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Public speaking in the age of diversity

Author: Teri Kwal Gamble; Michael Gamble
Publisher: Boston : Allyn and Bacon, ©1998 +
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Teri Kwal Gamble; Michael Gamble
ISBN: 0205275591 9780205275595
OCLC Number: 37180047
Description: xx, 456 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Most chapters include "Summary." I.WHO IS SPEAKING? WHO IS LISTENING? 1.Public Speaking: An Introduction. Case Study: Welcome to Public Speaking.The Public Speaker's Role: Realizing Personal, Professional, and Societal Benefits.Three Ways to Avoid the Dangers and Traps of Ineffective Speechmaking: Diversity, ethics, and Critical Thinking.Who Is the Speaker's Public? Comparing and Contrasting Types of Communication.The Communication Process at Work.2.Understanding and Handling Speech Anxiety and Stress: Getting Ready for the First Speech. Case Study: The Effects of Apprehension.The Sources of Speechmaking Anxiety.Considering Diversity: Imagine the Possibility.Combating the Adverse Physical Effects of Speech Apprehension.Combating the Adverse Mental Effects of Speech Apprehension.Skills Training Combats Apprehension.Learning to Manage Your Speech Fright.Preparing for Your First Speech: Setting Your Sights on Effective Public Speaking.How Good a Public Speaker are You Prepared to Become?3.The Role of Ethics in Public Speaking. Case Study: The Substitute.Ethics and Public Speaking.The Ethical Obligations of Speakers and Receivers.Critical Thinking and Ethical Deliberation.Multiculturalism and Ethical Deliberation.4.Listening Critically: What Is the Speaker Really Saying? Case Study: Are You Listening?What Listening Is and Is Not.Cultural Diversity and Listening.Why Listening Is Important.The Nonlisteners versus the Listeners: The Ethics of Listening.How to Enhance Your Listening Effectiveness.II.SPEECH PLANNING. 5.Analyzing the Audience: Focusing on Your Listeners. Case Study: Meet the Audience.For Whom Are You Speaking? Are You Fully Prepared to Become an Audience-Centered Speaker?Cultural Diversity and the Adaptation Challenge.Audience Analysis: What to Look for and How to Look for It.Tools You Can Use to Gather Information About Your Audience: How to Find Out What You Need to Know.How to Use What You've Discovered: Adapting to Your Audience.6.Analyzing Your Purpose: Selecting a Topic. Case Study: The Quandary.Choosing Your Topic: Why Are You Speaking?Getting More Specific: Developing Your General and Specific Purpose.Formulating Your Central Ideas: Making Your Words Work.Evaluating Your Choices.7.The Speaker's Search for Materials: How to Research Your Speech. Case Study: Behind the Scenes.The Value of Personal Knowledge: Tapping Your Reservoir of Experience.The Value of Interviewing: How to Probe for Insights.The Value of Ordering Material by Mail or Fax: Writing Away for Data.The Value of Library Research: The Source Search.8.Supporting What You Say: How to Integrate Supporting Materials into Your Speech. Case Study: The Sleeper.The Critically Thinking Audience.The Power of Examples and Illustrations.Considering Diversity: It's in the Example.The Power of Explanations and Descriptions: Can You Understand and See It?The Power of Definitions and Analogies: Further Increasing Audience Understanding.The Power of Testimony: Who Says So?III.PUTTING IT TOGETHER: THE PLAN TAKES SHAPE. 9.Order Please! How to Organize the Body of Your Speech. Case Study: Order, Order.Why Organization Counts!Oral versus Written Organization.Building the Skeleton of Your Speech: Main Points First!Making Connections: Is There Unity Behind Your Idea?Culture's Influence on Organization.10.Introducing and Concluding your Speech: The Starting Point and the Finish Line. Case Study: Where Do I Begin? How Do I End?The Introduction: The Importance of Getting Off to a Good Start.Use the Introduction to Build Credibility.Use the Introduction to Capture the Attention of Receivers.Use the Introduction to Preview Speech Content.The Introduction: Pitfalls.The Conclusion: It's Not Over Until It's Over.Use the Conclusion to Forecast your Speech's End: Send a Clear Signal.Use the Conclusion to Reemphasize your Central Idea and Main Points.Use the Conclusion to Remotivate Your Audience.Use the Conclusion to Achieve Closure.11.Outlining for Success. Case Study: Is an Outline Really Necessary?The Outline's Functions.The Speechmaker as Builder: The Nature of the Planning/Preparation Outline.Developing Speaker's Notes: Preparing to Speak the Speech.IV.PRESENTATION SKILLS: SPEAKING THE SPEECH. 12.The Speaker's Work: Language, Thought, and Action. Case Study: Words That Count.The Language and Speech Connection: What Is Language?Language and Cultural Diversity.Language Is a Power Tool.Meaning and the People Factor.Meaning and Time and Place.How to Use Language to Accomplish Your Goals.Oral versus Written Style.13.The Speaker's Delivery: Style, Voice, Body Language. Case Study: Must You Believe Your Own Words.The Value of Good Delivery.Delivery Styles: A Potpourri of Methods.The Speaker's Voice: The Sound of Speech.The Speaker's Body Language: Right before Your Eyes.Culture and Nonverbal Delivery.Rehearsal: The Practice Promise.Preparing for the Q & A Session.14.Speaking with Visual Aids. Case Study: Seeing Is Believing.Why Use Visual Aids? Gaining the Speaker's Advantage.Kinds of Visual Aids.Cultural Diversity and the Use of Visuals.Attaining the Visual Advantage: How to Get the Most From Your Visual Aids.V.AT THE SPEAKER'S STAND: SPEAKING FOR AN ARRAY OF PURPOSES. 15.Speaking to Inform. Case Study: The Power of Information.Addressing Diversity: Speaking of Difference.Types of Informative Speaking.The Informative Speaker Speaks: Goals and Purpose.Techniques That Increase Your Effectiveness in Speaking to Diverse Audiences.16.Speaking to Persuade. Case Study: Both Sides.Persuasion in Action.Three Theories of Persuasion.Cultural Diversity and the Persuasive Process.How to Work with the Attitudes, Beliefs and Values of Audience Members.The Persuasive Speaker: Goals and Purposes.Professional Insight: Persuasion in Practice.Types of Persuasive Speaking.An Organizing Framework for a Persuasive Speech.Persuasive Speaking and Audience Diversity: Strategies that Enhance Persuasive Speaking Effectiveness.The Ethics of Sensemaking: Reasoning Without Logical Fallacies.Target Audience Needs and Fears and Arouse the Emotions of Receivers.17.Speaking on Special Occasions. Case Study: Graduation Special.The Ceremonial Speaker: Goals and Functions.Types of Ceremonial Speaking.Ceremonial Speaking and Cultural Diversity.18.Speaking in the Small Group. Case Study: The Group.What Is a Small Group?Culture and Group Interaction.How Does Speaking Change When the Public You're Speaking to Shrinks?Small Group Leadership.Small Group Membership.Problem Solving in the Small Group: The Reflective Thinking Sequence.Presenting the Outcomes of Group Discussion.Notes. Index. Photo Credits. Text. Credits.
Responsibility: Teri Gamble, Michael W. Gamble.

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