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    The twenty-four half-hour programs of Speaking with Confidence describe and illustrate a wide variety of speech communication concepts and are keyed to the highly successful sixth edition of Confidence in Public Speaking by Nelson and Pearson. All of the lessons combine the following elements: speech professionals, examples of famous speakers from business, education, the arts and government, and student speeches. Speaking with Confidence is a combination of classical rhetorical theory blended with current research in human communication and social psychology. This approach has been proven successful in hundreds of public speaking classes across the country.
    Categories
    College Level Academic Courses
    Public Speaking
    Speaking with Confidence
    Video Running Time (minutes)
    720:00
    Producer
    Destination Education
    Course ID
    SWC-00
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    01 An Introduction of Public Speaking
    In the introductory program, Hubert Brown and his co-host discuss and demonstrate the role that public speaking plays in a wide variety of occupations, from police officer to physician, and how public speaking skills can empower both individuals and communities. You will learn thebenefits of skillfu... read more DVD style course with completion certificate only
    02 Ethics
    7he ethical responsibilities of both the speaker and the listener areaddressed in this video program. You will become familiar with thedefinition of ethics and why it is important to speak ethically, thethree characteristics of ethical speech, how ends and means relate to communication and ethics, t... read more DVD style course with completion certificate only
    03 Speech Samples (Student Speeches)
    In this program, four student speeches are analyzed and critiqued for organization, content, and delivery. You will study how to identify and describe verbal and nonverbal elements that make a speech effective, how to distinguish between a speech of self-introduction, a demonstrationspeech, an infor... read more DVD style course with completion certificate only
    04 The First Speech
    This video program explores the challenges confronting the first time speaker. At the completion of this video, you will be able to identify and explain the six ways to reduce the fear of public speaking, define the three parts of speech, define and explain credibility, define ethics and describe ho... read more DVD style course with completion certificate only
    05 Speech Anxiety
    The most troublesome topic in public communicationùanxietyù is explored in depth and suggestions are offered for turning nervous tension into positive energy. You will be taught the causes of speech anxiety, why speech anxiety is common and sometimes beneficial, the symptoms of speech anxiety, and h... read more DVD style course with completion certificate only
    06 Listening
    Acknowledging the difference between hearing and listening, this programs focuses on the importance of active listening. Special insights on the process of listening are provided by a hearing-impaired speaker, a physician, and a TV news reporter, among others. The video examines why listening is imp... read more DVD style course with completion certificate only
    07 The Audience
    The single most important concept in successful public speaking is understanding the audience and using this knowledge in preparing aspeech. In this program, you will be taught why audience analysis is essential in public speaking, how to define demographic and psychographic audience characteristics... read more DVD style course with completion certificate only
    08 The Speaker
    The focus of this program is on how a speaker can establish ethical proof and credibility. Excerpts from speeches by Richard Nixon, RobertKennedy, Ellen Goodman, Mister Rogers, and others are analyzed. You will learn how to understand the importance of the relationship between speaker and audience, ... read more DVD style course with completion certificate only
    09 Selecting a Topic
    Second only to anxiety, selecting a topic is the biggest problem for the novice speaker. This program explores strategies for finding a topic that fits the occasion, the audience, and the speaker. You will discover the three general purposes for public speaking, how to develop specific purpose state... read more DVD style course with completion certificate only
    10 Finding Information
    This program focuses on the wealth of information available in preparing a speech and how to access it. Sources of information can be as varied as acquaintances, topic experts, the library, and the Internet. After viewing the videocassette, you will understand the role of personalexperience in provi... read more DVD style course with completion certificate only
    11 Organizing and Outlining
    The importance of organization and outlining to enhance a speaker's credibility and aid audience understanding forms the core of this program. Several professors in the field of speech communication offertheir insights on patterns of organization and outline procedures. The video teaches the reasons... read more DVD style course with completion certificate only
    12 Critical Thinking
    Probably the most important skill students can develop-critical thinking-affects their ability to make choices about their beliefs and actions. This video provides an overview of many aspects of critical thinking. You will learn the five principles of critical thinking, to distinguish between infere... read more DVD style course with completion certificate only
    13 Introductions and Conclusions
    A good introduction makes an audience want to listen to a speech, while a good conclusion makes a lasting impression. In this video, the functions of introductions and conclusions are illustrated with excerpts from speeches by John F. Kennedy, Gloria Steinem, Henry Cisneros, Elie Weisel, and others.... read more DVD style course with completion certificate only
    14 Language
    In this program, the presenters emphasize the importance of appropriate language choices in public speaking and that many words and phrases mean different things to different people. Excerpts from speeches by Bob Dole and Pat Buchanan, among others, are analyzed for language choices. You will explor... read more DVD style course with completion certificate only
    15 Delivery
    You will have the opportunity to analyze and evaluate the deliverystyles of a variety of speakers as the students strive to determine what works best for them. The four modes of deliveryùmanuscript, memorized, impromptu, and extemporaneousùare demonstrated as the hosts comment on the merits and disa... read more DVD style course with completion certificate only
    16 Presentational Aids
    This program advises that presentational aids can help make complex concepts easier to understand, reinforce learning, add variety, and makea speech memorable. Host Hubert Brown and his guest co-host describe and illustrate a variety of presentational aids, discuss the factors to beconsidered in cho... read more DVD style course with completion certificate only
    17 Critiquing Public Speaking
    The process of giving and receiving constructive criticism is addressed in this program. Various speeches by politicians, students, and community leaders are analyzed and critiqued for organization, delivery,content, and ethical standards. Program benefits include: recognizing the value of criticism... read more DVD style course with completion certificate only
    18 Informative Speaking: Strategies
    The program explores informative speaking and provides the five learning principles that guide development and delivery. You will learn to identify the four purposes of informative speaking, describe the two types of rhetorical principles of informative speaking, explain thelearning principles that ... read more DVD style course with completion certificate only
    19 Informative Speaking: Organization
    The variety of organizational patterns, and how to choose the best pattern, are discussed in this program. Excerpts from student speeches, community presentations, and business seminars are used to illustratekey concepts. You will gain the ability to knowledgeably discuss the role that organization ... read more DVD style course with completion certificate only
    20 Persuasive Speaking: Strategies
    What makes a persuasive message more effective? How can we distinguish valid arguments from groundless ones? This program discusses andillustrates extrinsic and intrinsic proofs. Excerpts of speeches by JFK, Gloria Steinem, and FDR are analyzed. You will learn the process of persuasive speaking, the... read more DVD style course with completion certificate only
    21 Persuasive Speaking: Organization
    The focus here is on arguments, evidence, and organizational patterns for persuasive speeches. Excerpts from a commencement address by the late Barbara Jordon are analyzed, and interviews with community leadersand activists, such as Margarethe Cammermeyer, expand upon key concepts. This video teache... read more DVD style course with completion certificate only
    22 Small Group Communication
    In this video, the focus is on group climate and communication. Business leaders and speech professors describe the important role that small groups play in the business world today and detail ways to improve communication skills for successful teamwork. Conflict, leadership, group norms, and roles ... read more DVD style course with completion certificate only
    23 Special Occasion Speaking
    The many types of special occasion speechesùafter dinner, graduation,welcome, farewell, etc.ùare addressed in this program. Suggestions aremade for how to develop and deliver an effective special occasion speech. This program surveys the purpose of special occasion speeches,the nine major types of s... read more DVD style course with completion certificate only
    24 Summary
    This video offers you the opportunity to review important concepts, to reflect on your own presentation, and to consider the role that public speaking will continue to play in your work, your social relationships,and your community activities. You will gain the skills needed toidentify, describe, an... read more DVD style course with completion certificate only