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Building a speech

Author: Sheldon Metcalfe
Publisher: Belmont, CA : Thomson/Wadsworth, ©2004.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sheldon Metcalfe
ISBN: 0534606601 9780534606602
OCLC Number: 54510295
Description: xxi, 400 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: unit 1. Surveying the landscape --
1. Introducing the study of public speaking --
Communication in the modern world --
Classical origins of speaking --
The communication process --
A semantic problem --
Designing a plan --
2. Analyzing your audience --
The importance of audience analysis --
Conducting an audience analysis --
3. Improving your listening skills --
The significance of listening --
The process of listening --
Kinds of listening --
Barriers to listening --
Becoming an active listener --
4. Understanding and reducing your apprehension --
Speech anxiety is common --
Research into stress and communication apprehension --
Reducing communication apprehension --
Success in career requires effective public speaking skills --
Taking responsibility to reduce apprehension --
5. Considering the ethics of public speaking --
The need for ethics in society --
Evaluating a speaker's ethics --
Applying ethical standards --
Sample speech : "The right way : a matter of principle" --
unit 2. Preparing the foundation --
6. Selecting the topic and purpose --
Getting ideas --
Selecting the topic --
Writing the specific purpose --
Wording the thesis statement --
Putting it together --
7. Conducting research --
Preparing for research --
Establishing credibility --
Primary and secondary sources --
Using general references --
Guidelines for searching the Internet --
Researching substantive sources --
Citing sources in a speech --
Keeping accurate notes --
The interview --
The bibliography : how to record an entry --
Thinking critically about speech research and construction --
8. Choosing supporting materials --
Making the appropriate selection --
Statistics, polls, and surveys --
Examples, illustrations, case studies, and narratives --
Quotations and testimonies from authorities --
Comparisons and contrasts --
Personal experience and observation --
Humor and anecdotes --
Role-playing --
Sample speech : "Out of sight, out of mind." unit 3. Creating the structure --
9. Organizing the body of the speech --
Approaching organization logically --
Principles of outlining --
The completed outline --
10. Selecting the introduction and conclusion --
Planning the introduction --
Outlining the introduction --
Planning the conclusion --
Outlining the conclusion --
Using speaking notes --
Sample outline --
unit 4. Refining the appearance --
11. Using audiovisual aids --
Types of visual aids --
Guidelines for using the PowerPoint program --
Illustrations, photographs, and pictures --
Sample speech : "How do airplane wings produce lift?" --
12. Considering language --
Developing clarity --
Using concrete language --
Building a unique style --
Being appropriate --
Making ideas meaningful and interrelated --
13. Developing the delivery --
Delivering the speech --
Proper breathing for vocal delivery --
Vocal delivery --
Visual, nonverbal delivery --
Combining vocal and visual delivery --
Building skills in delivery --
unit 5. Considering different types of structures --
14. Speaking to inform --
The difference between information and persuasion --
Types of informative speeches --
Building the descriptive speech --
Building the demonstration speech --
Sample speech : "Raising the Monitor" --
15. Speaking to persuade --
Persuasion in today's society --
The nature of persuasion --
Ethos, Pathos, and logos : the means of persuasion --
Methods of organizing persuasive speeches --
Developing a controversial issue : an example --
Building the persuasive speech to convince --
Sample speech : "Let's end state-run lotteries" --
16. Speaking to persuade : motivating audiences --
Strategies for motivating listeners --
The speech to actuate --
Applying the motivated sequence --
Building the persuasive actuating speech --
Sample speech : "Ignorance is not bliss" --
17. Speaking for special occasions --
Types of special occasion speeches --
Sample speech : "President's remarks to the nation" --
18. Speaking in groups --
Characteristics of small groups --
Solving problems in groups --
Participating in groups --
Group leadership --
The dysfunctional group --
Special discussion formats --
The functional group --
Suggested topics.
Responsibility: Sheldon Metcalfe.

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