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A culturally informed book that never loses sight of its fundamental purpose, Public Speaking: Concepts And Skills For A Diverse Society, 8e trains readers to be effective public speakers and listeners in a world filled with monumental cultural, political, and technological changes. It combines 2,500-year-old principles with up-to-date research into concepts, skills, theories, applications, and critical-thinking proficiencies essential for listening and speaking well. Discussions of classic public speaking topics are grounded in an awareness of the impact of cultural nuances that range from gender differences to co-cultures within the United States to the traditions of other nations-giving readers a heightened awareness of and sensitivity to their audience. Reflecting the latest research and practices, it includes new coverage of listening competencies, online courses, legacy journalism and native digital news outlets, Mapit, powerful language forms, and more.important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.