Mastering Public Speaking

Author: George L. Grice
Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed
ISBN: 9780205921218
Release Date: 2012-06-20
Genre: Performing Arts

This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. Updated it its 8th edition, Mastering Public Speaking equips readers with a firm grounding in the “hows” and “whys” of public speaking by providing an ideal balance of theory and skills while placing important emphases on critiquing, ethics, and critical thinking. Written in a casual, lively style and clearly organized, the eighth edition of Mastering Public Speaking builds on its previous success. The first public speaking book to devote an entire chapter to ethics, the eighth edition continues its popular and distinctive emphasis on the ethical contract between speaker and listener.

Speaking with a Purpose

Author: Arthur Koch
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781351855631
Release Date: 2017-07-06
Genre:

Now in its 10th edition, Speaking with a Purpose is designed to help speakers develop the skills they need to prepare and deliver effective speeches. Based on a traditional step-by-step approach combined with up-to-date communication theory, this no-frills text allows students more time to prepare, practice, and present speeches. This edition includes two brand new chapters, both with a technological focus. Students and instructors can also enjoy updated online ancillary material with resources for each chapter. This text is a valuable resource in the traditional, online, or hybrid classroom.

Communication

Author: Kristin K. Froemling
Publisher: Pearson College Division
ISBN: STANFORD:36105215325494
Release Date: 2010-02
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Communication: The Handbook is a unique learning tool that introduces and reinforces key communication content in a practical handbook format that readers will choose to keep and use throughout professional careers. The highly readable and accessible chapters and modules use brief content sections, hands-on applications, and skill development to cover the essential communication skills and theory that will help readers learn to manage their interpersonal relationships, interact competently in group situations, and deliver effective public presentations.

Public Speaking

Author: David Zarefsky
Publisher:
ISBN: 0134202228
Release Date: 2017
Genre: Public speaking


The Art of Public Speaking

Author: Dale Carnegie
Publisher: Wyatt North Publishing, LLC
ISBN:
Release Date: 2013-09-08
Genre: Business & Economics

The Art of Public Speaking is a fantastic introduction to public speaking by the master of the art, Dale Carnegie. Public speaking is the process of speaking to a group of people in a structured, deliberate manner intended to inform, influence, or entertain the listeners. It is closely allied to "presenting", although the latter has more of a commercial connotation. In public speaking, as in any form of communication, there are five basic elements, often expressed as "who is saying what to whom using what medium with what effects?" The purpose of public speaking can range from simply transmitting information, to motivating people to act, to simply telling a story. Good orators should be able to change the emotions of their listeners, not just inform them. Public speaking can also be considered a discourse community. Interpersonal communication and public speaking have several components that embrace such things as motivational speaking, leadership/personal development, business, customer service, large group communication, and mass communication. Public speaking can be a powerful tool to use for purposes such as motivation, influence, persuasion, informing, translation, or simply entertaining. A confident speaker is more likely to use this as excitement and create effective speech thus increasing their overall ethos. Dale Breckenridge Carnegie (originally Carnagey until 1922 and possibly somewhat later) (November 24, 1888 – November 1, 1955) was an American writer, lecturer, and the developer of famous courses in self-improvement, salesmanship, corporate training, public speaking, and interpersonal skills. Born in poverty on a farm in Missouri, he was the author of How to Win Friends and Influence People (1936), a massive bestseller that remains popular today. He also wrote How to Stop Worrying and Start Living (1948), Lincoln the Unknown (1932), and several other books. Perhaps one of Carnegie’s most successful marketing moves was to change the spelling of his last name from “Carnagey” to Carnegie, at a time when Andrew Carnegie (unrelated) was a widely revered and recognized name. By 1916, Dale was able to rent Carnegie Hall itself for a lecture to a packed house. Carnegie's first collection of his writings was Public Speaking: a Practical Course for Business Men (1926), later entitled Public Speaking and Influencing Men in Business (1932). His crowning achievement, however, was when Simon & Schuster published How to Win Friends and Influence People. The book was a bestseller from its debut in 1936, in its 17th printing within a few months. By the time of Carnegie's death, the book had sold five million copies in 31 languages, and there had been 450,000 graduates of his Dale Carnegie Institute. It has been stated in the book that he had critiqued over 150,000 speeches in his participation in the adult education movement of the time. During World War I he served in the U.S. Army. One of the core ideas in his books is that it is possible to change other people's behavior by changing one's reaction to them.

Mastering Public Administration

Author: Brian R. Fry
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 9781483322766
Release Date: 2013-07-09
Genre: Political Science

In Mastering Public Administration, each chapter spotlights a significant theorist in the field, covering his/her life, research, writings, and impact, introducing the discipline's most important scholarship in both a memorable and approachable manner. The combination of biographical narrative with explanation and analysis makes abstract theories understandable while showing how subject scholars relate to each other in their work, providing much needed context. The book’s chronological organization shows the evolution of public administration theory over time. With the new edition, the authors will be adding mini-chapters that link contemporary scholars and their research to the seminal literature.

Public Speaking

Author: Michael Osborn
Publisher:
ISBN: 0618095977
Release Date: 2000-01-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Public Speaking, 5/e, a comprehensive, mainstream text for the introductory course in communication, stresses cultural diversity, ethics, and gender throughout, offering clear and accessible explanations on the hows and whys of public speaking. Abundant speech examples from students and professionals provide motivation, and coverage of listener apprehension, addressing the roadblocks to being an effective listener, reflects current research in the field. A unique and functional approach to motivation in Chapter 4 provides more practical material for students. A strong emphasis on modern computer technology outlines how it can assist the speaker in developing effective presentation aids and identifies the Internet as a useful research tool. A diverse web site for students and instructors includes an extensive list of Internet, library, and multimedia resources, with subject matter ranging from environmental concerns to news and law. Information may also be found on speech preparation, multicultural activities, and videos.

Do You Talk Funny

Author: David Nihill
Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
ISBN: 9781942952282
Release Date: 2016-03-08
Genre: Business & Economics

Public speaking can be terrifying. For David Nihill, the idea of standing in front of an audience was scarier than cliff jumping into a thorny pit of spiders and mothers-in-law. Without a parachute or advanced weaponry. Something had to change. In what doesn’t sound like the best plan ever, David decided to overcome his fears by pretending to be an accomplished comedian called "Irish Dave" for one full year, crashing as many comedy clubs, festivals, and shows as possible. One part of the plan was at least logical: he was already Irish and already called Dave. In one year, David went from being deathly afraid of public speaking to hosting a business conference, regularly performing stand-up comedy and winning storytelling competitions in front of packed houses. And he did it by learning from some of the best public speakers in the world: stand-up comedians. Do You Talk Funny?: 7 Comedy Habits to Become a Better (and Funnier) Public Speaker shows how the key principles of stand-up comedy can be applied to your speaking engagements and presentations to make you funnier, more interesting, and better looking. (Or at least two of the three.) Whether you are preparing for a business presentation, giving a wedding toast, defending your thesis, raising money from investors, or simply want to take on something you're afraid of, this book will take you from sweaty to stage-ready. You’ll learn how to: - Craft a story and content that your audience will want to listen to - Find the funniest parts of your material and how to get to them faster - Deal with stage fright - Master the two most important parts of your performance: timing and delivery Ten percent of the author's proceeds from this book will go to Arash Bayatmakou via Help Hope Live until he is fully back on his feet and thereafter to one of the many facing the same challenges after suffering a severe spinal cord injury.

The Natural Speaker

Author: Randy Fujishin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781315506289
Release Date: 2016-05-23
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Natural Speaker is a concise, practical, inexpensive, student-friendly guide to public speaking that explores the basic skills necessary to present a natural, effective, and rewarding speech to any audience. By providing a basic knowledge of speech construction, practice, and delivery, this book is designed to enhance and improve students' natural speaking strengths. Featuring a warm, simple, and humorous writing style, The Natural Speaker presents the fundamental concepts and skills required for effective speaking.

Mastering the Art of French Cooking

Author: Julia Child
Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: 9780307958174
Release Date: 2011-10-05
Genre: Cooking

For over fifty years, New York Times bestseller Mastering the Art of French Cooking has been the definitive book on the subject for American readers. Featuring 524 delicious recipes, in its pages home cooks will find something for everyone, from seasoned experts to beginners who love good food and long to reproduce the savory delights of French cuisine, from historic Gallic masterpieces to the seemingly artless perfection of a dish of spring-green peas. Here Julia Child, Simone Beck, and Louisette Bertholle break down the classic foods of France into a logical sequence of themes and variations rather than presenting an endless and diffuse catalogue of dishes. Throughout, the focus is on key recipes that form the backbone of French cookery and lend themselves to an infinite number of elaborations—bound to increase anyone’s culinary repertoire. With over 100 instructive illustrations to guide readers every step of the way, Mastering the Art of French Cooking deserves a place of honor in every kitchen in America.

Interpersonal Communication

Author: Steven A. Beebe
Publisher:
ISBN: 0134202031
Release Date: 2016-01
Genre: Interpersonal communication

For courses in Interpersonal Communication Emphasize the importance of relating to others Interpersonal Communication: Relating to Others provides a clear overview of interpersonal communication theory and principles balanced with practical suggestions on how readers can apply these principles to become better communicators. Authors Steven Beebe, Susan Beebe, and Mark Redmond help readers see the importance of becoming other-oriented: a mindful process of considering the thoughts, needs, feelings, and values of others, rather than focusing exclusively on oneself. Thoroughly updated to reflect the latest developments in the field, the Eighth Edition explores the ever-increasing role of technology in interpersonal communication, including the latest research findings about how our electronic connections affect our face-to-face interactions. Also available with MyCommunicationLab® MyCommunicationLab for the Interpersonal Communication course extends learning online to engage students and improve results. Media resources with assignments bring concepts to life, and offer students opportunities to practice applying what they’ve learned. Please note: this version of MyCommunicationLab does not include an eText. Interpersonal Communication: Relating to Others, Eighth Edition is also available via REVEL™, an interactive learning environment that enables students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyLab™ & Mastering™ does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with MyLab & Mastering, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyLab & Mastering, search for: 0134319966 / 9780134319964 Interpersonal Communication: Relating to Others plus MyCommunicationLab® for Interpersonal Communication – Access Card Package, 8/e Package consists of: 0133913910 / 9780133913910 MyCommunicationLab for Interpersonal Communication Access Card 0134202031 / 9780134202037 Interpersonal Communication: Relating to Others, 8/E

Mastering Public Speaking Myspeechlab

Author: George L. Grice
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: 0205244610
Release Date: 2011-12-31
Genre: Performing Arts

This Books á la Carte Plus Edition is an unbound, three-hole punched version of the textbook and provides students the opportunity to personalize their book by incorporating their own notes and taking only the portion of the book they need to class — all at an affordable price. It comes packaged with an access code to MySpeechLab. This access code card gives you access to all of MySpeechLab's grade-boosting resources...PLUS a complete e-book of your textbook! MySpeechLab is an interactive online solution for Public Speaking courses that combines multimedia, tutorials, simulations, tests, and quizzes to make learning fun! Updated it its 8th edition, Mastering Public Speaking equips readers with a firm grounding in the “hows” and “whys” of public speaking by providing an ideal balance of theory and skills while placing important emphases on critiquing, ethics, and critical thinking. Written in a casual, lively style and clearly organized, the eighth edition of Mastering Public Speaking builds on its previous success. The first public speaking book to devote an entire chapter to ethics, the eighth edition continues its popular and distinctive emphasis on the ethical contract between speaker and listener.

Public Speaking and Civic Engagement

Author: J. Michael Hogan
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 9780134202563
Release Date: 2016-01-26
Genre: Performing Arts

For courses in Public Speaking. Public Speaking: The Cornerstone of Democratic Engagement Public Speaking and Civic Engagement opens readers’ eyes to the critical role debate plays in democracy through the context of real-world events. With an emphasis on the importance of communication, the text teaches readers to effectively share insights and ideas, listen to those of others, and debate opinions critically as part of their responsibility as democratic citizens. By exploring relevant topics such as technological innovation, economic trends, and social media’s impact on civic participation, the Fourth Edition stays up to date with the most current trends in our society and their effect on civic engagement. The authors continue to explore longstanding issues and their impact on civic engagement, such as the threat of terrorism in the Middle East, the European debt crisis, and domestic debates on healthcare, immigration, environmental policy, education, and other contentious issues. The text demonstrates the importance of public speaking with concrete examples in a concise and accessible format that readers can understand and enjoy. Also available with MyCommunicationLab® MyCommunicationLab for the Public Speaking course extends learning online to engage readers and improve results. Media resources with assignments bring concepts to life, and offer readers opportunities to practice applying what they’ve learned. Please note: this version of MyCommunicationLab does not include an eText. Public Speaking and Civic Engagement, Fourth Edition is also available via REVEL™ , an interactive learning environment that enables users to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyLab™ & Mastering™ does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with MyLab & Mastering, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. 013431994X / 9780134319940 Public Speaking and Civic Engagement Plus MyCommunicationLab for Public Speaking – Access Card Package, 4/e Package consists of: 0134184963 / 9780134184968 Public Speaking and Civic Engagement, 4/e 0133907279 / 9780133907278 MyCommunicationLab for Public Speaking

Business in Action

Author: Courtland L. Bovée
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 0132139650
Release Date: 2010-01-19
Genre: Business & Economics

An introduction to business text can be complete without being complex and overwhelming—and this text proves it! Business in Actionis uniquely positioned to help today’s readers become tomorrow’s focused, highly productive business professionals. It is the only introduction to business text that emphasizes efficient, focused, objectives-driven learning in every aspect. The fifth edition takes students on an engaging exploration of the fundamentals, strategies, and dynamics that make the business world work by integrating print and online media in unprecedented ways, keeping the course relevant and current.