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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
Table of Contents
1 Communicating with Others: Your Most Important Skill
What Is Communication?
The Components of Communication
The Principles of Communication
Attitude Is More Important than Aptitude
Communication Skills for Your Life
2 Giving Yourself Permission: Welcoming a New You
The Only Way We Grow
Giving Yourself Permission to Make Mistakes
A Permission List for Speakers
Giving Yourself Permission to Overcome Your Fear of Speaking
Why Are You So Nervous?
Public Speaking Is Different from Conversation
Some Encouraging Words about Stage Fright
Will I Ever Get Rid of These Butterflies?
Adventure and Growth, Not Safety
3 Giving Your First Speech: Beginning Your Journey