Higher Education

Pocket Keys for Speakers, 1st Edition

  • Isa Engleberg Prince George's Community College
  • Ann Raimes Hunter College, City University of New York
  • ISBN-10: 0618230467  |  ISBN-13: 9780618230464
  • 352 Pages
  • © 2004 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $54.75



Combining the expertise of two successful Houghton Mifflin authors, this handbook offers students a practical, "how-to" approach to speaking throughout their academic and professional careers. In addition, the authors clearly distinguish the principles of oral and written communication and provide quick references on grammar and mechanics. The text's convenient handbook size and format, along with its timeless content, make it an ideal life-long resource.

Features and Benefits

  • Public speaking coverage addresses ethics, listening, communication apprehension, and strategies for speaking in a variety of contexts.
  • Grammar sections cover clarity and writing style, sentence basics, punctuation, mechanics, and multilingual/ESL strategies.

Table of Contents

Section 1. Keys to Effective Speaking
Part 1. Getting Started as a Speaker
1. Beginning the Speechmaking Process
2. Understand the Seven Basic Principles of Effective Speaking
3. Reduce Your Speaking Anxiety
4. Listen to Others
5. Speak Ethically
Part 2. Determining your Purpose and Topic
6. Establish Your Purpose
7. Move from Purpose to Topic
Part 3. Analyzing Your Audience and Adapting Your Speech
8. Analyze and Adapt to Your Audience
9. Analyzing and Adapting to Logistics
Part 4. Supporting Your Speech
10. Selecting Supporting Material
11. Evaluate Your Content
12. Cite Your Sources
Part 5. Organizing and Outlining Your Speech
13. Organizing Your Content
14. Outline Your Speech
15. Connecting Your Key Points
16. Beginning Your Speech
17. Concluding Your Speech
Part 6. Keys to Developing Your Speech
18. Enhance Your Credibility
19. Use Effective Language
20. Generate Interest
Part 7. Keys to Delivering Your Speech
21. Achieving Effective Delivery
22. Enhance Your Vocal Delivery
23. Enhance Your Physical Delivery
24. Using Presentation Aids
Part 8. Keys to Informative and Persuasive Speaking
25. Speaking to Inform
26. Speaking to Persuade
Part 9. Speaking in Special Contexts
27. Speaking on Special Occasions
28. Speaking Impromptu
29. Speaking in Business Settings
Part 10. Speaking in the Classroom
30. Speaking to Learn
31. Differentiating Written and Oral Reports
32. Applying the Seven Principles to Classroom Speaking
33. Adapting To Academic Disciplines
34. Classroom Debates
Section 2. Keys to Style, Usage, Grammar, and Mechanics
Part 11. The 5 C's of Style
35. First C: Cut
36. Second C: Check for Action
37. Third C: Connect
38. Fourth C: Commit
39. Fifth C: Choose Vivid, Appropriate, and Inclusive Words
Part 12. Common Sentence Problems
40. Sentence Fragments
41. Run-ons and Comma Splices
42. Sentence Snarls
43. Verbs
44. Subject-Verb Agreement
45. Pronouns
46. Adjectives and Adverbs
Part 13. For Multilingual/ESL Speakers and Writers
47. A, An, and The
48. Infinitive, -ing, and -ed Forms
49. Sentence Structure and Word Order
Part 14. Glossaries and Index
50. Glossary of Speaking Terms
51. Glossary of Usage
52. Glossary of Grammatical Terms

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Ann Raimes

Ann Raimes, a respected authority on writing, research, grammar, and ESL, created the KEYS FOR WRITERS family of handbooks (Cengage Learning) to be the most accessible, user-friendly handbooks available.