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Public Speaking

A Meta-Communicative Approach, 1st Edition

By Jerald Goldstein

Routledge

458 pages

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Public Speaking: A Meta-Communicative Approach provides an innovative approach to acquiring public speaking skills, stressing both the theoretical underpinnings as well as the practical tools one needsto structure and deliver meaningful, dynamic presentations. It offers alternative ways of looking at public speaking: the significance of passion; a prismatic-way-of-thinking; the pervasiveness of persuasion; the assumption that teaching is taking place in every presentation; the power of meta-messages; and overarching ways to look at the public speaking enterprise. This one-of-a-kind textbook also offers real-world scenarios to equip students for speaking engagements they may face in professional contexts.

Reviews

"This one-of-a-kind textbook provides a "behind the curtain" (meta-look) at effectively creating and delivering presentations in all academic and professional contexts. Myriad books on public speaking provide the "how", but Public Speaking: A Meta-Communicative Approach also provides the "why". This informative and logical textbook would be an excellent choice for any public speaking course. The GOING META, KEEPERS, CAVEATS, and DISCUSSION QUESTION sections are especially helpful for breaking down key concepts and providing important context."

-Steve Garwood, Assistant Dean for Instructional Technology, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey

"This book offers a novel approach to the study of public speaking. Presenting fresh perspectives on how best to master the key principles and practices of effective oral discourse, Professor Goldstein has created a text that will surely resonate with those looking for innovative and engaging instructional tools."

-Richard Kallan, Chair and Professor, Department of Communication, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Table of Contents

CHAPTER ENHANCEMENTS

PREFACE: TO THE SPEAKER-IN-PROGRESS

A GUIDE TO USING THIS TEXTBOOK

PART I: INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC SPEAKING: THE ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS

Chapter 1. WHY PUBLIC SPEAKING?

Chapter 2. MAKING IT WORK: THE BASICS

PART II: STRUCTURING YOUR PRESENTATION: ORGANIZATIONAL TOOLS THAT WORK

Chapter 3: PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER: PROVIDING A TRANSPARENT STRUCTURE

Chapter 4. DEFINING: ADDITIONAL PERSPECTIVES ON STRUCTURING YOUR PRESENTATION

Chapter 5. MAKING A LASTING IMPACT: ORGANIZATIONAL TOOLS THAT WORK

Chapter 6: MAKING IT STICK: SUPPORTING YOUR PROMISE

PART III: MAKING THAT CONNECTION

Chapter 7: CONNECTING WITH YOUR AUDIENCE: ELIMINATING THAT 4TH WALL

PART IV: CONSIDERING LANGUAGE: THE IMPACT OF THE VERBAL & NONVERBAL

Chapter 8. LANGUAGE THAT WORKS

PART V: ENHANCING YOUR PRESENTATION THROUGH TECHNOLOGY

Chapter 9: MAKING IT SPIFFY WITH PRESENTATION AIDS

Chapter 10. TO MEDIATE OR NOT TO MEDIATE: The Pros and Cons of Technology

PART VI: CONQUERING THE FEAR FACTOR

Chapter 11. NOT FEARING FEAR

Chapter 12. THE PERVASIVENESS OF PERSUASION

PART VII: PLAYING TEACHER: JUMPSTARTING YOUR PUBLIC SPEAKING PROWESS

Chapter 13. PLAYING TEACHER: How Micro-teaching can enhance your public speaking

PART VIII: PUTTING PUBLIC SPEAKING SKILLS TO THE TEST ON THE JOB

Chapter 14. SPEAKING ON THE JOB

AFTERWORD: MAKING IT WORK: A RETROSPECT

REFERENCES

APPENDIX A: Glossary of Public Speaking Talk

APPENDIX B: Speeches for Analysis and Discussion

APPENDIX C: Quick Reference Guide to Speech Preparation & Delivery

APPENDIX D: Student's Guide for Evaluating a Speech

APPENDIX E: Sample Speech Assignments (Commemorative/Definition/Persuasive/Micro-teaching)

APPENDIX F: Complete List of Keepers & Caveats

APPENDIX G: Meditation Exercise

INDEX

About the Author

Jerald Goldstein has taught presentation skills in both university and corporate settings, both in Germany and the United States. Besides presentation skills, Jerald has taught writing, comparative literature, English, and German for several universities, including Rutgers, The New School, NYU, Princeton, and the Johannes-Gutenberg Universität in Mainz, Germany.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUS007010
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Business Communication / Meetings & Presentations
LAN004000
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Communication Studies