Public Speaking: Finding Your Voice (9th Edition) by Michael Osborn, Suzanne Osborn, Randall Osborn

By Michael Osborn, Suzanne Osborn, Randall Osborn

Up-to-date in a ninth version, this top-selling, accomplished introductory public conversing highlights and develops the subject of discovering Your Voice as a speaker and as an individual, supported through new pedagogy, a number of pattern scholar speeches, and considerably streamlined, reorganized content material throughout.

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One day right there in Alabama little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers. 21 As his leadership emerged, King’s own image seemed to grow and expand. And his followers also became heroic figures as they marched through one ordeal after another. These transformations indicate how people can grow and enlarge when they interact in ethical communication that inspires and encourages them. Plato told us long ago in the Phaedrus about ethical communication that nourishes listeners by expanding 3 identification The feeling of closeness between speakers and listeners that may overcome personal and cultural differences.

One such barrier could be ethnocentrism, our tendency to presume that our own cultural ways of seeing and doing things are the proper standard and that other such world views and behaviors are at best suspect and at worst inferior. There is nothing inherently wrong with being a proud American or a proud Native American or a proud New Yorker. But when we allow FINDING YOUR voice The Story of Your Quest Keep a diary in which you record your feelings and experiences as you navigate this class. As one of your first entries, consider what you think “Finding Your Voice” might mean to you.

24 Plagiarism mutates into specific forms of intellectual abuse, such as “parroting” an article or speech from a newspaper, magazine, or Internet site without crediting the source in your speech. In effect, you offer the work as though it were your own creation. Another corrupt form is “patchwork plagiarism,” cutting passages from multiple sources and splicing them together as though they were one speech, your speech. Then there is a kind of “social plagiarism,” in which students collude to produce one speech which they then present in different sections of the public speaking course.

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