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A handbook of public speaking

Author: Richard Letteri
Publisher: Boston, MA : Allyn and Bacon, ©2002.
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A textbook for introductory courses in public speaking. Letteri (Furman U.) describes the process of public speaking in hopes that engaging in it will also help students speak more effectively and  Read more...


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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Letteri, Richard.
Handbook of public speaking.
Boston, MA : Allyn and Bacon, ©2002
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Letteri
ISBN: 0205319653 9780205319657
OCLC Number: 47161774
Description: xxix, 272 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
Contents: Preface. Intent of the Handbook. Design of the Handbook. Acknowledgements. 1. Research. Critical Thinking and Listening.Analyzing Your Audience.Selecting Your Topic.Researching Your Topic.Electronic Research.Research Sources.Evaluating Source Credibility.Principles of Interviewing.2. Evidence & Arguments. Modes of Proof.Types of Evidence.Forms of Argument.Argument Strategies.Argument Fallacies.3. Visual Aids. The Purpose of Visual Aids.Two-Dimensional Aids.Three-Dimensional Aids.Media Aids.Designing Visual Aids.Using Visual Aids.4. Organization. General Speech Structure.Introductory and Concluding Statements.Thesis Statement and Preview.Patterns of Organization.Types of Transitions.Principles of Outlining.5. Types of Speeches. Principles of Informative Speaking.Types of Informative Speeches.Principles of Persuasive Speaking.Types of Persuasive Speeches.Principles of Ceremonial Speaking.Types of Ceremonial Speeches.6. Style. Principles of Style.Grammar, Compensation, and Word Choice.Revising Your Style.Oral Citations.Figures of Speech.7. Delivery. Modes of Delivery.Elements of Vocal Delivery.Elements of Nonverbal Delivery.Enhancing Your Memory.Practicing Your Speech.Preparing to Speak.Reducing Speech Anxiety.Responding to Questions.Appendix: Student Speeches. Informative Speeches.Persuasive Speeches.Ceremonial Speeches.
Responsibility: Richard Letteri.


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