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Be Heard: Public Speaking for College and Career

Author(s): Niaz Khan

Edition: 2

Copyright: 2020

Details: Ebook w/KHQ | 180 days |

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In addition to explaining straightforwardly the nuances of creating and delivering noteworthy speeches, the new second edition of Be Heard: Public Speaking for College and Career takes it to the next level—describing the procedures in a more up-to-date manner for verbal and nonverbal communication for a range of listeners—including online and multicultural audiences.

The NEW second edition of Be Heard: Public Speaking for College and Career by Niaz A. Khan:

  • begins with reasons for studying public speaking, types of communication, similarities and differences between public speaking and conversation, and examples of a few models of communication, followed by a storied history of public speaking.
  • integrates current, trending examples and ideas to keep the work fresh and engaging for students of public speaking.
  • is student friendly! Charts, tables, bulleted items, and Chapter Look Back sections allow for readers to quickly absorb the content and discussions in the various chapters.
  • is accessible!  This publication is an eBook for easy portability, searchability, storage, interactivity, and preservation of trees from being cut down.
  • is interactive! URLs of audio and video of speeches, accessible from the pages of the book, of speakers like Dr. Martin Luther King and Presidents John Kennedy, Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama.
  • helps assess comprehension! The publication is paired with the KHQ mobile test/quiz application to a set of questions for each chapter for use on mobile devices and tablets to the users of the text. The questions enable users to assess their understanding of the textual materials.

I highly recommend Be Heard: Public Speaking for College and Career! This text will serve as a helpful resource for public speaking students and valuable teaching tool for new and veteran public speaking instructors alike.   Dr. Khan did an admirable job of providing helpful examples throughout the text.  These examples will indeed help students to better understand and apply the concepts shared in the reading.
Rick Lindner
Georgia State University Perimeter College, Dunwoody Campus

 

Preface

Acknowledgments

CHAPTER 1 Introducing Public Speaking

CHAPTER 2 Speaking Ethically

CHAPTER 3 Knowing Audiences

CHAPTER 4 Finding Topics

CHAPTER 5 Searching Supporting Materials

CHAPTER 6 Organizing Speeches

CHAPTER 7 Introducing and Concluding Speeches

CHAPTER 8 Presenting Visual Aids

CHAPTER 9 Speaking Language

CHAPTER 10 Delivering Speeches

CHAPTER 11 Small Group Speaking

CHAPTER 12 Listening

CHAPTER 13 Informative Speaking

CHAPTER 14 Persuasive Speaking

CHAPTER 15 Special Occasion Speaking

CHAPTER 16 Online Speaking

CHAPTER 17 Speaking to the World

Niaz Khan

Dr. Khan is a graduate of Lambuth University, Jackson, Tenn., where he received his B.A. in English. He earned his master’s degree in English from Ohio University. Upon completion of his coursework there, he was appointed instructor of English at Lane College, Jackson, Tenn. While teaching at Lane College, he went on study leave to work on his Ph.D. degree in communication which he received from the University of Southern Mississippi. 

During his teaching career, Khan has served as program coordinator for English and communication, divisional chair of General Studies, and departmental chair of the Department of Speech and Theatre Arts at different institutions. He also served as the newspaper advisor at several institutions. He has taught in Ohio, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia. 

He was selected Teacher of the Year at Lane College and cited for teaching excellence by the Center for Teaching and Learning at Clark Atlanta University. Furthermore, Khan is an author of an English composition book, co-author of a speech textbook and author of countless articles in national and international journals, magazines, and newspapers. He was a columnist for the Tuscaloosa (Ala.) News and the New York Times Regional Wire Service. 

He is currently writing a public speaking book, a research manual and revising his first book. For the last several years he has also been researching and presenting conference papers on the scholarship of teaching and learning.

I’ve just read through the 2nd edition of Be Heard: Public Speaking for College and Career.  Dr. Niaz Khan has created an excellent text and resource for public speaking classes!

The text is well organized—easy to understand and follow.  I like the step-by-step fashion in which the content is arranged—especially in places where there is plenty to cover.  For example, the text does an admirable job of describing the extensive history of public speaking in small bites (Chapter 1).  Readers are able to understand public speaking’s history without being overwhelmed by the reading.

The superb manner in which the chapters are presented affords instructors the flexibility to cover topics in larger or smaller detail as needed.  For example, not only does the text provide a full discussion of supporting materials (Chapter 5), it also includes an excellent summary of supporting materials in the  “Shaping Supporting Materials” section of the Informative Speaking Chapter (Chapter 13).  

Speaking of Informative Speaking (Chapter 13), the material is presented in a step-by-step order from start to finish in terms of creating, organizing, and delivering informative speeches.

Dr. Khan did an admirable job of providing helpful examples throughout the text.  These examples will indeed help students to better understand and apply the concepts shared in the reading.

I’m glad Dr. Khan included a summary at the end of each chapter.  In fact, I like the term “Looking Back” that was used for this section.  It is refreshing change from the standard  “summary” term used by most authors.  

I was impressed by the thorough listing of resources and reference in each chapter.  They  provide credibility plus enable readers to conduct their own research.  

Finally, the text comes with a bank of 200 questions (multiple choice and true/false).  Not only could the instructor use these on exams, but the questions could be used to help reinforce the material covered during class lectures.  For example, I use the TopHat presentation platform in my classes.  I would use such questions to review concepts, keep students involved, and ensure that everybody understands the material.  

My main concern is that I didn’t see a separate chapter that provides a detailed discussion on nervousness/communication apprehension.  Although the section on practicing speeches shares several  methods that will help control nervousness, I would love to see a full chapter or supplement that is dedicated to addressing this problem.  We have numerous panicky students in our public speaking classes who would benefit from advice and tips to control speech anxiety.

I highly recommend the 2nd edition of Be Heard: Public Speaking for College and Career.   I anticipate that this text  will serve as a helpful resource for public speaking students and valuable teaching tool for new and veteran public speaking instructors alike.  

Rick Lindner
Georgia State University Perimeter College, Dunwoody Campus

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