Stand up, Speak out: The Practice and Ethics of Public Speaking

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Pub Date: 2016

ISBN 13: 978-1-9461352-5-4

Publisher: University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing

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Reviewed by Kristen Hungerford, Visiting Assistant Professor, Miami University, on 8/3/2018.

The text covers all areas and ideas that are typically discussed in an introduction to public speaking book. However, the textbook is missing an … read more

 

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Reviewed by Ruth Fairchild, Instrucotr, Ridgewater College, on 6/20/2018.

Stand Up, Speak Out covers public speaking effectively, providing clear explanations of the content. As the title says, both the practical and … read more

 

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Reviewed by Lisa Hoopis, Adjunct Professor, Rhode Island College, on 6/20/2018.

This book was very easy to understand and comprehend. I plan on using this with my peer education group who has to do public speaking. This text was … read more

 

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Reviewed by Brian Timm, Professor, North Hennepin Community College, on 5/22/2018.

This text addresses key concepts appropriate for an introductory level public speaking course. The content is extensive and larger courses may not … read more

 

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Reviewed by Narissra Punyanunt-Carter, Associate Professor, Texas Tech University, on 3/28/2018.

This is the BEST public speaking book on the market. It covers every major and essential aspect of public speaking.… read more

 

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Reviewed by Morgan Hess, Instructor of Record, University of Maryland, on 2/2/2018.

The text covers all areas and ideas of the subject appropriately, some with more originality than others. The ethics approach is interesting, and … read more

 

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Reviewed by David Sours, Humanities Instructor, Rogue Community College, on 8/16/2017.

The book’s discussion is generally thorough, explaining concepts clearly, illustrating their importance to the speech development process, and … read more

 

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Reviewed by Gregory Epps, Associate Clinical Professor, West Virginia University, on 12/6/2016.

The book covered all of the areas associated with the subject matter. This was a major strength of the book. I did not see a glossary.… read more

 

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Reviewed by Patria Lawton, Instructor, Inver Hills Community College, on 12/6/2016.

This text is a comprehensive guide to the many aspects of public speaking. So often to save money for the students, Instructors have relied on a … read more

 

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Reviewed by Suzanne Burdick, Community College Instructor, Portland Community College, on 8/22/2016.

This text was very comprehensive.… read more

 

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Reviewed by Paul Vinelli, Instructor, Portland Community College, on 8/22/2016.

As I was reading through the text, I considered whether it effectively complemented my lesson plans - and altogether, I feel it succeeded. The book … read more

 

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Reviewed by Rosemarie Tillman, Instructor, Lane Community College, on 8/22/2016.

I love how thoroughly this textbook covers thesis statements. I think the Chapter Exercises and Key Takeaways are especially useful for this element … read more

 

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Reviewed by Kathleen German, Full Professor, Miami University -- Oxford, Ohio, on 8/22/2016.

Stand up, Speak--The Practice and Ethics of Public Speaking is a relatively comprehensive textbook, although it’s longer than many commercial … read more

 

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Reviewed by David Edwards, Instructor, South Central College, Faribault campus, on 8/22/2016.

All the topics one would expect in a public speaking course are included. They reflect the standard topics found in almost all mainstream public … read more

 

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Reviewed by Katie Trombley, Instructor, M State Community and Technical College, on 8/22/2016.

This textbook was one of the most comprehensive public speaking textbooks I have viewed. However, I found it to be lacking in critical thinking … read more

 

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Reviewed by Leslie Harris, Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, on 8/22/2016.

This is a good basic public speaking textbook. It covers the main topics that one would expect in a public speaking textbook and includes plenty of … read more

 

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Reviewed by Karen Krumrey-Fulks, Lead Faculty, Lane Community College, on 1/8/2016.

This textbook is backed with current research and great examples making it an interesting and informative read. It reaches out to students by … read more

 

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Reviewed by Richard Schutta, Adjunct Professor, University of Wisconsin- Stout, on 1/8/2016.

This is by the best text book on public speaking that I have seen recently in terms of the overall content. What I would like to see is a better … read more

 

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Reviewed by Shannon Crawford Barniskis, Instructor, Doctoral Candidate, Consultant, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, on 1/8/2016.

The book is quite comprehensive, and covers similar materials to other public speaking texts. Where it stands out is in its excellent and clear … read more

 

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Reviewed by Stacie Williams, Instructor, Portland Community College, on 1/8/2016.

This text stands up very well against many popular public speaking textbooks from large publishing houses that I've used. There are well written … read more

 

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Reviewed by Kathryn Black Lance, Instructor, Central Lakes Community and Technical College, on 1/8/2016.

The textbook covers all of the necessary topics included in your typical Public Speaking Introductory course to include audience analysis, ethics, … read more

 

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Reviewed by Kari Frisch, Instructor, Central Lakes College, on 1/8/2016.

The textbook actually covered more than what I was anticipating. I falsely thought it was going to be more of a handbook or guide, something I'd use … read more

 

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Reviewed by Jonna Ziniel, Department Chair, Valley City State University, on 1/8/2016.

The text covers all major components of public speaking in general. However, there are some major components missing that you will most likely need … read more

 

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Reviewed by Jeremy Estrella, Dept. Chair/ Instructor, Portland Community College, on 1/8/2016.

The book covered many of the essential elements of a public speaking textbook. It has a thorough overview of ethics and public speaking, … read more

 

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Reviewed by Sarah Zwick-Tapley, Adjunct Instructor, Colorado State University, on 1/8/2016.

This book is an excellent introduction to public speaking. I especially appreciate that ethics is covered in addition to standard public speaking … read more

 

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Reviewed by Mike Baxter-Kauf, Lecturer, University of Minnesota, on 6/11/2015.

The text does a nice job covering the mechanics of constructing a speech and has a very thorough explanation of the goals, ethics and other … read more

 

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Reviewed by Michelle Lutz, Adjunct English and Communication Professor, University of Northwestern - St. Paul, on 7/16/2014.

This wonderful book goes well beyond any communication text I have read or used as a professor. In addition to covering the basics, it includes … read more

 

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Reviewed by David Askay, Assistant Professor, California Polytechnic State University, on 7/16/2014.

The textbook provides a comprehensive discussion of topics related to public speaking, including focused chapters on commonly assigned … read more

 

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1: Why Public Speaking Matters Today
  • Chapter 2: Ethics Matters: Understanding the Ethics of Public Speaking
  • Chapter 3: Speaking Confidently
  • Chapter 4: The Importance of Listening
  • Chapter 5: Audience Analysis
  • Chapter 6: Finding a Purpose and Selecting a Topic
  • Chapter 7: Researching Your Speech
  • Chapter 8: Supporting Ideas and Building Arguments
  • Chapter 9: Introductions Matter: How to Begin a Speech Effectively
  • Chapter 10: Creating the Body of a Speech
  • Chapter 11: Concluding with Power
  • Chapter 12: Outlining
  • Chapter 13: The Importance of Language
  • Chapter 14: Delivering the Speech
  • Chapter 15: Presentation Aids: Design and Usage
  • Chapter 16: Informative Speaking
  • Chapter 17: Persuasive Speaking
  • Chapter 18: Speaking to Entertain
 

About the Book

Stand up, Speak out: The Practice and Ethics of Public Speaking features two key themes. First it focuses on helping students become more seasoned and polished public speakers, and second is its emphasis on ethics in communication. It is this practical approach and integrated ethical coverage that sets Stand up, Speak out: The Practice and Ethics of Public Speaking apart from the other texts in this market.

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Stand up, Speak out: The Practice and Ethics of Public Speaking is adapted from a work produced by a publisher who has requested that they and the original author not receive attribution. This adapted edition is produced by the University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing through the eLearning Support Initiative.