Providing a comprehensive, balanced treatment of skill and theory, combined with a robust video supplement package,Public Speakingoffers an accessible approach to communication. The text presents the process of constructing, researching, and delivering speeches as a means of building a bridge between speaker and audience. Early treatment of communication apprehension combined with a first speech assignment helps students overcome anxiety from the start. The Portfolio feature offers opportunities for creating an e-portfolio journal. A commitment to TA training features a training guide and videos, with sample integrated syllabi for making optimal use of classroom videos.Patricia Hayes Andrews is the author of 'Public Speaking: Connecting You and Your Audience Multimedia', published 2003 under ISBN 9780618373666 and ISBN 0618373667.