As the first text of its kind, THE SPEAKER'S HANDBOOK has established itself as both an invaluable reference for the individual speaker and an excellent textbook for use in the public speaking course. Each chapter within the text's eight tabbed parts can stand alone, enabling users to quickly consult just the section of the text most pertinent to their immediate needs. This edition has evolved significantly in response to key cultural, educational, and technology trends to provide not only exceptionally clear, concise blocks of guidance that reflect current research but also abundant examples, including a new collection of sample speeches. Now full-color throughout and bound with a durable plastic "comb" binding, the text also offers new contexts of speaking coverage, Key Point boxes, and Checklists, as well as numerous new illustrations and other graphics. In addition, The Speaker's Handbook, Eighth Edition is enhanced by a robust suite of online resources, including a fully interactive electronic version and an online study system (fully integrated with the text) that provides students with personalized learning plans designed to help them use their study time as efficiently and effectively as possible.Sprague, Jo is the author of 'Speaker's Handbook ', published 2007 under ISBN 9780495095859 and ISBN 0495095850.