Speech introduces students to the speech and communication skills that will benefit them forever. The textbook covers a wide range of topics including debate, presentations, interpersonal skills, nonverbal communication, interviewing, and speeches. Chances are that you will enjoy this textbook. You will find many cartoons and humorous anecdotes. The quips and quotes will entertain you. The writing style is personal and friendly. But the facts you expect in a matter as serious as communicating effectively fill every page.
UNIT 1 The Person Chapter 1: Building Responsibility Chapter 2: Building Confidence
UNIT 2 Person to Person Chapter 3: Listening Chapter 4: Nonverbal Communication Chapter 5: Interpersonal Communication Chapter 6: Interviewing Chapter 7: Group Discussion
UNIT 3 Preparation and Process Chapter 8: Researching Your Presentation Chapter 9: Organizing Your Speech Chapter 10: Logic and Reasoning Chapter 11: Effective Language Chapter 12: Effective Delivery
UNIT 4 Presentations Chapter 13: Speeches to Inform Chapter 14: Speeches to Persuade Chapter 15: Extemporaneous and Impromptu Speaking Chapter 16: Oral Interpretation Chapter 17: Speeches for Special Occasions
UNIT 5 Problem Solving and Conflict Management Chapter 18: Supporting Your Views Chapter 19: Lincoln-Douglas Debate Chapter 20: Parliamentary Procedure
UNIT 6 The Person Revisited Chapter 21: Building Leadership