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. Offers an audience-centered approach to public speaking A Concise Public Speaking Handbook integrates the steps of preparing and delivering a speech with the ongoing process of considering the audience. The comprehensive coverage of key public speaking topics and skills makes this title an ideal core text for public speaking courses and its low cost makes it affordable as a supplement for any course or setting that requires public speaking.
Why are you speaking, what is your purpose, your topic? Who comprises your audience and how will they be affected by your message? How will they react? What are supporting materials, where does one find them, and how does one incorporate them into presentations? These questions and more are addressed in this accessible introduction to public speaking. The reader will learn all the tools of giving an effective public presentation, including how to put a speech together, how to choose supporting materials, and strategies for how one should look, sound, and act while delivering a speech. The book addresses different types of speeches and provides suggestions for how to cope with the fear of public speaking - and how to turn that fear to one's advantage. Practical and useful, Public Speaking: A Concise Overview for the Twenty-first Century is a roadmap that helps its readers navigate the challenges of effectively conveying thoughts, ideas, and messages from one person to another.
An updated and expanded version of the training guide Booklist called "one of the most valuable professional publications to come off the presses in a long time," the new third edition of Communicating Professionally is completely revised with new sections outlining the opportunities offered by contemporary communication media. With more resource information on cross-cultural communication, including new applications of communication principles and the latest research-based material on communication in general, this comprehensive manual covers Fundamental skills such as listening, speaking, and writing Reading others’ nonverbal behavior How to integrate skills, with tips for practicing Sense-making, a theory of information as communication Common interactions like speaking one-on-one, working in groups, and giving presentations Training others in communication skills, including a special section on technology-based training
With over 75,000 copies sold, this clinical guide and widely adopted text presents authoritative guidelines for treating frequently encountered adult disorders. The Handbook is unique in its focus on evidence-based practice and its attention to the most pressing question asked by students and practitioners—“How do I do it?” Leading clinical researchers provide essential background knowledge on each problem, describe the conceptual and empirical bases of their respective approaches, and illustrate the nuts and bolts of evidence-based assessment and intervention.
The leading text in public speaking, The Art of Public Speaking is successful because it works well for both students and instructors. Instructors rely on its careful explanations, its reinforcing examples, and its attention to the basics that help their tentative students become competent speakers. Instructors have also come to rely on the most comprehensive package of support materials available with any text on public speaking. For students, the book brings the art of public speaking to life by providing a steady stream of vivid and illustrative examples and by patiently teaching the theory and practice of rhetoric by well-chosen examples.
Working in partnership with National Geographic, INVITATION TO HUMAN COMMUNICATION, 2e acknowledges the complexity of today's workplace, the power of communication, and the importance of equipping readers with the foundational skills for success in this ever-changing environment. A leader in teaching foundational communication theories and skills, the text helps readers recognize the importance and centrality of communication in their professional and personal lives. Each chapter includes case studies and tips from nationally recognized explorers, scientists, researchers, and activists. The text showcases the best of communication theories and practices as well as explores how communication is central to carrying out work, developing professional and personal relationships with others, and sharing ideas with the larger public. _x000D_ Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
The past two decades have been marked by a period of substantial and often fundamental change in public administration. Critically reflecting on the utility of scholarly theory and the extent to which government practices inform the development of this theory, the Handbook of Public Administration was a landmark publication which served as an essential guide for both the practice of public administration today and its on-going development as an academic discipline. The Concise Paperback Edition provides a selection of 30 of the original articles in an accessible paperback format and includes a new introduction by B. Guy Peters and Jon Pierre. It is an essential point of reference for all students of public administration.
Each updated edition of this detailed resource identifies nearly 35,000 live, print and electronic sources of information listed under more than 1,100 alphabetically arranged subjects -- industries and business concepts and practices. Edited by business information expert James Woy.
The Handbook of Intercultural Discourse and Communication brings together internationally-renowned scholars from a range of fields to survey the theoretical perspectives and applied work, including example analyses, in this burgeoning area of linguistics. Features contributions from established researchers in sociolinguistics and intercultural discourse Explores the theoretical perspectives underlying work in the field Examines the history of the field, work in cross-cultural communication, and features of discourse Establishes the scope of this interdisciplinary field of study Includes coverage on individual linguistic features, such as indirectness and politeness, as well as sample analyses of IDC exchanges