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Essential Guide to Public Speaking : Serving Your Audience with Faith, Skill, and Virtue,9780801031519

Essential Guide to Public Speaking : Serving Your Audience with Faith, Skill, and Virtue

Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 8/1/2006
Publisher(s): Baker Academic


"Whether at a business meeting, church gathering, or social function, most of us will be called upon at some time to speak publicly. As Christians, we are called to speak not only with effectiveness but also in a way that honors God and embodies Christian virtue. In An Essential Guide to Public Speaking, communications expert Quentin Schultze encourages readers to become servant speakers who faithfully serve their audiences as neighbours. Besides providing a biblical perspective on public speaking, this accessible book also covers such practical topics as overcoming common challenges, the importance of listening, and the art of preparing and delivering well-crafted speeches. Filled with helpful sidebars, checklists, and tips, this is a book for any person who wishes to improve his or her public speaking skills."

Author Biography

Quentin J. Schultze (Ph.D., University of Illinois) holds the Arthur H. DeKruyter Chair in Faith and Communication and is the director of the Calvin Workshops in Communication at Calvin College. He is the author of many books, including Habits of the High-Tech Heart, Communicating for Life, and Here I Am.

Table of Contents

Introduction 9(2)
Speaking in the World
Naming Responsibly
Addressing Challenges
Listening Well
Crafting Artfully
Speaking Truthfully
Being Virtuous
Appendix A: Checklist for Preparing a Speech 97(2)
Appendix B: Checklist for Topic Research 99(2)

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