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Public Speaking: The Evolving Art (with CourseMate with Interactive Video Activities, Speech Studio?, Audio Study Tool, SpeechBuilder® Express, InfoTrac® 1-Semester Printed Access Card) Paperback – Jan 1 2011

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing; 2 edition (Jan. 1 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 049590564X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0495905646
  • Product Dimensions: 27.2 x 21.3 x 1.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 816 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,537,965 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"The approach of this book is commendable in terms of coverage, content, and appealing to the teaching and learning. Certainly, it will enhance students in achieving the learning outcomes and objectives of the Public Speaking course particularly the ability to communicate effectively in public, interpersonal, organizational and other real life situations in the global world."

"The integration of the various technology resources is very laudable. As an advocate for the application of technology in higher education, I find the resources for the text very useful, current, and appealing."

"I like the (technology) integration very much. It reinforces the text material and give students an active way of learning in a new media world."

"(The authors) recognize that ever-evolving technologies affect the way students learn and the approach that students take to their course work. Students are not content to sit and read a textbook; they want the material to be interactive. The inclusion of interactive methods of learning sets this textbook apart from the rest."

About the Author

Stephanie J. Coopman (Ph.D., University of Kentucky) is Professor and Chair of Communication Studies at San Jose State University and Chair of the SJSU University Council of Chairs and Directors. In addition to teaching public speaking since the start of her career, she has conducted numerous workshops on public speaking and communication pedagogy. Professor Coopman has published her research in a variety of scholarly outlets, including First Monday, Communication Education, Western Journal of Communication, Communication Yearbook, American Communication Journal, Journal of Business Communication, and Management Communication Quarterly.

James Lull is Professor Emeritus of Communication Studies at San Jose State University. Winner of the National Communication Association's Golden Anniversary Monograph Award, he has taught public speaking for more than twenty-five years. An internationally recognized leader in media studies and cultural analysis, Professor Lull is author or editor of twelve books with translations into many languages. Dr. Lull holds an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Helsinki, Finland, and an Honorary Professorship at Aalborg University, Denmark. He regularly gives plenary addresses and seminars at universities in Europe and Latin America.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Okay book Sept. 9 2012
By Bob - Published on
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This book is okay. I don't know if it's too simple, but I find most of the information useless since most of what is written in the book fairly obvious. It might be useful to someone who isn't used to speaking in front of groups, but it's just not for me. I only purchased the book for my class, but after reading the first three chapters, I find it hardly useful.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Great Learning Experience on Speeches Feb. 6 2013
By Nina - Published on
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The book is very informative on how to speak in public. It gives direction, recommendations, and technique. Even if you do not take a class in college about speech, this book guides you toward understanding how to speak publicly.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
By Cheryl Brown - Published on
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The book was alright but there was too much information in the chapters which made it hard to keep up with and remember it all. The book served it purpose and I passed the class with a good grade.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Love this book Oct. 17 2012
By gdaddy - Published on
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I completely disagree this is a "left wing" text. Very well written. It also is a good price. One of Palin's speeches is used as an example.
As Described Sept. 9 2013
By Scott Choisser - Published on
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I was hesitant to order this book from the reviews of stating " they received the incorrect book." The book received was the correct book as described in the title.