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Overview

The Challenge of Communicating: Guiding Principles and Practices applies a unique framework of key elements and guiding principles to all communication contexts while engaging readers with practical examples and realistic advice based on contemporary communication research.

The seven guiding principles are derived from universal axioms found in communication literature and are used as the foundation for content. Regardless of the context (interpersonal, group, or presentational), these elements and principles will help readers make effective decisions about the communication challenges, select appropriate strategies that effectively address those challenges, and apply the skills they need to achieve their communication goals. This book also provides lively, relevant, and engaging content as well as activities and assessments in every chapter.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205554768
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 11/23/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 504
  • Product dimensions: 8.48 (w) x 10.87 (h) x 0.65 (d)

Table of Contents

Part I: The Challenge of Communicating

1. Understanding Human Communication

2. Understanding Self

3. Understanding Others

4. Understanding Listening and Critical Thinking

5. Understanding Verbal Communication

6. Understanding Nonverbal Communication

Part II: The Challenge of Interpersonal Communication

7. Interpersonal Communication: Understanding Relationships

8. Interpersonal Communication: Improving Relationships

9. Interpersonal Communication: Professional Relationships

Part III: The Challenge of Group Communication

10. Group Communication: Working in Groups

11. Group Communication: Decision Making and Problem Solving

Part IV: The Challenge of Presentational Communication

12. Presentations: The Planning Process

13. Presentations: Content and Structure

14. Presentations: Language and Expression

15. Presentations: Speaking to Inform

16. Presentations: Speaking to Persuade

Web Chapters

A. Research Strategies and Skills

B. Presentation Aids

Glossary

Index

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