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9th Edition

The Natural Speaker

ISBN 9781138700918
Published April 18, 2018 by Routledge
234 Pages

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Book Description

The Natural Speaker is a friendly step-by-step guide to public speaking that explores the fundamental skills necessary to present a natural, and rewarding speech to any audience. By providing an overview of speech construction, practice, and delivery, this book is designed to enhance and improve upon students' natural strengths. Featuring a warm, and humorous writing style, The Natural Speaker illustrates the concepts and skills required for enjoyable public speaking, and Randy Fujishin invites readers to view speaking as a life-long journey. This ninth edition has been updated throughout to reflect the integration of online media in public speaking today—with sections on digital visual aids, digital note taking, and speaking on YouTube—and now features guidance on speaking to multicultural audiences.

Table of Contents


1 Communicating with Others: Your Most Important Skill

2 Giving Yourself Permission:

3 Organizing Your Speech:

4 Selecting Your Topic:

5 Gathering Your Material:

6 Listening to Others: Being Good to the Speaker      

7 Delivering Your Speech

8 Informing Your Audience

Persuading Your Audience

10 Speaking For Your Lifetime


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Randy Fujishin is a communication consultant and conference speaker for high technology companies, government agencies, and Christian organizations. His clients include Apple, Intel Corporation, Cisco Systems, the University of Phoenix, and Mount Hermon Christian Conference Center.


The Natural Speaker is both elegant and sophisticated in its concise approach to presenting the necessary skills of public speaking all while keeping an affordable price point. My students find its hopeful messages of intentional human communication and practical activity skills to be deeply impactful. 

-John Hannigan, West Valley College, USA