Communicating : A Social and Career Focus

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  • Edition: 9th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2004-01-01
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
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A mainstay among introductory communication courses, "Communicating: A Social and Career Focus" presents comprehensive coverage of basic communication theory, interpersonal and group communication, and public speaking skills in a concise and student-friendly format. "Communicating" continues to integrate culture and diversity, and places special emphasis on active learning, providing ample practice and application with " Learn by Doing" end-of-chapter exercises along with a variety of individual and grup activities, class discussions, and student self-assessments.

Table of Contents

Foundations of Communication
The Human Communication Process Communication Defined
The Components of Human Communication
Communication as a System
Models of Communication
The Media as Communicator
Communication and Culture
First Amendment Speech Ethics and Communication
Foundations of Verbal
Language Origins of Human Language
The Languages We Use Using Verbal Language
Nonverbal Communication Sources of Nonverbal Signs
Verbal and Nonverbal Relationships
Categories of Nonverbal Communication
Paravocalics: Vocal Communication
Chronemics: Time as Communication
Olfactics: Smell as Communication Using Nonverbal Communication
Personal Communication Self-Talk Cognitive Processing
Self-Concept Understanding Yourself
Need Drives Affecting
Communication Anxiety: Communication Apprehension
The Importance of Listening
The Listening Process
Purposes of Listening
Listening Apprehension
Improving Listening
Interpersonal Communication
The Theory of Interpersonal Communication
Basic Concepts of Interpersonal Communication
The Self and Others Seeking Approval
Emotions Power Male/Masculine--Female/Feminine Communication
Sexual Harassment Relationships and Their Development
The Internet as a Means of Interpersonal Communication
Interpersonal Skills Participating in Conversations
Giving Directions Requesting
Dealing with Interpersonal Conflict
Communication Approaches to Resolving Conflict
Handling Criticism
The Interview
Interviewing Roles
The Interview Format
Types of Interviews
The Theory of Groups Groups Defined Group Versus
Individual Actions Types of Groups
Group Operations Making Group Decisions
The Group Setting Mediated Meetings
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
Preparing a Speech: An Overview Parameters of Public Speaking
The Ethics of Public Speaking Prior to the Speech Analysis
Process of the Speech Analysis
Postspeech Analysis
Presenting the Message Modes of Presentation
Oral and Physical Presentation
Public Speaking
Anxiety Rehearsing the Speech Dealing with Difficulties During a Speech
Public Speaking: Developing the Speech
Sources of Information Analyzing
Sources Recording Your Research
Supporting Material Vehicles for Presenting Supporting Material
Public Speaking: Structuring the Message
The Basic Elements of a Speech
The Introduction
The Central Idea
The Body
The Conclusion Methods for Formatting a Speech
Informative Public Speaking
The Role of Informative Speaking
The Concept of Informative Speaking
Characteristics of Informative Speaking
Classifications of Informative Speaking
Developing the Informative Speech
Informative Process in Action
Persuasive Public Speaking
Persuasive Speaking
Process of Persuasion
Role of Influence in Persuasion
Components of Persuasive Message
Structure of the Persuasive Message
Persuasive Process in Action
Appendix: The Reacute;sumeacute;
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