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Speech Communication Made Simple (3rd Edition) 3rd Edition

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ISBN-10: 0131955446
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Speech Communication Made Simple , 3rd Edition, by Paulette Dale and James C. Wolfe, is a practical course that motivates advanced students to speak confidently and effectively. With its lighthearted and engaging self-help book approach, the text helps students acquire speech communication and listening skills that they can apply immediately and throughout their lives.

 

Features:

  • comprehensive coverage of the speech-writing process
  • expanded section on effective use of eye contact, posture, gestures, and voice
  • various types of presentation — from impromptu to persuasive
  • pronunciation and listening tips

 

New to this edition:

  • new chapters on how to access and use different media, including the Internet for research and PowerPoint for visual aids
  • new interactive, communicative activities and exercises
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 310 pages
  • Publisher: Pearson Education ESL; 3rd edition (April 20, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0131955446
  • ISBN-13: 978-0131955448
  • Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 0.5 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (54 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #106,622 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I came across SPEECH COMMUNICATION MADE SIMPLE by accident. A friend is using this book as a text in a college speech class. I glanced through it and realized that is would be perfect for me. In my new position, I have to make lots of presentations. I have very little public speaking experience and really needed a guide.This is a wonderful book to help guide anyone through the process of writing, organizing, and rehearsing a speech. I highly recommend it to anyone, not just ELS speakers or college students. The chapter on Speaking to Inform was particularly helpful and extremely well written. This book is so user friendly and practical. I refer to it often. I like it even more than Public Speaking for Dummies, which I did find to be helpful, too.
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I use this book in my IEP classes for intermediate ESL students. The organization and structure is as complete as it gets. It starts by addressing common fears of public speaking, replacing those fears with more positive outlooks, and then helps the teacher to build students' confidence by introducing and explaining each step that is needed to deliver an organized, well-researched, interesting, and powerful speech, while leaving plenty of flexibility for students to choose topics that are special and interesting to them. (Each chapter also includes a pronunciation exercise, though I supplement these with exercises from English Pronunciation Made Simple [Dale & Poms, Longman, 2005] that more directly target the needs of the current class.) Highly recommend this book!
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This textbook has made my life much simpler in my first year to teach speech to high school students. The text is organized and easy to understand so that it provides a great outline from which to work.
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Do not buy this book if you expect it to be a follow up to the book Speech Communication Made Simple, 3rd edition (copyright 2006). You will have to buy the NEW Speech Communication Made Simple 1 book (released in 2013).

This "second" book is nearly identical to the original. Not only are the chapters nearly identical, all of the content, examples, and assignments are the same as the first Speech Communication Made Simple book.

If you already own class sets of the original, then you're better off buying the NEW S.C.M.S. #1.
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This edition is HORRID. If it were possible to give NO stars I would. I absolutely loved the second and third editions. This book WAS the only book for ESL students that focused solely on Public Speaking while providing ESL support (pronunciation and cultural info). Now the information seems overly fragmented, the layout is difficult to look at, and the content doesn't appear to match the target proficiency level. (Intermediate speakers doing Maslov's motivational sequence - which is persuasion). I will NOT be ordering this book again for my Public Speaking course. What a shame.
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For students learning English who need visuals and not just exercises this is the book for you. Dale has created exercises and activities for students who need other methods besides just reading page after page full of text. On the cover of each chapter is a picture that explains what the chapter is about. The pictures are clear and highlight exactly what the teacher wants to get across to her students. A great chapter that helped me as a new teacher was chapter 3 entitled “Don’t Just Tell Me, Show Me.” The title says it all and is a good guideline for all new teachers who are just starting out in this field. For students learning a new language there needs to be more exercises than just answering questions about yourself or where you come from. As an English speaker who also speaks Spanish it was helpful as I was learning Spanish to look at pictures that matched with specific words or phrases to get visual simulation to break up the text.
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This book has been well received in various universities here in Taiwan for teaching Speech Communications: straightforward and practical. It would be a good stepping stone for those who would later also benefit from becoming involved in a Toastmasters International chapter within their country.
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The book is a good book for the beginner in speech. It covers the basic materials a speaker should know, and it has some great exercises for the beginning speaker.
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