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The author, one of today's leading scholars in speech communication, encourages the reader to think through and about the public speaking process. Zarefsky urges consideration of the diversity of audiences, occasions, and speakers in the choice of a specific purpose, a relevant topic, and the appropriate material to make a successful speech. The author ties public speaking success to the development of strategies.
The Little Book: A Beginner's Guide to Finding Your Rhetorical Voice helps students communicate with confidence in their speaking and writing. The material facilitates self-discovery and critical thinking as students learn to assess the validity of their ideas and express themselves with clarity and integrity. Early chapters emphasize critical thinking as the basis for original rhetorical thought, provide tips for building sound arguments, and introduce the concepts of rhetoric and sophistry. Additional chapters address appropriate word choice, the importance of analyzing an audience, defining intent and purpose, and constructing logical claims supported by credible evidence. The second edition content reorganization and revision to enhance the clarity of the material, increase student engagement, update material, and expand upon key concepts. It features two new chapters, Finding Your Rhetorical Voice, which was previously only a section within a chapter, and Surveys and Scientific Studies: Some Caveats, which addresses the timely topics of fake news, scientific research, and critical thinking. The Little Book is an ideal resource for undergraduate courses in public speaking and professional writing.
Oral Communication: A Lecture Guide provides students with a comprehensive yet accessible guide to effective communication and public speaking. The texts help readers understand their role, as well as the role of their audience, during the communication process. With this new knowledge, students learn how to present concepts and share ideas with confidence and efficacy. The book begins by introducing students to the concept of communication, highlighting that communication is a complicated, shared process that is composed of many variables and elements. Proceeding chapters teach readers how to prepare for a public address, organize a presentation to achieve maximum audience understanding and impact, and strategically practice the delivery of a speech. Additional topics include the disadvantages of memorizing a speech word-for-word, the impact of nonverbal communication on an address, and the advantages and disadvantages of different types of speeches or presentations. The text closes with a chapter dedicated to presentational aids and how their correct use can maintain audience engagement and increase understanding. Oral Communication is ideal for undergraduate courses in public relations, broadcast and radio journalism, and communication studies.
Master the art of public speaking with a mind- and content-based approach to success How to Present to Absolutely Anyone is the ultimate guide to successful public speaking. Presentations, talks, and speeches are unavoidable in school, work, and even social occasions (have you ever had to deliver a wedding toast?)--but fear of public speaking is statistically more common than fear of death. Author Mark Rhodes once pretended he had crashed his car to avoid doing a presentation! Permanent avoidance will eventually hold you back, but mastering the art of the successful presentation can take you to new heights! This book shows you how Mark eventually learned to love public speaking: by setting himself up for a self-sustaining cycle of presentation success. It takes more than stage presence to make a great presentation--you need great content. Without it, you won't get the result you're after, and you will dread the next talk. But if your presentation stands on its own two feet and you manage to banish the stage fright, you get a taste of success that ignites your passion and gets you excited to present every time! Packed with practical advice for both mental anguish and content creation, this book approaches public speaking holistically to arm you with real skills for success: Build confidence, reduce fear, and develop the right mindset for public speaking Engage your audience from the start, and reduce first-minute jitters Develop great content that you look forward to presenting each time Go beyond simple body language to reach your audience in a more authentic, organic way Don't mumble your way through a PowerPoint or try to put flash over substance. Craft an engaging, informative presentation that people want to see and that you want to present! This book covers performance anxiety, speaking skills, ideas/content, practice, preparation, and audience interaction. How to Present to Absolutely Anyone guides you from fear, to excitement, to success!
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 'Inspirational.' Mary Portas 'Indispensable ... written with style and wit.' Mishal Husain Most books about public speaking don't tell you what to do when you open your mouth and nothing comes out. And they don't tell you how to get over the anxiety about performance that most people naturally have. They don't tell you what to do in the moments when you are made, as a woman, to feel small. They don't tell you how to own the room. This book does. From the way Michelle Obama projects 'happy high status', and the power of J.K.Rowling's understated speaking style, to Virginia Woolf's leisurely pacing and Oprah Winfrey's mastery of inner conviction, what is it that our heroines do to make us sit up and listen - really listen - to their every word? And how can you achieve that impact in your own life? Here's how.