Using Your Speech Power! Textbook

Chapter Previews

Chapter 1
Making Learning Easier by Improving Your Note-Taking Skills
Knowledge is not given as a gift, but through study.
Laura Cereta (1469-1499) From Epistolae 


Chapter 2
Effective Speech Writing
The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and the lightning bug.
Mark Twain (1835-1910) American author and humorist  

Chapter 3
Easy Speech Organization Through Outlining
If you can’t express your thoughts there’s very little point in thinking.
Pericles (c. 495-429 BC) paraphrased


Chapter 4
Effective Speech Delivery

Talking and eloquence are not the same; to speak, and to speak well, are two things.

Ben Jonson (1573-1637) British actor, playwright and poet

Chapter 5
Supporting Your Speech With Evidence

A speech has two parts. Necessarily, you state your case and you prove it.
Aristotle (384-322 BC) Greek philosopher 


Chapter 6
Writing Speech Introductions and Conclusions that Work for You
Unless a speaker can interest  his/her audience at once, his/her effort will be a failure.
Clarence Darrow (1857-1938) lawyer, author and orator 

Chapter 7
Communicating Effectively
Violence is essentially wordless, and it can begin only where thought and rational communication have broken down.
Thomas Merton (1915-1968) American clergyman and author  


Chapter 8
Perusing Persuasion
The object of oratory alone is not truth, but persuasion.
Lord Macaulay (1800-1859) English historian and statesman

Chapter 9
Communicating in a Group Discussion

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.
Margaret Mead (1901-1978) American anthropologist