Summary and Info
Centered around three core objectives — helping readers develop vital communication skills, encouraging speaker adaptability to diverse audiences, and sensitizing speakers to the ethical impact of their words — Public Speaking offers both practical advice and an understanding of why such advice works. The eighth edition concentrates on greater simplicity, clarity, and accessibility. The book offers a functional approach to informative speaking and emphasizes the ethics of persuasive speaking. These ideas come to life through examples from real, student, and professional speeches, Exploration and Application exercises at the end of each chapter, and a variety of boxed features throughout the book.
More About the Author
Michael Osborne Waddell MC (22 December 1922 - 22 May 2015) was a British Army officer of the 50th Royal Tank Regiment who won an immediate Military Cross for his actions during the invasion of Sicily in 1943 when he saved the lives of eleven men after his column was hit by enemy fire.