DK Guide to Public Speaking eBook (3e) : 9780134405445

DK Guide to Public Speaking eBook (3e)

Ford-Brown,L et al
 
Edition
 
3
ISBN
 
9780134405445
ISBN 10
 
0134405447
Published
 
11/10/2017
Published by
 
Pearson Higher Ed USA
Pages
 
Format
 
 
Title type
eBook
$60.00
NZ/Pacific customers only
 
 
This eText can only be purchased by people residing in New Zealand, Fiji, Samoa, Tonga or Cook Islands with a credit card from the same country. Click here to find the Pearson website for your region.
 
Description

For courses in Public Speaking

 

An easy-to-navigate, visually engaging guide to becoming an effective public speaker

 

DK Guide to Public Speaking gives students the practical information they seek, supported by the concepts and theories instructors want — all presented within a compelling Dorling Kindersley design that facilitates an intuitive learning experience. Author Lisa Ford-Brown offers a user-friendly resource that equips students with the tools to become effective public speakers. The 3rd Edition has been updated with contemporary examples of speeches and presentation aids to engage students and ensure a contemporary view of public speaking.

The full text downloaded to your computer

With eBooks you can:

  • search for key concepts, words and phrases
  • make highlights and notes as you study
  • share your notes with friends

eBooks are downloaded to your computer and accessible either offline through the Bookshelf (available as a free download), available online and also via the iPad and Android apps.

Upon purchase, you will receive via email the code and instructions on how to access this product.

Time limit

The eBooks products do not have an expiry date. You will continue to access your digital ebook products whilst you have your Bookshelf installed.

Table of contents
  • TAB 1: STARTING
  • 1. Overview of Public Speaking
  • 2. Getting to Know Your Audience and Situation
  • 3. Selecting Your Topic and Purpose
  • TAB 2: RESEARCHING
  • 4. Locating Support Materials
  • 5. Selecting and Testing Support Materials
  • TAB 3: CREATING
  • 6. Outlining Your Speech
  • 7. Organizing the Speech Body
  • 8. Introducing and Concluding Your Speech
  • TAB 4: PRESENTING
  • 9. Using Language Successfully
  • 10. Delivering Your Speech
  • 11. Using Presentation Aids
  • TAB 5: LISTENING AND EVALUATING
  • 12. Listening
  • 13. Evaluating Speeches
  • TAB 6: SPEAKING TO INFORM
  • 14. The Informative Speech
  • TAB 7: SPEAKING TO PERSUADE
  • 15. Tools for Persuading
  • 16. The Persuasive Speech
  • TAB 8: SPEAKING ON SPECIAL OCCASIONS
  • 17. Speeches for Special Events
  • TAB 9: SPEAKING IN PROFESSIONAL AND GROUP SETTINGS
  • 18. On-the-Job Speaking
  • 19. Speaking in Small Groups
Features & benefits

A student-friendly design and intuitive organisation facilitate mastery of key skills

  • Based on extensive research and usability studies, The DK Guide to Public Speaking gives students the practical information they seek, supported by the concepts and theories instructors want. The text has been carefully designed for easy navigation and use. Tabs, color-coded chapters, process charts, and question-and-answer heading formats help students quickly find answers to questions on any part of the speech process. And cross-references (set in blue to stand out) guide students to related sections.
  • The pairing of visuals and detailed explanations allows students to get an overview at a glance and read on for specifics.
  • Driven by examples, the text intricately weaves scenarios, annotated speeches, and diverse models in an easy-to-find blue font, including comparisons of effective and ineffective techniques.
  • The text’s learning objectives are correlated with the new 2015 National Communication Association’s Learning Outcomes in Communication. A guide at the end of the text points to the places in the narrative where each outcome is addressed.
    • NEW! Additional incorporation of learning objectives helps students focus on what matters most. As in previous editions, each chapter module starts with a learning-objective-reinforcing question that students should be able to answer after reading the chapter. Additionally, the headings in each chapter’s table of contents and review section are paired with learning objectives, and the learning objectives are repeated at the bottom of each page.
    • Concluding chapter review sections reinforce these learning objectives by reviewing them one more time.
  • Checklists and tip boxes emphasise the practical application of the skills and techniques highlighted in the text. Frequent checklists give students practical tools to help them create and evaluate their speeches at each stage of the process. Tip boxes provide useful information and advice along the way.

 

Compelling content engages students and encourages active learning

  • The text teaches by example with its intricate weaving of scenarios, annotated speeches, diverse examples, and comparisons of ineffective and effective techniques.
  • Starting with a section in Chapter 1 on overcoming apprehension, the text highlights confidence-building, an essential component of becoming an effective speaker. Confidence Booster sections throughout the rest of text help students deal with fears and be well prepared.
  • The text emphasises ethics at every stage of the speech-making process. Practicing Ethics sections in each chapter reinforce the focus on ethics and emphasise the importance of avoiding plagiarism.
  • Author Lisa Ford-Brown considers the research process, and students’ experience performing research, one of her focuses. The research chapters in Tab 2 are designed around the astounding array of resources available to students today. Ford-Brown emphasiss how to evaluate sources and how to cite them orally and in written form.
  • The text covers presentation aids in a truly compelling way. Chapter 11, Using Presentation Aids, takes full advantage of the cutting-edge design of the text to explain and showcase the variety of aids available to students today – and the best ways to maximise their use.
  • NEW! Expanded coverage of mediated presentations helps students master this key communication technique. The Third Edition offers more information on analysing the mediated audience, using technology, finding tutorials, preparing and practicing, recording, and delivering video.
  • NEW! New speech outlines and examples keep the text current and relatable to students. In the Third Edition, Chapter 6 and Chapter 14 include complete annotated preparation outlines of informative student speeches, along with new related examples (working and delivery outlines, introductions and conclusions, and more). Many other new and updated examples appear throughout, including a new speech of introduction and a new after-dinner speech excerpt.

 

Access Code info.

To get the most out of your eBook you need to download the VitalSource Bookshelf software. This software is free to download and use. View the VitalSource Bookshelf system requirements here.

Download Information: Once purchased, you can view and/or download your eBook instantly, either via the download link which you will receive as soon as you complete your online order or by viewing the download link against the order in the My Account area of this website.

Please note: eBooks are available for download immediately and cannot be returned once purchased.