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Part I: FOUNDATION. 1. Understanding Speaking. 2. Listening. 3. Speaking Ethics. 4. Addressing Speech Anxiety. Part 2: PREPARATION. 5. Planning. 6. Topic Selection and Analysis. 7. Audience Analysis. 8. Research. Part 3: ORGANIZATION. 9. Transforming Ideas into Speech Points. 10. Organizing Points. 11. Outlining. 12. Connectives. 13. Introductions. 14. Conclusions. Part 4: DEVELOPMENT. 15. Supporting Materials. 16. Reasoning. 17. Language and Style. 18. Attention and Interest. 19. Credibility. 20. Motivational Appeals. 21. Informative Strategies. 22. Persuasive Strategies. Part 5: PRESENTATION. 23. Modes of Delivery. 24. Practice Sessions. 25. Vocal Delivery. 26. Physical Delivery. 27. Presentation Aids. 28. Adapting to the Speech Situation. 29. Answering Questions. Part 6: CONTEXTS. 30. Analyzing Speech Contexts. 31. Educational Context. 32. Workplace Context. 33. Social and Ceremonial Context. 34. Civic and Political Context. 35. Leadership Across Contexts. Part 7: SAMPLE SPEECHES. Speeches by Student Speakers. Speeches by Public Figures. ADDITIONAL RESOURCES. Guide to Common Pronunciation and Usage Errors. Glossary of Key Terms. Notes Index.

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Jo Sprague is professor emeritus of Communication Studies at San Jose State University, where she also served as associate director of the Center for Faculty Development and Support. In addition, she is a former president of the Western States Communication Association. Her research focuses on critiquing, teaching, and the scholarship of speech communications. Douglas Stuart is Vice President of Technical and Marketing Publications at FirstTel Systems Corporation. David Bodary is a professor of Communication at Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio, where he teaches public speaking and coordinates the Service Learning office. He belongs to both the National Communication Association (NCA) and the Central States Communication Association. Dr. Bodary has served in a variety of roles for both organizations and is pleased to have participated in the NCA Learning Outcomes in Communication project. He earned his bachelor's from Eastern Michigan University and a master's and doctorate from Wayne State University.


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