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All the skills you need to know to become a confident speaker and conquer speaking anxiety are thoroughly covered in THE CHALLENGE OF EFFECTIVE SPEAKING IN A DIGITAL AGE, 16E. A pioneer in the field, this best seller guides you through six key Speech Planning Action Steps: topic selection, audience analysis and adaptation, effective research (including appropriate use of Internet resources), organization (with an emphasis on outlining), presentational aids (and how to avoid succumbing to "death by PowerPoint"), and language and delivery. The new edition also includes many online tools, such as videos of student speeches accompanied by Interactive Video Activities that help develop and strengthen public speaking skills. Grounded in the latest research, this new edition is an exceptional resource for creating and delivering speeches.
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Rudolph F. Verderber is Distinguished Teaching Professor of Communication Emeritus at the University of Cincinnati and former National Speaker's Association Professor of the Year -- as well as one of the all-time best-selling communication studies authors. The strength of his basic texts lies in his ability to explain and exemplify concepts, theories, and skills to introductory level students. His Cengage Learning texts -- COMMUNICATE!, THE CHALLENGE OF EFFECTIVE SPEAKING, COMM, and SPEAK -- have a reputation for being student favorites due to their accessible presentation of theory and skills.
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