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Book Review: Public Speaking in a Diverse Society.

Lakelyn E Taylor


This book review explores Waldeck, Kearney, and Plax's (2017) textbook titled Public Speaking in a Diverse Society. The authors claim their goals for the book are to teach students how to attend to a multicultural audience and adapt their speeches accordingly. They hope to foster a practical awareness of diverse audience in student speakers. However, my book review reveals they fall short of these goals despite some of the book's strengths. Communication Centers will want to use caution in adopting this textbook into their resources.


Communication Center; Speaking Center; Public Speaking; Diversity; Multicultural Audiences

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