Now in its 14th edition, this ground-breaking, market-leading fundamentals of human communication text helps readers improve their communication competency by becoming proficient in using theory and research-grounded communication skills. Praised for its clear and concise writing style, this new edition includes increased coverage of how technology and social media are changing communication practices and offers guidelines for best practice. Lively contemporary examples and sample speeches ground theory, increase comprehension, and help readers become skillful communicators. COMMUNICATE! engages students in active learning through theory, application and skill-building exercises including speech action step activities that guide students through the speech preparation process. The role of ethics in communication is integrated throughout the text, and students can also apply ethical principles to case situations.
About the Author
Kathleen S. Verderber is Associate Professor of Management Emeritus at Northern Kentucky University. She holds an MA in Speech Communication as well as an MBA and a PhD 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. She is a coauthor of COMMUNICATE! THE CHALLENGE OF EFFECTIVE SPEAKING IN A DIGITAL AGE, COMM, and SPEAK all with Cengage Learning, and author of INTER-ACT: INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION, CONCEPTS, SKILLS, AND CONTEXTS with Oxford University Press.
Deanna D. Sellnow, PhD, is Professor of Strategic Communication in the Nicholson School of Communication at the University of Central Florida and conducts faculty development workshops on instructional communication pedagogy. Published in regional, national, and international journals, her research focuses on the rhetoric of popular culture, particularly music as communication, and instructional communication as it occurs in conventional and nonconventional classrooms, as well as in risk and crisis contexts. She is co-author of COMMUNICATE!, COMM, SPEAK, and THE CHALLENGE OF EFFECTIVE SPEAKING, all with Cengage.
Rudolph F. Verderber is Distinguished Teaching Professor of Communication Emeritus at the University of Cincinnati and former National Speaker's Association Professor of the Year as well as one of the all-time best-selling communication studies authors. The strength of his basic texts lies in his ability to explain and exemplify concepts, theories, and skills to introductory level students. His Cengage Learning texts COMMUNICATE!, THE CHALLENGE OF EFFECTIVE SPEAKING, COMM, and SPEAK have a reputation for being student favorites due to their accessible presentation of theory and skills.
Date of Birth:1889
Date of Death:November 26, 1966
Table of Contents
Preface. UNIT I: PREQUEL: FOUNDATIONS OF COMMUNICATION. 1. Communication Perspectives. 2. Perception of Self and Others. 3. Intercultural Communication. 4. Verbal Messages. 5. Nonverbal Messages. 6. Listening. Sequel: What's Technology Got to Do with It? Foundations of Mediated Communication. UNIT II: PREQUEL: INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION AND RELATIONSHIPS. 7. Interpersonal Relationships. 8. Interpersonal Communication. Sequel: What's Technology Got to Do with It? Mediated Interpersonal Communication in Relationships. UNIT III: PREQUEL: GROUP COMMUNICATION. 9. Communicating in Groups. 10. Group Leadership and Problem-Solving. Sequel: What's Technology Got to Do with It? Communicating in Virtual Groups. Unit IV: Prequel: Public Speaking. 11. Topic Selection and Development. 12. Organizing Your Speech. 13. Presentational Aids. 14. Language and Oral Style. 15. Delivery. 16. Informative Speaking. 17. Persuasive Speaking. Sequel: What's Technology Got to Do with It? Technology, Digital Media and Public Speaking. Appendix: Interviewing. References. Index.
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