9780205453436

The Natural Speaker

  • ISBN 13:

    9780205453436

  • ISBN 10:

    0205453430

  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 01/01/2006
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
  • Newer Edition

Note: Not guaranteed to come with supplemental materials (access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.)

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Summary

The Natural Speaker, 5th Edition is a concise, practical, inexpensive, student-friendly guide to public speaking that explores the basic skills necessary to present a natural, effective, and rewarding speech to any audience. By providing a basic knowledge of speech construction, practice, and delivery, this text is designed to enhance and improve students' natural speaking strengths. The book features a warm, simple, and humorous writing style, while presenting the fundamental concepts and skills required for effective speaking. New in the 5th Edition bull; bull;A new section on Ethical Considerations provides a guide for students to make good ethical decisions while they select and research a topic and deliver their speech. bull;A new section on Computer Presentational Guidelines gives insight into the effective use of technology during a speech, enabling students to better utilize computer technology for their presentations. bull;A new section on Complimenting Others demonstrates practical communication skills that will strengthen and enhance relationships. bull;A new section on the Speaker's Use of Speaking Notes offers helpful tips for effective speaking while using a minimum amount of notes. bull;This edition contains new informative and persuasive sample speech outlines, along with updated examples in every chapter. Praise for The Natural Speaker ";The stories are very true to life and should help students realize they are not alone when it comes to being afraid of public speaking."; ";Many students tell me that it is the first textbook that they have ever enjoyed reading."; Brad Lemonds, Santa Monica College";I have used the Fujishin book since the first edition came out, and I absolutely think it's the best speech text I have ever used in my 29 years of teaching!"; Andrea Ludwick, Lord Fairfax Community College";It [the book] is scholarly without being superfluous, enlightening without being overly erudite."; Archie Wortham, Palo Alto Community College

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