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"Communicating Well: A Fundamental Toolkit" offers a full conceptual framework to help students of all ages become skilled communicators in relationships, in groups, as public speakers, and as media users.Conceived and authored by a diverse team of veteran communication professors, "Communicating Well" provides students a lean yet thought-provoking set of tools and tips for realizing their potential as communicators across settings.After introducing readers to the communication process, the book addresses how perceptions of self and others impact communication. Students are provided important tools for verbal and nonverbal communication, including ways to truly listen, and emerge better prepared for interviews, relationships, working in groups, public speaking, and skillfully using media. In addition, the book features updated concepts of culture and social capital that are particularly relevant in today s global world."Communicating Well: A Fundamental Toolkit" is written for basic communication courses at the introductory college level. It can also be used for classes in psychology, sociology, and education, or any course that emphasizes the relational, social, and professional significance of communicating well.Brecken Chinn, authorship team leader, holds a Ph.D. in international mass communication from the University of Maryland and a Masters Degree in human development and psychology from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She is currently an associate professor in the Department of Communication at Curry College in Milton, Massachusetts. Dr. Chinn writes extensively on communication for professional publications, and has been invited to speak at universities including Tufts and Yale, and as far afield as Beijing, China. A multiple award winner for Excellence in Programming from the Voice of America, Dr. Chinn has also been named an Exceptional Women award winner by Boston s radio broadcasting community, and received the Unsung Heroes of Compassion award from his Holiness the Dalai Lama.