Public Speaking, 8/e Michael Osborn,Universityof Memphis Suzanne Osborn,Universityof Memphis Randall Osborn,Universityof Memphis Centered around three core objectives - helping you develop vital communication skills, encouraging you to adapt as you speak to diverse audiences, and increasing your sensitivity to the ethical impact of words -Public Speakingoffers you both practical advice for speaking in public and an understanding of why such advice works. The Eighth Edition concentrates on greater simplicity, clarity, and accessibility, offering you a functional approach to informative speaking and emphasizing the ethics of persuasive speaking. These ideas come to life through examples from real student and professional speeches, exercises at the end of each chapter, and a variety of boxed features throughout the text. New and Enduring Features of the Eighth Edition: Explores the speech development processfrom start to finishusing theStairway to Speech Success Modelto help you get started on preparing your first presentation. Addresses "Communication Anxiety"when you need it most - as you are preparing to give your first presentation. Allowsyou to practice skills in small group settings or on your ownwith theExploration and Application Exercisesfound at the end of each chapter. Public Speaking8e is available with MySpeechLab, a dynamic, interactive online resource that gives you everything you need to succeed in your Public Speaking course - all in one easy-to-use Web site. Log on to www.myspeechlab.com and find a wealth of videos, practice exams & tests, interactive activities, and much more! Praise forPublic Speaking: "This text is great; it can be used for first year speech courses and advanced as well. The figure charts, "Ethics Alert" boxes, Speaker's Notesâ€¦ all simply outperform other texts." - Dave Berg,WeberState UniversityOsborn, Michael is the author of 'Public Speaking (8th Edition) (MySpeechLab Series)', published 2008 under ISBN 9780205584567 and ISBN 020558456X.