Fourth Edition   ©2017

Speak Up!

An Illustrated Guide to Public Speaking

Douglas M. Fraleigh (California State University, Fresno) , Joseph S. Tuman (San Francisco State University)

  • ISBN-10: 1-319-03065-3; ISBN-13: 978-1-319-03065-0; Format: Paper Text, 768 pages

Traditionally organized and with broad coverage of course topics, yet briefer than traditional texts.  Speak Up gives practical yet concise guidance for every step in the speechmaking process -- from invention and organization to practice and delivery -- and consistently focuses on helping students adapt their messages to particular audiences in our digital age.
A conversational writing style and numerous real-world examples keep students engaged.  Each chapter opens with an engaging vignette focusing on key concepts, while examples throughout show situations from the classroom, workplace, community, and public sphere—with an emphasis on technology and civic engagement. 
Customized, pedagogically superior Illustrations help students understand and retain public speaking concepts. The authors brainstormed to come up with each of the hundreds of illustrations included in the text, meant to help students understand and retain concepts. Artist Peter Arkle gave the illustrations his own trademark style and humor, as he’s done for outlets like Time Magazine, the New Yorker, and the New York Times.

Available for less than traditional speech texts. Speak Up's manageable, engaging chapters, free video content, and compelling visuals are paired with an affordable price.