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Debuting in its first edition, THINK Public Speaking usesthe popular magazine-style format of Pearson's THINK series and blends the how and why of effective public speaking into a highly visual, reader-friendly overview. THINK Public Speakingis a lively, accessible treatment of the core concepts of public speaking, filled with practical advice and examples and grounded in theory and research. THINK Public Speakingprovides students with all the essentials for speaking successfully in the classroom and beyond-and at less than half the cost of a traditional text.
Table of Contents
PART I: THINK BASICS
Chapter 1 Principles of Effective Speaking
The Benefits of Effective Speaking
Defining Public and Presentation Speaking
The Public Speaking Tradition
The Key Elements and Guiding Principles
The Dynamic Presentation Model
Effective and Ethical Speaking
Chapter 2 Speaking with Confidence
You Are Not Alone
Understanding Communication Apprehension
Misconceptions About Speaking Anxiety
Reducing Speaking Anxiety
Chapter 3 Listening and Critical Thinking
The Challenge of Listening
The Audience’s Listening Responsibilities
The Speaker’s Listening Responsibilities
The Shared Responsibilities of Speakers and Listeners