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

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Pub Date: 2016

ISBN 13: 9781946135254

Publisher: University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing

Language: English

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Reviewed by Ben Walker, Associate Professor, Southwest Minnesota State University on 9/25/18

This text has everything you'd expect in an introduction to public speaking book. read more

 

Reviewed by Kristen Hungerford, Visiting Assistant Professor, Miami University on 8/3/18

The text covers all areas and ideas that are typically discussed in an introduction to public speaking book. However, the textbook is missing an index or glossary of terms that would be important for students to refer to and learn from, either... read more

 

Reviewed by Lisa Hoopis, Adjunct Professor, Rhode Island College on 6/20/18

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 perfect in covering the basics and giving them a good foundation. read more

 

Reviewed by Ruth Fairchild, Instrucotr, Ridgewater College on 6/20/18

Stand Up, Speak Out covers public speaking effectively, providing clear explanations of the content. As the title says, both the practical and ethical aspects are included. The sections on audience-centered speech design, research, and evaluation... read more

 

Reviewed by Brian Timm, Professor, North Hennepin Community College on 5/22/18

This text addresses key concepts appropriate for an introductory level public speaking course. The content is extensive and larger courses may not have the time to address all of the material included. It would be nice to see more coverage about... read more

 

Reviewed by Narissra Punyanunt-Carter, Associate Professor, Texas Tech University on 3/28/18

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

 

Reviewed by Morgan Hess, Instructor of Record, University of Maryland on 2/2/18

The text covers all areas and ideas of the subject appropriately, some with more originality than others. The ethics approach is interesting, and provides for many discussion starting points. The practical how-tos (speaking anxiety, visual aids,... read more

 

Reviewed by David Sours, Humanities Instructor, Rogue Community College on 8/16/17

The book’s discussion is generally thorough, explaining concepts clearly, illustrating their importance to the speech development process, and providing concrete examples. Particularly excellent are the discussions of ethics (especially... read more

 

Reviewed by Gregory Epps, Associate Clinical Professor, West Virginia University on 12/6/16

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

 

Reviewed by Patria Lawton, Instructor, Inver Hills Community College on 12/6/16

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 pocket guide style of public speaking book. This is a nice option if you want to include the thorough... read more

 

Reviewed by Kathleen German, Full Professor, Miami University -- Oxford, Ohio on 8/22/16

Stand up, Speak--The Practice and Ethics of Public Speaking is a relatively comprehensive textbook, although it’s longer than many commercial textbooks which accounts for some of its breadth of coverage. It is highly suitable for an introductory... read more

 

Reviewed by Rosemarie Tillman, Instructor, Lane Community College on 8/22/16

I love how thoroughly this textbook covers thesis statements. I think the Chapter Exercises and Key Takeaways are especially useful for this element of a speech's introduction. I find students are often stymied by the differences between thesis... read more

 

Reviewed by Paul Vinelli, Instructor, Portland Community College on 8/22/16

As I was reading through the text, I considered whether it effectively complemented my lesson plans - and altogether, I feel it succeeded. The book goes into great depth in each of its major chapters, and offers students tips on how to tackle... read more

 

Reviewed by Suzanne Burdick, Community College Instructor, Portland Community College on 8/22/16

This text was very comprehensive. read more

 

Reviewed by Leslie Harris, Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee on 8/22/16

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 practical advice. The sections on ethics and organization are particularly helpful, and the writing... read more

 

Reviewed by Katie Trombley, Instructor, M State Community and Technical College on 8/22/16

This textbook was one of the most comprehensive public speaking textbooks I have viewed. However, I found it to be lacking in critical thinking skills, such as identifying fallacies. There was no index, glossary, bibliography, or bold keywords... read more

 

Reviewed by David Edwards, Instructor, South Central College, Faribault campus on 8/22/16

All the topics one would expect in a public speaking course are included. They reflect the standard topics found in almost all mainstream public speaking textbooks. There are no topics missing. read more

 

Reviewed by Sarah Zwick-Tapley, Adjunct Instructor, Colorado State University on 1/8/16

This book is an excellent introduction to public speaking. I especially appreciate that ethics is covered in addition to standard public speaking information. This book does not however have a table of contents, index, glossary or "search"... read more

 

Reviewed by Jeremy Estrella, Dept. Chair/ Instructor, Portland Community College on 1/8/16

The book covered many of the essential elements of a public speaking textbook. It has a thorough overview of ethics and public speaking, communication apprehension, organizing/outlining, informative speaking, visuals aids, persuasive speaking and... read more

 

Reviewed by Jonna Ziniel, Department Chair, Valley City State University on 1/8/16

The text covers all major components of public speaking in general. However, there are some major components missing that you will most likely need to supplement. There is not a section on group presentations, group dynamics, or leadership. If you... read more

 

Reviewed by Kari Frisch, Instructor, Central Lakes College on 1/8/16

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 supplementaly. The actual pdf version does not start with a chapter page of contents, nor does it... read more

 

Reviewed by Kathryn Black Lance, Instructor, Central Lakes Community and Technical College on 1/8/16

The textbook covers all of the necessary topics included in your typical Public Speaking Introductory course to include audience analysis, ethics, listening, organization, outlining, research, language, and topic selection. It has specific... read more

 

Reviewed by Stacie Williams, Instructor, Portland Community College on 1/8/16

This text stands up very well against many popular public speaking textbooks from large publishing houses that I've used. There are well written chapters for all of the concepts covered in a 100/200 level public speaking course. In terms of... read more

 

Reviewed by Shannon Crawford Barniskis, Instructor, Doctoral Candidate, Consultant, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee on 1/8/16

The book is quite comprehensive, and covers similar materials to other public speaking texts. Where it stands out is in its excellent and clear advice for the students. The advice on dealing with nervousness, analyzing one’s audience and adapting... read more

 

Reviewed by Richard Schutta, Adjunct Professor, University of Wisconsin- Stout on 1/8/16

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 glossary of key terms. Yet, what makes this a great text is the break down of key takeaways and more... read more

 

Reviewed by Karen Krumrey-Fulks, Lead Faculty, Lane Community College on 1/8/16

This textbook is backed with current research and great examples making it an interesting and informative read. It reaches out to students by providing relevant stories and illustrations along with bibliographic footnotes. Unfortunately, those... read more

 

Reviewed by Mike Baxter-Kauf, Lecturer, University of Minnesota on 6/11/15

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 "preliminary questions" that go into the process. The section on speech delivery (contained entirely in one... read more

 

Reviewed by David Askay, Assistant Professor, California Polytechnic State University on 7/16/14

The textbook provides a comprehensive discussion of topics related to public speaking, including focused chapters on commonly assigned informative, persuasive, and entertaining speeches. Content is consistent with other textbooks with chapters... read more

 

Reviewed by Michelle Lutz, Adjunct English and Communication Professor, University of Northwestern - St. Paul on 7/16/14

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 well-developed insights, ideas, and examples for how to create and deliver ethical and quality... 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 Speakingfeatures 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 setsStand up, Speak out: The Practice and Ethics of Public Speakingapart from the other texts in this market.