Cengage Advantage Books: Essentials of Public Speaking, 5th Edition

  • Cheryl Hamilton
  • ISBN-10: 049590113X
  • ISBN-13: 9780495901136
  • 432 Pages Paperback 
  • Previous Editions: 2009, 2003, 1999
  • © 2012 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $40.25 
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Overview

Packed with sample speeches illustrating what to do as well as plenty of examples detailing what not to do, this value-priced public speaking text equips you with the essential skills and theories needed to become an effective public speaker. ESSENTIALS OF PUBLIC SPEAKING delivers abundant practical advice and also offers intriguing discussions on the role of ethics in public speaking as well as up-to-date coverage on effectively using technology in speech development and delivery. A strong emphasis on visual aids includes an insightful, four-color insert detailing how to get the most from your presentation materials. This edition features extended emphasis on critical thinking skills and student activities, as well as practical application of persuasive speaking theory. With ESSENTIALS OF PUBLIC SPEAKING, 5e you also have the option of including a wealth of learning resources like Speech Builder Express 3.0 speech-outlining software, Speech Studio, InfoTrac® College Edition, sample outlines, and more. It is an invaluable resource at a value price.


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Features/Benefits

  • History Makers: Speaking to Make a Difference boxes feature brief essays about speech makers throughout history and in current events who have made an impact on society, vividly illustrating to students the effect of successful speech making.
  • More Technology: This edition includes expanded coverage of technology, particularly ways new and emerging technology can help students develop and deliver speeches.
  • Avoiding Pitfalls: Expanded coverage of visual aids in Chapter 10 offers a candid discussion of what not to do with visual aids--including examples of how PowerPoint® is often misused--and helps students make informed choices on about how to include these resources in their speeches. In addition, increased coverage of plagiarism and other unethical behavior related to speech making is integrated throughout the text, including tips for avoiding these problems in the speech-making process.
  • Examples, Samples, and Tips: New text and video sample speeches as well as sample speech outlines provide fresh perspectives and give students solid examples to model. An appendix of sample student speeches includes complete text, visual aids, presentation outlines, and speaking outlines for each speech. For non-native English speakers, Chapter 2 includes suggestions on handling pronunciation and accent anxiety. And all students can benefit from the text's increased emphasis on outlining, giving readers a solid foundation in this fundamental process.
  • Speech Builder Express 3.0: The text is now integrated with Speech Builder Express 3.0, a dynamic Web-based speech outlining and organizing tool that acts like an online speech tutor to guide students through the entire speech development process: choosing a topic, selecting an organization pattern, and incorporating visual aids and strategies for effective delivery. Help your students deliver powerful speeches with this exclusive tool.
  • Vivid Visuals: More isn't always better. Professor Hamilton provides practical insight on designing and using visual aids of all types for more effective presentations. Coverage includes a unique full-color insert that details how to create professional-quality visual aids through the use of PowerPoint® presentation software.
  • Fast Start: The resourceful Quick-Start Guide at the beginning of the text enables students to "hit the ground running," offering a useful reference when preparing speeches they may need to deliver early in the course. The guide provides a clear discussion of speech types, including references to impromptu and extemporaneous speaking. Each chapter also includes a reminder that shows students how the Quick-Start Guide relates to its specific topics, helping students identify the skills they need to complete a speech successfully.
  • Online Resources: This value-priced text provides a wealth of teaching and learning resources, including Speech Builder Express speech outlining software, InfoTrac® College Edition, an Instructor's Manual, teaching tips, sample speeches and outlines, and more. The book-specific website houses a variety of sample student speeches that demonstrate effective public speaking. Students can watch, evaluate, and critique the student speeches and then submit their evaluations to their instructors.
  • Technology Tips: Highly praised for her up-to-date coverage of the use of technology in the speech-making process, Professor Hamilton provides thorough information about using the Internet for research and adapting electronic presentation aids to the audience. Technology Tip for Speakers boxes located throughout the text provide practical advice for incorporating digital technologies into the speech-making process.
  • Student Support: Test Your Knowledge quizzes, chapter outlines, chapter summaries, practice suggestions, and other pedagogical elements give students practical guidance as they work through the text, helping them improve their public speaking skills every step of the way. Key terms are identified at the end of each chapter so that students can define important terminology as they progress through the text. Sample Student Speeches include complete text, visual aids, presentation outlines, and speaking outlines.

What's New

  • End-of-chapter activities have been added to emphasize in-classroom student activities and critical thinking: "Personal Skill Building" and "Collaborative Skill Building".
  • Other new pedagogical elements in the fifth edition include learning objectives, Active Critical Thinking questions, and "Flash Forward" boxes that relate the historical "Flash Back" information to the present day.
  • New "Speaking to Make a Difference" boxes in select chapters feature recent speeches from current events that illustrate how chapter content is used successfully by speakers in the "real" world.
  • Chapter 5 newly combines selecting, researching, and outlining your speech.
  • There is also a new, additional chapter on Special Occasion speeches.

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Table of Contents

Quick Start Guide to Public Speaking.
I: FOUNDATIONS.
1. Public Speaking, Ethics, and You.
2. Building Speaker Confidence.
3. Listening: What Speakers and Listeners Should Know.
II: PREPARING YOUR SPEECH.
4. Analyzing Your Audience.
5. Selecting, Outlining, and Researching Your Topic.
6. Supporting Your Ideas.
7. Organizing a Successful Speech.
III: PRESENTING YOUR SPEECH.
8. Delivering Your Message.
9. Perfecting Language Style.
10. Preparing Effective Visual Aids.
IV: TYPES OF SPEECHES.
11. Informative Speaking.
12. Persuasive Speaking: Individual or Team.
13. Persuasive Methods and Theories.
14. Special Occasional Speaking.
References.
Glossary.
Index.

Supplements

Instructor Supplements

Instructor Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title’s "About the Solution" 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's Resource Manual  (ISBN-10: 1111348022 | ISBN-13: 9781111348021)

Designed to streamline and maximize the effectiveness of your course preparation, this manual includes tips for teaching public speaking, a sample course syllabus, sample course schedules, evaluation forms, chapter outlines, classroom exercises, and a test bank. Updated page number references, outlines, test bank questions, and activities for the 5th edition.


PowerLecture with PowerPoint® Slides, ExamView®, Instructor's Resource Manual, Video Footage  (ISBN-10: 1111348464 | ISBN-13: 9781111348465)

This one-stop lecture and class preparation tool makes it easy for you to assemble, edit, publish, and present custom lectures updated for the 5th edition for your course using PowerPoint®. The Instructor's Resource CD lets you bring together specific lecture outlines and art from the text, along with video and animations from the Web or your own materials, culminating in a powerful personalized media-enhanced presentation. The CD-ROM also contains a full Instructor's Manual, ExamView® software, and other instructor resources.


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.


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.

List Price = $90.95  | CengageBrain Price = $72.49  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $67.50


The Art and Strategy of Service-Learning Presentations, 2nd  (ISBN-10: 0534617549 | ISBN-13: 9780534617547)

This handbook is an invaluable resource for students taking a communication course with a service-learning component. It provides guidelines for connecting service-learning work with classroom concepts and advice for working effectively with agencies and organizations, and it offers model forms and sample speeches for students to utilize throughout the course.

List Price = $76.95  | CengageBrain Price = $76.49  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $56.75


A Guide to the Basic Course for ESL Students  (ISBN-10: 0534567797 | ISBN-13: 9780534567798)

This item is designed to assist non-native English speakers. Features include FAQs, helpful URLs, strategies for accent management, and tips for overcoming speech apprehension.

List Price = $55.95  | CengageBrain Price = $55.49  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $41.25


The Teaching Assistant's Guide to the Basic Course  (ISBN-10: 0534567789 | ISBN-13: 9780534567781)

Designed for today's communication instructor, this guide addresses general teaching and course management topics as well as specific strategies for communication instruction.

List Price = $64.95  | CengageBrain Price = $64.49  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $47.75


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.


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.


Public Speaking: An Online Approach for Instructors Workbook  (ISBN-10: 0495803537 | ISBN-13: 9780495803539)

Written by Deanna Sellnow, University of Kentucky. This 112-page instructor's manual includes a course-syllabus and icebreakers; public speaking basics such as coping with anxiety, outlining; ethics; and informative, persuasive, and ceremonial (special occasion) speeches. This online approach is designed to help students who may face obstacles in terms of time or place to complete a course in a traditional face-to-face classroom. For faculty use.


Public Speaking: A Problem Based Learning Approach Workbook  (ISBN-10: 0495803529 | ISBN-13: 9780495803522)

Written by Deanna Sellnow, University of Kentucky. This 160-page instructor's manual includes a course-syllabus and icebreakers; public speaking basics such as coping with anxiety, learning cycle and learning styles; outlining; ethics; and informative, persuasive, and impromptu speeches. This approach is designed to help students develop strong critical thinking and teamwork skills. For faculty use.


Public Speaking: A Service-Learning Approach for Instructors  (ISBN-10: 0495794147 | ISBN-13: 9780495794141)

Written by Deanna Sellnow, University of Kentucky. This 160-page resource manual includes a course-syllabus and icebreakers; public speaking basics such as coping with anxiety, learning cycle and learning styles; outlining; ethics; and informative, persuasive, and ceremonial (special occasion) speeches. For faculty use.


Student Supplements

Student Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title’s "About the Solution" 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.

General MindLink for CourseMate, Interactive Video Activities, SpeechBuilder Express™ 3.0 1-Semester, Speech Studio, InfoTrac® Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285276507 | ISBN-13: 9781285276502)

The more you study, the better the results. Make the most of your study time by accessing everything you need to succeed in your public speaking course in one place. Read your eBook, take notes, review flashcards, and take practice quizzes—all online with MindLink for CourseMate.

List Price = $29.00  | CengageBrain Price = $29.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $29.00


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

Drawing from the latest research, this innovative resource helps you understand your fear of public speaking—and develop a plan to overcome it. The CD-ROM includes both audio relaxation exercises and techniques for overcoming your anxiety.

List Price = $90.95  | CengageBrain Price = $72.49  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $67.50


The Art and Strategy of Service-Learning Presentations, 2nd  (ISBN-10: 0534617549 | ISBN-13: 9780534617547)

This resourceful handbook provides guidelines for connecting service-learning work with classroom concepts, as well as advice for working effectively with agencies and organizations. Its model forms and sample speeches will help you throughout the course.

List Price = $76.95  | CengageBrain Price = $76.49  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $56.75


A Guide to the Basic Course for ESL Students  (ISBN-10: 0534567797 | ISBN-13: 9780534567798)

This item is designed to assist non-native English speakers. Features include FAQs, helpful URLs, strategies for accent management, and tips for overcoming speech apprehension.

List Price = $55.95  | CengageBrain Price = $55.49  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $41.25


The Teaching Assistant's Guide to the Basic Course  (ISBN-10: 0534567789 | ISBN-13: 9780534567781)

Written by Katherine G. Hendrix, University of Memphis. This guidebook is designed for the new Communication teacher. Based on leading communication teacher training programs, the guide covers general teaching and course management topics as well as specific strategies for communication instruction. For example; providing effective feedback on performance, managing sensitive class discussions, and conducting mock interviews.

List Price = $64.95  | CengageBrain Price = $64.49  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $47.75


Meet the Author

About the Author

Cheryl Hamilton

Cheryl Hamilton, an author well known for her writing style and award-winning teaching, understands the importance of communication as a lifelong skill. Also the author of COMMUNICATING FOR RESULTS, she has conducted a number of research studies, including one published in the COMMUNITY COLLEGE JOURNAL OF RESEARCH AND PRACTICE. Dr. Hamilton has presented more than 32 papers at professional conventions, including those sponsored by the National Communication Association, Southwest Educational Research Association, Western Communication Association, and Texas Speech Communication Association. She has conducted seminars for groups such as the National Property Management Association, Bell Helicopter Textron, U.S. Postal Department, North Central Regional Police Academy, and LTV Aerospace. A native of Illinois, she received her bachelor's degree from Eastern Illinois University; her master's degree from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana; and her doctoral degree from the University of North Texas in Denton.

Reviews

Customer Reviews

"[Essentials of Public Speaking] provide[s] a clear and engaging core of public speaking in an inexpensive format."
— Gary Rybold, Irvine Valley College
"[Essentials of Public Speaking] has a feel of continual development … Each chapter builds on the previous and continues forward. It's easy for students to understand and relate to."
— Jacob Arndt, Kalamazoo Valley Community College
"[Essentials of Public Speaking] is written in a straight-forward easy to digest style that presents a difficult topic (speaking in front of people) in a positive, affirming way."
— Eric Harlan, Mississippi University for Women

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