Features and Benefits

  • “Presenting Your First Speech,” gives students a concise overview of the audience-centered speaking model as it offers them suggestions for effectively and confidently making an initial speech at the beginning of their public speaking course.
  • Emphasizes the importance of the audience. An annotated audience-centered model walks students through the process of constructing and delivering a successful speech, focusing students on the role of the audience at every stage of the preparation and delivery process.
  • Marginal icons remind students about the significant role of the audience throughout and connect chapter content to the idea that great speeches start with an awareness of the audience— and that awareness is a critical piece throughout the entire speech making process.