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The Public Speaking Playbook

Fourth Edition
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Public Speaking

March 2023 | 624 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
The Public Speaking Playbook coaches students to prepare, practice, and present speeches—whether in the classroom, public sphere, or in a virtual setting. Authors Teri Kwal Gamble and Michael W. Gamble employ an interactive approach to building skills through various exercises that allow students to practice and improve their public speaking. Features such as objectives, coaching tips, and new self-assessments in each section further aids student success and reinforces key competencies. The Fourth Edition makes this text more relevant, timely, and engaging with increased coverage of recent events and a focus on improving virtual presentation skills.

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PART ONE: Get Ready to Speak Confidently
 
Chapter 1: You Can Speak Confidently
 
Chapter 2: Public Speaking in a Connected World: Inclusion, Ethics, and Critical Thinking
 
PART TWO: Listen and Adapt
 
Chapter 3: Mindful Listening
 
Chapter 4: Analyzing and Adapting to the Audience
 
PART THREE: Topic and Research
 
Chapter 5: Selecting a Topic and Purpose
 
Chapter 6: Finding and Evaluating Research for Your Speech
 
Chapter 7: Integrating Support
 
PART FOUR: Organize and Outline
 
Chapter 8: Organizing the Main Points of Your Speech
 
Chapter 9: Outlining Your Speech
 
PART FIVE: Present Your Speech
 
Chapter 10: Beginning and Ending Your Speech
 
Chapter 11: Wording the Speech
 
Chapter 12: Delivery Modes and Practice
 
Chapter 13: Delivering Your Speech: Nonverbal Messages Matter
 
Chapter 14: Using Presentation Aids
 
PART SIX: Informative Presentations
 
Chapter 15: Speaking to Inform
 
PART SEVEN: Speaking to Persuade
 
Chapter 16: Prepare to Persuade
 
Chapter 17: Methods of Persuasion
 
PART EIGHT: Specialized Speaking Contexts
 
Chapter 18: Communicating and Presenting in Small Groups
 
Chapter 19: Special Occasion Speeches
 
Chapter 20: Business and Professional Speaking
 
Chapter 21: Storytelling
 
Chapter 22: Presenting in Classes Beyond the Public Speaking Course (online)
 
Chapter 23: Presenting Online
 
Chapter 24: Answering Questions: Preparing for and Managing the Q&A (online)

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LMS cartridge included with this title for use in Blackboard, Canvas, Brightspace by Desire2Learn (D2L), and Moodle


The LMS cartridge makes it easy to import this title’s instructor resources into your learning management system (LMS). These resources include:
  • Test banks
  • Editable chapter-specific PowerPoint® slides
  • Sample course syllabi
  • Lecture notes
  • All tables and figures from the textbook
Don’t use an LMS platform?

You can still access the online resources for this title via the password-protected Instructor Resource Site.
Key features
NEW TO THIS EDITION:
  • The new edition is available in SAGE Vantage, an intuitive learning platform that integrates quality SAGE textbook content with assignable multimedia activities and auto-graded assessments to drive student engagement and ensure accountability. Unparalleled in its ease of use and built for dynamic teaching and learning, Vantage offers customizable LMS integration and best-in-class support. Learn more.
  • 100 sample student speeches available in SAGE Vantage illustrates examples of effective speeches as well as speeches that need improvement
  • Updated for currency and relevance, including new chapter openers, real world examples, COVID-19, pop culture references, and current events.
  • Refreshed “storytelling” focus emphasizes the text’s chapter on storytelling and how students have life-stories to share that can improve the speaker–audience connection.
  • A fresh look at the role of empathy in public speaking, whether performing the role of speaker, audience member, or evaluator, the ability to empathize increases effectiveness.
  • Expanded coverage of virtual and online presentations, including how to use Zoom and avoid Zoom fatigue, how to create podcasts, and how to ensure that transitioning between formats, from face-to-face to virtual, goes smoothly.
KEY FEATURES:
  • A play-by-play guide to presentations using a coaching approach encourages speakers to practice regularly in order to build skills and speak at peak ability.
  • Coverage of the fundamentals of speech preparation and delivery in the first chapter empowers students to manage speech anxiety, build confidence, and prepare for their first speech.
  • Self-assessments, Game Plans, and checklists highlight areas where students excel or need improvement, setting the tone for building skills and confidence through routine practice.
  • Exercises put skills into practice in every chapter, with a regular emphasis on speech analysis, speech preparation, and delivery.
  • Coaching Tips drive home the key takeaways for speakers with inspiring quotes and practical advice.
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