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Cengage Advantage Books: Essentials of Public Speaking
Cheryl Hamilton combines her witty writing style with her award-winning teaching to provide college and university students with a useful resource in her textbook Cengage Advantage Books: Essentials of Public Speaking, ISBN 9780495901136. This text is filled with sample speeches demonstrating for students what to do as well as what not do to ensure that...
Cheryl Hamilton combines her witty writing style with her award-winning teaching to provide college and university students with a useful resource in her textbook Cengage Advantage Books: Essentials of Public Speaking, ISBN 9780495901136. This text is filled with sample speeches demonstrating for students what to do as well as what not do to ensure that their public speaking efforts are a success. Foundational skills and theories of public speaking are presented along with relatable advice and appealing discussions of the role of ethics in the public speaking arena. Current coverage of the effective use of technology in speech development and delivery is also integrated with a solid focus on visual aids. Various revisions have been made to this edition including extended emphasis on critical thinking skills and student activities, as well as practical application opportunities for persuasive speaking theory. Cheryl Hamilton organizes the concepts of Cengage Advantage Books: Essentials of Public Speaking across four distinct sections and 15 chapters. Part 1 begins this book with a look at the 'Foundations' of public speaking with chapters devoted to ethics, getting started with the first speech, building speaker confidence, and what speakers should know. Part 2 provides students with strategies for 'Preparing Your Speech' with a discussion of analyzing your audience, selecting and researching your topic, supporting ideas, organizing your speech, as well as outlines, storyboards, and speaking notes. 'Presenting Your Speech' is the focus of part 3 with chapters discussing preparing effective visual aids, delivering your message, and perfecting language style. The final section of this book is that of part 4 offering information on 'Types of Speeches.' These concluding chapters take a look at informative and persuasive speaking, and methods of persuasion.
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