Public Speaking Handbook, 2 nd edition Steven A. Beebe,TexasState University - San Marcos Susan J. Beebe,TexasState University - San Marcos Adapted from the authors'top-selling public speaking text,Public Speaking Handbook, Second Edition,provides a unique, audience-centered approach in a student-friendly reference format, allowing students to access information quickly and easily. Public Speaking Handbookbrings theory and practice together in an understandable and applicable manner. Its distinctive and popular approach emphasizes the importance of analyzing and considering the audience at every point along the way. This model of public speaking serves as a foundation as the text guides students through the step-by-step process of public speaking, focusing their attention on the importance and dynamics of diverse audiences, and narrowing the gap between the classroom and the real world. New to the Second Edition A boxed feature called"How To"provides step-by-step instructions for completing the steps in the speech preparation process. Updatedexamples and new research applicationsto public speaking in every chapter. Newsample speeches, both at the ends of selected chapters and in Appendix D Integratedexamples of developing a speechstep-by-step. Moreemphasis on rhetorical analysisin Chapter 5 to help students develop their critical thinking skills. Expandeddiscussion of using humorin Chapter 21, Special-Occasion Speaking. New tips and techniquesto help students achieve their speaking goals by editing out superfluous and unnecessary elements. TECHNOLOGY ADVANTAGE MySpeechLabis a state-of-the-art, interactive and instructive solution for introductory public speaking. Designed to be used as a supplement to a traditional lecture course, or to completely administer an online course, MySpeechLab combines an E-book, multimedia, video clips, speech preparation activities, research support, tests and quizzes to completely engage students. (See Valuepack listings for package ISBNs.) About the Authors Steve A. Beebe and Susan J. Beebe have authored several best-selling communication texts, including their widely used public speaking text. Praised for their accessible content, student-friendly writing style, and audience-centered focus, these experienced authors help makePublic Speaking Handbookthe best of its kind available today.Beebe, Susan J. is the author of 'Public Speaking Handbook ', published 2006 under ISBN 9780205502967 and ISBN 0205502962.