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The Speaker's Handbook 10th Edition

Jo Sprague, Douglas Stuart, David Bodary

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  • Previous Editions 2010, 2008, 2005
  • 528 Pages
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Overview

THE SPEAKER'S HANDBOOK is an excellent textbook for students in a public speaking course, as well as a practical reference for the independent speaker. Its thorough coverage addresses the public speaking process, including planning, listening, and presentation aids, yet each topic can stand alone, giving readers a convenient reference for particular topics. Forward-thinking new coauthor David Bodary joins Jo Sprague and Doug Stuart in this tenth edition of THE SPEAKER'S HANDBOOK to engage today's students in active learning beyond the classroom.

Jo Sprague, San Jose State University

Jo Sprague is professor emeritus of Communication Studies at San José State University, where she also served as associate director of the Center for Faculty Development and Support. In addition, she is a former president of the Western States Communication Association. Her research focuses on critiquing, teaching and the scholarship of speech communication.

Douglas Stuart,

Douglas Stuart is Vice President of Technical and Marketing Publications at FirstTel Systems Corporation.

David Bodary, Sinclair Community College

David Bodary is a professor of Communication at Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio, where he teaches Public Speaking and coordinates the Service Learning office. He belongs to both the National Communication Association (NCA) and the Central States Communication Association. Dr. Bodary has served in a variety of roles for both organizations and is pleased to have participated in the NCA Learning Outcomes in Communication project. He earned his bachelor's from Eastern Michigan University and a master's and doctorate from Wayne State University.
  • New "For Your Benefit" boxes replace the "Key Point" boxes in previous editions, continuing to provide practical speech advice while offering additional insights for speaking in the classroom and in the boardroom.
  • New and updated content provides tips for estimating preparation time, learning to utilize research resources in speaking situations, and more.
  • "Putting It into Practice" activities replace the previous edition's "Speaking Beyond the Classroom" activities and provide active learning opportunities for in-class completion or for homework.
  • Updated references to social media, gaming, and pop culture are included.
  • In the "Speaking Ethics" chapter, ethics is treated as a series of careful balancing acts rather than a list of clear-cut do's and don'ts.
  • "For Your Benefit" boxes provide practical speech advice while offering additional insights for speaking in the classroom and in the boardroom.
  • "Putting It into Practice" activities provide active learning opportunities for in-class completion or for homework.
  • Featuring a variety of online tools, CourseMate for THE SPEAKER'S HANDBOOK includes an enhanced eBook, audio study tools, chapter downloads, interactive video activities, self-assessments, Speech Builder Express 3.0, and Web resources.
  • An up-to-date selection of speeches by students and public figures is included.
  • "Speaker's Workshop" activities are integrated into the book's content as well as on CourseMate for THE SPEAKER'S HANDBOOK.
Part I: FOUNDATION.
1. Understanding Speaking.
2. Listening.
3. Speaking Ethics.
4. Overcoming Fear of Speaking.
Part II: PREPARATION.
5. Planning.
6. Topic Selection and Analysis.
7. Audience Analysis.
8. Research.
Part III: ORGANIZATION.
9. Transforming Ideas into Speech Points.
10. Organizing Points.
11. Outlining.
12. Connectives.
13. Introductions.
14. Conclusions.
Part IV: DEVELOPMENT.
15. Supporting Materials.
16. Reasoning.
17. Language and Style.
18. Attention and Interest.
19. Credibility.
20. Motivational Appeals.
21. Informative Strategies.
22. Persuasive Strategies.
Part V: PRESENTATION.
23. Modes of Delivery.
24. Practice Sessions.
25. Vocal Delivery.
26. Physical Delivery.
27. Presentation Aids.
28. Adapting to the Speech Situation.
29. Answering Questions.
Part VI: CONTEXTS.
30. Analyzing Speech Contexts.
31. Educational Context.
32. Workplace Context.
33. Social and Ceremonial Context.
34. Civic and Political Context.
35. Leadership across Contexts.
Part VII: SAMPLE SPEECHES.
Speeches by Student Speakers.
Speeches by Public Figures.
Part VIII: ADDITIONAL SPEAKER RESOURCES.
Guide to Common Pronunciation and Usage Errors.
Glossary of Key Terms.
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"I believe that this text should be a keeper for the students who take my class. I believe that it is a resource, based upon its simple structure, for students to find specific information related to any kind of speaking situation that they might find themselves in."

"This textbook provides a good foundation to understand the principles and strategies of quality public speaking. My students can use it to discover what strengths one needs to be a strong public speaker and, in turn, help them develop their confidence."

"I prefer THE SPEAKER'S HANDBOOK over any competing text. Its coverage of topics is excellent."

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