9780205584567

Public Speaking (8th Edition)

Osborn, Michael; Osborn, Suzanne; Osborn, Randall

ISBN 10: 020558456X / 0-205-58456-X
ISBN 13: 9780205584567
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
Publication Date: 2008
Binding: Softcover
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Synopsis:

Centered around three core objectives — helping readers develop vital communication skills, encouraging speaker adaptability to diverse audiences, and sensitizing speakers to the ethical impact of their words — Public Speaking offers both practical advice and an understanding of why such advice works. The eighth edition concentrates on greater simplicity, clarity, and accessibility. The book offers a functional approach to informative speaking and emphasizes the ethics of persuasive speaking. These ideas come to life through examples from real, student, and professional speeches, Exploration and Application exercises at the end of each chapter, and a variety of boxed features throughout the book.


Review:

Public Speaking, 8/e

Michael Osborn, University of Memphis

Suzanne Osborn, University of Memphis

Randall Osborn, University of Memphis

 

 

Centered around three core objectives — helping you develop vital communication skills, encouraging you to adapt as you speak to diverse audiences, and increasing your sensitivity to the ethical impact of words — Public Speaking offers you both practical advice for speaking in public and an understanding of why such advice works.  The Eighth Edition concentrates on greater simplicity, clarity, and accessibility, offering you a functional approach to informative speaking and emphasizing the ethics of persuasive speaking. These ideas come to life through examples from real student and professional speeches, exercises at the end of each chapter, and a variety of boxed features throughout the text.

 

New and Enduring Features of the Eighth Edition:

  • Explores the speech development process from start to finishusing the Stairway to Speech Success Model to help you get started on preparing your first presentation.
  • Addresses "Communication Anxiety" when you need it most — as you are preparing to give your first presentation.
  • Allows you to practice skills in small group settings or on your own with the Exploration and Application Exercises found at the end of each chapter.

 

 

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Public Speaking 8e is available with MySpeechLab, a dynamic, interactive online resource that gives you everything you need to succeed in your Public Speaking course — all in one easy-to-use Web site.  Log on to www.myspeechlab.com and find a wealth of videos, practice exams & tests, interactive activities, and much more!

                                                                                                              

Praise for Public Speaking:

 

“This text is great; it can be used for first year speech courses and advanced as well. The figure charts, “Ethics Alert” boxes, Speaker’s Notes… all simply outperform other texts.” - Dave Berg, Weber State University

 

“This book is unique because of its writing style. I have been pleasantly surprised to find out how much I enjoy reading the chapters and even find myself more inspired to teach and practice public speaking better. I feel that the authors write out of a sense of conviction about this craft and incorporate authentic and relevant examples to illustrate the concepts principles and ethics.” - Dorothy Collins, Texas A&M University

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