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The Public Speaking Playbook

Third Edition
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January 2020 | 564 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

Learn to speak in public without breaking a sweat!

The Public Speaking Playbook, Third Edition coaches students to prepare, practice, and present speeches at their highest level. With a focus on actively building skills, authors Teri Kwal Gamble and Michael W. Gamble guide students in the fundamentals of the public speaking process, and uses frequent interactive exercises that allow students to practice—and improve—their public speaking. Students want to put their skills into practice quickly, so the Playbook gives them the essentials in brief learning modules that focus on skill-building through independent and collaborative learning activities. As students master their skills, they are also encouraged to think critically about what it means to “play fair” in your public speaking—with a focus on diversity, ethics, and civic engagement.

 

 
I. GET READY TO SPEAK
 
1. Building Confidence and Your First Speech
Section 1.1 Identify Speechmaking’s Benefits

 
Section 1.2 Discuss the Context of Public Speaking

 
Section 1.3 Assess and Build Your Speechmaking Confidence

 
Section 1.4 Approach Giving a Speech Systematically

 
 
2. Public Speaking in a Global World: Inclusion, Ethics, and Critical Thinking
Section 2.1 Respect Different Cultures

 
Section 2.2 Speak Ethically

 
Section 2.3 Think Critically

 
 
II. LISTEN AND LOOK
 
3. Listening Critically
Section 3.1 The Six Stages of Listening

 
Section 3.2 Listening and Cultural Differences

 
Section 3.3 The Benefits of Critical Listening

 
Section 3.4 The Four Types of Listening

 
Section 3.5 The Four Styles of Listening

 
Section 3.6 Improving Listening Behaviors

 
 
4. Analyzing and Adapting to the Audience
Section 4.1 Reach Out to Your Audience

 
Section 4.2 Answer Preliminary Questions

 
Section 4.3 Compose a Demographic Snapshot

 
Section 4.4 Compose a Psychographic Snapshot

 
Section 4.5 Consider the Speaking Situation

 
Section 4.6 Get Information About Your Audience

 
 
III. TOPIC AND RESEARCH
 
5. Select a Topic and Purpose
Section 5.1 Formulate a Topic

 
Section 5.2 Formulate General and Specific Purposes

 
Section 5.3 Formulate the Thesis Statement (Central Idea)

 
 
6. Finding and Evaluating Research
Section 6.1 Use Primary Research

 
Section 6.2 Gather Secondary Research

 
Section 6.3 Critically Assess Research

 
Section 6.4 Keep a Research Record

 
 
7. Integrating Support
Section 7.1 Use Examples

 
Section 7.2 Use Explanations and Descriptions

 
Section 7.3 Use Definitions

 
Section 7.4 Use Analogies

 
Section 7.5 Use Statistics

 
Section 7.6 Use Testimony

 
Section 7.7 Citing Sources in Your Speech

 
 
IV. ORGANIZE AND OUTLINE
 
8. Organize Your Speech
Section 8.1 Understand Speech Patterns: Organization

 
Section 8.2 Use Linear Organizational Formats

 
Section 8.3 Use Less Direct Configural Formats

 
 
9. Outline Your Speech
Section 9.1 Create an Outline That Works for You

 
Section 9.2 Facilitate Speech Flow

 
Section 9.3 Practice Speaking with Your Outline

 
 
V. PRESENT YOUR SPEECH
 
10. Beginning and Ending Your Speech
Section 10.1 Capture Attention

 
Section 10.2 Build Credibility

 
Section 10.3 Preview the Big Ideas

 
Section 10.4 End Strong

 
Section 10.5 Avoid Common Pitfalls

 
 
11. Wording the Speech
Section 11.1 Understand How Words Work

 
Section 11.2 Use Words to Connect

 
Section 11.3 Consider Your Audience

 
Section 11.4 Be Strategic

 
Section 11.5 Use Oral Style

 
 
12. Delivery Modes and Practice
Section 12.1 Choose a Delivery Mode

 
Section 12.2 Prepare and Practice

 
Section 12.3 Avoid Common Delivery Bloopers

 
 
13. Delivering Your Speech: Nonverbal Messages Matter
Section 13.1 Nonverbal Messages: Beyond the Speaker’s Words

 
Section 13.2 Take Control of How You Sound

 
Section 13.3 Use Pitch, Volume, Rate, Articulation and Pronunciation Properly

 
Section 13.4 Be Aware of Accents, Dialects and Regionalisms

 
Section 13.5 Make the Most of the Setting

 
Section 13.6 Coordinate Body Language and Spoken Words

 
 
14. Using Presentation Aids
Section 14.1 Use Presentation Aids Strategically

 
Section 14.2 The Right and Wrong Ways to Work with Presentation Aids

 
Section 14.3 Select the Best Aids

 
Section 14.4 Be Familiar with Presentation Software

 
Section 14.5 Get the Most from Your Presentation Aids

 
 
VI. SPEAK TO INFORM
 
15. Speak to Inform
Section 15.1 Speeches About Objects, Ideas, or Theories

 
Section 15.2 Speeches About Events or People

 
Section 15.3 Speeches About Processes, Procedures, or Demonstrations

 
Section 15.4 Achieving Informative Speaking Goals

 
 
VII. SPEAK TO PERSUADE
 
16. Prepare to Persuade
Section 16.1 We All Practice Persuasion

 
Section 16.2 Goals and Purposes of Persuasive Speech

 
Section 16.3 Categorize Propositions and Use Different Persuasive Approaches to Organize the Persuasive Speech.

 
Section 16.4 Understand and Use Monroe’s Motivated Sequence

 
 
17. Methods of Persuasion
Section 17.1 Varying Viewpoints and Your Target Audience

 
Section 17.2 Build Persuasive Credibility

 
Section 17.3 Use Logos or Sound Evidence and Reasoning

 
Section 17.4 Arouse Pathos or Emotion

 
Section 17.5 Use Three Tenets of Persuasion

 
Section 17.6 Practice Ethical Persuasion: Avoid Fallacies and Slip-ups

 
 
VIII. SPECIALIZED SPEAKING CONTEXTS
 
18. Planning and Presenting in Small Groups
Section 18.1 Working in Small Groups

 
Section 18.2 Solving Problems Together

 
Section18.3 Presenting the Group’s Work

 
Section 18.4 Assessing the Group’s Performance

 
 
19. Special Occasion Speeches
Section 19.1 Goals and Functions of Special Occasion Speeches

 
Section 19.2 Types of Ceremonial Speeches

 
Section 19.3 The Speech of Introduction

 
Section 19.4 The Speech of Presentation

 
Section 19.5 The Speech of Acceptance

 
Section 19.6 The Commencement Address

 
Section 19.7 The Keynote Address

 
Section 19.8 The Toast

 
Section 19.9 The Speech of Tribute

 
Section 19.10 The Eulogy

 
Section 19.11 The After-Dinner Speech

 
 
20. Business and Professional Speaking
Section 20.1 First, Get the Job: How to Handle a Job Interview

 
Section 20.2 Speaking in a Meeting

 
Section 20.3 Pitching an Idea

 
Section 20.4 Delivering a Briefing or Report

 
Section 20.5 Conducting a Training Session

 
 
21. Storytelling
Section 21.1 Discover Your Inner Storyteller

 
Section 21.2 Use Language to Connect

 
 
22. Speaking Across College Courses
Section 22.1 Presenting Across College Courses

 
Section 25.2 Educational Contexts for Speaking Assignments

 
 
23. Presenting Online
Section 23.1 The Technological Difference

 
Section 23.2 Online Presentations Formats

 
Section 23.3 Online Presentation Platforms: Screens and Sound

 
 
24. Answering Questions
Section 24.1 The Timing of the Q&A Session

 
Section 24.2 Managing the Q&A

 

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I.    Overall Book Changes

 

Table of Contents:

 

We combined Chapters 1 & 2 into a new Chapter 1, now titled: Building Confidence and Your First Speech.

 

We combined Chapters 11 and 12 into a new Chapter 10, now titled: Beginning and Ending Your Speech

 

We combined Chapters 15 and 16 into a single Chapter 13 now titled: Delivering Your Speech: Nonverbal Messages Matter.

 

We refreshed the text to include introductions and examples reflective of more contemporary situations.

II. Chapter-Specific Changes

 

Chapter 1: Building Confidence and Your First Speech

?Major Changes      ?Minor Changes       ?Changed Tables/Figures      

?Changes Data &Statistics    ?Changed References/Citation

Summary of Changes:

We freshened the writing, contemporized content, and included a new section titled: Approach Giving a Speech Systematically.

 

Chapter 2: Public Speaking in a Global World: Inclusion, Ethics, and Critical Thinking

?Major Changes      ?Minor Changes       ?Changed Tables/Figures      

?Changes Data &Statistics    ?Changed References/Citation

 

Summary of Changes:

We changed the Chapter title in order to better reflect chapter contents. We added a more positive Coaching Tip by the Buddha. We also made the conscious effort to use language that is more inclusive. We clarified the meaning of low and high context communication.

 

Chapter 3: Listening Critically

?Major Changes      ?Minor Changes       ?Changed Tables/Figures      

?Changes Data &Statistics    ?Changed References/Citation

 

Summary of Changes:

We updated the chapter objectives. We moved the self-assessment to the chapter’s beginning. We freshened the chapter introduction. We added a clarifying new table on Types of Listening. We added a new section on Listening Styles that discusses 4 different listening orientations. We added a new Coaching Tip.

 

Chapter 4: Analyzing and Adapting to the Audience

?Major Changes      ?Minor Changes       ?Changed Tables/Figures      

?Changes Data &Statistics    ?Changed References/Citation

 

Summary of Changes

We revised the introduction to the chapter. We added a new coaching tip. We added a section on celebrating the audience’s diversity. We updated our coverage of how to adapt a speech to meet the needs and interests of receivers from different generations. We contemporized the sample questionnaire

 

Chapter 5: Select a Topic and Purpose

?Major Changes      ?Minor Changes       ?Changed Tables/Figures      

?Changes Data &Statistics    ?Changed References/Citation

 

Summary of Changes:

We revised the chapter introduction. We contemporized the speech topics. We clarified the section on formulating the thesis/central idea. We included a new speech sample in the end of chapter exercises.

 

Chapter 6: Finding and Evaluating Research

?Major Changes      ?Minor Changes       ?Changed Tables/Figures      

?Changes Data &Statistics    ?Changed References/Citation

 

Summary of Changes:

We included a new coaching tip. We updated the Online Sources section. We revised heads and sub-heads to be more informative. We updated the citation section.

 

Chapter 7: Integrating Support

?Major Changes      ?Minor Changes       ?Changed Tables/Figures      

?Changes Data &Statistics    ?Changed References/Citation

 

Summary of Changes:

We revised the chapter introduction. We added a new coaching tip. We clarified what an analogy is. We clarified the sections on descriptions and statistics. We introduced a new example on expert testimony. We revised the Oral Citation section.

 

Chapter 8: Organizing Your Speech

?Major Changes      ?Minor Changes       ?Changed Tables/Figures      

?Changes Data &Statistics    ?Changed References/Citation

 

Summary of Changes:

We added a new section on Understanding Speech Patterns. We added a new example under both Time Order and Cause-Effect Order.

 

Chapter 9: Outlining Your Speech

?Major Changes      ?Minor Changes       ?Changed Tables/Figures      

?Changes Data &Statistics    ?Changed References/Citation

 

Summary of Changes:

We revised the chapter introduction. We revised speech-outline examples, including updating the speech on elder abuse.

 

Chapter 10: Beginning and Ending Your Speech

?Major Changes      ?Minor Changes       ?Changed Tables/Figures      

?Changes Data &Statistics    ?Changed References/Citation

 

Summary of Changes:

We revised chapter objectives. We revised the chapter introduction. We added new tables on both Attention Getting Techniques and Ending Your Speech. We added some new examples to how to begin and end a speech strong.

 

Chapter 11: Wording the Speech

?Major Changes      ?Minor Changes       ?Changed Tables/Figures      

?Changes Data &Statistics    ?Changed References/Citation

 

Summary of Changes:

We added a new Table on Figures of speech. We added a new Coaching Tip.

 

Chapter 12: Delivery Models and Practice

?Major Changes      ?Minor Changes       ?Changed Tables/Figures      

?Changes Data &Statistics    ?Changed References/Citation

 

Summary of Changes:

We changed the Chapter Title and objectives to better reflect chapter contents. We changed the organization of delivery modes and the accompanying table. We added a discussion of PREP to the section on Impromptu Speaking.

 

Chapter 13: Delivering Your Speech: Nonverbal Messages Matter

?Major Changes      ?Minor Changes       ?Changed Tables/Figures      

?Changes Data &Statistics    ?Changed References/Citation

 

Summary of Changes:

We revised the title, chapter objectives, and the introduction We added a new engaging section on Nonverbal Messages. We freshened examples including a relevant and moving example from the student March for our Lives Demonstration held in Washington, D.C.

 

Chapter 14: Using Presentation Aids

?Major Changes      ?Minor Changes       ?Changed Tables/Figures      

?Changes Data &Statistics    ?Changed References/Citation

 

Summary of Changes:

We added fresh, current and relevant examples to the section on props and models. We added fresh graph examples. We added a Table on Graphs and Functions.

 

Chapter 15: Speak to Inform

?Major Changes      ?Minor Changes       ?Changed Tables/Figures      

?Changes Data &Statistics    ?Changed References/Citation

 

Summary of Changes:

We changed the chapter introduction. We freshened the examples.

 

Chapter 16: Prepare to Presuade

?Major Changes      ?Minor Changes       ?Changed Tables/Figures      

?Changes Data &Statistics    ?Changed References/Citation

 

Summary of Changes:

We changed the chapter introduction. We updated Speech Examples. We added a new persuasive speech on the Vaping problem.

 

Chapter 17: Methods of Persuasion

?Major Changes      ?Minor Changes       ?Changed Tables/Figures      

?Changes Data &Statistics    ?Changed References/Citation

 

Summary of Changes:

We freshened the introduction to the chapter. We enhanced the section on speaker credibility. We freshened the section on making valid inferences. We added a new speech on the Suicide epidemic.

 

Chapter 18: Planning and Presenting in Groups

?Major Changes      ?Minor Changes       ?Changed Tables/Figures      

?Changes Data &Statistics    ?Changed References/Citation

 

Summary of Changes:

We added a new Figure and section on Stages of Group Development. We now include a discussion of The Round Table.

 

Chapter 19: Special Occasion Speeches

?Major Changes      ?Minor Changes       ?Changed Tables/Figures      

?Changes Data &Statistics    ?Changed References/Citation

 

Summary of Changes:

We added a section on Toasts. We added a new Commencement Address.

 

Chapter 20: Business and Professional Speaking

?Major Changes      ?Minor Changes       ?Changed Tables/Figures      

?Changes Data &Statistics    ?Changed References/Citation

 

Summary of Changes:

We now frame and highlight interviewing as a planned conversation.

 

Chapter 21: Storytelling

?Major Changes      ?Minor Changes       ?Changed Tables/Figures      

?Changes Data &Statistics    ?Changed References/Citation

 

Summary of Changes:

We revised the introduction. We revised the section on Finding Your Voice. We added a new Coaching Tip. We revised the section on Timing.

 

Chapter 22: Speaking Across College Courses

?Major Changes      ?Minor Changes       ?Changed Tables/Figures      

?Changes Data &Statistics    ?Changed References/Citation

 

Summary of Changes:

We revised the introduction

 

Chapter 23: Presenting Online

?Major Changes      ?Minor Changes       ?Changed Tables/Figures      

?Changes Data &Statistics    ?Changed References/Citation

 

Summary of Changes:

We clarified the differences in approach for presentations that are synchronous and asynchronous including how to develop an effective relationship with the audience. We updated the section on podcasts.

 

Chapter 24: Answering Questions

?Major Changes      ?Minor Changes       ?Changed Tables/Figures      

?Changes Data &Statistics    ?Changed References/Citation

 

Summary of Changes:

We made very minor changes. We updated the reference section.

 

 

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