IdeasStep 13: Writing Your ConclusionStep 14: Delivering Your SpeechStep 15: Responding to QuestionsAppendix: Sample Student Persuasion Speeches11. The Language of PropagandaSuggested Assignment: Engaging in a Coffee Shop Discussion on EthicsDefining PropagandaThe Toolbox of the PropagandistFallacies in ReasoningProblems with StatisticsThe Critical Communication Model as a Basis for Assessing the Ethics of Communication12. Speaking in Social Contexts: The Social Occasion SpeechSuggested Assignment: Preparing a Social Occasion SpeechTypes of Social Occasion SpeechesThe Use of HumourAppendix: Sample Student Special Occasion Speeches13. Speaking in Classroom Contexts: Team PresentationSuggested Assignment: Making a Team PresentationChoosing a ThemeSetting Teaching and Learning ObjectivesDeciding on an Agenda of Learning ActivitiesManaging Group DynamicsDelivering the Presentation14. Speaking in Political and Business Contexts: Goodwill and Other Special Purpose SpeechesSuggested Assignment: Preparing a Special Purpose SpeechPolitical ContextsBusiness ContextsDelivering the Manuscript Speech15. Professional SpeechwritingSuggested Assignment: Preparing a Ghost-written SpeechSteps in Producing a Ghost-written SpeechTechniques for Preparing a Manuscript for DeliveryRelinquishing OwnershipEvaluating Your EffortsEmployment Opportunities as a Freelance WriterThe Debate over the Ethics of Ghost Writing16. The Nature and Function of Rhetorical CriticismSuggested Assignment: Preparing a Rhetorical AnalysisSpeaker MotivesEnvironmentAudienceSpeakerMessageOutcomesCost of Achieving OutcomesAppendix: Sample Rhetorical Analysis Appendix: A Selection of SpeechesDr Martin Luther King Jr: Lincoln Memorial, Washington, DC, 28 August 1963Prime Minister Joe Clark: Eulogy for John G. Diefenbaker, Saskatoon, 22 August 1979Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau: Paul Sauve Arena, Montreal, 14 May 1980Prime Minister Kim Campbell: Canada Day, Vancouver, 1 July 1993Earl Charles Spencer: Eulogy for Diana Princess of Wales, Westminster Abbey, London, 6 September 1997Governor-General Adrienne Clarkson: Eulogy for Canada's Unknown Soldier, Ottawa, 28 May 2000Dr Leslie Tutty: 11th Anniversary Memorial Service for Montreal Massacre, Calgary, 6 December 2000Prime Minister Jean Chretien: Ottawa Central Mosque, Ottawa, 21 September 2001Patrick Brazeau, Vice-Chief, Congress of Aboriginal Peoples: Native Women's Association of Canada, Ottawa, 22 March 2004Vivienne Poy: NotesIndex