Deanna D. Sellnow Confident Public Speaking

ISBN 13: 9780495095866

Confident Public Speaking

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9780495095866: Confident Public Speaking

Previously titled PUBLIC SPEAKING: A PROCESS APPROACH, Deanna Sellnow's CONFIDENT PUBLIC SPEAKING, SECOND EDITION distinguishes itself as the introductory text that most effectively presents the process of public speaking and the strategies students can use to become confident public speakers. Student-oriented and reader-friendly, the book offers unique coverage of learning styles as an aspect of audience diversity, as well as its extensive, integrated coverage of overcoming communication apprehension and the significant role ethics plays in public speaking. Changes to the Second Edition include three new types of boxes, even greater attention to ethics, a completely new interior design, and expanded technology offerings that include our Web-based Speech Builder Express. An ancillary CD-ROM and Web site offer adopters an interactive and multimedia enhanced presentation of public speaking principles and skills.

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Deanna Sellnow is Associate Professor of Communication, Director of the Public Speaking Fundamentals Program, and Supervisor of Graduate Teaching Assistants at North Dakota State University, where she has taught since 1990. After finishing her master's degree at Wayne State University in Detroit, she completed the Ph.D. program at the University of North Dakota. She has received numerous honors for public speaking, teaching, and research, including the American Forensic Association's National Events Tournament Champion in Communication Analysis, North Dakota Speech and Theatre Association's 'Scholar of the Year,' and 'Outstanding Teacher' at North Dakota State University.


"The Sellnow public speaking text is a student-centered tool for ethical, effective public speaking. It values effective construction of speeches and communication practices. I would recommend this text to any instructor looking for a way to make taking public speaking a great experience for students."

"The author's basic ideas are complemented with abundant, well-developed examples. One of the things I like about this text is the way that Sellnow illustrates important concepts by giving the reader well-developed examples from actual student speeches."

"I believe that Sellnow provides a more comprehensive approach to -- as she envisions -- the process of public speaking. Every chapter that I reviewed appears to address (in relevant, creative, and insightful ways) what other public speaking texts are currently missing."

"The emphasis on practical suggestions for dealing with speech anxiety throughout the text is definitely the greatest strength. Chapter 2 is very strong."

(The presentation of listening) is very direct, clear cut, ... arranged to specifically address the particular needs of students learning to listen to public communication. It is one of the best chapters I've read on listening.'

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Deanna D. Sellnow
Published by Wadsworth Publishing (2007)
ISBN 10: 0495095869 ISBN 13: 9780495095866
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