Public Speaking: Concepts and Skills for a Diverse Society

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9781133528685: Public Speaking: Concepts and Skills for a Diverse Society
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PUBLIC SPEAKING is a culturally informed book that never loses sight of its fundamental purpose: to train students to be effective public speakers and listeners in a world filled with monumental cultural, political, and technological changes. It applies 2,500-year-old principles with up-to-date research into concepts, skills, theories, applications, and critical thinking proficiencies essential for listening and speaking in today's world. Its discussions of classic public speaking topics are all grounded in an awareness of the impact of cultural nuances--ranging from gender differences to co-cultures within the United States to the traditions of other nations. This provides speakers with a heightened awareness of and sensitivity to the audience.

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Dr. Clella Jaffe is Communication Department Chair at George Fox University, Newberg, Oregon. In addition to teaching communication courses at George Fox, she has taught at St. John's University (Queens) and Oregon State. For many years, she also taught oral interpretation of literature and coached and judged forensics competitions. Dr. Jaffe received her B.A. from Seattle Pacific University, her M.Ed. and Ph.D. from Oregon State University, and completed additional graduate work at the University of Washington.

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