Cengage Advantage Books: Building a Speech

Cengage Advantage Books: Building a Speech

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CENGAGE ADVANTAGE BOOKS: BUILDING A SPEECH, Seventh Edition, continues the tradition of providing proven texts at lower prices. With 20 chapters organized into five units, BUILDING A SPEECH guides students through the step-by-step process of developing public speaking skills through observation, peer criticism, personal experience and instructor guidance. Readings and exercises provide assistance in drafting informative and persuasive speeches as well as improving research and speechwriting skills. The texta€™s conversational style aims to both interest and motivate students. Topics such as apprehension and listening provide a positive learning environment and help students to realize that they are not alone in their struggle to find the confidence to speak in public. It is grounded in the philosophy that students can master the steps of speech construction if provided with a caring environment, clear direction, and creative examples. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.For more examples of specific purpose and thesis statements, read Chapter 7, a€œ Selecting the Topic and Purpose.a€ ... Since the body is the longest portion of the speech, it should be developed first before either the introduction or conclusion. ... A 1- to 2-minute speech would probably contain no more than two or three main points, while a speech of 6 to 7 minutes could expand upon as many as four anbsp;...

Title:Cengage Advantage Books: Building a Speech
Author:Sheldon Metcalfe
Publisher:Cengage Learning - 2009-03-18


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