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Advanced Public Speaking

A Leader's Guide, 2nd Edition

By Michael J. Hostetler, Mary L. Kahl


214 pages

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Advanced Public Speaking: A Leader's Guide is a comprehensive textbook designed to serve as a speech-making reference for upper-level undergraduate students. Now in its second edition, this volume offers brand new classroom-tested chapter assignments, updated examples, and new content on speaking to international and remote audiences. An instructor’s manual and test bank are available for download on the book’s companion website, offering everything from guidance in constructing a syllabus, to lecture suggestions, to classroom activities. This student-engagement focused and flexible text offers students the opportunity to increase their speaking abilities across a variety of more specific and complex contexts.


"This textbook is a strong tool for those seeking to enhance their abilities as a public speaker. The authors present valuable material and relatable examples that students will understand. The use of "classical concepts" is a triumph as we attempt to introduce students to ancient rhetorical theory. This is the very best textbook that I have utilized in my advanced public speaking classroom." - Douglas Marshall, Southern University at New Orleans

Table of Contents

Part I: Speaking Situations

Chapter 1 – The Speech of Introduction

Chapter 2 – Opinion Give and Take

Chapter 3 – Proposals

Chapter 4 – Civic Persuasive Appeals

Chapter 5 – Eulogies

Chapter 6 – Crisis Speeches

Chapter 7 – Technical Briefings

Chapter 8 – Lectures

Part II: Speaking Processes

Chapter 9 – Speaking from a Manuscript

Chapter 10 – Storytelling

Chapter 11 – On Camera Speaking

Chapter 12 – Rhetorical Styles

Chapter 13 – Advanced Listening: The Speech about a Speech

Appendix – Basic Public Speaking Course Redux


About the Authors

Michael J. Hostetler taught courses in history and criticism of American public address at St. John’s University until his recent retirement.

Mary L. Kahl is Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at Penn State University, the Behrend College, where she holds an appointment as Professor in the Department of Communication.

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Communication Studies


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