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
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 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.