9780205502967

Public Speaking Handbook (2nd Edition)

Beebe, Steven A.; Beebe, Susan J.

ISBN 10: 0205502962 / 0-205-50296-2
ISBN 13: 9780205502967
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
Publication Date: 2006
Binding: Softcover
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Synopsis:

Adapted from the authors' top-selling public speaking text, Public Speaking Handbook provides a unique, audience-centered approach in a reader-friendly reference format, allowing quick and easy access to key information.

 

Public Speaking Handbook brings theory and practice together in an understandable and applicable manner. Its distinctive and popular approach emphasizes the importance of analyzing and considering the audience at every point along the way. This model of public speaking serves as a foundation as the text guides the reader through the step-by-step process of public speaking, focusing their attention on the importance and dynamics of diverse audiences, and narrowing the gap between the learning environment and the real world.


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Public Speaking Handbook, 2nd edition

Steven A. Beebe, Texas State University - San Marcos

Susan J. Beebe, Texas State University - San Marcos

 

Adapted from the authors' top-selling public speaking text, Public Speaking Handbook, Second Edition, provides a unique, audience-centered approach in a student-friendly reference format, allowing students to access information quickly and easily.

 

Public Speaking Handbook brings theory and practice together in an understandable and applicable manner. Its distinctive and popular approach emphasizes the importance of analyzing and considering the audience at every point along the way. This model of public speaking serves as a foundation as the text guides students through the step-by-step process of public speaking, focusing their attention on the importance and dynamics of diverse audiences, and narrowing the gap between the classroom and the real world.

 

 

New to the Second Edition

 

­       A boxed feature called “How To” provides step-by-step instructions for completing the steps in the speech preparation process.

­       Updated examples and new research applications to public speaking in every chapter.

­       New sample speeches, both at the ends of selected chapters and in Appendix D

­       Integrated examples of developing a speech step-by-step.

­       More emphasis on rhetorical analysis in Chapter 5 to help students develop their critical thinking skills.

­       Expanded discussion of using humor in Chapter 21, Special-Occasion Speaking.

­       New tips and techniques to help students achieve their speaking goals by editing out superfluous and unnecessary elements.

­       TECHNOLOGY ADVANTAGE
MySpeechLab
is a state-of-the-art, interactive and instructive solution for introductory public speaking. Designed to be used as a supplement to a traditional lecture course, or to completely administer an online course, MySpeechLab combines an E-book, multimedia, video clips, speech preparation activities, research support, tests and quizzes to completely engage students. (See Valuepack listings for package ISBNs.)

 

About the Authors

 

Steve A. Beebe and Susan J. Beebe have authored several best-selling communication texts, including their widely used public speaking text. Praised for their accessible content, student-friendly writing style, and audience-centered focus, these experienced authors help make Public Speaking Handbook the best of its kind available today.

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