Inviting Transformation: Presentational Speaking for Changing the World by Foss & Foss
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The third edition of Inviting Transformation continues to offer a refreshing, innovative approach to public speaking, or what the authors call presentational speaking to acknowledge that not all important speaking occurs in formal public settings. The book introduces readers to invitational rhetoric, a mode of communicating that offers an effective response to the diversity that characterizes the world.
Respect for the diversity of the world also is emphasized in the book in that the traditional speaking model has been expanded to include speaking options that characterize diverse cultural groups. For all of the processes of presenting — such as selecting a speaking goal, organizing ideas, elaborating on ideas, and delivering the presentation — the book includes and validates more inclusive speaking practices.
The exceptionally accessible writing style and reasonable price make this concise text attractive for students and instructors alike.