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Communicationhelps the reader see the relationships among the concepts, skills, theories, and contexts of communication by anchoring all discussion around five fundamental communication principles. Written by experienced and highly regarded authors and teachers,Communication: Principles for a Lifetimeprovides the reader with all the theory and skills necessary - in a manner that will help them to apply what they learn throughout their lives. Understanding that the challenge in basic communication is learning the myriad of skills, principles, and theories without being overwhelming, Beebe/Beebe/Ivy emphasize five key principles of communication throughout their book: Be awareof your communication with yourself and others. Effectively use and interpretverbalmessages. Effectively use and interpretnonverbalmessages. Listenandrespondthoughtfully to others. Appropriately adaptmessages to others. Providing both comprehensive and cutting-edge content about communication organized around these five themes, Beebe/Beebe/Ivy cover all of the topics in a manner that will help the reader organize the extensive range of material.
Table of Contents
|Principles of Communication|
|Foundations of Human Communication|
|The Message Should Be Understood|
|The Message Should Achieve Its Intended Effect|
|The Message Should Be Ethical|
|Ethics and Communication: What Are Your Sources of Ethical Influence?|
|Why Study Communication?|
|To Improve Your Employability|
|To Improve Your Relationships|
|To Improve Your Health|
|On the Web Communication Models|
|Communication as Action: Message Transfer|
|Communication as Interaction: Message Exchange|
|Communication as Transaction: Message Creation Communication Characteristics|
|Communication Is Inescapable|
|Communication Is Irreversible|
|Communication Is Complicated|
|Communication Emphasizes Content and Relationships|
|Communication Is Governed By Rules Communication Principles for a Lifetime|
|Principle One: Be Aware of Your Communication with Yourself and Others|
|Principle Two; Effectively Use and Interpret Verbal Messages|
|Principle Three: Effectively Use and Interpret Nonverbal Messages|
|Principle Four: Listen and Respond Thoughtfully to Others|
|Principle Five: Appropriately Adapt Messages to Others|
|Diversity and Communication: Principles for a Lifetime: Principles for All Cultures Communicating with Others: Three Situations|
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