Griffin's INVITATION TO PUBLIC SPEAKING: NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC EDITION, 6th Edition, engages students in the public dialogue, encourages civic involvement, and illustrates how to effectively apply speaking skills to college and career. Grounded in rhetorical tradition while offering a fresh perspective, the text helps students understand the power and importance of public speaking -- personally and in greater society. It is packed with stories and tips from NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC researchers, scientists, artists, and activists who speak to audiences of all sizes and ages about their projects, whether saving endangered species, documenting human tragedies, or introducing students to science. Sample student speeches, speech-building exercises, and examples of civic engagement and ethical actions prepare students to enter the public dialogue. In addition, the most comprehensive integrated technology program available gives students plenty of interactive skill-building practice for public speaking.