Helping students speak in the classroom and the boardroom, THE SPEAKER'S HANDBOOK covers the entire process of preparing, organizing, developing and delivering a speech, making it ideal both for students taking a Public Speaking course and for experienced speakers. The twelfth edition continues to offer thorough coverage of ethics, reasoning, analyzing audience and diversity. Each chapter is designed to stand alone so that speakers can refer only to the sections that meet their needs. Speeches from students and public figures--including Congressman John Lewis’s dedication speech for the National Museum of African American History and Culture--provide relevant speech models as well as material for analysis. For Your Benefit features equip students with valuable tips and advice, while Speaker's Workshop and Putting It into Practice activities give students hands-on application. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.