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Communicate! 15th Edition

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

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Overview

Now in its fifteenth edition, this groundbreaking resource gives students the skills they need to be successful communicators. It engages them in active learning through theory, application, and tools for practicing and assessing specific communication skills in interpersonal, intercultural, group, and public speaking settings and in face-to-face and virtual environments. Skill-building exercises guide them through speech preparation. COMMUNICATE! provides contemporary examples and sample speeches that ground theory, increase comprehension, and help students become skillful communicators. This edition integrates ethics in communication as well as the role of technology and social media.

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 co-author of COMMUNICATE!, COMM, SPEAK, and THE CHALLENGE OF EFFECTIVE SPEAKING, all with Cengage.

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.

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  • Thorough interviewing Appendix has been updated and revised throughout.
  • Speech-Plan Action Steps and activities provide students with concrete steps in speech planning, organizing, and presenting.
  • "Communicating in the World" (formerly called PopCom!) illustrates key communication concepts and theories played out in daily life.
  • Diverse Voices essays target cross-cultural communication challenges as told by real people who have experienced them.

Communicate!

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Unit I: FOUNDATIONS OF COMMUNICATION.
1. Foundations of Communication.
2. Perception of Self and Others.
3. Intercultural Communication.
4. Verbal Messages.
5. Nonverbal Messages.
6. Listening.
Unit II: INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION AND RELATIONSHIPS.
7. Interpersonal Relationships.
8. Interpersonal Communication.
Unit III: GROUP COMMUNICATION.
9. Communicating in Groups.
10. Group Leadership and Problem Solving.
Unit IV: 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.
Appendix: Interviewing.
References.
Index.

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