Public Speaking Made Easy

Paperback | March 20, 2006

byJudith A. Rolls

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Written in clear, accessible, upbeat language, Public Speaking Made Easy takes the dread out of public speaking by offering practical information and concrete suggestions to help anyone deliver effective, informative speeches and presentations. Through a balanced mix of theory and practical information, Public Speaking Made Easy won't overwhelm students with unnecessary detail or focus too heavily on skill development. Even those who enjoy giving presentations are likely to uncover public speaking theory and strategies within Public Speaking Made Easy that will help them become better, more confident public speakers.

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Written in clear, accessible, upbeat language, Public Speaking Made Easy takes the dread out of public speaking by offering practical information and concrete suggestions to help anyone deliver effective, informative speeches and presentations. Through a balanced mix of theory and practical information, Public Speaking Made Easy won't ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 9.19 × 7.38 × 0.63 inPublished:March 20, 2006Publisher:Nelson College IndigenousLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0176406999

ISBN - 13:9780176406998

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PART 1: THE BASICSChapter 1: Introduction to Public SpeakingChapter GoalsIntroductionWhy Develop Public Speaking Skills?Public Speaking and the Communication ProcessStrategies Used by Dynamic, Exciting SpeakersFear of Public Speaking is NormalAn Experiential Learning ApproachChapter at a GlanceApplication and Discussion QuestionsReferences and Further ReadingChapter 2: Dealing with NervousnessChapter GoalsIntroductionCauses of NervousnessYou as a Cause of NervousnessThe Material as a Source of NervousnessThe Audience as a Source of NervousnessDeep Abdominal BreathingChapter at a GlanceApplication and Discussion QuestionsReferences and Further ReadingChapter 3: Nonverbal Communication - Using Your Voice BodyChapter GoalsIntroductionNonverbal CommunicationVisual CommunicationVocal CommunicationChapter at a GlanceApplication and Discussion QuestionsReferences and Further ReadingPART 2: PREPARING AND DELIVERING THE SPEECHChapter 4: Researching the SpeechChapter GoalsIntroductionAnalyzing Your AudienceSelecting a Suitable TopicResearching Your TopicUsing Your Support MaterialChapter at a GlanceApplication and Discussion QuestionsReferences and Further ReadingChapter 5: Organizing the SpeechChapter GoalsIntroductionDeveloping the SpeechStructuring the SpeechOpening the SpeechEnding the SpeechOutlining the SpeechChapter at a GlanceApplication and Discussion QuestionsReferences and Further ReadingChapter 6: CredibilityChapter GoalsIntroductionSpeaker CredibilityNotesLanguage Formality and CredibilityGrammar and CredibilityLanguages Bias and CredibilityOther Language Factors and CredibilityChapter at a GlanceApplication and Discussion QuestionsReferences and Further ReadingChapter 7: Using Good Visual Aids WellChapter GoalsIntroductionAbout Visual AidsDesigning and Using Visual AidsChapter at a GlanceApplication and Discussion QuestionsReferences and Further ReadingPART 3: DIFFERENT TYPES OF SPEECHESChapter 8: Demonstrative, Informative, and Persuasive SpeechesChapter GoalsIntroductionThe Demonstrative SpeechThe Informative SpeechThe Persuasive SpeechBorrowing from the Ancient RhetoriciansReasoningMessage OrganizationMessage ContentChapter at a GlanceApplication and Discussion QuestionsReferences and Further ReadingChapter 9: Social SpeechesChapter GoalsIntroductionCharacteristics of Epideictic (Social) SpeechesIntroducing and Thanking a SpeakerProposing a ToastThe EulogyPresenting and Accepting AwardsAfter-Dinner SpeechesSpeaking PoliticallyImpromptu Speeches Using the TelephoneChapter at a GlanceApplication and Discussion QuestionsReferences and Further ReadingChapter 10: Group PresentationsChapter GoalsIntroductionTypes of Group PresentationsStart with Three Key StepsPreparing the Group PresentationMaking the Group PresentationThe People Part of GroupsChapter at a GlanceApplication and Discussion QuestionsReferences and Further ReadingChapter 11: Employment InterviewsChapter GoalsIntroductionThe Art of InterviewingConducting the Employment InterviewAsking QuestionsConducting the Behavioural InterviewThe IntervieweePreparing to InterviewChapter at a GlanceApplication and Discussion QuestionsReferences and Further Reading