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Principles of Public Speaking

19th Edition

By Kathleen German


270 pages

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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.

Table of Contents

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

Subject Categories

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


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