The Art of Public Speaking

Paperback | November 15, 2007

byStephen Lucas, Lazaros Simeon, Juanita Wattam

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Presenting to the class or delivering a speech to a large crowd can create anxiety, fear, and stress. Adapted from the best-selling text, The Art of Public Speaking, Canadian Edition, will equip readers with tools and strategies to allay their fears while captivating audiences in various contexts, from the classroom to the workplace. Stressing the importance of public speaking in both the academic career and in the workplace is a challenge as students often don't realize that writing for the ear is different than writing for the eye. The scope of the text includes different public speaking situations (e.g., business meetings, web casting, teleconferencing, meetings, trade shows, etc.). The Art of Public Speaking walks readers through the steps and skills involved in crafting and delivering effective oral presentations.

Bringing the theory to life, the authors include numerous engaging Canadian examples relevant to a variety of disciplines and careers. Examples and speeches draw on current topical issues (free trade, corporate spying, genetically modified food, etc.) that are important to Canadians and to post-secondary students.

Whether a novice or a professional, every student will learn how to be a better public speaker through Lucas' clear explanations and thorough coverage. Ultimately, this text helps students learn practical oral communication skills that enable them to navigate through life with greater confidence to achieve personal and professional success.

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Presenting to the class or delivering a speech to a large crowd can create anxiety, fear, and stress. Adapted from the best-selling text, The Art of Public Speaking, Canadian Edition, will equip readers with tools and strategies to allay their fears while captivating audiences in various contexts, from the classroom to the workplace. S...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 9.9 × 7.9 × 0.9 inPublished:November 15, 2007Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0070980446

ISBN - 13:9780070980440

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Table of Contents

Part I: Setting the Stage

Chapter 1 Speaking in Public

Chapter 2 The First Speech

Part II: Making Decisions

Chapter 3 Analyzing the Audience

Chapter 4 Selecting the Topic and Purpose

Chapter 5 Gathering Materials

Chapter 6 Supporting your Ideas

Part III: Speech Writing

Chapter 7 Structuring a Speech

Chapter 8 Outlining a Speech

Chapter 9 Using Language

Part IV: Presenting the Speech

Chapter 10 Delivery

Chapter 11 Using Visual Aids

Part V: Varieties of Public Speaking

Chapter 12 Speaking to Inform

Chapter 13 Speaking to Persuade

Chapter 14 Methods of Persuasion

Chapter 15 Speaking in the Workplace

Appendix: Speeches for Analysis and Discussion