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Public Speaking Handbook (3rd Edition) Spiral-bound – Dec 28 2008

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Key features for this edition include:

  • Easy-to-use, reference format enables readers to look up and use information quickly. Tabbed dividers enable readers to access chapters quickly, while the spiral binding makes working with the book easy.
  • Tabbed sections offer "At a Glance" outlines that highlight chapter content for easy reference.
  • Unique, audience-centered approach, introduced in the Beebes' prior edition, emphasizes the importance of considering the audience at all stages of the public speaking process. The audience-centered model, displayed on each tabbed divider, reminds readers of the steps involved in speech preparation and delivery, while simultaneously emphasizing the ongoing process of analyzing and adapting to listeners.
  • Brief "Quick Check" summaries throughout the book recap key information for quick review.
  • A Question of Ethics boxes (throughout the book) invite students to consider ethical issues as they prepare and deliver their presentations, including the tradition of free speech in a democratic society, plagiarism, honesty in communication, the legitimate use of evidence and reasoning, and the need for tolerance.
  • Extensive coverage of overcoming speech anxiety (Ch. 2) includes applications of the latest communication research with concrete suggestions to help readers better manage speaker anxiety and communication apprehension.
  • Guidance on conducting library and online research (Ch. 8) contains tips for using the Internet for speech research and suggestions for finding, evaluating, and documenting online sources.
  • “How To” boxes provide step-by-step instructions for completing the steps in the speech preparation process.

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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Redundant June 6 2010
By G. Tavarez - Published on
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This text is very redundant! If you read the detailed table of contents, and the chapter's outline there is no need to read the text!! However, the suggested topics are very helpful!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Good book Jan. 8 2013
By Vanessa Ramirez - Published on
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In our speech class we used this book a lot. It definitely helped and it was very user friendly. It has a lot of great examples.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
It is easy to read and understand but above that Nov. 6 2014
By Anthony P. Libri - Published on
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This is a textbook type of book. It is easy to read and understand but above that will learn a lot from this book!
Another Textbook Feb. 18 2014
By Harley Tech - Published on
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What can I say, its just another textbook. It came on time and in good condition from the seller. The book was fairly easy to read, and I don't suspect anyone just buying up this book unless you have to have it for class. Honestly, we used it maybe once or twice during the entire semester. Anyways, if this is the book you need, go for it.
extremely helpful. i got an A+ in my final ... July 13 2015
By DEBORA F. - Published on
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extremely helpful. i got an A+ in my final examination. Reading this book helped me to become more assertive, able to articulate when addressing audiences.

Very well written and put across