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The Art of Public Speaking

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Lucas' The Art of Public Speaking is the leading public speaking textbook in the field.

Whether a novice or an experienced speaker when beginning the course, every student will learn how to be a better public speaker through Lucas' clear explanations. Lucas' creative activities, vivid examples, annotated speech samples, and foundation of classic and contemporary rhetoric p

CD-ROM, 512 pages
Published January 1st 2000 by McGraw-Hill College (first published 1983)
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the audio cd's are better than the book, although, this program takes us thru the basics step by step in case you like repetition; it follows thru each step again and again for goog retention. This same course was taught to my sone when he was in the air force - if it's good enough for our airmen getting degrees, then it's good enough for me too!
I am presently reading this book for Speech/Communication class and I think it is well written and extremely helpful in writing speeches and communicating in general. It goes into the audience, different types of speeches, outlining, presenting, use of voice, etc.
Sep 22, 2007 Judy rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: those taking a intro speech class
A good standard Speech 1A text book. Gives a few good examples and step by step process to write a basic speech. Kept the text book as a reference guide after taking a speech class.
this is a great book, includes everything you want to know about public speaking
give insight on how to face the public and catch their utmost attention
well learning about public speaking
Easy and Fun to read
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Stephen E. Lucas is Professor of Communication Arts and Evjue-Bascom Professor in the Humanities at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he has taught since 1972.
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