Fourth Edition   ©2013

A Pocket Guide to Public Speaking

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

  • ISBN-10: 1-4576-0184-2; ISBN-13: 978-1-4576-0184-2; Format: Spiral Bound, 368 pages

Surprisingly complete coverage at a pocket-friendly price

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, to practice and delivery. Its concise, inexpensive format makes it perfect for the public speaking course, and any setting across the curriculum, on the job, or in the community. The fourth edition offers even stronger coverage of the fundamentals of speechmaking, while also addressing the changing realities of public speaking in a digital world, with a new chapter on online presentations, and new tools and advice for finding and evaluating online sources.

"This text concisely packages thousands of years of rhetorical tradition into a small, easy-to-use, useful text — perfect for college-level public speaking classes and beyond."

— Sharee Broussard, Communication Arts, Spring Hill College