Effective Public Speaking
Effective Public Speaking

Effective Public Speaking

Lead Author(s): George Griffin and Contributors

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Designed to teach the skills and build the confidence your students need to become effective public speakers.

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Hi there! Welcome to Top Hat's Effective Public Speaking interactive text! We hope you have a great experience with this course, and our text. To start, we would like to introduce you to some of our features so that you are comfortable with your new textbook.  

Among the things you will frequently encounter in our texts are embedded questions. Depending on your professor, these may be graded for participation or correctness. There are six types of questions we have to offer, plus discussion style questions. Let's take a look at one of each:

1) Multiple Choice: Simply click on the correct answer. If there is more than one correct answer, it will be specified in the question. 

Q1

Which word is defined by, "a statement or theory that is put forward as a premise to be maintained or proved."

A

Conclusion

B

Thesis

C

Argument

D

Informative speech


2) Word Answer: Just type in your answer into the text box. 

Q2

A common anxiety that causes nervousness before or during an appearance before an audience is known as stage ______


3) Numeric Answer: As the name suggests, these questions require an answer that is a number.

Q3

One of the most famous public speeches in American history is Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address. Do you know what year it was performed?


4) Matching Question: Click on an item in the left hand column, and then click on its match in the right hand column to align them. 

Q4

Match the words in the left hand column with their synonym.

Premise
Response
1

introduction

A

uneasy

2

persuade

B

influence

3

anxious

C

beginning


5) Click on Target Question: These questions will be accompanied by an image. You must click on the correct part of the picture. Sometimes, multiple clicks will be allowed. 

Q5

Click on the speaker.


6) Sorting Question: Drag the options into the proper order. 

Q6

Sort the sections of a paragraph from beginning to end

A

Body

B

Introduction

C

Conclusion

7) YouSeeU Question: Students can view a video and respond with their own video or a document, as well as participate in group activities. 

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Throughout the book, you will see tips from the authors listed in a "presenters toolbox." Here's one on professional conclusion techniques as an example:


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The reference for this text is as follows:

Griffin, George, et al. (2018). Effective Public Speaking. 3rd ed. Toronto, Ontario: Top Hat Monocle. Available from https://tophat.com/marketplace/arts-&-humanities/communication-&-media/textbooks/effective-public-speaking-george-griffin-and-contributors/42


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