This book is designed to set forth the main principles of effective platform delivery, and to provide a large body of material for student practice. The work laid out may be used to form a separate course of study, or a course of training running parallel with a course in debating or other original speaking. It has been prepared with a view also to that large number who want to speak, or have to speak, but cannot have the advantage of a teacher. Much is therefore said in the way of caution, and untechnical language is used throughout. The discussion of principles in Part One is intended as a help towards the student's understanding of his task, and also as a common basis of criticism in the relation between teacher and pupil. The preliminary fundamental work of Part Two, Technical Training, deals first with the right formation of tone, the development of voice as such, the securing of a fixed right vocal habit. Following comes the adapting of this improved voice to the varieties of use, or expressional effect, demanded of the public speaker. After this critical detailed drill, the student is to take the platform, and apply his acquired technique to continued discourse, receiving criticism after each entire piece of work. The question as to what should be the plan and the content of Part Three, Platform Practice, has been determined simply by asking what are the distinctly varied conditions under which men most frequently speak. It is regarded as profitable for the student to practice, at least to some extent, in all the several kinds of speech here chosen. In thus cultivating versatility, he will greatly enlarge his power of expression, and will, at length, discover wherein lies his own special capability.
A Student Workbook for Public Speaking: Speak from the Heart asks students to think critically about the speech-making process while building their mastery of the fundamental practical skills of public speaking through a series of exercises and activities. Nineteen brief chapters cover the essentials of public speaking including selecting a topic, researching your topic, organizing your topic, overcoming speech anxiety, and delivering informative, persuasive, and special occasion speeches. Each chapter includes a concise introduction to the most important skills and concepts related to each chapter topic, and offers opportunities for critical reflection on how to use each aspect of public speaking appropriately and effectively. Each chapter is paired with an activity, checklist, or worksheet that students may use to develop their speeches, assess their performance, and chart their progress in becoming competent public speakers.
Balancing skills and theory, Principles of Public Speaking emphasizes orality, Internet technology, and critical thinking as it encourages the reader to see public speaking as a way to build community in today's diverse world. Within a framework that emphasizes speaker responsibility, critical thinking and listening, and cultural awareness, this classic book uses examples from college, workplace, political, and social communication to make the study of public speaking relevant, contemporary, and exciting. This brief but comprehensive book also offers the reader the latest in using technology in speechmaking, featuring a unique and exciting integrated text and technology learning system.
Griffin's INVITATION TO PUBLIC SPEAKING: NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC EDITION, 6th Edition, brings a unique invitational approach to the public speaking course. As an antidote to the argument culture promoted by the media, INVITATION TO PUBLIC SPEAKING represents public speaking as a public dialogue, whether its purpose is to persuade, inform, or entertain. Audience-centered and practical, this approach emphasizes real-world contexts for public speaking with special features on Public Speaking in the Workplace, Ethical Moments, Civic Engagement, and relatable case studies from NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC researchers, scientists, artists, educators, and activists who use public speaking to save endangered species, document human tragedies, or promote scientific and cultural discoveries. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Tawakkol Karman: "In the End, This New World Will Inevitably Emerge"--Wasteland -- Rachel Carson: "Everywhere Was a Shadow of Death"--Virtue -- Pope Francis: "You Carry Out Your Work Inspired by Fraternal Love" -- Vice -- Steven Spielberg: "It Is All Big One Hate" -- Saint -- Lonnie Ali: "He Wanted Us to Use His Life and His Death as a Teaching Moment" -- Sinner -- Camille Paglia: "I'm Sick and Tired of These New Historicists with Trust Funds" -- Idol -- Malala Yousafzai: "The Extremists Are Afraid of Books and Pens" -- Abomination -- Wael Ghonim: "My Online World Became a Battleground Filled with Trolls" -- Summary -- 10 Eloquence -- Form -- Thomas Jefferson: "We Hold These Truths to Be Self-Evident, That All Men Are Created Equal" -- Dramatistic Symbol -- Elizabeth Cady Stanton: "Even Jesus of Nazareth, in These Last Sad Days on Earth, Felt the Awful Solitude of Self" -- Poetic Categories -- The Heroic -- Dolores Ibárruri: "We Are Here. Your Cause, Spain's Cause, Is Ours" -- The Tragic -- Robert F. Kennedy: "To Tame the Savageness of Man and Make Gentle the Life of This World" -- The Comic -- Shazia Mirza: "These People Want to Live" -- Summary -- Glossary -- Index
Effective communication is the key to success in life. In this competitive age a lot depends on how a person is able to relate to others. This book is about verbal communication and the art of public speaking. Students desirous of improving their communication skills as well as those seeking to make a headway in their career will find this book useful. The book is designed in such a way so that even those with an elementary knowledge of English will be able to learn how to communicate effectively.
Balancing skills and theory, Principles of Public Speaking, 19th Edition, emphasizes orality, internet technology, and critical thinking as it encourages the reader to see public speaking as a way to build community in today's diverse world. Within a framework that emphasizes speaker responsibility, listening, and cultural awareness, this classic book uses examples from college, workplace, political, and social communication to make the study of public speaking relevant, contemporary, and exciting. This edition opens with a new chapter on speaking apprehension, and offers enhanced online resources for instructors and students.