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Tongue-Tied America: Reviving the Art of Verbal Persuasion, Third Edition

Robert Sayler, Molly Bishop Shadel


  • ISBN: 9781543802696

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  • Description

    A brief, practical text that focuses on the art of speaking persuasively. A discretionary purchase for law students, business school students, lawyers, and other professionals, this text compliments any course covering persuasion, trials, appellate advocacy, and any clinical program with an oral component. 

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  • Additional Product Details

    Publication Date: 7/16/2018   
    Copyright: 2018
    Pages: 326
    Paperback: 9781543802696

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    Summary of Contents

    Table of Contents
    About the Authors
    Part One: What Makes a Speaker Persuasive:
    Lessons from Classical Rhetoric 
    Chapter 1: Our Case: Why Verbal Persuasion Matters 
    Chapter 2: Classical Rhetoric for the Contemporary Advocate 
    Chapter 3: Types of Persuasive Speeches 
    Part Two: Getting from Here to There: The Nuts and Bolts of Speaking Effectively 
    Chapter 4: Writing a Persuasive Speech 
    Chapter 5:  Performance Techniques: Bringing a Speech to Life 
    Chapter 6: Tools of the Trade: Voice and Breath 
    Chapter 7: Using Visual Aids 
    Part Three: Rhetoric Applied to the Real World 
    Chapter 8: E-Mail, Tweets, and Social Media: Technology and Communications Skills
    Chapter 9: Speaking Effectively at Work
    Chapter 10: Rhetoric in Court
    Part Four: The Worst of the Worst and the Best of the Best
    Chapter 11: Rhetoric Run Amok 
    Chapter 12: Rhetoric Done Right: A Collection of Great Speeches 
    Appendix A: A Suggested Curriculum 
    Appendix B: Porter v. Donnelly Casefile