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The Art of Public Speaking with Media Ops Setup ISBN Lucas Paperback – Nov 3 2008
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About the Author
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Stephen E. Lucas is Professor of Communication Arts and Evjue-Bascom Professor in the Humanities at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he has taught since 1972. He received his bachelor's degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and his master's and doctorate degrees from Penn State University.
Professor Lucas has been recognized for his work as both a scholar and a teacher. His first book, Portents of Rebellion: Rhetoric and Revolution in Philadelphia, 1765-1776, received the Golden Anniversary Award of the National Communication Association in 1977 and was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. His major articles include "The Schism in Rhetorical Scholarship" (1981), "The Renaissance of American Public Address: Text and Context in Rhetorical Criticism" (1988), "The Stylistic Artistry of the Declaration of Independence” (1990), and “The Rhetorical Ancestry of the Declaration of Independence” (1998), for which he received the Golden Anniversary Monograph Award of the National Communication Association. His most recent book is Words of a Century: The Top 100 American Speeches, 1900-1999 (2009).
Professor Lucas has received a number of teaching awards, including the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching at the University of Wisconsin and the National Communication Association’s Donald Ecroyd Award for Outstanding Teaching in Higher Education. His lecture course on "The Rhetoric of Campaigns and Revolutions" is among the most popular on campus and has twice been selected for statewide broadcast in its entirety by Wisconsin Public Radio. Professor Lucas is featured in the Educational Video Group’s program on the history of American public address, and he has appeared on the History Channel’s documentary on the Declaration of Independence.
Professor Lucas has directed the introductory public speaking course at the University of Wisconsin-Madison since 1973. Over the years he has been responsible for numerous teaching innovations and has supervised the training of hundreds of graduate assistants. In addition to participating in public speaking workshops and colloquia at schools throughout the United States, he has served as a judge for the major national English-language public speaking competitions in China, has lectured at numerous Chinese universities, and has conducted workshops for Chinese instructors on teaching public speaking.
Stephen Lucas and his wife, Patty, live in Madison, Wisconsin, and have two sons, Jeff and Ryan. His interests include travel, sports, art, and photography.
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I think that a book printed for students about public speaking should strive to be somewhat politically neutral.
I wish the publisher would allow Amazon customers to preview inside this book. Because just about anyone looking through it would be able to see what I'm referring to. The first chapter starts out with a glowing review of the White House Green Job adviser Van Jones. Who after this book was printed resigned from his position at the White House over controversy. Now, I don't have a issue with Van Jones. Just tell me MORE about what makes Van Jones a great public speaker and LESS about his political messages. It's very easy to love a public speaker who's saying things that you agree with. And very easy to dislike someone who is a great speaker and saying things that you disagree with.
Who is the greatest speaker that you can think of? I'll take a guess and say that you're in agreement with what that person has said. Right? Since we live in a diverse society where people have different opinions I think the book should have been more tolerant to messages that the authors may not agree with. And focused more on the persons speaking ability. If you have similar political views to the authors the book will be great for you. If you have different political views the book will be very frustrating and read like propaganda. And if you don't know much about politics you will be indoctrinated with another persons political views.