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Invitation to Public Speaking - National Geographic Edition, 5th Edition

  • Cindy L. Griffin Colorado State University
  • ISBN-10: 1285066146  |  ISBN-13: 9781285066141
  • 400 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2012, 2009, 2006
  • © 2015 | Published
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Overview

INVITATION TO PUBLIC SPEAKING was designed to provide you with solid public speaking skills that will serve you well. This text shows you the power and importance of public speaking in your life as well as in the community. This special National Geographic Learning edition includes dynamic and exciting stories and tips from young people who are committed to sharing their passion for conservation and learning, accompanied by spectacular National Geographic photographs. Speech-building help and examples of student speeches in every chapter help you understand the basic concepts so that you learn how to give successful speeches.

Features and Benefits

  • Sample student speech outlines and full speeches (with author commentary) provide real-life models for students to follow.
  • Practicing the Public Dialogue boxes provide specific exercises and activities for individual or group work.
  • Civic Engagement in Action boxes provide real-life stories of how individuals have made a difference in their communities through public activity, including speaking out. CourseMate references show students how they can learn more about each person and activity.
  • Ethical Moment boxes provide examples of individuals who have spoken or acted ethically (for example, Martin Luther King, Jr.) or unethically (for example, someone cyberbullying a fellow student). “What Do You Think?” questions help students think critically about each example.
  • A Quick-Start Guide at the beginning of the text helps students get started on their first class presentation.
  • Author Cindy Griffin emphasizes civil, audience-centered discourse in an inviting, down-to-earth manner.
  • NEW MindTap Speech from Cengage Learning represents a new approach to a customizable, online, user-focused learning platform. MindTap combines all of a user’s learning tools-readings, multimedia, activities and assessments-into a singular Learning Path that guides the student and instructor through the curriculum.
  • A Quick-Start Guide at the beginning of the text helps you get started on your first class presentation.

Table of Contents

1. Why Speak in Public?
The Power of Ethical Public Speaking. Culture and Speaking Style. What Is Ethical Public Speaking? A Model of the Public Speaking Process. Building Your Confidence as a Public Speaker.
2. Effective Listening.
Why Listen to Others? Why We Sometimes Fail to Listen. How to Listen Carefully. How to Listen Critically. How to Listen Ethically. Speakers as Listeners: Adapting to Your Audience.
3. Developing Your Speech Topic and Purpose.
How Context Influences Your Speaking Goals. Choosing Your Speech Topic. Articulating Your Purpose. Stating Your Thesis.
4. Your Audience and Speaking Environment.
Considering an Audience as a Group of Diverse People. Considering an Audience as a Community. Considering Your Speaking Environment. Adapting to Audience Expectations.
5. Gathering Supporting Materials.
Determine What Types of Information You Need. Use Your Personal Knowledge and Experience. Search for Materials on the Internet. Research Materials at the Library. Conduct Research Interviews. Research Tips. Citing Sources.
6. Developing and Supporting Your Ideas.
Examples. Narratives. Statistics. Testimony. Definitions.
7. Organizing and Outlining Your Speech.
Organize for Clarity. Main Points. Connectives. The Preparation Outline. The Speaking Outline. Note Cards.
8. Introductions and Conclusions.
The Introduction. Preparing a Compelling Introduction. The Conclusion. Preparing a Compelling Conclusion.
9. Language.
Language Is Ambiguous. Language and Culture. Language and Gender. Language and Accuracy. Language and Public Speaking. Language, Imagery, and Rhythm.
10. Delivering Your Speech.
Methods of Delivery. Verbal Components of Delivery. Nonverbal Components of Delivery. Rehearsing Your Speech.
11. Visual Aids .
Why Visual Aids Are Important. Types of Visual Aids. What to Show on a Visual Aid. Formats for Visual Aids. Guidelines for Effective and Ethical Use of Visual Aids.
12. Informative Speaking.
Types of Informative Speeches. Organizational Patterns for Informative Speeches. Tips for Giving Effective Informative Speeches. Ethical Informative Speaking.
13. Invitational Speaking.
The Invitational Speaking Environment. Types of Invitational Speeches. Organizational Patterns for Invitational Speeches. Tips for Giving Invitational Speeches. Ethical Invitational Speaking.
14. Persuasive Speaking.
Types of Persuasive Speeches. Organization of Speeches on Questions of Fact. Organization of Speeches on Questions of Value. Organization of Speeches on Questions of Policy. Connecting with Your Audience. Tips for Giving Effective Persuasive Speeches. Ethical Persuasive Speaking.
15. Persuasion and Reasoning.
Patterns of Reasoning. A Map of Reasoning. Tips for Reasoning Ethically. Evidence and Persuasion. Credibility and Persuasion. Emotion and Persuasion. Myths and Persuasion. Fallacies.
16. Speaking on Special Occasions.
Speeches of Introduction. Speeches of Commemoration. Speeches of Acceptance. Speeches to Entertain.
Appendix: Speaking in Small Groups.
Glossary.
Notes.
Index.
Bonus Custom Chapters.

What's New

  • NEW National Geographic Learning edition provides stories of “young explorers” who work with National Geographic on a variety of projects-from exploring the oceans to documenting human tragedies such as the Indonesian tsunami. These young explorers share speaking tips and advice on how they communicate with large and small audiences of all ages.
  • NEW streamlined organization of 16 chapters, with “reasoning and persuasion” combined in Chapter 15.

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Efficacy and Outcomes

Reviews

“This book is very practical. It really does take students on a step-by-step process that yields good speeches. I probably follow the textbook more closely than any of my colleagues and-not coincidentally-my students typically take the honors in the department's annual speaking contest.”

— David J. Eshelman, Arkansas Tech University

“This book, with its invitational approach, does remind students of the larger context of giving a speech (not just completing an assignment), which fits nicely with my goal of promoting civic engagement.”

— Laurie Metcalf, Blinn College

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CourseMate with SpeechBuilder Express™ 3.0, InfoTrac®, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285446380 | ISBN-13: 9781285446387)

The more you study, the better the results. Make the most of your study time by accessing everything you need to succeed in one place. Read your textbook and take notes in the MindTap™ Reader, review flashcards, watch videos, and take practice quizzes-online with CourseMate.

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MindTap® Speech, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access for Griffin's Invitation to Public Speaking  (ISBN-10: 1285850831 | ISBN-13: 9781285850832)

MindTap™ Speech for Griffin's Invitation to Public Speaking, 5th Edition provides you with the tools you need to better manage your limited time -- you can complete assignments whenever and wherever you are ready to learn with course material specially customized for you by your instructor and streamlined in one proven, easy-to-use interface. MindTap Speech includes "Practice and Present" -- an online video submission program that provides a digital environment for you to practice your skills and get meaningful feedback from your instructor and peers. Also included are Interactive Video Activities and Speech Builder Express 3.0™ -- a tool that coaches you through the entire speech organization and outlining process. With these resources and an array of tools and apps -- from note taking to flashcards -- you'll get a true understanding of course concepts, helping you to achieve better grades and setting the groundwork for your future courses.

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Cindy L. Griffin

Cindy L. Griffin is a professor emerita of communication studies at Colorado State University. A proponent of civic engagement and civility in people's communication and their lives, she has taught public speaking; civility; gender and communication; communication, language, and thought; contemporary theories of rhetoric; history of rhetorical theories; feminist theories of discourse; identity, voice, and agency; and graduate seminars in women's studies. Her research interests include developing the theory of invitational rhetoric, advancing theories that help communication scholars and students understand our complex identities, and exploring the relationships between civility, power, and rhetoric. Dr. Griffin is the author of INVITATION TO PUBLIC SPEAKING (Cengage, 2012) and INVITATION TO PUBLIC SPEAKING HANDBOOK (Cengage, 2011); coauthor of INVITATION TO HUMAN COMMUNICATION (with Jennifer Bone, 2013), FEMINIST RHETORICAL THEORIES (with Sonja K. Foss and Karen A. Foss, Waveland, 2006), and READINGS IN FEMINIST RHETORICAL THEORY (with Karen A. Foss and Sonja K. Foss, Waveland, 2004); and coeditor of STANDING IN THE INTERSECTIONS: FEMINIST VOICES, FEMINIST PRACTICES IN COMMUNICATION STUDIES (with Karma R. Chávez, SUNY Press, 2012). A former editor of WOMEN'S STUDIES IN COMMUNICATION (2006-2010), Dr. Griffin also has published articles and book chapters addressing identities, civilities, feminisms, and rhetorical and communication theories. She received her PhD from Indiana University.