Higher Education

The Speaker's Handbook, 10th Edition

  • Jo Sprague San Jose State University
  • Douglas Stuart
  • David Bodary Sinclair Community College
  • ISBN-10: 111134650X  |  ISBN-13: 9781111346508
  • 528 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2010, 2008, 2005
  • © 2013 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $123.75
  • Newer Edition Available

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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.

Features and Benefits

  • "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.
  • 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.

Table of Contents

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.

What's New

  • 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.

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Efficacy and Outcomes

Reviews

"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."

— Jim Conway, California Polytechnic State University

"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."

— Lynn Perkins, University of San Francisco

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

— Andra Hansen, Brigham Young University

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

— Andra Hansen, Brigham Young University

Supplements

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Instructor Supplements

PowerLecture with PowerPoint®, ExamView®, JoinIn™ Student Response System, Instructor's Resource Manual  (ISBN-10: 1133113680 | ISBN-13: 9781133113683)

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Instructor's Resource Manual  (ISBN-10: 1133309666 | ISBN-13: 9781133309666)

Streamline and maximize the effectiveness of your course preparation with suggestions for developing a course syllabus, chapter outlines, class-tested activities and exercises, technology resources, test items (true/false, multiple-choice, fill-in-the-blank, essays, and assessments), and more. Each chapter also includes a list of key terms with definitions; suggestions for individual, group, and class activities; and innovative ways to present relevant concepts in each chapter, such as homework assignments, role plays, lecture ideas, and audiovisual suggestions.

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CourseMate for THE SPEAKER'S HANDBOOK, 10E, International Edition offers a variety of rich learning resources designed to enhance students' learning experience. These resources include an enhanced eBook, Audio Study Tools chapter downloads, interactive video activities, Speech Builder Express 3.0, self-assessments, images, and Web resources. All resources are mapped to key discipline learning concepts as well as to specific chapter learning lists.

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ABC News DVD: Speeches by Barack Obama  (ISBN-10: 1439082472 | ISBN-13: 9781439082478)

This DVD includes nine famous speeches by President Barack Obama, from 2004 to present day, including his speech at the 2004 Democratic National Convention; his 2008 speech on race, "A More Perfect Union"; and his 2009 inaugural address. Speeches are divided into short video segments for easy, time-efficient viewing. This instructor supplement also features critical thinking questions and answers for each speech, designed to spark class discussion.

Conquer Your Speech Anxiety: Learn How to Overcome Your Nervousness About Public Speaking  (ISBN-10: 0534636187 | ISBN-13: 9780534636180)

CONQUER YOUR SPEECH ANXIETY provides students with a resource to help them understand their speech anxiety and develop a plan to overcome their fear of public speaking. By focusing on and applying the most recent communication anxiety research, this resource incorporates the finding that a combination of various techniques results in the greatest reduction of anxiety. The accompanying student CD-ROM contains audio relaxation exercises and techniques to help students conquer their anxiety.

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Student Speeches for Critique and Analysis DVD  (ISBN-10: 0534512518 | ISBN-13: 9780534512514)

An abundant and diverse sample of student speeches is available in this eight-series video set that features introduction, impromptu, informative, and persuasive speeches. The videos also include speeches by non-native English speakers as well as speeches containing visual aids.

Communications Scenarios 2011 DVD  (ISBN-10: 0495909718 | ISBN-13: 9780495909712)

News Videos for Speech Communication 2011: Public Speaking, Human Communication, and Interpersonal Communication  (ISBN-10: 0495908789 | ISBN-13: 9780495908784)

This DVD features news clips from BBC and CBS and includes topics such as: platonic relationships between men and women; Amish culture; adult sibling rivalry; and digital families. It also includes recent famous public speeches by speakers such as Michelle Obama and Senator Hillary Clinton.

Student Supplements

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CourseMate with SpeechBuilder Express™ 3.0, InfoTrac® Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1133351042 | ISBN-13: 9781133351047)

CourseMate for THE SPEAKER'S HANDBOOK, 10E, International Edition offers a variety of rich learning resources designed to enhance your learning experience. These resources include an enhanced eBook, Audio Study Tools chapter downloads, interactive video activities, Speech Builder Express 3.0, self-assessments, images, and Web resources. All resources are mapped to key discipline learning concepts as well as to specific chapter learning lists.

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Save time and learn more with WebTutor™ Resource Center on Blackboard® for THE SPEAKER'S HANDBOOK. This rich online study center is ideal for test prep, lecture reinforcement, and more. It includes videos, chapter outlines and summaries, learning objectives, practice quizzes, and Web links.

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Conquer Your Speech Anxiety: Learn How to Overcome Your Nervousness About Public Speaking  (ISBN-10: 0534636187 | ISBN-13: 9780534636180)

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Jo Sprague

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 communications.

Douglas Stuart

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

David Bodary

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.