A Speaker's Guidebook: Text and Reference
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

Helps students quickly find what they need, when they need it in print and online. The print book includes a comb binding that allows the book to flip open easily and lie flat; 12 tabbed dividers provide an overview of each section. LaunchPad organizes each chapter by modules and allows students to easily access videos, adaptive learning tools, and other resources. Instructors can quickly assign LaunchPad modules and track student results in a gradebook.

The best coverage of the basic skills: organizing, outlining and research. A Speaker’s Guidebook recognizes that students struggle throughout the speech preparation process. Its cutting-edge coverage of research provides students with concrete guidelines on critically evaluating print and online sources, effectively and ethically using statistics, and conducting smart Internet searches.

Tools that help students apply what they learn to their own speeches. A host of examples, visual walk-throughs, and unique visually annotated sample speeches actually show students specific speech concepts in action and bring the elements and analysis of speech delivery into clear focus. Student speeches and video clips also demonstrate specific speech concepts in action.

Coverage for a lifetime of public speaking, including chapters on speaking in other courses, on the job, and online. A Speaker’s Guidebook grows with students’ needs with coverage of speaking beyond the speech classroom, in business, in groups, and there’s even a full chapter on speaking online. The online presentations chapter focuses on creating effective presentations using Microsoft PowerPoint, Apple Keynote, and Prezi. Reference appendices provide advice such as how to cite sources in a variety of styles, handle question-and-answer sessions, and prepare for mediated communication.