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This highly-regarded introduction to communication book offers a comprehensive blend of basic communication theory, research, and skills, with a strong emphasis on relationship communication (social), workplace (career), and intercultural communication (culture). Communicatingintroduces the basic principles of communication and applies them to interpersonal, group, interviewing, and public speaking contexts. The book stresses communication competence through boxed material, "Learn by Doing" activities, thought-provoking questions, and self-assessment tests. New and strengthened pedagogy highlights and reinforces the bookrs"s "social, career, and cultural" themes, with a particular emphasis on intercultural communication and communicating in an increasingly high-tech, global environment.
Table of Contents
|Foundations of Communication|
|The Human Communication Process|
|The Components of Human Communication|
|Communication as a System|
|Models of Human Communication|
|The Media as Communicator|
|Communication and Culture|
|First Amendment Speech|
|Foundations of Verbal Language|
|Origins of Human Language|
|The Languages We Use|
|Using Verbal Language|
|Sources of Nonverbal Signs|
|Emotional Influences on Nonverbal Communication|
|Verbal and Nonverbal Relationships|
|Categories of Nonverbal Communication|
|Using Nonverbal Communication|
|The Importance of Listening|
|The Listening Process|
|Purposes of Listening|
|Improving Your Listening|
|Need Drives Affecting Communication|
|Anxiety: Communication Apprehension|
|The Role of Culture in Intrapersonal Communication|
|The Concepts of Interpersonal Communication|
|Basic Concepts of Interpersonal Communication|
|The Self and Others|
|Sexual Harassment and Bullying|
|Electronically Mediated Communication|
|Participating in Conversations|
|Dealing with Interpersonal Conflict|
|Communication Approaches to Managing Conflict|
|Types of Interviews|
|The Concepts of Groups|
|Group Versus Individual Actions|
|Types of Groups|
|Participating in Groups|
|Cultural Differences in Groups|
|The Group Participant|
|The Group Leader and Group Leadership|
|Communicating in Public|
|Public Speaking: Planning and Presenting the Message|
|The Listenable Speech|
|Preparing a Speech: An Overview|
|Parameters of Public Speaking|
|The Ethics of Public Speaking|
|Analyzing the Parameters of Speeches|
|Process of the Speech Analysis|
|Post Speech Analysis|
|Modes of Presentation|
|Public Speaking: Developing the Speech|
|Sources of Information|
|Techniques for Presenting Supporting Material|
|Public Speaking: Structuring the Message|
|The Basic Elements of a Speech|
|The Central Idea|
|Traditional Methods of Arrangement for the Body of a Speech|
|Transition into the Question-and-Answer Session|
|Alternative Methods for Organizing the Speech|
|Role of Culture on Speech Structure|
|Public Speaking: Presenting the Message|
|Aspects of Oral and Physical Speech Presentation|
|Use of Visual Aids (including PowerPoint)|
|Public Speaking Anxiety|
|Rehearsing the Speech|
|The Role of Culture on Speech Presentation|
|Dealing with Difficulties during a Speech|
|Informative Public Speaking|
|Role of Informative Speaking|
|Concept of Informative Speaking|
|Characteristics of Informative Speaking|
|Classifications of Informative Speaking|
|Developing the Informative Speech|
|The Informative Process in Action|
|Persuasive Public Speaking|
|Process of Persuasion|
|Role of Influence in Persuasion|
|Components of Persuasive Message|
|The Structure of the Persuasive Message|
|The Persuasive Process in Action|
|Appendix : The Résumé|
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