The Art of Public Speaking - Chapter 7: Gathering Materials Summary & Analysis

Stephen Lucas
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The textbook notes that the speaker is the first source in researching information. A speech is enhanced when the speaker includes personal experiences that relate to the topic. An audience senses the speaker's genuine emotion through anecdotes.

The public library is the next place to visit. Even though the Internet has infinite resources, a physical library still has a lot to offer. Librarians can assist in finding specific material for a topic. They can also help the patron use reference books, newspapers, and periodicals. Academic databases at universities and colleges make research studies from all parts of the world and scholarly journals available to users.

The Internet is referred to as the world’s largest library. Public speaking students can turn the Internet into a powerful research tool in preparing a speech. The text explores how to use search engines effectively.

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