Essentials of Human Communication

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/1/2005
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
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This best-selling text presents the fundamental skills of interpersonal, small group, and public communication, emphasizing the areas of human communication skills, cultural awareness, listening, critical thinking, power, and ethics. Essentials of Human Communication fills the need for a brief, interesting, but serious text that places a strong focus on skill development.

Table of Contents

Foundations of Human Communication
Introduction to Human Communication
Communication Models and Concepts
Principles of Communication
Culture and Human Communication
The Self in Human Communication
Perception in Human Communication
The Stages of Perception
Perceptual Processes
Increasing Accuracy in Perception
Listening in Human Communication
The Listening Process
Effective Listening
Listening, Culture, and Gender
Verbal Messages
The Principles of Verbal Messages
Disconfirmation and Confirmation
Using Verbal Messages Effectively
Nonverbal Messages
The Functions of Nonverbal Communication
The Channels of Nonverbal Communication
Culture and Nonverbal Communication
The Contexts of Human Communication
Interpersonal Communication: Conversation and Conflict
Effective Conversation
Effective Conflict Management
Interpersonal Relationships
Characteristics of Interpersonal Relationships
Stages in Interpersonal Relationships
Relationships in a Context of Culture and Gender, Technology, and Work
Small Groups
The Small Group
The Brainstorming Group
Information-Sharing Groups
Problem-Solving Groups
Members and Leaders in Group Communication
Members in Small Group Communication
Leaders in Small Group Communication
Membership, Leadership, and Culture
Public Speaking Preparation (Steps 1-6)
The Nature of Public Speaking
Select Your Topic and Purpose
Analyze Your Audience
Research Your Topic
Formulate Your Thesis and Identify Your Major Propositions
Support Your Propositions
Organize Your Information
Public Speaking Preparation and Delivery (Steps 7-10)
Word Your Speech
Construct Your Conclusion and Introduction
Rehearse Your Speech
Deliver Your Speech
Critically Evaluating Speeches
The Informative Speech
Guidelines for Informative Speaking
Types of Informative Speeches
Amplifying Materials
The Persuasive Speech
Guidelines for Persuasive Speaking
Types of Persuasion Speeches
Logical Appeals
Motivational Appeals
Credibility Appeals
Glossary of Human Communication Concepts
Glossary of Human Communication Skills
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