Advanced Public Speaking: A Leader's Guide is a comprehensive textbook designed to serve as a speech-making reference for upper-level undergraduate students. Now in its second edition, this volume offers brand new classroom-tested chapter assignments, updated examples, and new content on speaking to international and remote audiences. An instructor’s manual and test bank are available for download on the book’s companion website, offering everything from guidance in constructing a syllabus, to lecture suggestions, to classroom activities. This student-engagement focused and flexible text offers students the opportunity to increase their speaking abilities across a variety of more specific and complex contexts.
Table of Contents
Part I: Speaking Situations
Chapter 1 – The Speech of Introduction
Chapter 2 – Opinion Give and Take
Chapter 3 – Proposals
Chapter 4 – Civic Persuasive Appeals
Chapter 5 – Eulogies
Chapter 6 – Crisis Speeches
Chapter 7 – Technical Briefings
Chapter 8 – Lectures
Part II: Speaking Processes
Chapter 9 – Speaking from a Manuscript
Chapter 10 – Storytelling
Chapter 11 – On Camera Speaking
Chapter 12 – Rhetorical Styles
Chapter 13 – Advanced Listening: The Speech about a Speech
Appendix – Basic Public Speaking Course Redux
Michael J. Hostetler taught courses in history and criticism of American public address at St. John’s University until his recent retirement.
Mary L. Kahl is Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at Penn State University, the Behrend College, where she holds an appointment as Professor in the Department of Communication.
"This textbook is a strong tool for those seeking to enhance their abilities as a public speaker. The authors present valuable material and relatable examples that students will understand. The use of "classical concepts" is a triumph as we attempt to introduce students to ancient rhetorical theory. This is the very best textbook that I have utilized in my advanced public speaking classroom." - Douglas Marshall, Southern University at New Orleans