Table of Contents

Introduction to Public Speaking
Public Speaking Ethics
Preparing the Speech: A Process Outline
Building Confidence to Speak
Learning to Listen and Helping Others Do the Same
Choosing a Topic
Analyzing the Audience
Topic Research: Gathering Materials and Evidence
Supporting Your Ideas
Organizing and Outlining the Speech
Wording the Speech
Delivering the Speech
Informative Speaking
Persuasive Speaking
Methods of Persuasive Speaking
Preparing and Using Visual Aids
Special Occasions
Speaking in and for Groups