By Steven A. Beebe

ISBN-10: 0205897215

ISBN-13: 9780205897216

Offers an audience-centered method of public speaking

A Concise Public conversing guide integrates the stairs of getting ready and supplying a speech with the continued technique of contemplating the viewers.  The accomplished insurance of key public talking issues and talents makes this name an awesome middle textual content for public conversing classes and its reasonable makes it cheap as a complement for any direction or surroundings that calls for public talking.



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Tell listeners the author, the title, the year, and the fact that the information is available online. Chapter 4 Ethics and Free Speech 33 well as in traditional print format. com) to learn more about oral and written citations. What about those times when you are not certain whether information or ideas are common knowledge? A good rule is this: When in doubt, document. You would never be guilty of plagiarism if you documented something you didn’t need to, but you could be committing plagiarism if you did not document something you really should have.

4. 5. 6. saw the speaker doing. ” Be specific. Make sure your descriptions are precise enough. ” Be positive. Begin and end your feedback with positive comments. Beginning with negative comments immediately puts the speaker on the defensive and can create so much internal noise that she or he stops listening. Be constructive. Give the speaker some suggestions or alternatives for improvement. Be sensitive. Use I-statements as a way of phrasing your feedback so that your comments reflect your personal point of view (“I found my attention drifting during your speech”).

Rephrase or summarize what the speaker is saying. Listen for main ideas, and then put them into your own words. ❯ Repeat key points you want to remember. Go back to essential ideas and restate them to yourself. ❯ Look for “information handles” provided by the speaker, in the form of previews, transitions, signposts, and summary statements. Chapter 5 Listening 41 Quick Check Become a Better Listener • • • • • • Adapt to the speaker’s delivery. Listen with your eyes as well as your ears. Monitor your emotional reaction to a message.

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