Sunday, August 3, 2014

A free e-textbook from The Public Speaking Project

Back in 2009 I blogged about a free e-book with 13 chapters being prepared by the American Communication Association and then called The ACA Open Knowledge Guide to Public Speaking. Now it is called The Public Speaking Project.  It has 18 free chapters with the following titles:

1. Introduction to Public Speaking

2. The Origins of Public Speaking

3. Ethics in Public Speaking

4. Listening Effectively

5. Audience Analysis

6. Critical Thinking and Reasoning

7. Supporting Your Ideas

8. Organizing and Outlining

9. Introductions and Conclusions

10. Using Language Well

11. Speaking with Confidence

12. Delivering Your Speech

13. Visual Aids

14. Speaking to a Global Audience

15. Informative Speaking

16. Persuasive Speaking

17. Special Occasion Speaking

18. Group Presentations

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