Invitation to Public Speaking

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9780534579265: Invitation to Public Speaking

Class-tested by more than 500 students and consistently praised by reviewers, INVITATION TO PUBLIC SPEAKING is a four - color textbook complete with integrated InfoTrac College Edition and the Invitation to Public Speaking CD-ROM. Griffin's text offers an exciting new approach to Public Speaking instruction. Grounded in the rhetorical tradition while offering a fresh perspective, this text is sure to keep your students engaged in the course from beginning to end. Numerous pedagogical tools, speech building exercises, thoughtful real-life examples, an invigorating art program, and an engaging voice, will help your students easily comprehend the text's basic concepts, apply them, and understand the importance of public speaking in their lives. A limited-time offer for an exciting new book! We invite you to try Invitation to Public Speaking-Preview Edition for your public speaking course. Offered at half the cost of other public speaking texts with a completely integrated teaching and learning package. Join us as we launch this exciting new preview edition of INVITATION TO PUBLIC SPEAKING!!. Instructors using the text will receive a comprehensive ancillary package and the opportunity to find out what public speaking instructors everywhere are buzzing about!- (Offer good through Summer 2003.)

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Cindy L. Griffin is a professor of communication studies at Colorado State University. She received her PhD from Indiana University and has taught public speaking; civility; gender and communication; communication, language, and thought; contemporary theories of rhetoric; history of rhetorical theories; feminist theories of discourse; identity, voice, and agency; and graduate seminars in women's studies. A proponent of civic engagement and civility in people's communication and their lives, her research interests include developing the theory of invitational rhetoric, advancing theories that help communication scholars and students understand our complex identities, and exploring the relationships between civility, power, and rhetoric. She is the author of Invitation to Public Speaking (Cengage, 2012), Invitation to Public Speaking Handbook (Cengage, 2011); coauthor of Invitation to Human Communication (with Jennifer Bone, 2013), Feminist Rhetorical Theories (with Sonja K. Foss and Karen A. Foss, Waveland, 2006), and Readings in Feminist Rhetorical Theory (with Karen A. Foss and Sonja K. Foss, Waveland, 2004); and coeditor of Standing in the Intersections: Feminist Voices, Feminist Practices in Communication Studies (with Karma R. Chávez, SUNY Press, 2012). She has published articles and book chapters that address identities, civilities, feminisms, and rhetorical and communication theories. She also served as the editor of Women's Studies in Communication from 2006-2010.


"The strength of this text is that it has a simplistic theory base. INVITATION TO PUBLIC SPEAKING does not just tell students that they should do something; it explains the reason why the recommendation is appropriate and/or effective."

"I have read many public speaking texts. This is the best coverage of the types of speaking I have ever read. The types of speaking is usually swept over by textbook writers. Each method is carefully described and evaluated for strengths and weaknesses...first rate."

"Cindy is attempting to enlarge and ennoble the notion and purpose of public speaking by privileging participation in the "public dialogue." She also uses examples and proper names from other cultures and she takes full advantage of current technology, all of which significantly enrich the text. So, she's pushing the envelope while maintaining traditional chapter concepts that are within the comfort zone of most instructor's teaching this course. This textbook does an excellent job of describing the mechanics of speechmaking."

"You may want to note that a national honors topic for Phi Theta Kappa (the community college honor society) is "Community.... Just introducing the concept of public speaking as dialogue and the genre of invitational speaking could pave the way for adoption of the text at many community colleges. I wish I had the text already!"

"The approach of Invitation to Public Speaking by Cindy L. Griffin is conversational and practical. It guides the novice speaker first to recognize the value of enhancing his or her public speaking skills and then about how to tackle the goal of learning to be a better speaker. With very current examples, geared to the college age reader, the text is open, accessible and enjoyable to read." The writing style is clearly a strength. I wanted to read! I felt as though the author were speaking to me alone. The style is warm and straightforward."

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Cindy L. Griffin
Published by Thomson-Wadsworth (2004)
ISBN 10: 0534579264 ISBN 13: 9780534579265
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