Higher Education

Invitation to Public Speaking, 4th Edition

  • Cindy L. Griffin Colorado State University
  • ISBN-10: 0495915181  |  ISBN-13: 9780495915188
  • 464 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2009, 2006, 2004
  • © 2012 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $156.75
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About

Overview

Grounded in rhetorical tradition while offering a fresh perspective, INVITATION TO PUBLIC SPEAKING helps students understand the power and importance of public speaking--in their lives and in greater society. Intended for the introductory public speaking course, INVITATION TO PUBLIC SPEAKING engages students in the public dialogue, encourages civic engagement, and illustrates how they will apply speaking skills in their course work and throughout their careers. Speech-building exercises, thoughtful real-life examples, an invigorating art program, and an engaging voice help students comprehend public speaking as an activity to be engaged in with others, and prepares them to enter the public dialogue. INVITATION TO PUBLIC SPEAKING also features the most comprehensive integrated technology program available, giving students more interactive skill-building practice for public speaking.

Features and Benefits

  • With a solid, pragmatic, skills-based foundation in public speaking, the text strongly emphasizes civil, audience-centered discourse and features the most comprehensive integrated technology program available.
  • Chapter 2,"Entering the Public Dialogue," previews speech types and provides students the opportunity to prepare and present a speech of self- introduction.
  • Speech Steps boxes that prompt students to complete an activity that brings them one step closer to preparing a speech. If students complete every speech step in the book, they will have prepared an entire speech.
  • "Invitation to Service Learning" boxes included in select chapters feature short vignettes about students who applied their public speaking lessons to jobs as a community volunteer and as part of a Service Learning or Internship assignment.

Table of Contents

1. Why Speak in Public?
2. Effective Listening.
3. Developing Your Speech Topic and Purpose.
4. Your Audience and Speaking Environment.
5. Gathering Supporting Materials.
6. Developing and Supporting Your Ideas.
7. Reasoning.
8. Organizing and Outlining Your Speech.
9. Introductions and Conclusions.
10. Language.
11. Delivering Your Speech.
12. Visual Aids.
13. Informative Speaking.
14. Invitational Speaking.
15. Persuasive Speaking.
16. Persuasion and Reasoning.
17. Speaking on Special Occasions.
Appendix: Speaking in Small Groups.

What's New

  • More material on visual rhetoric appears throughout the book, with an activity related to the topic at the end of each chapter.
  • In addition to the Practicing the Public Dialogue, video, and other technology activities, there are new end-of-chapter activities added to each chapter: (1) creating community in the classroom, (2) visual rhetoric and public speaking, and (3) a Speech Studio activity. The activities relate to chapter topics and the main themes of the book: ethics, civic engagement, public dialogue, and civility.
  • The author has added a new boxed feature on Visual Communication.
  • A new design makes the book reminiscent of a workbook.

Learning Resource Bundles

Choose the textbook packaged with the resources that best meet your course and student needs. Contact your Learning Consultant for more information.

Bundle: Text + Communication CourseMate, Enhanced eBook, Speech Studio, Audio Study Tools, Interactive Video Activities, SpeechBuilder Express™, InfoTrac® 1-Semester Printed Access Card

ISBN-10: 1133220398 | ISBN-13: 9781133220398

List Price = $221.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $166.75

This Bundle Includes:

  • Invitation to Public Speaking
    List Price = $208.95  | CengageBrain Price = $208.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $156.75
  • Communication CourseMate, Enhanced eBook, Speech Studio, Audio Study Tools, Interactive Video Activities, SpeechBuilder Express™, InfoTrac®, 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card
    List Price = $146.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $109.00


Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition.

For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant.

Instructor Supplements

Instructor's Resource Manual  (ISBN-10: 1111348103 | ISBN-13: 9781111348106)

This comprehensive guide is packed with tips and tools, including suggested teaching goals, sample course schedules, in-class activities, service-learning opportunities, speaking assignments, performance evaluations, and suggestions for using technology in the classroom.

WebTutor™ on WebCT™ with eBook on Gateway, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1111614415 | ISBN-13: 9781111614416)

Speech Communication offers a variety of rich learning resources designed to enhance the student experience including self assessments, blogs (online journals), images, video, Web resources, and animations mapped to key discipline learning concepts. More than just a collection of ancillary learning materials, the Resource Center for Speech Communication also features important community tools that extend the education experience beyond a particular class or course semester.

List Price = $156.00  | CengageBrain Price = $156.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $156.00

WebTutor™ on Blackboard® with eBook on Gateway, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1111570779 | ISBN-13: 9781111570774)

Speech Communication offers a variety of rich learning resources designed to enhance the student experience including self assessments, blogs (online journals), images, video, Web resources, and animations mapped to key discipline learning concepts. More than just a collection of ancillary learning materials, the Resource Center for Speech Communication also features important community tools that extend the education experience beyond a particular class or course semester.

List Price = $157.00  | CengageBrain Price = $157.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $157.00

Communication CourseMate with eBook, Audio Study Tools, Interactive Video Activities, SpeechBuilder Express™, InfoTrac® 1-Semester Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1111765014 | ISBN-13: 9781111765019)

Cengage Learning's CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Maximize your course success with the integrated eBook and chapter-specific learning tools that include flashcards, quizzes, videos, and more in your CourseMate. Key Features: Interactive eBook, Engagement Tracker, Learning Objectives, Tutorial Quizzes, Glossary and Flashcards, and Web Links and References.

List Price = $146.00  | CengageBrain Price = $146.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $146.00

Student Supplements

Communication CourseMate, Enhanced eBook, Speech Studio, Audio Study Tools, Interactive Video Activities, SpeechBuilder Express™, InfoTrac® 1-Semester Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1111355029 | ISBN-13: 9781111355029)

Cengage Learning's CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Maximize your course success with the integrated eBook and chapter-specific learning tools that include flashcards, quizzes, videos, and more in your CourseMate. Key Features: Interactive eBook, Engagement Tracker, Learning Objectives, Tutorial Quizzes, Glossary and Flashcards, and Web Links and References.

List Price = $146.00  | CengageBrain Price = $146.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $146.00

WebTutor™ on WebCT™ with eBook on Gateway, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1111614415 | ISBN-13: 9781111614416)

Improve your grades with WebTutor™ online review and test prep tools.

List Price = $156.00  | CengageBrain Price = $156.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $156.00

WebTutor™ on Blackboard® with eBook on Gateway, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1111570779 | ISBN-13: 9781111570774)

Improve your grades with WebTutor™ online review and test prep tools.

List Price = $157.00  | CengageBrain Price = $157.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $157.00

Communication CourseMate with eBook, Audio Study Tools, Interactive Video Activities, SpeechBuilder Express™, InfoTrac® 1-Semester Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1111765014 | ISBN-13: 9781111765019)

Cengage Learning's Communications CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Access an integrated eBook, learning tools including flashcards, quizzes, and more, all designed specifically to work with INVITATION TO PUBLIC SPEAKING, 4th Edition.

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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.