The Art of Public Speaking, Annotated Instructor's Edition

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By Xiaofei (The United States) · ★★★★☆ · July 03, 2012
I recommend this book to whoever wants to learn public speaking. It talks about the most fundamental aspects of public speaking, including ethics, purpose, organization, vocal variety, body language, audience analysis, and etc.

It does not talk about "dry theory" material. Each definition is foll... ...more
By Adam (Sheboygan, WI) · ★★★★★ · January 26, 2015
11th edition
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Public speaking is a vital means of civic engagement. It is a way to express your ideas and to have an impact on issues that matter in society. As a form of empowerment, it can--and often does--make a difference in things people care about very much. The key phrase here is "make a... ...more
By Staci (Van Buren, AR) · ★★★★☆ · August 09, 2013
This book presents public speaking in an interesting writing style. The discussions in the book are topical and the example speeches do a good job of showing the strengths and weaknesses of amateur public speakers in a class. I thought it did a great job of pointing out things to think about when... ...more
By John (Flowood, MS) · ★★★★☆ · July 10, 2014
This truly was an educational tool to teach people the ends and outs of the difficult task of speaking in public. ...more
By Cecily (The United States) · ★★★☆☆ · April 26, 2010
This is an excellent book full of great suggestions for writing and giving presentations. I can imagine any other book about public speaking being insanely dry, but Lucas kept his chapters full of funny (if not completely believable) examples. He also includes great laundry lists of what to inclu... ...more
By Fox · ★★☆☆☆ · May 07, 2009
The Art of Public Speaking was a comprehensive textbook. Although less boring than other texts, the information contained was better suited to lectures than plain reading. It works as a good resource and reference, and the website was also helpful with the media it offered. As far as Public Speak... ...more
By Sherry (Labolt, SD) · ★★☆☆☆ · April 08, 2011
As far as text books go, this one isn't bad. There are numerous examples throughout the book. It had very relevant information. ...more
By Rachel (Reno, NV) · March 06, 2011
This is for my Com 113 class, and it is not on my read again list... ...more
By David (The United States) · December 12, 2010
learned more from the book than i did from the instructor ...more
By Mama (The United States) · June 04, 2011
not yet ...more