A Concise Public Speaking Handbook (4th Edition) by Steven A. Beebe

By Steven A. Beebe

Offers an audience-centered method of public speaking

A Concise Public conversing instruction manual integrates the stairs of getting ready and offering a speech with the continued means of contemplating the viewers.  The complete assurance of key public conversing subject matters and talents makes this identify an excellent center textual content for public conversing classes and its reasonable makes it reasonable as a complement for any direction or environment that calls for public talking.



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When you evaluate a message, you make a judgment about its content. The ­challenge is to not become so critical that you miss a key point the speaker is making. ❯ Listen for information. Listen for the details of a message, and make certain you link the details to major ideas. Mentally summarize the information you hear to increase your ability to remember messages. Also, compare unfamiliar information to ideas and concepts with which you are familiar. Practice Listening Listening skills do not develop automatically.

Remember ideas and information. Respond, or react with behavior that demonstrates you listened to the message. Listening barriers are created when you fail to perform any of these activities effectively. 1 35 36 Part 2 Analyzing an Audience As a public speaker, you can keep your audience from tuning out by: ❯ delivering a message that is clear and easy to under- stand. ❯ using interesting and vivid supporting material to keep your listeners listening. ❯ building redundancy into your message so that if listen- ers miss an idea the first time you present it, perhaps they will catch it during your concluding remarks.

Listen for major ideas. Identify your listening goal, practice listening, and become an active listener. Listen Ethically Audience members share responsibility with speakers for ethical communication. ”5 Communicate Your Expectations and Feedback As an audience member, you have the right—even the responsibility—to enter into a communication situation with expectations about the message and how the speaker will deliver it. ❯ Know what information and ideas you want to get out of the communication transaction.

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