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Public Speaking Handbook

ISBN: 9780205502967 | 0205502962
Edition: 2nd
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
Pub. Date: 1/1/2007

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Public Speaking Handbook, 2 nd edition Steven A. Beebe, Texas State University - San Marcos Susan J. Beebe, Texas State University - San Marcos Adapted from the authors' top-selling public speaking text, Public Speaking Handbook, Second Edition, provides a unique, audience-centered approach in a student-friendly reference format, allowing students to access information quickly and easily. Public Speaking Handbook brings theory and practice together in an understandable and applicable manner. Its distinctive and popular approach emphasizes the importance of analyzing and considering the audience at every point along the way. This model of public speaking serves as a foundation as the text guides students through the step-by-step process of public speaking, focusing their attention on the importance and dynamics of diverse audiences, and narrowing the gap between the classroom and the real world. New to the Second Edition shy; A boxed feature called "How To" provides step-by-step instructions for completing the steps in the speech preparation process. shy; Updated examples and new research applications to public speaking in every chapter. shy; New sample speeches, both at the ends of selected chapters and in Appendix D shy; Integrated examples of developing a speech step-by-step. shy; More emphasis on rhetorical analysis in Chapter 5 to help students develop their critical thinking skills. shy; Expanded discussion of using humor in Chapter 21, Special-Occasion Speaking. shy; New tips and techniques to help students achieve their speaking goals by editing out superfluous and unnecessary elements. shy; TECHNOLOGY ADVANTAGE MySpeechLab is a state-of-the-art, interactive and instructive solution for introductory public speaking. Designed to be used as a supplement to a traditional lecture course, or to completely administer an online course, MySpeechLab combines an E-book, multimedia, video clips, speech preparation activities, research support, tests and quizzes to completely engage students. (See Valuepack listings for package ISBNs.) About the Authors Steve A. Beebe and Susan J. Beebe have authored several best-selling communication texts, including their widely used public speaking text. Praised for their accessible content, student-friendly writing style, and audience-centered focus, these experienced authors help make Public Speaking Handbook the best of its kind available today.

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