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by Stephen E. Lucas


By far the leading speech textbook of our time, The Art of Public Speaking has defined the art of being the best for more than 10 million students and instructors. Whether a novice or an experienced speaker, every student will learn how to be a better public speaker through Lucas' clear explanations of classical and contemporary theory and thorough coverage of practical applications

The Art of Public Speaking, Tenth Edition epub download

ISBN13: 978-0077262235

ISBN: 0077262239

Author: Stephen E. Lucas

Category: Reference

Subcategory: Words Language & Grammar

Language: English

Publisher: McGraw Hill; Tenth Edition edition (2009)

ePUB size: 1339 kb

FB2 size: 1745 kb

Rating: 4.7

Votes: 523

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Browelali
Great seller, fast delivery and easy purchase, BUT SUCH an AWFUL textbook!!
TIP google the PDF of the previous version and find a free version- nearly EXACTLY the same- one added chapter in the new version, save your money.

Not something I would want to keep around- horrific very very simple writing, and a book that glorifies it's profession constantly. I.e. some form of the sentence "The greatest profession you can ever pursue is in communication," starts off every chapter.

There are multiple ENTIRE chapters where the author outlines how the best profession you can pursue is in communications. Also the online companion speeches by UW Students are constantly factually inaccurate, for example the speech on illiteracy rates actually cites population statistics for 1960, when the speech was delivered in 2011. The research is embarrassing.

If you have a class that requires this book, unless you desperately need it for your major- I'd pass. All of the educational content in this book could be condensed down to ten pages. Instead of this textbook a small reference guide, similar to a "Strunk and White" quick tips type book would save students the major headache of reading this.

This text was long winded, filled with dry condescendingly simple writing, and was painfully boring. PASS. If your stuck with it and have assigned reading, immediately just skip to the chapter summaries, don't waste your time actually reading, you won't learn anything.
Browelali
Great seller, fast delivery and easy purchase, BUT SUCH an AWFUL textbook!!
TIP google the PDF of the previous version and find a free version- nearly EXACTLY the same- one added chapter in the new version, save your money.

Not something I would want to keep around- horrific very very simple writing, and a book that glorifies it's profession constantly. I.e. some form of the sentence "The greatest profession you can ever pursue is in communication," starts off every chapter.

There are multiple ENTIRE chapters where the author outlines how the best profession you can pursue is in communications. Also the online companion speeches by UW Students are constantly factually inaccurate, for example the speech on illiteracy rates actually cites population statistics for 1960, when the speech was delivered in 2011. The research is embarrassing.

If you have a class that requires this book, unless you desperately need it for your major- I'd pass. All of the educational content in this book could be condensed down to ten pages. Instead of this textbook a small reference guide, similar to a "Strunk and White" quick tips type book would save students the major headache of reading this.

This text was long winded, filled with dry condescendingly simple writing, and was painfully boring. PASS. If your stuck with it and have assigned reading, immediately just skip to the chapter summaries, don't waste your time actually reading, you won't learn anything.
GODMAX
This book is absolute garbage. At least 95% of it is filler content, and most of it has absolutely nothing to do with public speaking. The last chapter that I read for a homework assignment went into how to use Google or a library to do research. I have to suspect that most of the positive reviews for this are fake, because this is just painful to read. The actual useful content of the book could have been condensed down to 2 or 3 pages. It amazes me that people can make so much money overcharging college students for garbage like this.
GODMAX
This book is absolute garbage. At least 95% of it is filler content, and most of it has absolutely nothing to do with public speaking. The last chapter that I read for a homework assignment went into how to use Google or a library to do research. I have to suspect that most of the positive reviews for this are fake, because this is just painful to read. The actual useful content of the book could have been condensed down to 2 or 3 pages. It amazes me that people can make so much money overcharging college students for garbage like this.
Cells
The author does a great job of explaining things in a way that is easily readable and applicable. I do wish that the value of the book matched the content quality. At the price of $103.24 at the time of this review, the book is way overpriced. The book is 300 pages, but this is only because of 3 inch margins and many unnecessary pictures (see product pictures). In actuality, the content is about 150 pages. In summation, the quality is good, however the price truly diminishes the merit of the book. If, like me, you are required to purchase this, you may be better off buying it used or renting it. The book is a quick read, so you may consider purchasing it/renting it with a classmate so that the price is truly worth it. You will be able to share it and each read the whole thing in just a few days.
Cells
The author does a great job of explaining things in a way that is easily readable and applicable. I do wish that the value of the book matched the content quality. At the price of $103.24 at the time of this review, the book is way overpriced. The book is 300 pages, but this is only because of 3 inch margins and many unnecessary pictures (see product pictures). In actuality, the content is about 150 pages. In summation, the quality is good, however the price truly diminishes the merit of the book. If, like me, you are required to purchase this, you may be better off buying it used or renting it. The book is a quick read, so you may consider purchasing it/renting it with a classmate so that the price is truly worth it. You will be able to share it and each read the whole thing in just a few days.
Nirn
There are quizlets for every chapter in this book, the entire semester I took this class I didn't open the book a single time and passed every quiz.
Nirn
There are quizlets for every chapter in this book, the entire semester I took this class I didn't open the book a single time and passed every quiz.
Kazigrel
Book was fine
didn't need it
if you have to return it, please PLEASE keep the shipping info and send it to the seller or it'll take you 6 months like it did me to get a refund.
Kazigrel
Book was fine
didn't need it
if you have to return it, please PLEASE keep the shipping info and send it to the seller or it'll take you 6 months like it did me to get a refund.
Gathris
I taught high school speech for several years without a textbook, and I would still prefer it that way. However, when we partnered with a local university several years ago to offer dual credit, this was their required text. I have to be honest and admit that if you're going to use a textbook, this is an excellent choice. It is logically arranged and easy to understand. In addition, I especially like the checklists provided in each chapter to help students make sure they have remembered the do's and don'ts. We are still using this edition, and I am familiar with the 7th addition as well. Though I haven't seen the newer ones, I can tell from these that they make a serious effort to keep examples current and relevant. All together, I give it a thumbs-up.
Gathris
I taught high school speech for several years without a textbook, and I would still prefer it that way. However, when we partnered with a local university several years ago to offer dual credit, this was their required text. I have to be honest and admit that if you're going to use a textbook, this is an excellent choice. It is logically arranged and easy to understand. In addition, I especially like the checklists provided in each chapter to help students make sure they have remembered the do's and don'ts. We are still using this edition, and I am familiar with the 7th addition as well. Though I haven't seen the newer ones, I can tell from these that they make a serious effort to keep examples current and relevant. All together, I give it a thumbs-up.
Freighton
Bought this version instead of the 11th edition and it worked great. My teacher had the new version and it was $142. This book was so cheap and the difference between the books were minimal. There is one addtional chapter but the book literally split 1 chapter into 2 so thats why there is one extra chapter in the book. So glad I decided to save on this book. Get this edition its pretty much the same. The only main difference were the activities at the ends of the chapters but overall good price and helped with my speech class.
Freighton
Bought this version instead of the 11th edition and it worked great. My teacher had the new version and it was $142. This book was so cheap and the difference between the books were minimal. There is one addtional chapter but the book literally split 1 chapter into 2 so thats why there is one extra chapter in the book. So glad I decided to save on this book. Get this edition its pretty much the same. The only main difference were the activities at the ends of the chapters but overall good price and helped with my speech class.
This book is a good introduction to speaking publicly for beginners. The language is very clear and informative regarding how to speak in front of people and how to improve yourself. There are things like techniques mentioned such as exercises to prepare yourself for public speeches. If you're looking for a good beginner book, this is for you; I'd recommend it; a lot of step by step explanations of what speech is and how to prepare yourself.
This book is a good introduction to speaking publicly for beginners. The language is very clear and informative regarding how to speak in front of people and how to improve yourself. There are things like techniques mentioned such as exercises to prepare yourself for public speeches. If you're looking for a good beginner book, this is for you; I'd recommend it; a lot of step by step explanations of what speech is and how to prepare yourself.