Higher Education

The Basics: Speech Communication, 2nd Edition

  • Paul R. Timm Brigham Young University
  • ISBN-10: 0538722975  |  ISBN-13: 9780538722971
  • 192 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 1993
  • © 2000 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $73.50



The Basics of Speech Communication targets effective oral communication skills used in day-to-day living. Short, concise content delivers a thorough approach with clear-cut examples and exercises to reinforce learning. Use of current technology including the Internet have been incorporated throughout as well as the SCANS workplace readiness skills. Humor is also added to emphasize key principles and concepts.

Table of Contents

1. Make Oral Communications Work for You, 2.Conquer the Fear of Public Speaking, 3.Communication Pitfalls, 4. Build Conversation Skills, 5. Discover Your Listeners, 6. Plan Your Approach, 7. Build Your Theme on Key Ideas, 8. Use the Power of Beginnings, Bridges, and Endings, 9. Add Life to Your Style, 10. Get Your Message Across, 11. Give Listeners Something to Look At


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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Paul R. Timm

An active author, Dr. Paul R. Timm has written dozens of articles and 31 books distributed worldwide by Prentice-Hall, South-Western College Publishing, Career Press, and Crisp Publications. His books have been translated into six languages and have been purchased in large quantities by companies such as AT&T, Staples and others. Dr. Timm served as president and partner in two training companies. Under his leadership these companies conducted seminars reaching as many as 7000 people a month across the U.S., Canada, Australia and New Zealand. He now does selective independent training and consulting for organizations in the U.S. and Europe. He earned university degrees from the State University of New York at Buffalo (BA), Ohio University (Master's) and Florida State University (Ph.D. in Communication and Management). T