Public Speaking

Study and application of basic principles of effective extemporaneous speaking, including audience analysis and adaptation, topic selection, research, organization, and presentation skills. Students deliver, listen to, and critique a variety of speeches.

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Communication Skills
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The purpose of this module is to provide you with guidance and practice on how to enhance your business communication skills and team building. This will enable you to become good communicators in business organizations you wish to work for.

Communication Skills and team building has been designed to enable you cope with those business demands that each course and call in the business world demands. The unit contains various documents required in a business set up. How to prepare the documents, make effective presentations and generally how to become an efficient manager, supervisor, team player etc.

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Communication
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African Virtual University
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Phyllis Bartoo
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01/10/2018
Exploring Public Speaking: 3rd Edition
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Instructors: The Third Edition includes a set of test banks which are not available to the public. For access to these resources, please contact Dr. Barbara Tucker at btucker@daltonstate.edu.

Exploring Public Speaking: The Free College Public Speaking Textbook began as the brainchild of Dr. Kris Barton, Chair of the Department of Communication at Dalton State College. It also was made possible through a generous Textbook Transformation Grant in 2015 from Affordable Learning Georgia, a highly successful program of the University System of Georgia. Dr. Barton asked me to help him author/compile the text.

The goal was to provide a high-quality, usable, accessible, and low-cost textbook for the hundreds of students who take COMM 1110 at Dalton State College every year. This course is required of all degree-seeking students. We have been able to save students hundreds of thousands of dollars already with this text. Unexpectedly and happily, the text has also been downloaded close to 14,000 times (as of August 2018) all over the world and has been adopted at many other institutions.

Dr. Barton and I worked on creating the textbook from July 2015 until May 2016, with the goal of going live with the text in Summer of 2016. Tragically Dr. Barton passed away in early May, a reality that still does not seem real. He has been greatly missed as a friend, colleague, father, scholar, teacher, and mentor.

The launch of the book proceeded; however, due to the loss of Dr. Barton, the ancillaries were not finished. In Summer 2017 I took on a significant revision and updating which I named the Second Edition. I included in that edition information on college student success in the appendices. In January 2018, a colleague, Matthew LeHew, and I won a grant from the University System to create the ancillaries and improve the format for more accessibility. I decided to remove the “Dalton State” from the title and most examples for wider appeal. An appendix on library research retains the information for specific use of Roberts Library on our campus.

Over 90% of the book is original with Dr. Barton, me, or other colleagues at Dalton State College. Some parts, specifically from Chapters 9, 10, and 15, are adapted from another open resource public speaking text whose author prefers not to be cited.

This Third Edition, along with including necessary updates and being formatted with different software, includes four more appendices: one on online speaking, one on APA, one on humor and storytelling in public speaking, and one on Dalton State’s Library. I have also tried to clarify concepts, to provide “case studies” to show the rhetorical process, and include more outlines and examples.

We think this book is especially useful in coverage of PowerPoint, audience responsiveness, ethics in public speaking, special occasion speeches, and structure of speeches. Three ancillaries are available: electronic “flash cards” for study, Powerpoints on the 15 main chapters, and test banks for the 15 main chapters.

Reviews available here: https://open.umn.edu/opentextbooks/textbooks/exploring-public-speaking-2nd-revision

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Communication
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Textbook
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University System of Georgia
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Author:
Barbara Tucker
Kristin Barton
Date Added:
09/22/2016
Exploring Public Speaking, 4th Edition
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Exploring Public Speaking is a usable, zero-cost textbook for basic public speaking courses or courses that include basic public speaking skills as one of their primary learning outcomes. The free, open nature of the text means that instructors are able to use all or part of it, and add their own materials.

Standout features include coverage of PowerPoint, audience analysis and responsiveness, ethics in public speaking, persuasion, special occasion speeches, and structure of speeches. Because it was written by communication professors with decades of experience in the classroom, Exploring Public Speaking is made to fit the needs of basic public speaking students.

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Communication
Speaking and Listening
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Textbook
Author:
Barbara Tucker
Matthew LeHew
Date Added:
01/23/2020
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Exploring Public Speaking: 4th Edition Review
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This is a review of Exploring Public Speaking: 4th Edition: https://louis.oercommons.org/courses/exploring-public-speaking-4th-edition completed by Douglas Marshall, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Communication Studies at Southern University at New Orleans 

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Arts and Humanities
Business and Communication
Communication
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Textbook
Author:
Douglas Marshall
Date Added:
04/21/2020
Principles Of Human Communication
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An introduction to the human communication concentration in the communications major. This course will introduce you to communication principles, common communication practices, and a selection of theories to better understand the communication transactions that you experience in your daily life.

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Communication
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The Saylor Foundation
Date Added:
09/07/2018
Professional Etiquette
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The professional world can be full of challenging situations, including conflicting personalities, miscommunication, and cultural differences. In this course, you will learn about typical workplace etiquette protocols, communication standards, and cultural awareness strategies in order to navigate these common obstacles as smoothly as possible.

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Business and Communication
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The Saylor Foundation
Provider Set:
Saylor Academy Professional Development
Date Added:
09/07/2018
Public Speaking
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The purpose of this course is to systematically examine the elements and factors which result in an effective speech. Tying these together are the themes of information and ethics, emphasized in each resource because they are becoming increasingly important to all communicators. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: resolve ethical issues involving speech preparation and presentation; recommend techniques for resolving issues, which may interfere with active listening; identify the most effective speech topics, qualities, content, and delivery techniques based on the specific characteristics of an audience; evaluate the effectiveness of speeches for different types of audiences; use online and library-based research to find and critique the credibility of sources of information; cite sources of information appropriately, accurately, and clearly in both spoken and written contexts; choose the most effective pattern of organization for presenting different types of information to a listening audience; evaluate the effectiveness of supporting details or evidence based on the main ideas or arguments they are used to support; choose the most appropriate pattern for organizing a persuasive speech, based on the relationship between arguments and evidence or the relationship between the topic and the audience; identify whether the functions of an introduction or conclusion have been fulfilled and will be effective when presented to a specific type of audience; create keyword and sentence outlines for informative and persuasive speeches; revise a passage written for readers so that it can be delivered effectively and engagingly to listeners; identify and use techniques to improve the fluidity and clarity of verbal delivery; recognize non-verbal techniques that communicate the speakerĺÎĺ_ĺĚĺ_s confidence and credibility in a sample speech; demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of effective, ethical public speaking by accurately and thoroughly assessing the qualities of entire informative, persuasive, and special occasion speeches. This free course may be completed online at any time. (Communication 101)

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Communication
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The Saylor Foundation
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Saylor Academy Professional Development
Date Added:
10/22/2018
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Public Speaking: The Virtual Text Review
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This is a review of Public Speaking: The Virtual Text:https://louis.oercommons.org/courses/public-speaking-the-virtual-text completed by Douglas Marshall, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Communication Studies at Southern University at New Orleans 

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Arts and Humanities
Business and Communication
Communication
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Textbook
Author:
Douglas Marshall
Date Added:
04/21/2020
Speak Out, Call In: Public Speaking as Advocacy
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Speak Out, Call In: Public Speaking as Advocacy is a contemporary, interdisciplinary public speaking textbook that fuses rhetoric, critical/cultural studies, and performance to offer an up-to-date resource for students. With a focus on advocacy, this textbook invites students to consider public speaking as a political, purposeful form of information-sharing.

Table of Contents:
I. Advocacy and Audiences
1. Public Speaking As Advocacy
2. Centering Audiences
II. Arguments and Information
3. Selecting and Formulating Arguments
4. Researching Arguments
5. Crafting Arguments
6. Organizing and Outlining
III. Aesthetics and Delivery
7. Creating an Aesthetic Experience
8. Verbal Delivery
9. Nonverbal Delivery
10. Presentation Aids
11. Rehearsing Your Presentation
IV. Approaches
12. Informative Speaking
13. Persuasive Speaking
14. Online Public Speaking
15. Ceremonial Speaking

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Communication
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Meggie Mapes
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02/11/2020
Speak Out, Call In: Public Speaking as Advocacy
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Table of Contents

Part I. Advocacy and Audiences

1. Public Speaking As Advocacy
2. Centering Audiences
Part II. Arguments and Information

3. Selecting and Formulating Arguments
4. Researching Arguments
5. Crafting Arguments
6. Organizing and Outlining
Part III. Aesthetics and Delivery

7. Creating an Aesthetic Experience
8. Verbal Delivery
9. Nonverbal Delivery
10. Presentation Aids
11. Rehearsing Your Presentation
Part IV. Approaches

12. Informative Speaking
13. Persuasive Speaking
14. Online Public Speaking
15. Ceremonial Speaking

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Speak Out, Call In: Public Speaking as Advocacy is a contemporary, interdisciplinary public speaking textbook that fuses rhetoric, critical/cultural studies, and performance to offer an up-to-date resource for students. With a focus on advocacy, this textbook invites students to consider public speaking as a political, purposeful form of information-sharing.

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Communication
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Meggie Mapes
Date Added:
06/29/2020
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Speak Out, Call In: Public Speaking as Advocacy Review
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This is a review of Speak Out, Call In: Public Speaking as Advocacy: https://louis.oercommons.org/courses/speak-out-call-in-public-speaking-as-advocacy completed by Douglas Marshall, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Communication Studies at Southern University at New Orleans 

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Business and Communication
Communication
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Douglas Marshall
Date Added:
04/21/2020
Stand up, Speak out: The Practice and Ethics of Public Speaking
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From audience analysis to giving a presentation, Stand up, Speak out: The Practice and Ethics of Public Speaking will guide students through the speech making process. The authors focus on the process of speech making because they have created this book to be a user-friendly guide to creating, researching, and presenting public speeches. While both classic and current academic research in public speaking guide this book, the authors believe that a new textbook in public speaking should first, and foremost, be a practical book that helps students prepare and deliver a variety of different types of speeches — and that is the primary goal of this book.With practicality in mind, the authors developed, Stand up, Speak out: The Practice and Ethics of Public Speaking, as a streamlined public speaking textbook. Many public speaking textbooks today contain over twenty different chapters, which is often impossible to cover in a ten-week quarter or a sixteen-week semester; this textbook is eighteen unique chapters. The fifteen chapters are divided into four clear units of information: introduction to public speaking, speech preparation, speech creation, and speech presentation.

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Communication
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
University of Minnesota
Provider Set:
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Author:
Jason Wrench, Anne Goding, Danette Johnson, Bernardo Attias
Date Added:
01/01/2011
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Stand up, Speak out: The Practice and Ethics of Public Speaking Review
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This is a review of Stand up, Speak out: The Practice and Ethics of Public Speaking, https://louis.oercommons.org/courses/stand-up-speak-out-the-practice-and-ethics-of-public-speaking, by Danielle Vignes, Associate Professor Baton Rouge Community College.

Subject:
Communication
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Danielle Vignes
Date Added:
04/20/2020