Essentials of Public Speaking

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Packed with sample speeches illustrating what to do, as well as plenty of examples detailing what not to do this value-priced public speaking text equips you with the essential skills and theories needed to become an effective public speaker. ESSENTIALS OF PUBLIC SPEAKING delivers abundant practical advice and also offers intriguing discussions on the role of ethics in public speaking as well as up-to-date coverage on effectively using technology in speech development and delivery. A strong emphasis on visual aids includes an insightful, four-color insert detailing how to get the most from your presentation materials. This edition features extended emphasis on critical thinking skills and student activities, as well as practical application of persuasive speaking theory. With ESSENTIALS OF PUBLIC SPEAKING, 5e you also have the option of including a wealth of learning resources like Speech Builder Express 3.0 speech-outlining software, InfoTrac College Edition, sample outlines, and more. It is an invaluable resource at a value price.

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Cheryl Hamilton, an author well known for her writing style and award-winning teaching, is professor emeritus at Tarrant County College-NE Campus in the Communication Arts Department where she served as department chair and communication professor and continues to teach each fall semester to stay close to students and try out new textbook material. Her numerous awards -- including the Chancellor's Award for Exemplary Teaching -- show her love of teaching. Although she specialized in business communication and public speaking, Dr. Hamilton taught more than 10 different communication courses. Throughout her career, she served as mentor to many beginning teachers; presented more than 40 papers at national conferences; conducted numerous seminars for large and small corporations; served on multiple educational committees; and authored two additional texts -- THE ESSENTIALS OF PUBLIC SPEAKING and COMMUNICATING FOR SUCCESS. An Illinois native, Dr. Hamilton received her bachelor's degree from Eastern Illinois University, her master's degree from Purdue University, and her doctoral degree from the University of North Texas.

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"[Essentials of Public Speaking] provide[s] a clear and engaging core of public speaking in an inexpensive format."

"[Essentials of Public Speaking] has a feel of continual development ... Each chapter builds on the previous and continues forward. It's easy for students to understand and relate to."

"[Essentials of Public Speaking] is written in a straight-forward easy to digest style that presents a difficult topic (speaking in front of people) in a positive, affirming way."

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