The Speaker: The Tradition and Practice of Public Speaking, 4th edition

Joseph M. Valenzano III, Jim A. Kuypers, Stephen W. Braden

Fountainhead Press - Speech is both a skill and a field of study. Today, however, the rich tradition of speech communication is either reduced to a few quick mentions of Aristotle and Cicero or lost altogether. Why have we forgotten this history and, more importantly, why are we not sharing these origins with our students? Authors Joseph M. Valenzano III, Jim A. Kuypers, and Stephen W. Braden bring tradition to the forefront of public speaking instruction through the lens of skills-centered pedagogy in The Speaker, fourth edition. This text will help students understand the “why” behind the “how” of effective public speaking.

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Content Type

Textbook

Student Price

$62.50

Publisher

Fountainhead Press

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Table of Contents for The Speaker: The Tradition and Practice of Public Speaking, 4th edition

  • Welcome to The Speaker!
  • Module 1: Public Speaking
  • Module 2: Practical Concerns
  • Module 3: Civility
  • Module 4: Research and Preparation
  • Module 5: Delivery
  • Module 6: Presentation Aids
  • Module 7: The Speaking Environment: Traditional and Digital Oratory
  • Module 8: Analyzing Your Audience
  • Module 9: Language and Considerations of Style
  • Module 10: Outlining
  • Module 11: Informative Speaking
  • Module 12: Crafting an Informative Speech
  • Module 13: Types of Persuasion

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