Product Description The best-selling brief introduction to public speaking, this succinct and inexpensive guide offers practical coverage of the material typically covered in a full-sized text â from invention, research, and organization to practice and delivery â in a concise, inexpensive format perfect for any setting across the curriculum, on the job, or in the community. About the Author DAN O'HAIRÂ is dean of the University of Kentucky College of Communications and Information Studies.Â He is past Presidential Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Oklahoma and past president of the National Communication Association.Â He is co-author or co-editor of fifteen communication texts and scholarly volumes and has published more than eighty research articles and chapters in dozens of communication, psychology and health journals and books.Â He is a frequent presenter at national and international communication conferences, is on the editorial boards of various journals and has served on numerous committees and task forces for regional and national communication associations. HANNAH RUBENSTEIN is a writer and editor who has used her academic training in communication (M.A., Fairfield University) to guide her collaborations on A Speaker's Guidebook (2010), Public Speaking: Challenges and Choices (1999) and other successful college texts. She heads her own communication firm, Hedgehog Productions. ROB STEWART is an associate dean of arts and sciences and professor of communication studies at Texas Tech University. He is coauthor of A Speaker's Guidebook (2010), Public Speaking: Challenges and Choices (1999) and has also published over 30 articles and book chapters.