Communicate! / Edition 13

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Overview

Known for its clear and concise writing style, this ground breaking and market-leading fundamentals of communication text focuses on skill building and competency orientation. The authors provide lively, contemporary examples to ground theory, to increase comprehension, and to help you become a skillful communicator. COMMUNICATE! encourages active learning through well-designed skill-building activities, video scenarios, ethics cases, speech action-step exercises, and sample speeches. This book will help you understand communication theory, and help you improve your communication skills. With co-author Deanna Sellnow joining the author team, the Thirteenth Edition of COMMUNICATE! incorporates important theoretical updates in the field and reflects issues and interests of today's college students.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781439036402
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/1/2010
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 13
  • Pages: 464
  • Sales rank: 634,889
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Rudolph (Rudy) F. Verderber (PhD, University of Missouri) is the Distinguished Teaching Professor of Communication Emeritus at the University of Cincinnati and one of the nation's leading authors of communication textbooks. During his tenure at the University of Cincinnati, where he was head of the university's Communication Department, Dr. Verderber taught more than 25 different courses, 10 of which he originated. Considered one of the university's finest teachers, he received the Dolly Cohen Award for Outstanding Teaching (two such awards are given at the university each year), and in 1994, he was named Distinguished Teaching Professor, an honor held by only four faculty members across the university. In 1996, he received the National Speakers Association Outstanding Professor Award. His primary areas of expertise include rhetoric, public address, argumentation, and interpersonal communication.

Kathleen S. Verderber (Ph.D., University of Cincinnati) is Associate Professor of Management Emeritus at Northern Kentucky University. She holds an M.A. in speech communication, as well as an M.B.A. and a Ph.D. in organizational behavior from the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Verderber has consulted with various civic, professional, and business organizations. She has published numerous articles in several journals, and has presented papers at communication and management conferences.

Deanna D. Sellnow (PhD, University of North Dakota) is the Gifford Blyton Endowed Professor of Oral Communication and Director of Undergraduate Studies in Communication at the University of Kentucky. Before joining the University of Kentucky in 2007, she served as associate professor of communication, director of the Public Speaking Fundamentals Program, and supervisor of graduate teaching assistants at North Dakota State University, where she taught for 17 years. After earning her master's degree from Wayne State University in Detroit, Dr. Sellnow completed the PhD program at the University of North Dakota. She has received numerous honors for public speaking, teaching, and research, including the American Forensic Association's National Events Tournament Champion in Communication Analysis, North Dakota Speech and Theatre Association's Scholar of the Year, and Outstanding Teacher at North Dakota State University. She is coauthor of COMMUNICATE! COMM, THE CHALLENGE OF EFFECTIVE SPEAKING IN A DIGITAL AGE, and SPEAK, all with Cengage Learning.

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Table of Contents

PART I: FOUNDATIONS OF COMMUNICATION. 1. Communication Perspectives. 2. Perception of Self and Others. 3. Communicating Verbally. 4. Communicating through Nonverbal Behaviors. 5. Listening and Responding. PART II: INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION. 6. Communicating across Cultures. 7. Communicating in Relationships. 8. Managing Relationships. Appendix. Interviewing. PART III: GROUP COMMUNICATION. 9. Group Contexts and Participation. 10. Members' Roles and Leadership in Groups. PART IV: PUBLIC SPEAKING. 11. Developing Your Topic and Doing Your Research. 12. Organizing Your Speech. 13. Adapting Verbally and Visually. 14. Overcoming Speech Apprehension by Preparing Delivery. 15. Informative Speaking. 16. Persuasive Speaking.

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