Between One and Many: The Art and Science of Public Speaking presents public speaking as a living and dynamic transaction in which the meaning of the message emerges from the relationship between the speaker and the audience. From this perspective, students are encouraged to think critically about their communication and recognize the centrality of the audience in speech preparation.
While maintaining its reputation for balancing the practice of public speaking with its classical and contemporary foundations, the 4th edition of Between One and Many provides students with the tools necessary to reach their audiences at school, in the workplace, and in the community. In this edition the authors use more accessible language, less jargon, and clear links between skills derived from theory and research and the actual practice of those skills. Based on the idea that the transaction between speakers and audiences determines the meaning of the message, Between One and Many demonstrates that public speaking is a refined and extended version of the conversational skills students put to use daily.