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Overview

Grounded in rhetorical tradition while offering a fresh perspective, INVITATION TO PUBLIC SPEAKING HANDBOOK 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 HANDBOOK 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, 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 HANDBOOK also features the most comprehensive integrated technology program available, giving students more interactive skill-building practice for public speaking.

Cindy L. Griffin, Colorado State University

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.
  • New spiral bound-tabbed handbook format.
  • Text coverage and speech examples are based on service-learning experiences, reinforcing the role of public speaking outside the classroom and in the public dialogue. "Public Speaking & Service Learning" essays are available on the book's Premium Website.
  • Balanced Coverage: Combining traditional and new approaches as well as theory and skills, INVITATION TO PUBLIC SPEAKING HANDBOOK includes the Aristotelian five canons of public speaking updated to apply to the modern speaking situation. The text approaches public speaking as public dialogue, explaining not only the "how" of public speaking but also "why" students might speak inside and outside the classroom. INVITATION TO PUBLIC SPEAKING HANDBOOK supports multiple speech assignments so that no matter what type of speech you assign--informative, invitational, persuasive, special occasion, or group--this text delivers comprehensive instruction.
  • Service Learning: Available on the Premium Website for students, Service Learning experiences are discussed to address the role of public speaking outside the classroom and in the public dialogue. Additional information on incorporating Service Learning into the public speaking classroom is covered for Instructors in the Instructor's Resource Manual.
  • "Civic Engagement in Action" boxes, featured on the part opening tabs, focus on people using their voices to create change. From well-known people such as Ishmael Beah and Angelina Jolie, to "everyday" individuals who have spoken publicly in their community, these examples empower students to use their public speaking skills to impact the public dialogue.
  • "Checklist" boxes throughout the text highlight key points that students can apply directly to their own speeches, such as how to evaluate Internet sources. New "Tips" boxes throughout the text highlight useful suggestions, such as tips for brainstorming speech topics.
  • The "Building Skills & Confidence" tab features the book's many skill-building and critical-thinking exercises and can be assigned as homework or for independent study. These activities are all available in one tab so students know right where to go to complete exercises.
  • "Speaking at Work" boxes indicate concepts that students can apply to their working lives. "Speaking across Differences" boxes point out topics discussed in the text related to culture and diversity.
  • The Premium Website offers a variety of rich learning resources designed to enhance the student 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 both key discipline learning concepts as well as specific chapter learn lists.
  • Assign and Assess with Speech Studio! Speech Studio is an online video upload and grading program that improves the learning comprehension of your public speaking students. This unique resource empowers instructors with new assessment capability applicable for traditional, online, and hybrid courses. With Speech Studio, students can upload video files of practice speeches or final performances, comment on their peers' speeches, and review their grades and instructor feedback. Instructors create courses and assignments, comment on and grade student speeches with a library of comments and grading rubrics, and allow peer review. Grades flow into a gradebook that allows instructors to easily manage their course from within Speech Studio. Available to be packaged with this title.
  • Improved Speech Practice: Organized by chapter in the "Building Skills & Practice" tab, "Practicing the Public Dialogue" boxes offer manageable in-class skill exercises. Each step prompts students to complete an activity that builds toward preparing a speech. If students complete every speech step in the book, they will have prepared an entire speech. (Steps also can be completed online using the Speech Builder Express™ 3.0 speech-outlining software.)
  • Real-world ethics issues and dilemmas are integrated throughout the text and are spotlighted in "Ethical Moments" features. These "mini case studies" examine speech gaffes to help students better understand the critical role of ethics in public speaking. Thorough coverage of plagiarism concepts includes how to deal with problems typically encountered with Internet research (for example, no author listed for an article), how to gain permission to use Internet materials, and how to cite Internet materials in a speech.
Part I: THE BASICS.
1. Why Speak in Public?
2. Entering the Public Dialogue: Your First Speech.
3. Coping with Speaking Anxiety.
4. Effective Listening.
Appendix A: Building Skills & Confidence.
Part II: TOPIC AND AUDIENCE.
5. Your Speech Topic and Purpose.
6. Your Audience and Speaking Environment.
Part III: RESEARCH.
7. Gathering Supporting Materials.
8. Research Materials Online and at the Library.
9. Conduct Research Interviews.
Part IV: ORGANIZATION.
10. Organizing Your Speech.
11. Outlining Your Speech.
12. Introductions and Conclusions.
Part V: DEVELOPMENT.
13. Developing and Supporting Your Ideas.
14. Introduction to Reasoning.
15. Audience-Centered Language.
16. Language and Style.
Part VI: DELIVERY AND VISUAL AIDS.
17. Methods of Delivery.
18. Verbal and Nonverbal Components of Delivery.
19. Visual Aids: Purposes and Contents.
20. Visual Aids: Types and Formats.
Part VII: TYPES OF SPEAKING.
21. Informative Speaking.
22. Invitational Speaking.
23. Persuasive Speaking.
24. Persuasion and Reasoning.
Part VIII: BEYOND THE CLASSROOM.
25. Speaking on Special Occasions.
26. Speaking in Small Groups.
Appendix B: Recording Your Research Sources.

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The Instructor's Manual contains resources designed to streamline and maximize the effectiveness of your course preparation. This helpful manual includes suggestions for developing a course syllabus, suggested teaching goals, in-class activities, service-learning opportunities, speaking assignments, performance evaluations, and suggestions for technology in the classroom.

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