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Natural Speaker, The (5th Edition) (MySpeechKit Series)

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The Natural Speaker is a concise, practical, inexpensive, student-friendly guide to public speaking that explores the basic skills necessary to present a natural, effective, and rewarding speech to any audience. By providing a basic knowledge of speech construction, practice, and delivery, this text is designed to enhance and improve students' natural speaking strengths. T...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published January 28th 2005 by Allyn & Bacon (first published June 5th 1996)
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Jennifer Reynolds
I loved this book. This is when my love for communication studies for planted. I went on to get my AA and BA in Communication. This was my first class with Randy Fujishin at West Valley. He became my inspiration to write, teach, and counsel. I took all his classes there. He was one of those influential people. He even called home to say nice things about me to my mom. What an amazing person.
I know textbooks shouldn't count, but this one is written more like a self-help book. It's full of anecdotes and quotes on how to become a better communicator, but I found it kind of creepy overall. The author seems convinced that people who are shy and/or don't like to talk have psychological problems. I don't agree!
Jun 26, 2008 Ashley rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: college students, anyone who has to give speeches
Recommended to Ashley by: required reading for Speech class
I read this book for my Speech 120 class and it is a wonderful book. It gives you lots of helpful and useful tips about giving speeches and how to get rid of those butterflies and fear of getting up in front of people :).
Read for my Speech 101 class. Nothing much to say good or bad about the book. I did enjoy the opening stories that opened up each section which brought the material to a more personal level.
Shannon Ma
Natural speaker has taught me to be a better public speaker. This book gives an abundance of advice, knowledge, and inspiration. Natural speaker has helped me grow in communication.
A practical look at public speaking without the bulkiness of most textbooks. Easy-to-read and friendly writing style. Could work as textbook for informal class.
Feb 18, 2008 Megan rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommended to Megan by: Anne Samuel
Good for the beginning speaker. Talks about first time fears, first time giving a speech, how to prepare, how to outline your speech, how to research. Very basic info.
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Feb 08, 2011 Thuy Nguyen marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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