Sunday, November 18, 2018

Stand Up, Speak - The Practice And Ethics Of Public Speaking

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Public speaking is the process of designing and delivering a message to an audience. Effective public speaking involves understanding your audience and speaking goals, choosing elements for the speech that will engage your audience with your topic, and delivering your message skillfully. Good public speakers understand that they must plan, organize, and revise their material in order to develop an effective speech. This book will help you understand the basics of effective public speaking and guide you through the process of creating your own presentations. We’ll begin by discussing the ways in which public speaking is relevant to you and can benefit you in your career, education, and personal life. 

Chapter 1: Why Public Speaking Matters Today
1.1Why Is Public Speaking Important?
1.2 The Process of Public Speaking
1.3 Chapter Exercises
Chapter 2: Ethics Matters: Understanding the Ethics of Public Speaking
2.1 The Ethics Pyramid
2.2 Ethics in Public Speaking
2.3 Free Speech
2.4 Chapter Exercises
Chapter 3: Speaking Confidently
3.1 What Is Communication Apprehension?
3.2 All Anxiety Is Not the Same: Sources of Communication Apprehension
3.3 Reducing Communication Apprehension
3.4 Coping with the Unexpected
3.5 Chapter Exercises
Chapter 4: The Importance of Listening
4.1 Listening vs. Hearing
4.2 Listening Styles
4.3 Why Listening Is Difficult
4.4 Stages of Listening
4.5 Listening Critically
4.6 Chapter Exercises
Chapter 5: Audience Analysis
5.1 Why Conduct an Audience Analysis?
5.2 Three Types of Audience Analysis
5.3 Conducting Audience Analysis
5.4 Using Your Audience Analysis
5.5 Chapter Exercises
Chapter 6: Finding a Purpose and Selecting a Topic
6.1 General Purposes of Speaking 
6.2 Selecting a Topic
6.3 What If You Draw a Blank?
6.4 Specific Purposes
6.5 Conclusion
6.6 Chapter Exercises
Chapter 7: Researching Your Speech
7.1 What Is Research?
7.2 Developing a Research Strategy
7.3 Citing Sources
7.4 Chapter Exercises
Chapter 8: Supporting Ideas and Building Arguments
8.1 Using Research as Support
8.2 Exploring Types of Support
8.3 Using Support and Creating Arguments
8.4 Chapter Exercises
Chapter 9: Introductions Matter: How to Begin a Speech Effectively
9.1 The Importance of an Introduction
9.2 The Attention-Getter: The First Step of an Introduction
9.3 Putting It Together: Steps to Complete Your Introduction
9.4 Analyzing an Introduction
9.5 Chapter Exercises
Chapter 10: Creating the Body of a Speech
10.1 Determining Your Main Ideas
10.2 Using Common Organizing Patterns
10.3 Keeping Your Speech Moving
10.4 Analyzing a Speech Body
10.5 Chapter Exercises
Chapter 11: Concluding with Power
11.1 Why Conclusions Matter
11.2 Steps of a Conclusion
11.3 Analyzing a Conclusion
11.4 Chapter Exercises
Chapter 12: Outlining
12.1 Why Outline?
12.2 Types of Outlines
12.3 Using Outlining for Success
12.4 Chapter Exercises
Chapter 13: The Importance of Language
13.1 Oral versus Written Language
13.2 Using Language Effectively
13.3 Six Elements of Language
13.4 Chapter Exercises
Chapter 14: Delivering the Speech
14.1 Four Methods of Delivery
14.2 Speaking Contexts That Affect Delivery
14.3 Using Notes Effectively
14.4 Practicing for Successful Speech Delivery
14.5 Chapter Exercises
Chapter 15: Presentation Aids: Design and Usage
15.1 Functions of Presentation Aids
15.2 Types of Presentation Aids
15.3 Media to Use for Presentation Aids
15.4 Tips for Preparing Presentation Aids
15.5 Chapter Exercises
Chapter 16: Informative Speaking
16.1 Informative Speaking Goals
16.2 Types of Informative Speeches
16.3 Chapter Exercises
Chapter 17: Persuasive Speaking
17.1 Persuasion: An Overview
17.2 Types of Persuasive Speeches
17.3 Organizing Persuasive Speeches
17.4 Chapter Exercises
Chapter 18: Speaking to Entertain
18.1 Understanding Entertaining Speeches
18.2 Special-Occasion Speeches
18.3 Keynote Speaking
18.4 Chapter Exercises
Chapter 19: Your First Speech
19.1 The Public Speaking Pyramid
19.2 Foundations of Public Speaking
19.3 Speech Preparation
19.4 Speech Practice
19.5 Conclusion

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