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eText: 
ISBN-13 9780205000708ISBN-10 0205000703
Print: 
ISBN-10 0205753698ISBN-13 9780205753697
Author(s): Joseph A. Devito
Publisher: Pearson
Copyright year: © 2012 Pages: 336
Description

This brief and highly interactive introduction to public speaking uses a ten-step approach to teaching the skills of informative, persuasive, and special occasion speaking.

This popular public speaking text is a concise, yet comprehensive exploration of the basic principles of public speaking, focusing on the essentials that a beginning student needs to know to prepare and deliver a speech.  Research methods, critical thinking, and ethics are all emphasized and presented in unique ways. Briefer than many mainstream public speaking texts, The Essential Elements of Public Speaking helps students master key skills as quickly and efficiently as possible.

The text is built around the importance and usefulness of approaching complex tasks in an easily-managed series of ten steps. Photographs of steps and quotations about the step process open each chapter. Streamlined pedagogy in this edition enhances the straightforward explanation of basic public speaking principles and allows students to find essential information more easily.

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