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[Ebook PDF] Public Speaking: An Audience-Centered Approach, 10th Edition
An audience-centered approach to public speaking
Public Speaking: An Audience-Centered Approach outlines a comprehensive process for new public speakers to ensure they continually connect to their listeners. Authors Steven and Susan Beebe emphasize the importance of analyzing and considering the audience at every point in the speech-making process. By focusing student attention on the dynamics of diverse audiences, ethics, and communication apprehension, the text narrows the gap between the classroom and the real world. The Tenth Edition includes new speech examples that model effective public speaking, as well as updated content that helps students better understand contemporary communication opportunities and challenges.
Public Speaking: An Audience-Centered Approach, an interactive learning environment that enables students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience.
The tenth edition of Public Speaking: An Audience-Centered Approach is written to be the primary text in a course intended to help students become better public speakers.
We are delighted that since the first edition of the book was published more than two decades ago, educators and students of public speaking have found our book a distinctively useful resource to enhance public-speaking skills. We’ve worked to make our latest edition a preeminent resource for helping students enhance their speaking skills by adding new features and retaining the most successful elements of previous editions.
New to the Tenth Edition
We’ve refined and updated this text to create a powerful and contemporary resource for helping speakers connect to their audience. We’ve added several new features and revised features that both instructors and students have praised. Like the previous edition, the tenth edition is also available in Revel, but this revision has enabled us to refine and improve our learning design and user experience, building on market feedback from current users and reviewers.
Educational technology designed for the way today’s students read, think, and learn When students are engaged deeply, they learn more effectively and perform better in their courses. This simple fact inspired the creation of Revel: an immersive learning experience designed for the way today’s students read, think, and learn. Built in collaboration with educators and students nationwide, Revel is the newest, fully digital way to deliver respected Pearson content.
Revel enlivens course content with media interactives and assessments— integrated directly within the authors’ narrative—that provide opportunities for students to read about and practice course material in tandem. This immersive educational technology boosts student engagement, which leads to better understanding of concepts and improved performance throughout the course.
Special Feature For public Speaking Student Revel is a dynamic learning experience that offers students a way to study the content and topics relevant to communication in a whole new way. Rather than simply offering opportunities to read about and study public speaking, Revel facilitates deep, engaging interactions with the concepts that matter most. For example, in Chapter 2, students are presented with the
authors’ hallmark audience-centered model as an interactive figure diagramming the various tasks involved in the speechmaking process. This figure is used throughout the text to emphasize the importance of being audience-centered. Throughout chapters in Revel students can interact with this figure to learn more about each stage of the process, and in the Chapter 13 Study Guide they can take a self-checking, drag and-drop assessment to put the stages of the model in order. In addition, students are presented with video examples throughout the book on topics such as improving listening skills, audience analysis, primary sources, speech delivery, using presentation aids, informative speeches, outlines, intercultural listening, and the fear of public speaking. As part of our commitment to boosting students’ communication
confidence, our first discussion of improving your confidence in Chapter 1 features the Personal Report of Public Speaking Anxiety in Revel. Students can take this assessment right there in the context of our chapter, get their score, and continue reading about how to improve their own level of confidence. By providing opportunities to read about and practice public speaking in tandem, Revel engages students directly and immediately, which leads to a better understanding of course material. A wealth of student and instructor resources and interactive materials can be found within Revel. Some of our favorites include the following:
• Audio Excerpts Throughout the text, audio excerpts highlight effective speech examples. Students can listen to audio clips while they read, bringing examples to life in a way that a printed text cannot. These audio examples reinforce learning and add dimension to the printed text.
• Videos and Video Self-Checks Video clips appear throughout the narrative to boost mastery, and many videos are bundled with correlating self-checks, enabling students to test their knowledge.
• Interactive Figures Interactive figures help students understand hard-to-grasp concepts through interactive visualizations.
• Integrated Writing Opportunities To help students connect chapter content with personal meaning, each chapter offers two varieties of writing prompts: the Journal prompt, which elicits free-form, topic-specific responses addressing content at the module level, and the Shared Writing prompt, which encourages students to share and respond to each other’s brief responses to high-interest topics in the chapter