ERIC Number: ED468895
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
What! I Have To Give a Speech? 2nd Edition.
Snyder, Kenneth; Murphy, Thomas J.
Noting that fear of public speaking is shared by people of all types, the second edition of this book offers practical, easy-to-follow strategies for confident and effective public speaking. The book discusses the following aspects of public speaking: what to talk about; how to research a topic; how to organize a speech; how to keep an audience interested; when and how to use humor; how to control nerves; how to deal with unexpected disasters; and how to use props and gestures. After an introduction, the book is divided into four sections: (1) Getting Ready; (2) Shaping the Speech; (3) Making the Presentation; and (4) Polishing Your Skills. An appendix explains "Five Surefire Starter Ideas." (PM)
Descriptors: Audience Awareness, Communication Apprehension, Communication Skills, Communication Strategies, Higher Education, Independent Study, Public Speaking, Secondary Education, Self Esteem, Skill Development
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading, English, and Communication, Bloomington, IN.; Family Learning Association, Bloomington, IN.