Description : COMMUNICATION IN OUR LIVES, Sixth Edition, provides everything students need to strengthen their interpersonal, group, public speaking, and media literacy skills--and demonstrates the value of communication in their own lives. Award-winning, forward-thinking scholar Julia T. Wood combines a strong focus on skills development with careful attention to the research and theory of today's most prominent communication scholars, including current developments in cultural and social diversity and the impact of technology on communication. Consistently praised by instructors and students alike, the text features an engaging, personal tone, highly readable style, and frequent Student Voice sections that explore how past students have experienced key communication concepts. The text's comprehensive coverage includes integrated attention to diversity, early emphasis on public speaking, a unique chapter on the role of the media, and an all-new chapter on organizational communication. It is also packed with interactive, online study tools that further assist your students as they explore human communication and become more confident and effective communicators. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Description : Written by Julia T. Wood, one of the communication field's leading scholars, INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION: EVERYDAY ENCOUNTERS, 7E, actively engages students in interpersonal theories, ethics, and the understanding of social diversity while fostering skills students will apply in their everyday encounters. This new seventh edition integrates the latest communication research and devotes more attention to and provides additional exercises on active learning. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Description : Every day we communicate in our professional and personal lives to initiate or improve relationships, get what we want, function in teams, and learn new things. The success of these interactions depends on the ability to be effective in conveying messages. The Fourth Edition of this widely used text presents indispensable skills to encode and decode messages, guiding readers to develop their own communication style. Retaining its concise yet comprehensive coverage, the latest edition explores digital-age communication techniques and includes sections on communication privacy management theory and affection exchange theory. Oral Communication, 4/E presents a wide range of introductory topics in an affordable, straightforward, and fun format. Each chapter opens with clear learning objectives and ends with key terms and discussion questions. Interactive exercises throughout the book engage readers as they are asked to reflect on previous experiences, experiment with tools provided to them in the text, react to hypothetical scenarios, and think critically. Readers will benefit from professional sidebars that illustrate how academic concepts fit into the careers they will soon enter.
Description : The SAGE Handbook of Gender and Communication is a vital resource for those seeking to explore the complex interactions of gender and communication. Editors Bonnie J. Dow and Julia T. Wood, together with an illustrious group of contributors, review and evaluate the state of the gender and communication field through the discussion of existing theories and research, as well as through identification of important directions for future scholarship. The first of its kind, this Handbook examines the primary contexts in which gender and communication are shaped, reflected, and expressed: interpersonal, organizational, rhetoric, media, and intercultural/global.
Description : Written in clear, non-technical language, this book explains how employees and employers can maximize internal and external organizational communication—for both personal benefit and to the entity as a whole.
Description : Griffin's INVITATION TO PUBLIC SPEAKING: NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC EDITION, 6th Edition, brings a unique invitational approach to the public speaking course. As an antidote to the argument culture promoted by the media, INVITATION TO PUBLIC SPEAKING represents public speaking as a public dialogue, whether its purpose is to persuade, inform, or entertain. Audience-centered and practical, this approach emphasizes real-world contexts for public speaking with special features on Public Speaking in the Workplace, Ethical Moments, Civic Engagement, and relatable case studies from NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC researchers, scientists, artists, educators, and activists who use public speaking to save endangered species, document human tragedies, or promote scientific and cultural discoveries. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Description : Written for students studying intercultural communication for the first time, this textbook gives a thorough introduction to inter- and cross-cultural concepts with a focus on practical application and social action. Provides a thorough introduction to inter- and cross-cultural concepts for beginning students with a focus on practical application and social action Defines “communication” broadly using authors from a variety of sub disciplines and incorporating scientific, humanistic, and critical theory Constructs a complex version of culture using examples from around the world that represent a variety of differences, including age, sex, race, religion, and sexual orientation Promotes civic engagement with cues toward individual intercultural effectiveness and giving back to the community in socially relevant ways Weaves pedagogy throughout the text with student-centered examples, text boxes, applications, critical thinking questions, a glossary of key terms, and online resources for students and instructors Online resources for students and instructors available upon publication at www.wiley.com/go/baldwin
Description : Transform your students into smart, savvy consumers of the media. Mass Communication: Living in a Media World (Ralph E. Hanson) provides students with comprehensive yet concise coverage of all aspects of mass media, along with insightful analysis, robust pedagogy, and fun, conversational writing. In every chapter of this bestselling text, students will explore the latest developments and current events that are rapidly changing the media landscape. This newly revised Sixth Edition is packed with contemporary examples, engaging infographics, and compelling stories about the ways mass media shape our lives. From start to finish, students will learn the media literacy principles and critical thinking skills they need to become savvy media consumers.
Description : Eve Otto explains, "When I began writing this book, I had in the back of my mind that those who are young now might someday be interested in what life was like when their grandparents were growing up -- how life changed drastically with the coming of World War II in Europe and the turbulent years that followed... the traumas of our emigration to America with our three young children and the difficult adjustments we had to make. My book, then, is sort of a legacy to them."
Description : Morrison Muleri was born in 1968 in Lumakanda, Lugari District of Western Kenya. He holds a B.Com. and MBA degrees from the University of Nairobi in Kenya, postgraduate certificate in Public Financial Management from Harvard University in the USA, and a PhD in development effectiveness from Sheffield Hallam University in the UK. He is a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants of England and Wales (FCCA) and an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Management Consultants. Morrison has worked for several reputable employers in Africa, Europe, and the USA. He currently works for the World Bank in Washington DC, as a Board Operations Officer. He has travelled widely to over 30 countries and met leaders in different spheres. He lives in Olney, in Maryland with his wife and their four sons.