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Overview

Created by the continuous feedback of a “student-tested, faculty-approved” process, COMM3 delivers a visually appealing, succinct print component, tear-out review cards for students and instructors and a consistent online offering with CourseMate that includes an eBook in addition to a set of interactive digital tools all at a value-based price and proven to increase retention and outcomes.

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.
  • Shorter, comprehensive chapters in a modern design present content in a more engaging and accessible format without minimizing coverage for your course.
  • NEW Chapter on Presentation Aids focuses on effective planning, creating, and using multimodal presentation aids, which have become integral to speech making in the 21st century. Plus, all chapters have been updated throughout to reflect current research in the field and with contemporary examples and new activities.
  • Tear-Out 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.
  • Every 4LTR Press solution comes with CourseMate, the interactive digital component that offers a full suite of unique learning tools that appeal to different learning styles. Quizzes, audio downloads, video podcasts, and more are only a click away.
  • All of the content and resources you expect with a supplements package that is second to none including (specify.)
Part I: FOUNDATIONS OF COMMUNICATION.
1. Communication Perspectives.
2. Perception of Self and Others.
3. Intercultural Communication.
4. Verbal Messages.
5. Nonverbal Messages.
6. Listening.
Part II: INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION AND RELATIONSHIPS.
7. Interpersonal Relationships.
8. Interpersonal Communication.
Part III: GROUP COMMUNICATION.
9. Communicating in Groups.
10. Group Leadership and Problem Solving.
Part IV: PUBLIC SPEAKING.
11. Topic Selection and Development.
12. Organizing Your Speech.
13. Presentational Aids.
14. Language.
15. Delivery.
16. Informative Speaking.
17. Persuasive Speaking.
Appendix: Interviewing.
References.
Index.
Quick Quiz Answers.

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  • ISBN-10: 1285445589
  • ISBN-13: 9781285445588
  • Bookstore Wholesale Price $52.50
  • RETAIL $69.95

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.