Cindy L. Griffin - Colorado State University
also explains the reasons why certain things must be done and, most importantly, why students would want to speak publicly.Numerous pedagogical tools, speech-building exercises, thoughtful real-life examples, an invigorating art program, and an engaging voice, will help your students easily comprehend the text's basic concepts, apply them in and out of the classroom, and understand the importance of public speaking in their lives.Class-tested by more than 1000 students and reviewed by well over 100 Public Speaking Instructors, INVITATION TO PUBLIC SPEAKING, offers an exciting new approach to Public Speaking instruction.
About The Author Cindy L. GriffinCindy L. Griffin is a Professor of Speech Communication at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado.She received her B.S. degree from California State University, Northridge, her M.A in Communication from the University of Oregon and her Ph.D. from Indiana University.Griffin
teaches Public Speaking, Women and Communication, Contemporary Rhetorical Theory, Feminist Rhetorical Theory and Rhetorical Criticism.A proponent of service learning, Griffin
integrates service learning assignments into her
coursework and has presented at regional and national conventions regarding service learning.In addition to her teaching and research work, Dr. Griffin is Co-Chair of Colorado State University's Commission on Ethnic Diversity and serves on the Diversity Advisory Committee, the University Mentoring Program, and the Graduate Committee.She is President of the Organization for Research on Women and Communication.
...Griffin provides students with Web sites of interest, links to InfoTrac College Edition, video clips of sample student and professional speeches and additional skill-building online exercise; Student Dialogue boxes feature quotes from actual students about various aspects of the speech-making process.
is attempting to enlarge and ennoble the notion and purpose of public speaking by privileging participation in the "public dialogue."She
also uses examples and proper names from other cultures and she
takes full advantage of current technology, all of which significantly enrich the text.So, she's
pushing the envelope while maintaining traditional chapter concepts that are within the comfort zone of most instructors's teaching this course.
text is truly an invitation to public speaking.