Fifth Edition   ©2016

A Pocket Guide to Public Speaking

Dan O'Hair (University of Kentucky) , Hannah Rubenstein , Rob Stewart (Texas Tech University)

  • ISBN-10: 1-4576-7040-2; ISBN-13: 978-1-4576-7040-4; Format: Spiral Bound, 336 pages

Comprehensive Public Speaking Advice--Pocket-Sized Format

This best-selling brief introduction to public speaking offers practical coverage of every topic typically covered in a full-sized text, from invention, research and organization, practice and delivery, to the different speech types. Its concise, inexpensive format makes it perfect not only for the public speaking course, but also for any setting across the curriculum, on the job, or in the community.

This newly redesigned full-color edition offers even stronger coverage of the fundamentals of speechmaking, while also addressing the changing realities of public speaking in a digital world. It features fully updated chapters on online presentations and using presentation software, and a streamlined chapter on research in print and online. The fifth edition also includes new sample informative, persuasive, and special occasion speeches, along with a collection of speech videos in the book's online component, LaunchPad Solo.