A Pocket Guide to Public Speaking

ISBN-13: 9781319102784

ISBN-10: 1319102786

Author: Dan OHair, Hannah Rubenstein, Rob Stewart

Edition: Sixth

Publication date:
Bedford/St. Martin's
Spiral-bound 336 pages
Public Speaking
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Acknowledged author Dan OHair wrote A Pocket Guide to Public Speaking comprising 336 pages back in 2018. Textbook and etextbook are published under ISBN 1319102786 and 9781319102784. Since then A Pocket Guide to Public Speaking textbook received total rating of 3.5 stars and was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $21.58 or rent at the marketplace.


This best-selling brief introduction to public speaking offers practical coverage of every topic typically covered in a full-sized text, from invention, research and organization, practice and delivery, to the different speech types. Its concise, inexpensive format makes it perfect not only for the public speaking course, but also for any setting across the curriculum, on the job, or in the community.

The Sixth Edition is filled with new examples, research, handy tools, and digital support to help students master the basics of public speaking in the classroom and beyond. New speeches and examples from people like Will Ferrell, Emma Watson, and students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School engage students in current issues, demonstrate the impact of speech, and provide successful models. Practical advice on topics like how to determine which organizational pattern to use when, how to adapt to an audience, and how to incorporate inclusive language provide easy-to-apply guidance.

The book’s LaunchPad has been greatly expanded with an eBook; new, professionally shot videos; unit quizzes; and a new video assessment program that makes recording video and providing instructor and peer feedback a breeze.