The Challenge of Effective Speaking (Paperback)
  • The Challenge of Effective Speaking (Paperback)

The Challenge of Effective Speaking (Paperback)

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Paperback 384 Pages / Published: 12/10/2007
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Completely integrated with NEW online tools that actively prepare students to create effective speeches and NEW brief in-text speech elements that address the way today's students learn, the 14th edition of THE CHALLENGE OF EFFECTIVE SPEAKING is a valuable teaching partner for your course. Pioneers in skills-based public speaking instruction, Verderber and Verderber have perfected their book's "Speech Planning Action Steps," which resourcefully guide students through speech creation as they progress through six Action Steps--topic selection, audience analysis and adaptation, effective research, organization, visual aids, and language and delivery. The Verderbers, together with new coauthor Deanna D. Sellnow, have enhanced this nationwide best seller in many ways. The authors give your students an exceptional foundation for creating and delivering their speeches, including the latest research, numerous in-text activities, more techniques to help them address anxiety and ethical issues that speakers face, new critical-thinking and reflection prompts that help students think logically about the speech-making process, and much more.

Publisher: Cengage Learning, Inc
ISBN: 9780495502173
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 768 g
Dimensions: 276 x 212 x 14 mm
Edition: 14th edition

"The text is both student-friendly and teacher-useful. It is well-written and provides sensible, up-to-date information in a pleasing manner. The support available is excellent in terms of multimedia, web, and CD."
"The outlining of the chapters is superb. It is easy to take notes from the chapter and see what the main points and sub points are. The Reflect on Ethics examples are real life scenarios that students (and instructors) can relate to. They are relevant, timely and can be a great impetus for classroom discussion. I feel this is an excellent introductory book for the public speaking student. The sample speeches are excellent multimedia tools for the students use as role models."
"The Challenge of effective Speaking is a very user friendly book that highlights the most important areas for an introductory public speaking course. The examples are relevant and the feedback from my students over the years has been very positive."
"The Challenge of Effective Speaking is a good basic public speaking textbook that is clearly written, is easy for student to read and understand, is attractively laid out, and covers the important material as well as or better than any other speech textbook I have examined."
"I like the Verderber approach of combining speaker apprehension with good speech preparation. There is a good deal of merit to the suggestion that students can reduce apprehension by proper planning... Overall, I like the way the text illustrates the constituent parts of a properly organized and outlined speech."

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