38 Basic Speech Experiences


The classic public speaking text

Students are up on their feet speaking from the first to the last chapter in this project-based text. Each chapter is structured around a speaking project that students prepare and present. Clear expectations, specific guidelines, and models throughout the chapter build students' confidence and ensure success.

A digital Student Edition features six-year online access.


A beginning unit with the basics of building, delivering, and evaluating a speechProjects cover the most common types of public speaking experiences

  • informative
  • persuasive
  • demonstration
  • entertaining
  • impromptu
  • business
  • special occasions
  • contest
  • mass media
  • and more

A streamlined lesson structure based on the Preparing, Organizing, Presenting, and Evaluating principle

Talking Points focus on special elements of public speaking such as stage fright, visual aids, listening skills, and persuasive techniques

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