Seventh Edition   ©2018

A Speaker's Guidebook: Text and Reference

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

  • ISBN-10: 1-319-05941-4; ISBN-13: 978-1-319-05941-5; Format: Comb Bound, 560 pages

Getting Started with Confidence
1. Becoming a Public Speaker
2. Giving It a Try: Preparing Your First Speech

Public Speaking Basics
3. Managing Speech Anxiety
4. Listeners and Speakers
5. Ethical Public Speaking

Audience Analysis and Topic Selection
6. Analyzing the Audience
7. Selecting a Topic and Purpose

Supporting the Speech
8. Developing Supporting Materials
9. Finding Credible Print and Online Materials
10. Citing Sources in Your Speech

Organizing and Outlining
11. Organizing the Body of the Speech
12. Types of Organizational Arrangements
13. Outlining the Speech

Introductions, Conclusions, and Language
14. Developing the Introduction
15. Developing the Conclusion
16. Using Language to Style the Speech

Vocal and Nonverbal Delivery
17. Methods of Delivery
18. The Voice in Delivery
19. The Body in Delivery

Presentation Aids
20. Speaking with Presentation Aids
21. Designing Presentation Aids
22. Using Presentation Software

Forms of Speeches
23. The Informative Speech
24. Principles of Persuasive Speaking
25. Developing Arguments for the Persuasive Speech
26. Organizing the Persuasive Speech
27. Special Occasion Speeches

Speaking Beyond the Speech Classroom
28. Preparing Online Presentations
29. Communicating in Groups
30. Business and Professional Presentations
31. Presentations in Other College Courses

Sample Speeches
Sample Visually Annotated Informative Speech
Sample Visually Annotated Persuasive Speeches
Sample Special Occasion Speeches

Reference and Research Appendices
Commonly Mispronounced Words
B. Chicago Documentation
C. APA Documentation
D. Glossary

Online Appendices
Question-and-Answer Sessions
F. Preparing for TV and Radio Communication
G. MLA Documentation
H. CBE/CSE Documentation
I. IEEE Documentation