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.
I. Public Speaking in an Electronic World
1. Speech and Higher Education
2. Getting Started
3. Coping with Anxiety
4. Critical Listening
II. Planning and Preparing Your Speech
5. Understanding Your Audience
6. Finding and Using Supporting Materials
7. Organizing and Outlining Your Speech
8. Beginning and Ending Your Speech
III. Presenting Your Speech
9. Wording Your Speech
10. Delivering Your Speech
11. Using Visual Media
IV. Types of Public Speaking
12. Speeches to Inform
13. Speeches to Persuade
14. Argumentation and Critical Thinking
15. Speaking in Community Settings
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