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5 Tips for Using Note Cards During a Speech
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This video offers some advice on using notecards during the types of speeches often given in public speaking classes.

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Communication
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Author:
Ryan Guy
Date Added:
06/02/2022
Advanced Public Speaking
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This advanced public speaking textbook is designed to encourage you as a speaker and to help you sharpen your skills. It is written to feel like you are sitting with a trusted mentor over coffee as you receive practical advice on speaking. Grow in confidence, unleash your personal power and find your unique style as you learn to take your speaking to the next level--polished and professional.

Subject:
Communication
Material Type:
Textbook
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University of Arkansas
Author:
Lynn Meade
Date Added:
09/02/2021
Citing Sources Orally
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In this video you will learn about the differences between in-text citations and oral citations. In addition, we will cover the four criteria of citing sources orally. Please watch the Citing Sources Orally video (2 min. 36 sec.) below.  Closed captions in English are available. Recorded with Adobe Spark.  Citing Sources Orally 

Subject:
Business and Communication
Communication
Material Type:
Lesson
Author:
Stephanie Lee
Date Added:
05/14/2021
Comm 111 Course Outline
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Course outline that adopts the textbook Stand up, Speak out: https://open.lib.umn.edu/publicspeaking/. Spreadsheet tabs include assessments.

Course Description
Introduces speechmaking based primarily on a traditional public speaking approach. Covers classical rhetorical theory and highlights rhetoric's importance to public speaking. Develops theoretical understanding and practical application of oral communication skills. Includes techniques in controlling speech anxiety, how to structure and organize information to present to a variety of audiences, and physical and vocal delivery skills.

Upon successful completion, students should be able to:

Use learned public speaking skills in order to present an effective and efficient message.
Use an understanding of the 5 canons of rhetoric to create and present effective speeches.
Provide skills for community leadership through increased practice in organization and presentation of ideas.
Make responsible decisions through the increased ability to critically examine ideas and information.
Use strategies and skills to manage communication anxiety.
Use knowledge of digital presentation tools to create and present effective presentations.

Subject:
Communication
Material Type:
Syllabus
Author:
Heather Lubay
Date Added:
03/11/2020
Communication Credentials
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These 7 C’s of Communication have been explained in much detail for those who have been studying Communication. While working with students on the concept of essentials of effective communication, I felt that there is a set of three, which seems to work for me when it comes to delivering a successful and sustained communication. The same has worked in the perfect way for those who have mentored me. It is said that ‘Communication is what it does.’ And it should do exactly what we call 'effective'.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Business and Communication
Communication
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Reading
Author:
Parveen Sharma
Date Added:
04/24/2020
Communications: Public Speaking Syllabus
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Communications: Public Speaking Syllabus

COMM 111 Public Speaking

This course exposes students to theory and practice in the creation, adaptation and delivery of original speeches before an audience. It also provides the opportunity to understand the nature of public speaking and discourse in both ancient and modern society.

Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
Synthesize, organize information for varied audiences. Interact with confidence while adapting messages to audience needs. Listen critically.

Subject:
Communication
Material Type:
Syllabus
Author:
John Drischell
Date Added:
03/16/2021
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Conveying important information concisely in public speaking and interviews
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This public speaking lesson focuses on presenting and conveying important information, details, facts, and opinions in a concise manner. This lesson presents several different real-world situations where students are asked to share their perspectives, experiences, and stories where they are to give supporting details and facts that are important to the context of different social interactions (talking with peers, colleagues, community, interviews, etc). With the creation of this lesson, different level options of technology integration are offered to allow for flexibility and modifications for this lesson to best serve various classrooms and their students (low tech, medium tech, and high tech options). This lesson will help students analyze a social interaction and/or topic and have them clearly and concisely give an authentic response.

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Higher Education
Speaking and Listening
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Author:
Allisha Melroy
Date Added:
07/24/2020
Conveying important information concisely in public speaking and interviews
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This public speaking lesson focuses on presenting and conveying important information, details, facts, and opinions in a concise manner. This lesson presents several different real-world situations where students are asked to share their perspectives, experiences, and stories where they are to give supporting details and facts that are important to the context of different social interactions (talking with peers, colleagues, community, interviews, etc). With the creation of this lesson, different level options of technology integration are offered to allow for flexibility and modifications for this lesson to best serve various classrooms and their students (low tech, medium tech, and high tech options). This lesson will help students analyze a social interaction and/or topic and have them clearly and concisely give an authentic response.

Subject:
Higher Education
Speaking and Listening
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Assessment
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Author:
Seth Christianson
Date Added:
04/23/2019
Course Layout COMM 111: Public Speaking
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Course uses open textbook Stand Up, Speak Out: The Practice and Ethics of Public Speaking: https://open.lib.umn.edu/publicspeaking/

Course Description

Introduces speechmaking based primarily on a traditional public speaking approach. Covers classical rhetorical theory and highlights rhetoric's importance to public speaking. Develops theoretical understanding and practical application of oral communication skills. Includes techniques in controlling speech anxiety, how to structure and organize information to present to a variety of audiences, and physical and vocal delivery skills.

Course Objectives - CCOGs

Upon successful completion, students should be able to:
Use learned public speaking skills in order to present an effective and efficient message.
Use an understanding of the 5 canons of rhetoric to create and present effective speeches.
Provide skills for community leadership through increased practice in organization and presentation of ideas.
Make responsible decisions through the increased ability to critically examine ideas and information.
Use strategies and skills to manage communication anxiety.
Use knowledge of digital presentation tools to create and present effective presentations.

Subject:
Business and Communication
Material Type:
Syllabus
Author:
Susan Martin
Date Added:
03/10/2020
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Learners will be exposed to a variety of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and intergovernmental organizations (IGOs) whereby they will develop and build awareness of viable resources they can draw upon currently and, in the future, to help achieve their goals. This lesson will help prepare learners to identify a nonprofit organization’s mission statement and learner’s will employ critical thinking skills to connect that mission statement to one of the nonprofit’s past/current/future projects. Learners will orally present their findings to their peers. This lesson will apply the universal intellectual standard of relevance as learners will write a reflective analysis of their own research experience and explain which NGO/IGO is most relevant to their lives. The lesson activities can be adapted to different classrooms depending on available technologies.

Subject:
Communication
Reading Informational Text
Speaking and Listening
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Author:
Laurie Wyatt
Date Added:
08/08/2019
Critical Analysis of Non-governmental (NGO) and Intergovernmental Organization (IGO) Mission Statements and Relevance
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Learners will be exposed to a variety of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and intergovernmental organizations (IGOs) whereby they will develop and build awareness of viable resources they can draw upon currently and, in the future, to help achieve their goals. This lesson will help prepare learners to identify a nonprofit organization’s mission statement and learner’s will employ critical thinking skills to connect that mission statement to one of the nonprofit’s past/current/future projects. Learners will orally present their findings to their peers. This lesson will apply the universal intellectual standard of relevance as learners will write a reflective analysis of their own research experience and explain which NGO/IGO is most relevant to their lives. The lesson activities can be adapted to different classrooms depending on available technologies.

Subject:
Communication
Reading Informational Text
Speaking and Listening
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Author:
Jessi Orth
Date Added:
05/02/2019
Exploring Public Speaking: 4th Edition
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Instructors: The Third Edition includes a set of test banks which are not available to the public. For access to these resources, please contact Dr. Barbara Tucker at btucker@daltonstate.edu.

Exploring Public Speaking: The Free College Public Speaking Textbook began as the brainchild of Dr. Kris Barton, Chair of the Department of Communication at Dalton State College. It also was made possible through a generous Textbook Transformation Grant in 2015 from Affordable Learning Georgia, a highly successful program of the University System of Georgia. Dr. Barton asked me to help him author/compile the text.

The goal was to provide a high-quality, usable, accessible, and low-cost textbook for the hundreds of students who take COMM 1110 at Dalton State College every year. This course is required of all degree-seeking students. We have been able to save students hundreds of thousands of dollars already with this text. Unexpectedly and happily, the text has also been downloaded close to 14,000 times (as of August 2018) all over the world and has been adopted at many other institutions.

Dr. Barton and I worked on creating the textbook from July 2015 until May 2016, with the goal of going live with the text in Summer of 2016. Tragically Dr. Barton passed away in early May, a reality that still does not seem real. He has been greatly missed as a friend, colleague, father, scholar, teacher, and mentor.

The launch of the book proceeded; however, due to the loss of Dr. Barton, the ancillaries were not finished. In Summer 2017 I took on a significant revision and updating which I named the Second Edition. I included in that edition information on college student success in the appendices. In January 2018, a colleague, Matthew LeHew, and I won a grant from the University System to create the ancillaries and improve the format for more accessibility. I decided to remove the “Dalton State” from the title and most examples for wider appeal. An appendix on library research retains the information for specific use of Roberts Library on our campus.

Over 90% of the book is original with Dr. Barton, me, or other colleagues at Dalton State College. Some parts, specifically from Chapters 9, 10, and 15, are adapted from another open resource public speaking text whose author prefers not to be cited.

This Third Edition, along with including necessary updates and being formatted with different software, includes four more appendices: one on online speaking, one on APA, one on humor and storytelling in public speaking, and one on Dalton State’s Library. I have also tried to clarify concepts, to provide “case studies” to show the rhetorical process, and include more outlines and examples.

We think this book is especially useful in coverage of PowerPoint, audience responsiveness, ethics in public speaking, special occasion speeches, and structure of speeches. Three ancillaries are available: electronic “flash cards” for study, Powerpoints on the 15 main chapters, and test banks for the 15 main chapters.

Thank you for downloading Exploring Public Speaking, and the co-authors and I truly wish you happy teaching and learning with it. We welcome input. If you choose to use it, let us know at btucker@daltonstate.edu.

Subject:
Communication
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
University System of Georgia
Provider Set:
Galileo Open Learning Materials
Author:
Barbara Tucker
Kristin Barton
Date Added:
09/22/2016
From Communication Apprehension to Relaxation and Emotion: How Including Indian Content in Speeches Facilitates Delivery
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From Communication Apprehension to Relaxation and Emotion: How Including Indian Content in Speeches Facilitates Delivery

This OER will describe the journey of students taking the Public Speaking class at Aaniiih Nakoda College during the 2006-2014 period. In this OER, I share lesson plans as well as best practices learned, and how the inclusion of Indian content helped students to conquer their fear of public speaking and to share their sentiments about topics that mattered to them.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Business and Communication
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Montana State Univ-Northern Faculty
Date Added:
06/22/2016
Fundamentals of Communication
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This textbook is a Fundamentals of Communication Textbook that includes intrapersonal communication, interpersonal communication, group communication, conflict management, and public speaking. 

Subject:
Communication
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Amy Bryant
Harlan Pease
neely ann sheucraft
Date Added:
09/21/2022
Fundamentals of Public Speaking
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Examines the principles and practices of public speaking, communication theory, and techniques for public speaking. Includes speech organization, development, research, audience analysis, reasoning, and presentation skills for the development of informative and persuasive speeches.

Chapter 1: Introduction to Public Speaking
Chapter 2: Ethics
Chapter 3: Speaking With Confidence
Chapter 4: Listening Effectively
Chapter 5: Audience Analysis
Chapter 6: Organizing and Outlining
Chapter 7: Introductions and Conclusions
Chapter 8: Delivering Your Speech
Chapter 9: Visual Aids
Chapter 10: Supporting Your Ideas
Chapter 11: Using Language Well
Chapter 12: Informative Speaking
Chapter 13: Critical Thinking & Reasoning
Chapter 14: Persuasive Speaking
Occasion Speaking

Subject:
Communication
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Lauren Rome
Tammera Stokes Rice
Victoria Leonard
Date Added:
08/06/2020
Giving Time Signals During a Speech
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This video shows how to give a speaker time signals during an academic style speech (like those given in basic public speaking classes).Printable Time Cards ...

Subject:
Communication
Material Type:
Lecture
Author:
Ryan Guy
Date Added:
06/02/2022
Harvard Outline Formatting
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Are your students struggling to create visually-organized speech outlines? This GoogleDocs handout demonstrates Harvard outline formatting, the most common type of outlining used in public speaking. It explains and demonstrates formatting expectations for: speech sections, main points, transitions, sub-points. It also offers advice about: indentation and symbolization, the principle of division in outlining, how to adjust your numbering scheme in GoogleDocs and Microsoft Word, spacing. Finally, it offers two student outline examples for clarity.

Subject:
Communication
Material Type:
Student Guide
Author:
Leslie Collins
Date Added:
09/13/2021
How to Setup a Home Speech Space
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This video covers some good practices to consider when putting together a home speech space to use in online public speaking and competitive forensics situations. Different instructors may have different ideas on how they want you to configure your space. Make sure you check with them before recording / giving your speech.

Subject:
Communication
Material Type:
Lecture
Author:
Ryan Guy
Date Added:
06/02/2022
How to Write an Informative Speech
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This module features a step-by-step process to create an informative speech. It provides concise instructions supported by topical learning resources (textbook chapters, short online articles, brief videos).

Subject:
Communication
Material Type:
Module
Author:
Leslie Collins
Date Added:
10/18/2019
Introduction to Public Communication
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Introduction to Public Communication is an open textbook created specifically for ISU's COMM 101 course. A guiding team of Communication instructors compiled content from other open sources, and wrote original content to complete this text.

Subject:
Communication
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Indiana State University
Date Added:
11/18/2019
Intro to Ag Ed and FFA:  Public Speaking and FFA Creed
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Students learn public speaking techniques with opportunities to learn The FFA Creed integrated throughout the curriculum.  Students will be introduced to the techniques and continuously rehearse the techniques.  By the end of the lesson, students can stand and deliver The FFA Creed to their class.  This lesson plan is designed so that teachers may use it at the beginning or end of a class period and still cover other curriculum in the class.

Subject:
Career and Technical Education
Agriculture
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Activity/Lab
Lecture Notes
Lesson Plan
Author:
Owl Nest Manager
Date Added:
03/21/2022
Life Lessons:  Gratitude
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Overview:  Presented in five consecutive standard-period classes, students will think critically about an experience in their lives that have made a lasting, positive impact for which they are grateful.  Students will write and hone rough drafts, give and solicit peer review and teacher critique, and develop a three-minute oral presentation of the final draft to their class.  Lesson by Jarvis L. Reed.

Subject:
Agriculture
Material Type:
Homework/Assignment
Lesson Plan
Author:
Owl Nest Manager
Date Added:
08/02/2022
ND Academy
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The ND Academy website (https://NDAcademy.FoxPing.com/) provides links to: 1) Electronics Is Easy? (electronic engineering), 2) Khan Academy (math, science, history, etc.), 3) Boseman Science (chemistry, physics, etc.). 4) Robert's Rules of Order in a Nutshell (efficient, professional meetings), 5) Cochlear Implants (deafness is a more severe handicap than blindness).

Subject:
Computer Science
Engineering
Business and Communication
Mathematics
Physical Science
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Author:
Clyde Eisenbeis
Date Added:
03/08/2020
Planning & Presenting Effectively
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Speaking in public can be a terrifying experience. But it can also be exciting and beneficial--for the speaker and the audience. This seminar will focus on presenting clear and concise information to an intended audience. To be an effective speaker, you must understand empathy--the ability to feel what others feel, especially your audience. You will also need to be able to speak differently to different audiences, classifying your presentations in various categories. (You probably do that already, but it’s important to understand how you communicate in different ways, depending on who’s listening.)StandardsCC.1.5.9-10.AInitiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions on grade level topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.CC.1.5.9-10.CIntegrate multiple sources of information presented in diverse media or formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) evaluating the credibility and accuracy of each source.CC.1.5.9-10.DPresent information, findings, and supporting evidence clearly, concisely, and logically such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning; ensure that the presentation is appropriate to purpose, audience, and task.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Bonnie Waltz
Tracy Rains
Deanna Mayers
Date Added:
10/15/2017
Principles of Public Speaking
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The course is an introduction to the preparation and delivery of oral presentations in an extemporaneous style. Emphasis is on ethical research, critical and logical analysis, and organization of informative and persuasive presentations.

Subject:
Communication
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Lumen Learning
Provider Set:
Candela Software
Author:
Lisa Schreiber
Date Added:
03/31/2016
Public Speaking
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The purpose of this course is to systematically examine the elements and factors which result in an effective speech. Tying these together are the themes of information and ethics, emphasized in each resource because they are becoming increasingly important to all communicators. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: resolve ethical issues involving speech preparation and presentation; recommend techniques for resolving issues, which may interfere with active listening; identify the most effective speech topics, qualities, content, and delivery techniques based on the specific characteristics of an audience; evaluate the effectiveness of speeches for different types of audiences; use online and library-based research to find and critique the credibility of sources of information; cite sources of information appropriately, accurately, and clearly in both spoken and written contexts; choose the most effective pattern of organization for presenting different types of information to a listening audience; evaluate the effectiveness of supporting details or evidence based on the main ideas or arguments they are used to support; choose the most appropriate pattern for organizing a persuasive speech, based on the relationship between arguments and evidence or the relationship between the topic and the audience; identify whether the functions of an introduction or conclusion have been fulfilled and will be effective when presented to a specific type of audience; create keyword and sentence outlines for informative and persuasive speeches; revise a passage written for readers so that it can be delivered effectively and engagingly to listeners; identify and use techniques to improve the fluidity and clarity of verbal delivery; recognize non-verbal techniques that communicate the speakerĺÎĺ_ĺĚĺ_s confidence and credibility in a sample speech; demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of effective, ethical public speaking by accurately and thoroughly assessing the qualities of entire informative, persuasive, and special occasion speeches. This free course may be completed online at any time. (Communication 101)

Subject:
Communication
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Assessment
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Homework/Assignment
Lecture
Reading
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Provider:
The Saylor Foundation
Provider Set:
Saylor Academy Professional Development
Date Added:
04/16/2012
Public Speaking: Attention Getters
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This video provides an overview of four attention-getting strategies speakers can use to open a presentation.

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Communication
Material Type:
Lecture
Author:
Taure Shimp
Date Added:
11/22/2019
Public Speaking Course Documents
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Folder of documents includes syllabus, readings, activities, worksheets, and videos.

COCC Catalog’s Course Description: “Emphasizes enhancing the relationship between speaker and audience through the content, organization and delivery of short oral presentations. Helps relieve student speech anxiety.”

Comm111 offers basic instruction in public speaking. The ability to speak successfully in public will benefit your professional, academic, and social life. Much like good writing, good public speaking requires preparation, organization and structure. This course will provide you with the tools for presenting your thoughts and ideas to others, orally, as you practice speaking to your peers. This course will also enable you to become a more discerning consumer of speeches – including political oratory.

Subject:
Communication
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Syllabus
Author:
Lilli Ann Linford-Foreman
Date Added:
03/13/2019
Public Speaking and Professional Presentations
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This course instructs students in the basic communication skills required to compose and deliver effective public speeches and professional presentations. Students study, create, deliver, and evaluate various types of speeches, including impromptu, informative, persuasive, storytelling, and special occasion speeches as well as an “elevator pitch” designed to prepare them for future employment opportunities.

Subject:
Communication
Material Type:
Syllabus
Textbook
Author:
Jill Arabas
Date Added:
07/03/2019
Review of The Public Speaking Project: Public Speaking, The Virtual Text
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Review of The Public Speaking Project: Public Speaking, The Virtual Text
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1uuLLtoCW_Zg8w4bgztKpqdI-udvq0E_9WJZCQkea78I

Subject:
Speaking and Listening
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Jessica Martin
Date Added:
06/17/2020
Speak Out, Call In: Public Speaking as Advocacy
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Speak Out, Call In: Public Speaking as Advocacy is a contemporary, interdisciplinary public speaking textbook that fuses rhetoric, critical/cultural studies, and performance to offer an up-to-date resource for students. With a focus on advocacy, this textbook invites students to consider public speaking as a political, purposeful form of information-sharing.

Subject:
Communication
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
University of Kansas
Author:
Meggie Mapes
Date Added:
11/18/2021