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Communicate!

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ISBN-10: 0534639364

ISBN-13: 9780534639365

Edition: 11th 2005 (Revised)

Authors: Rudolph F. Verderber, Kathleen S. Verderber

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This market-leading text is continually praised by reviewers for its clear, practical, and successful method of training students to master the skills of human communication. This introductory human communication text covers interpersonal communication, small group communication, and public speaking. With a consistent model of theoretical explanation followed by numerous practical examples, activities, sample visual scenarios and speeches, self-assessment, and review, students cannot help but to become ethical, competent communicators in our mediated world.
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Book details

List price: $165.95
Edition: 11th
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 3/25/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 504
Size: 8.00" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.332
Language: English

Rudolph F. Verderber, Distinguished Teaching Professor of Communication Emeritus at the University of Cincinnati and former National Speaker's Association Professor of the Year is 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 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.

Kathleen S. Verderber (PhD, University of Cincinnati) 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…    

Preface
Foundations of Communication
Communication Perspective
The Communication Process
Communication in Our Lives
Communication Principles
Increasing Our Communication Competence
Summary
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Key Terms
Perception of Self and Others
The Perception Process
Perceptions of Self: Self-Concept and Self-Esteem
Perception of Others
What Would You Do? A Question of Ethics
Summary
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Verbal Communication
The Nature of Language
Speaking More Clearly
Speaking Appropriately
Summary
What Would You Do? A Question of Ethics
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Nonverbal Communication
The Nature of Nonverbal Communication Behavior
Body Motions
Paralanguage
Self-Presentation
Communication through Management of Your Environment
What Would You Do? A Question of Ethics
Summary
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Key Terms
Self-Review for Part I
Interpersonal Communication
Conversations
Characteristics of Conversation
Types and Structures of Conversation
Rules of Conversation
Effective Conversations Follow the Cooperative Principle
Skills of Effective Face-to-Face Conversationalists
Skills of Effective Electronically Mediated Conversationalists
Cultural Variations in Effective Conversation
Conversation and Analysis
What Would You Do? A Question of Ethics
Summary
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Listening
Attending
Understanding
Remembering: Retaining Information
Critical Analysis
Responding Empathically to Give Comfort
What Would You Do? A Question of Ethics
Conversation and Analysis
Summary
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Self-Disclosure and Feedback
Self-Disclosure
Disclosing Feelings
Owning Feelings and Opinions
Giving Personal Feedback
Assertiveness
What Would You Do? A Question of Ethics
Conversation and Analysis
Summary
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Communicating in Relationships
Types of Relationships
Communication in the Stages of Relationships
Role of Electronic Communication in Building Relationships
Theoretical Perspectives on Relationships
Conflict
Communication Skills for Resolving Conflicts through Collaboration
What Would You Do? A Question of Ethics
Conversation and Analysis
Summary
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Interviewing
Responsibilities of the Job Applicant
Interpersonal Skills in Interviewing Others
What Would You Do? A Question of Ethics
Summary
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Self-Review for Part II
Group Communication
Participating in Group Communication
Characteristics of Effective Work Groups
Stages of Group Development
Problem Solving in Groups
Constraints on Effective Decision Making
What Would You Do? A Question of Ethics
Summary
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Member Roles and Leadership in Groups
Member Roles
Member Responsibilities in Group Meetings
Leadership
Leading Group Meetings
Evaluating Group Effectiveness
What Would You Do? A Question of Ethics
Summary
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Self-Review for Part III
Public Speaking
Determining Your Goal
Selecting a Topic from a Subject Area
Analyzing the Audience
Considering the Setting
Writing the Speech Goal
Summary
What Would You Do? A Question of Ethics
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Doing Research
Where to Look: Traditional and Electronic Sources of Information
What Information to Look For
Recording Information and Citing Written and Electronic Sources
What Would You Do? A Question of Ethics
Summary
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Organizing
Outlining the Body of the Speech
Selecting and Outlining Supporting Material
Outlining Section Transitions
Preparing the Introduction
Outlining the Conclusion
Listing Sources
Completing the Outline
Summary
What Would You Do? A Question of Ethics
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Adapting Verbally and Visually
Developing Common Ground
Creating and Maintaining Audience Interest
Adapting to the Audience's Level of Understanding
Building a Positive Attitude toward You as the Speaker
Adapting to the Audience's Attitude toward Your Speech Goal
Adapting to Audiences Visually
A Plan of Adaptation
What Would You Do? A Question of Ethics
Summary
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Practicing the Presentation of Your Speech
Components to Practice in Your Speech
Achieving a Conversational Quality
Rehearsal
Coping with Nervousness
Criteria for Evaluating Speeches
Sample Speech: Habitat for Humanity, by Miranda Branton
What Would You Do? A Question of Ethics
Summary
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Informative Speaking
Principles of Informing
Methods of Informing
Criteria for Evaluating Informative Speeches
Sample Speech: Who Was Shakespeare? by Hillary Carter-Liggett
Summary
What Would You Do? A Question of Ethics
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Persuasive Speaking
Principles of Persuasive Speaking
Criteria for Evaluating Persuasive Speeches
Sample Speech: Dangerous Trucks, by Charone S. Frankel
What Would You Do? A Question of Ethics
Summary
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Key Terms
Self-Review for Part IV
References
Index
Photo Credits