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Cengage Advantage Books: Building a Speech Paperback – March 18, 2009

ISBN-13: 978-0495567578 ISBN-10: 0495567574 Edition: 7th

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Product Details

  • Series: Cengage Advantage Books
  • Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning; 7th edition (March 18, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0495567574
  • ISBN-13: 978-0495567578
  • Product Dimensions: 9.9 x 8 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #567,816 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Dr. Metcalfe is the Chair of the Communications Department at the Community College of Baltimore County. He has taught the basic speech course for over 30 years. He is the author of two interactive CD-ROMs on speech training, a videodisc, and the Instructor's Manual to BUILDING A SPEECH, Seventh Edition. In addition to teaching, Dr. Metcalfe is a licensed private pilot, enjoys motorcycling during the warmer months, and playing the piano.

Customer Reviews

This book is laid out in a way for easy reading and outlining each chapter.
EG
Bought this textbook for my Elements of Public Speaking Class and I found it very easy to read and super-informative.
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The book was very gently used, and the condition was great for a paperback book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Brenda Yimm on August 13, 2013
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I understand that this product was used, but I was very impressed with the quality and how fast it shipped. There were some paragraphs that were highlighted, but nothing really distracted from the contents of the book. The book was very gently used, and the condition was great for a paperback book. I will gladly purchase books from this seller again if I can find any books I will need. :)
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I used this for my communications class to learn how to better organize and deliver my speeches. This book is written incredibly well. It uses several examples from famous speeches. It was nice to read a textbook that was applicable to the current time period.
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By EG on September 4, 2013
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This book is laid out in a way for easy reading and outlining each chapter. Assists in writing business speeches.
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By kioko on May 3, 2013
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This greatly deserves more that five stars. the price is amazingly cheap and the quality of the book i ordered came better than what i expected. It did take a while before it arrived, however it did make it before the due date. so yes. This book really is helping me a lot in how to construct a speech, giving me more info about forming an outline which is a huge help.
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This is a great text that goes in depth to all aspects of speeches. From writing to delivering the perfect speech, this text does it.
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Bought this textbook for my Elements of Public Speaking Class and I found it very easy to read and super-informative. It included great analogies and examples, too!
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