PUBLIC SPEAKING IN A DIVERSE SOCIETY presents a practical, research-based discussion of the process of public speaking. The authors take the position that public speaking is a lot like normal conversation. Their approach is unique in the way it teaches students to be more inclusive in their public communication. No other text offers a fuller appreciation and understanding of the critical issues facing speaking in today's multicultural society. This text provides the most important principles and skills of public speaking in a clear and readable manner.
Table of Contents
PART I: A MULTICULTURAL APPROACH TO PUBLIC SPEAKING.
1. A Contemporary Approach to Public Speaking.
2. Getting Started: Your First Speech.
3. The Influence of Culture on Public Speaking.
PART II: A FOCUS ON THE SPEAKER.
4. Developing Confidence: Coping with Your Fears about Public Speaking.
5. Being a Credible and Ethical Speaker.
PART III: A FOCUS ON THE AUDIENCE.
6. Analyzing and Adapting to Diverse Audiences.
7. Listening Actively.
PART IV: PREPARING THE TEXT OFYOUR SPEECH.
8. Selecting and Researching Your Topic.
9. Organizing and Outlining Your Speech.
10. Introductions and Conclusions.
11. Speaking to Inform.
12. Speaking to Persuade.
13. Generating Arguments.
PART V: A FOCUS ON SPEECH DELIVERY.
14. Verbal Communication: Making Every Word Count.
15. Nonverbal Communication: Making Every Gesture Count.
16. Developing Your Own Rhetorical Style.
17. Using Visual Aids.
18. Special Occasion Speeches and Group Presentations.
Appendix I Sample Speeches.