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

Speech Choices, a brand-new case study feature guides students through the speech-making process. By following Mia and Jacob, students are able to see how their choices affect their final speeches, and are asked to think of what they would do in similar situations. The feature comes with two brand-new, professional full-length speech videos with assignable questions, further video clips with questions, in-class discussion question, and activities instructors can use in the classroom.  
LaunchPad helps students learn, study, and apply public speaking concepts.
Digital resources for Speak Up are available in LaunchPad, a dynamic new platform that combines a collection of relevant video clips, self-assessments, e-book content, and LearningCurve adaptive quizzing in a simple design. LaunchPad can be packaged at a significant discount with Speak Up, or it can be purchased separately.
•               An easy-to-use interface. Ready-made interactive LaunchPad units give you the building blocks to assign instantly as is, or customize to fit your course. A unit's worth of work can be assigned in seconds, significantly decreasing the amount of time it takes for you to get your course up and running.
•               LearningCurve offers adaptive quizzing and a personalized learning program. In every chapter, call-outs prompt students to tackle the game-like LearningCurve quizzes to test their knowledge and reinforce learning of the material. Based on research as to how students learn, LearningCurve motivates students to engage with course materials while the reporting tools let you see what content students have mastered, allowing you to adapt your teaching plan to their needs.

•               Hundreds of LaunchPad videos help students understand theory and public speaking concepts in action. These include numerous public speaking clips and full-length speeches.

•               Video tools make it easy to create video assignments and evaluate videos using rubrics and time-based comments. Instructors and students can upload videos, embed clips from YouTube, and upload publisher-supplied videos.
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Updated text includes cutting-edge issues and freshened popular culture examples that will keep students engaged. New examples contain a focus on technology (such as a TEDTalk on bionic limb technology to show the power of presentation aids) and areas that students may feel engaged in (such as students doing speeches on women in comedy).