A Pocket Guide to Public Speaking

Author: Dan O'Hair
Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education
ISBN: 9781319019716
Release Date: 2015-09-29
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

This best-selling brief introduction to public speaking offers practical coverage of every topic typically covered in a full-sized text, from invention, research and organization, practice and delivery, to the different speech types. Its concise, inexpensive format makes it perfect not only for the public speaking course, but also for any setting across the curriculum, on the job, or in the community. This newly redesigned full-color edition offers even stronger coverage of the fundamentals of speechmaking, while also addressing the changing realities of public speaking in a digital world. It features fully updated chapters on online presentations and using presentation software, and a streamlined chapter on research in print and online.

A Pocket Guide to Public Speaking

Author: Dan O'Hair
Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education
ISBN: 9781457637087
Release Date: 2012-09-21
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

This best-selling brief introduction to public speaking offers practical coverage of every topic typically covered in a full-sized text, from invention, research, and organization, to practice and delivery. Its concise, inexpensive format makes it perfect for the public speaking course, and any setting across the curriculum, on the job, or in the community. The fourth edition offers even stronger coverage of the fundamentals of speechmaking, while also addressing the changing realities of public speaking in a digital world, with a new chapter on online presentations, and new tools and advice for finding and evaluating online sources.

A Pocket Guide to Public Speaking

Author: Dan O'Hair
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0312585136
Release Date: 2010-07-26
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

The best-selling brief introduction to public speaking, this succinct and inexpensive guide offers practical coverage of the material typically covered in a full-sized text — from invention, research, and organization to practice and delivery — in a concise, inexpensive format perfect for any setting across the curriculum, on the job, or in the community.

A Speaker s Guidebook

Author: Dan O'Hair
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312642860
Release Date: 2011-10-26
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

A Speaker’s Guidebook is the best resource in the classroom, on the job, and in the community. Praised for connecting with students who use and keep it year after year, this tabbed, comb-bound text covers all the topics typically taught in the introductory course and is the easiest-to-use public speaking text available. In every edition, hundreds of instructors have helped us focus on the fundamental challenges of the public speaking classroom. Improving on this tradition, the fifth edition does even more to address these challenges with stronger coverage of overcoming speech anxiety, organizing and outlining, and more. And as the realties of public speaking change, so does A Speaker’s Guidebook; the new edition also focuses on presentational speaking in a digital world — from finding credible sources online to delivering presentations in a variety of mediated formats. Read the preface.

Pocket Guide to Technical Presentations and Professional Speaking

Author: Steven B. Zwickel
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
ISBN: 0131529625
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Business & Economics

A handbook that promotes the art of good speaking,Pocket Guide to Technical Presentations provides basic guidelines that foster confidence. Up-to-date information in a simple, straightforward format–you will learn to speak competently, overcome anxiety, analyze the audience, research a topic, and to organize, illustrate, and deliver a professional-level talk. After a comprehensive and interesting overview about public speaking and technical presentations, this convenient pocket guide covers audience analysis, coping with anxiety, presentation organization, illustrating the presentation, graphics, delivery, evaluation, and adapting to different situations.Because of its convenient size, ease of use, and informative appendix, this guide is invaluable to those who need to present information from all walks of life: from students to trainer-facilitators to CEOs.

An Essential Guide to Public Speaking

Author: Quentin J. Schultze
Publisher: Baker Academic
ISBN: 1441205098
Release Date: 2006-08-01
Genre: Religion

Whether at a business meeting, church gathering, or social function, most of us will be called upon at some time to speak publicly. As Christians, we are called to speak not only with effectiveness but also in a way that honors God and embodies Christian virtue. In An Essential Guide to Public Speaking, communications expert Quentin J. Schultze encourages readers to become servant speakers who faithfully serve their audiences as neighbors. Besides providing a biblical perspective on public speaking, this accessible book also covers such practical topics as overcoming common challenges, the importance of listening, and the art of preparing and delivering well-crafted speeches. Filled with helpful sidebars, checklists, and tips, this is a book for any person who wishes to improve his or her public speaking skills.

Advanced Public Speaking

Author: Michael J. Hostetler
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781315441788
Release Date: 2017-01-12
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Advanced Public Speaking: A Leader's Guide is a comprehensive textbook designed to serve as a speech-making reference for upper-level undergraduate students. Now in its second edition, this volume offers brand new classroom-tested chapter assignments, updated examples, and new content on speaking to international and remote audiences. An instructor’s manual and test bank are available for download on the book’s companion website, offering everything from guidance in constructing a syllabus, to lecture suggestions, to classroom activities. This student-engagement focused and flexible text offers students the opportunity to increase their speaking abilities across a variety of more specific and complex contexts.

Transformational Speaking

Author: Gail Larsen
Publisher: Celestial Arts
ISBN: 9780804151894
Release Date: 2013-10-09
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

You can change the world—one audience at a time! Today's challenging times call for passionate visionaries who are authentic and articulate communicators. Speaking coach and consultant Gail Larsen presents a proven program that liberates the "speaker within" and transforms even the reluctant orator into an agent of change. While most books on public speaking focus on polishing your presentation and overcoming fear, Larsen's holistic blend of spirit and logic goes far beyond the standard format, making TRANSFORMATIONAL SPEAKING a must-read for even the most seasoned speechmakers. With her uniquely inspirational approach, Larsen reaches out to those who want to make a genuine difference in our world by changing minds through touching hearts. TRANSFORMATIONAL SPEAKING offers insightful advice on everything from defining your message and refining your delivery, to managing the dynamics of a room, handling logistics like a pro, and building a connection with an audience of any size. Larsen has helped business executives and entrepreneurs, community and social change leaders, and healers and life coaches become active movers and shakers through the power of effective communication.

Pocket Guide to Public Speaking

Author: William S. Pfeiffer
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
ISBN: 0130415448
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Business & Economics

This brief and practical book offers immediate help in preparing and delivering all kinds of oral presentations. It covers the five elements of the speech process and includes guidelines, supporting examples, and practical exercises to reinforce the skills being learned. Chapter topics provide an overview of public speaking, and then outline the methodical process that is the key to effective speaking—research, organization, text, graphics, and delivery. For engineers, sales executives, human resources personnel, scientists, and anyone who wants to build confidence speaking in front of an audience.

DK Guide to Public Speaking

Author: Lisa A. Ford-Brown
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 0134380894
Release Date: 2017-01-02
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

For courses in Public Speaking An easy-to-navigate, visually engaging guide to becoming an effective public speaker DK Guide to Public Speaking gives students the practical information they seek, supported by the concepts and theories instructors want -- all presented within a compelling Dorling Kindersley design that facilitates an intuitive learning experience. Author Lisa Ford-Brown offers a user-friendly resource that equips students with the tools to become effective public speakers. The Third Edition has been updated with contemporary examples of speeches and presentation aids to engage students and ensure a contemporary view of public speaking. DK Guide to Public Speaking, Third Edition is also available via Pearson Revel(tm), an interactive learning environment that enables students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience.

Speaking Well

Author: Adam Hamilton
Publisher: Abingdon Press
ISBN: 9781501809941
Release Date: 2015-09-10
Genre: Religion

The thought of speaking in public strikes fear in the hearts of many. But we are often called upon to speak, teach, preach, or make presentations in our work and personal lives. In Speaking Well, Adam Hamilton offers nineteen powerful tips and tactics that lead to excellent speaking in any setting. “One of today’s masters instructs us in the art of public speaking. I wish I’d had this book twenty years ago!” —Cal Turner, retired CEO of Dollar General “A great and fun book for all who speak in public . . .” —Jerre Stead, Chairman and CEO of IHS Inc. “Adam teaches us how to use the gift of words effectively and in ways that elevate and inspire those who hear them. ” —Irvine O. Hockaday Jr., retired President and CEO of Hallmark Cards (1985–2001) “This little book will improve your preparation, content, delivery, and impact.” —Patricia Farris, Senior Minister, First United Methodist Church, Santa Monica, CA “Want to be a better speaker? Read this book! It will remind you of things you know but have forgotten and will give you new practices to follow.” —O. Wesley Allen Jr., Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX “An unbelievably helpful pocket resource . . .” —Frank Thomas, Christian Theological Seminary, Indianapolis, IN “If you want to become a better public speaker, take lessons from a master.” —Mike Bonem, speaker, consultant, and author of Leading from the Second Chair

TED Talks

Author: Chris Anderson
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780544664364
Release Date: 2016-05-03
Genre: Business & Economics

"Catnip for all the TED fans out there." —Publishers Weekly "Unimpeachably practical . . . A handy guide for novice and moderately experienced speakers." —Kirkus Reviews "Anderson shares the secrets behind the best TED presentations." —Booklist Since taking over TED in 2001, Chris Anderson has shown how carefully crafted talks can be the key to unlocking empathy, spreading knowledge, and promoting a shared dream. Done right, a talk can electrify a room and transform an audience’s worldview; it can be more powerful than anything in written form. This “invaluable guide” (Publishers Weekly) explains how the miracle of powerful public speaking is achieved, and equips you to give it your best shot. There is no set formula, but there are tools that can empower any speaker. Chris Anderson has worked with all the TED speakers who have inspired us the most, and here he shares insights from such favorites as Sir Ken Robinson, Salman Khan, Monica Lewinsky and more — everything from how to craft your talk’s content to how you can be most effective on stage. This is a must-read for anyone who is ready to create impact with their ideas.

Um Ah Um

Author: Noel Sanderson
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 1479135518
Release Date: 2012-11-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

The skills required in order to become a good public speaker can be developed by almost everyone. It just takes time, a little coaching, and of course valuable experience also helps. Observing a few basic rules can vastly improve a speech so that even the most hesitant of people can offer an audience a positive experience. This pocket guide is intended to introduce you to some of the foundational elements that all good speakers must build into their preparation and presentation.--Introduction, pages 6-7.