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Public speaking in a multicultural society : the essentials

Author: Larry A Samovar; Edwin R McDaniel
Publisher: Los Angeles : Roxbury Pub. Co., 2007.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Samovar, Larry A.
Public speaking in a multicultural society.
Los Angeles : Roxbury Pub. Co., 2007
(OCoLC)894800836
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Larry A Samovar; Edwin R McDaniel
ISBN: 9780195330229 0195330226 1931719004 9781931719001
OCLC Number: 69013307
Description: x, 200 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Preface --
Rationale --
Approach --
Organization --
Philosophy --
1. Communication and culture --
The importance of communication --
The communication process --
The components of communication --
Culture --
Communication and culture --
Managing communication apprehension --
Chapter summary --
Concepts and questions --
Activities and exercises --
2. Preparing a message --
Topic selection --
Narrowing a topic --
Formulating a general purpose --
Formulating a specific purpose --
Selecting a title --
Determining the best method of delivery --
Using notes --
Practicing the speech --
Chapter summary --
Concepts and questions --
Activities and exercises --
3. Adapting a message --
The importance of audience analysis --
Audience assessment --
Acquiring information about your audience --
Appraising the speaking occasion --
Chapter summary --
Concepts and questions --
Activities and exercises --
4. Supporting the message --
The importance of evidence --
Forms of verbal support --
How to test evidence --
How to use evidence --
Culture and evidence --
Research : finding and using supporting evidence --
Locating resources --
Using the library --
Using the Internet --
Citing research material --
Ethics in research --
Chapter summary --
Concepts and questions --
Activities and exercises --
5. Organizing the message --
The importance of organization --
Core statement --
Preparing main points and subpoints --
Organizational patterns --
Organizational patterns and culture --
Outlining the message --
Chapter summary --
Concepts and questions --
Activities and exercises --
6. Displaying the message --
Value of visual aids --
Culture and visual aids --
Considerations for selecting visual aids --
Non-electronic visual aids --
Electronic visual aids --
Preparing visual aids --
Using visual aids --
Chapter summary --
Concepts and questions --
Activities and exercises --
7. Presenting the message --
The importance of delivery --
Visual perceptions of the speaker --
Culture's influence on visual aspects --
Aural dimensions of presentation --
Dialects --
Aural dimensions and culture --
Improving delivery --
Addressing the multicultural audience --
Chapter summary --
Concepts and questions --
Activities and exercises --
8. Connecting ideas in the message --
Preparing the introduction --
Preparing the audience for the speech --
Introductions and culture --
Preparing the conclusion --
Summarizing --
Guidelines in using conclusions --
Chapter summary --
Concepts and questions --
Activities and exercises --
9. Sharing the message --
Types of informative speeches --
Preparing a speech to inform --
Selecting supporting material --
Organizing an informative speech --
Chapter summary --
Concepts and questions --
Activities and exercises --
10. Influencing others with the message --
What is persuasion? --
Types of persuasive presentations --
The goals of persuasive speaking --
Formulating a specific purpose --
Analyzing the audience --
Preparing supporting materials --
Organizing a persuasive speech --
Structuring the persuasive speech --
Persuasion and culture --
Persuasion and ethics --
Chapter summary --
Concepts and questions --
Activities and exercises --
11. The medium of the message --
Understanding how language works --
Words and their meanings are learned --
Language and intercultural communication --
Characteristics of effective style --
Ethics and language --
Improving language habits --
Ethical responsibilities of communication --
Chapter summary --
Concepts and questions --
Activities and exercises.
Responsibility: Larry A. Samovar, Edwin R. McDaniel.
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