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COMM2 2nd Edition

Rudolph F. Verderber, Kathleen S. Verderber, Deanna D. Sellnow

  • Published
  • Previous Editions 2009, 2009, 2009
  • 272 Pages
Starting At 101.00 See pricing and ISBN options

Overview

Created through a "student-tested, faculty-approved" review process, COMM2 is an engaging and accessible solution to accommodate the diverse lifestyles of today's learners at a value-based price.

Rudolph F. Verderber, University of Cincinnati

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.

Kathleen S. Verderber, Northern Kentucky University

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, University of Central Florida

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 coauthor of COMMUNICATE!, COMM, SPEAK and THE CHALLENGE OF EFFECTIVE SPEAKING--all published by Cengage.
  • Online PopComm! feature which highlights how communication concepts play out in popular culture.
  • New assignments, online resources, and exercises including three Civic Engagement exercises.
  • New end-of-chapter feature that highlights digital tools.
  • Chapter In Review Cards at the back of the Student Editions provide students a portable study tool containing all of the pertinent information for class preparation.
  • Instructor Prep Cards at the back of the Instructor's Edition make preparation simple with detachable cards for each chapter, offering a quick map of chapter content, a list of corresponding PowerPoint and video resources, additional examples, and suggested assignments and discussion questions to help you organize chapter content efficiently.
  • A full suite of unique learning tools that appeal to different learning styles is available to students with the purchase of a new book. Quizzes, audio downloads, video podcasts, and more are only a click away.
  • Communication Skill boxes provide a step-by-step guide for each of the communication skills and provide an immediate opportunity for students to practice the skills.
  • Conversation and Analysis communication scenarios offer print and video exemplars of important concepts.
  • The principles of effective speech-making are organized into five Speech Plan Action Steps to guide students through an orderly process that results in better speeches.
  • An innovative combination of content delivery both in print and online provides a core text and a wealth of comprehensive multimedia teaching and learning assets based on input from student focus groups and surveys, and from interviews with faculty and students.
  • Diverse Voices articles give voice to the communication experiences of people from a wide range of social and cultural backgrounds.
  • Shorter, comprehensive chapters in a modern design present content in a more engaging and accessible format without minimizing coverage for your course.
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 2:
6. Communicating across Cultures.
7. Understanding Interpersonal Relationships.
8. Communication Skills in Interpersonal Relationships: Providing Emotional Support, Managing Privacy, and Negotiating Conflict.
Appendix Interviewing.
PART III: GROUP COMMUNICATION.
9. Communicating in Groups.
10. Problem Solving in Groups.
PART IV: PUBLIC SPEAKING.
11. Developing and Researching a Speech Topic.
12. Organizing Your Speech.
13. Adapting Verbally and Visually.
14. Overcoming Speech Apprehension by Practicing Delivery.
15. Informative Speaking.
16. Persuasive Speaking.
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This Cengage solution can be seamlessly integrated into most Learning Management Systems (Blackboard, Brightspace by D2L, Canvas, Moodle, and more) but does require a different ISBN for access codes. Please work with your Cengage Learning Consultant to ensure the proper course set up and ordering information. For additional information, please visit the LMS Integration site.

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  • ISBN-10: 1285000773
  • ISBN-13: 9781285000770
  • Bookstore Wholesale Price $101.00
  • RETAIL $101.00

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  • ISBN-10: 0495914487
  • ISBN-13: 9780495914488
  • Bookstore Wholesale Price $41.25
  • RETAIL $54.95

Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.

FOR INSTRUCTORS

Instructor's Web Site

ISBN: 9781305670952
Everything you need for your course in one place! This collection of book-specific lecture and class tools is available online via www.cengage.com/login. Access and download PowerPoint presentations, images, instructor’s manual, and more.

Instructor's Edition

ISBN: 9781305661370
Version for Instructor Review. This version of the textbook includes the same chapter content as the Student Version, but replaces the Chapter Review cards with Prep Cards. Perfect for the experienced instructor looking to try something new or the first-timer coming to the course fresh, Prep Cards offer additional examples, in-class activities, information on the supplements, and more to help you plan your course and enhance your lecture.