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Public Speaking 3rd Edition

Packed with the latest research, best practices and plenty of hands-on applications, Keith/Lundberg's PUBLIC SPEAKING: CHOICES AND RESPONSIBILITY, 3rd Edition, equips you with everything you need to become an excellent public speaker. Based on rhetorical theory, the text focuses on the role of choices and civic engagement/responsibility--emphasizing the importance of civility in public discourse. It describes the audience as a "public" to which the speaker belongs, rather than as a separate entity defined only by demographics. Completely up to date, the 3rd Edition includes new coverage of "fake news" and "lightning talks" as well as an entire chapter devoted to special kinds of speeches like TED Talks, PechaKucha, poetry slams and more. Read More

William Keith | Christian O. Lundberg

©2020

Interpersonal Communication 9th Edition

INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION: EVERYDAY ENCOUNTERS, 9th Edition, relates theory and skills directly to students' everyday interactions as it delivers a solid introduction to interpersonal communication. An emphasis on cultural diversity is thoroughly woven throughout the new 9th edition, empowering you with the skills you need to effectively communicate with people who may not share a similar background. The new edition also features increased coverage of social media, including a section in every chapter that discusses connections between chapter themes and social media. The MindTap Mobile App, fully integrated with the text, lets you learn when and wherever you want. Read or listen to the text and study with the aid of instructor notifications, flashcards and practice quizzes. Read More

Julia T. Wood

©2020

AE Interpersonal Communication: Everyday Encounters 9th Edition

Written by leading scholar and award-winning teacher Julia T. Wood, INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION: EVERYDAY ENCOUNTERS, 9th Edition, relates theory and skills directly to students' everyday interactions as it delivers a solid introduction to interpersonal communication. An emphasis on cultural diversity is thoroughly woven throughout the new 9th edition, equipping readers with the skills they need to effectively communicate with people who may not share a similar background. The new edition also features increased coverage of social media, including a section in every chapter that discusses connections between chapter themes and social media. The text's pedagogy is carefully integrated into MindTap's personalized teaching and learning platform. Assignments guide students to analyze, apply and improve thinking, allowing instructors to measure skills and outcomes with ease. MindTap combines interactive videos and simulations with high-value gradable activities in an engaging, personalized online environment. Read More

Julia T. Wood

©2020

Interconnections 1st Edition

Do you find Twitter or Instagram more interesting than textbooks? From an interpersonal communications viewpoint, that makes perfect sense because social media connect you with your friends. Now there's a text you can easily connect with. With its intriguing anecdotes, current research and student-friendly storytelling style, INTERCONNECTIONS equips you with a solid foundation in interpersonal communication. You'll read about conflicts and communications between people that will help you apply key ideas from the latest research. Surveys help you analyze your own communication style and the text provides the tools to change it--if you want. Links to clips from current TV shows bring chapter concepts to life. To help you maximize your study time, the award-winning app MindTap offers video activities, auto-graded chapter quizzes, interactive flash cards and ReadSpeaker, which will read the textbook to you. Read More

Jonathan M. Bowman

©2019

Gendered Lives 13th Edition

Packed with the latest research and emerging issues from the field, GENDERED LIVES: COMMUNICATION, GENDER, & CULTURE, 13th Edition, equips you with the knowledge and tools to think critically about gender and society. Written by leading gender communication scholars, the text offers a balanced perspective of masculinity and femininity as it demonstrates the multiple and often interactive ways your views of gender are shaped within contemporary culture. The 13th Edition offers expansive coverage of men's issues, an integrated emphasis on social media and a stronger focus on gender in the public sphere. Its current coverage and conversational, first-person writing styles make it an engaging introduction to the field! Read More

Julia T. Wood | Natalie Fixmer-Oraiz

©2019

The Speaker's Handbook, Spiral Bound Version 12th Edition

Helping you build your public speaking skills for a variety of contexts, THE SPEAKER'S HANDBOOK, 12th Edition, covers the entire process of preparing, organizing, developing and delivering a speech, making it the ideal resource for beginning and experienced speakers alike. The handbook's comprehensive coverage emphasizes ethics, reasoning, audience analysis, and diversity throughout. Each chapter is designed to stand alone, so you can easily refer only to the sections you need. Vivid graphics illustrate key concepts like public speaking anxiety. Recent speeches from beginning speakers as well as public figures--including Congressman John Lewis’s dedication speech for the National Museum of African American History and Culture--give you relevant speech models to analyze. In addition to valuable tips and advice, the handbook is packed with hands-on activities to give you plenty of practice and checklists to help you review what you've learned. Read More

Jo Sprague | Douglas Stuart | David Bodary

©2019

Communicating For Results 11th Edition

COMMUNICATING FOR RESULTS: A GUIDE FOR BUSINESS AND THE PROFESSIONS, 11th Edition, equips you with the basic concepts and techniques you need to successfully communicate in today's business world, regardless of your current level of experience. Covering every aspect of the communication process, the text gives you a competitive edge in any business situation -- using social media more effectively, conducting professional interviews, making skilled presentations with professional visual aids, assuming a leadership role, participating in successful teams, and more. Online video clips of common professional scenarios paired with chapter concepts give you a realistic view into the business world, while Polishing Your Career Skills features provide diagnostic tools to help you sharpen your skills. In addition, MindTap Communication provides an interactive learning solution to help you maximize your course success. Read More

Cheryl Hamilton

©2018

The Challenge Of Effective Speaking In A Digital Age 17th Edition

A favorite with students, THE CHALLENGE OF EFFECTIVE SPEAKING IN A DIGITAL AGE, 17th Edition, equips you with the skills you need to maximize your course success and become a confident public speaker. Its signature six key Speech Plan Action Steps guide you step by step through topic selection, audience analysis and adaptation, effective research, organization (with an emphasis on outlining), a wide variety of presentational aids (and how to avoid succumbing to "death by PowerPoint"), and language and delivery. Online tools include videos of student speeches accompanied by Interactive Video Activities that help you develop and strengthen your public speaking skills as well as the robust MindTap Speech digital learning solution. Grounded in the latest research, this new edition is an exceptional resource for creating and delivering speeches. Read More

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

©2018

Communication In Our Lives 8th Edition

COMMUNICATION IN OUR LIVES, 8th Edition, provides everything you need to become a more confident and effective communicator -- in both your personal and professional life. Award-winning teacher Julia T. Wood combines the latest research, theory, and best practices with hands-on skills development. Extremely student friendly, the text features an engaging, personal tone, while frequent Student Voice sections highlight how past students have experienced key communication concepts. In addition to its signature emphasis on social and cultural diversity, the eighth edition includes expanded coverage of digital media, a new focus on health communication, and an early introduction to public speaking -- with plenty of sample speeches. The text also illustrates the importance of effective communication to today's careers. Interactive, online study tools help you put what you learn into practice as you strengthen your interpersonal, group, public speaking, and media skills. Read More

Julia T. Wood

©2018

Invitation To Public Speaking - National Geographic Edition 6th Edition

Griffin's INVITATION TO PUBLIC SPEAKING, 6th Edition, equips you with solid public speaking skills that will serve you well in your college coursework and far beyond. This text illustrates the power and importance of public speaking in your life as well as in the community. Featuring spectacular photographs, this edition also includes dynamic stories and tips from NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC researchers, scientists, artists, and activists who speak to groups of all sizes and ages. In addition, sample student speeches, speech-building exercises, and step-by-step explanations thoroughly prepare you for speaking in class, at public gatherings, and -- ultimately -- throughout your career. Read More

Cindy L. Griffin

©2018

Public Speaking 4th Edition

Combining time-test techniques with the latest digital resources, Coopman and Lull's PUBLIC SPEAKING: THE EVOLVING ART, 4th Edition, gives you the tools and knowledge to become a confident, competent, and ethical public speaker in today's media-driven society. Four peer mentors bring text concepts and strategies to life with seamlessly integrated video and animation segments that highlight strategies for successful public speaking. Examples from popular culture include analysis of the public speaking success of Bernie Sanders, Malala Yousafzai, and others, while "Apply It" boxes help you put what you learn into practice outside the classroom. In addition, the text is also available with MindTap Speech, a highly customizable, student-focused online learning platform that combines all of your resources -- readings, multimedia, activities, and assessments -- into a singular Learning Path that guides you through the course. Read More

Stephanie J. Coopman | James Lull

©2018

COMM (With COMM Online, 1 Term (6 Months) Printed Access Card) 5th Edition

Learn Communication YOUR Way with COMM5! This easy-reference, paperback textbook presents course content through visually engaging chapters and Chapter Review Cards that consolidate the best review material into a ready-made study tool. With the textbook or on its own, COMM5 Online allows easy exploration of COMM5 anywhere, anytime--including on your device. Collect your notes, browse interactive content and create StudyBits as you go, to remember what’s important. Then, either use preset study resources or personalize the product through easy-to-use tags and filters to prioritize your study time. Make and review flashcards, review related content and track your progress with Concept Tracker--all in one place and at an affordable price! Read More

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

©2018

COMM (Book Only) 5th Edition

COMM (Book Only) Read More

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

©2018

SPEAK (With SPEAK Online, 1 Term (6 Months) Printed Access Card) 4th Edition

Learn Public Speaking YOUR Way with SPEAK4! This easy-reference, paperback textbook presents course content through visually engaging chapters and Chapter Review Cards that consolidate the best review material into a ready-made study tool. With the textbook or on its own, SPEAK4 Online allows easy exploration of SPEAK4 anywhere, anytime--including on your device. Collect your notes from the interactive content and create StudyBits as you go to remember what’s important. Then, either use preset study resources or personalize the product through easy-to-use tags and filters to prioritize your study time. Make and review flashcards, review related content and track your progress with Concept Tracker--all in one place and at an affordable price! Read More

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

©2018

Communications Toolkit 4th Edition

The Communications Toolkit is a valuable and practical resource guide to enable students to develop effective communication skills. The text helps students make a successful transition to tertiary studies, develop effective research skills for their discipline, approach academic writing with confidence, refine their writing skills, and enhance their face-to-face communication experience. This new edition includes more information than ever on active listening and dealing with conflict, while taking into account the changing nature of university studies as more and more students study and take courses online. New examples of online students’ communication work and new coverage of the communication challenges students face when going to university via an online channel will deal with this diversity. The new CourseMate Express website will offer students resources for learning and revision, making this the strongest communications textbook out in the market today. Read More

Jane Grellier | Veronica Goerke

©2018

Communication Between Cultures 9th Edition

Emphasizing the roles that family, religion, and history play in intercultural communication, COMMUNICATION BETWEEN CULTURES, 9E helps you increase your understanding and appreciation of different cultures while developing practical skills for improving your communication with people from other cultures. Bringing chapter concepts to life, the text is packed with the latest research and compelling examples that help you take a look at your own assumptions, perceptions, and cultural biases so you can see the subtle and profound ways culture affects communication. The ninth edition also includes insightful discussions of the impact of globalization, a new chapter on intercultural communication competence, and extensive coverage of new technology. Read More

Larry A. Samovar | Richard E. Porter | Edwin R. McDaniel | Carolyn Sexton Roy

©2017

Cengage Advantage Books 5th Edition

Providing a quick resource whenever and wherever you need it, CENGAGE ADVANTAGE BOOKS: THE SPEAKER'S COMPACT HANDBOOK, 5th Edition, equips you with the essential information, tips, and tools you need to be an effective public speaker. Its spiral-bound, quick-reference format makes the handbook easy to use. Each succinct chapter can stand alone, allowing you to easily jump exactly to the topic you need to help you create a great speech. Drawing from academic research and practical experience, the handbook walks you step by step through the entire speechmaking process. Five student-friendly features--Key Points, Quick Tips, Checklists, Web Links, and Critical Thinking Questions--help you stay on track throughout the speech-building process. Read More

Jo Sprague | Douglas Stuart | David Bodary

©2017

Cengage Advantage Books: Looking Out, Looking In 15th Edition

A longtime favorite with millions of students, LOOKING OUT, LOOKING IN, 15th Edition equips you with practical communication concepts and skills you can immediately start applying in your personal relationships as well as on the job. Extremely reader friendly, the text connects the latest theories and research to real-world practice. The Fifteenth Edition includes an all-new Chapter 2 devoted to interpersonal communication and social media, while coverage of mediated communication is also integrated throughout. In addition, diverse examples, engaging readings, compelling cartoons, vibrant photos, and popular culture references bring chapter concepts to life. Read More

Ronald B. Adler | Russell F. Proctor II

©2017

SPEAK (Book Only) 3rd Edition

SPEAK (Book Only) Read More

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

©2017

SPEAK (With Online, 1 Term (6 Months) Printed Access Card) 3rd Edition

Learn Speech Communications YOUR Way with SPEAK3’s easy-reference, paperback textbook presents course content through visually-engaging chapters as well as Chapter Review Cards that consolidate the best review material into a ready-made study tool. With the textbook or on its own, SPEAK3 Online allows easy exploration of SPEAK anywhere, anytime - including on your device! Collect your notes and create StudyBits™ from interactive content as you go to remember what’s important. Then, either use preset study resources, or personalize the product through easy-to-use tags and filters to prioritize your study time. Make and review flashcards, review related content, and track your progress with Concept Tracker, all in one place and at an affordable price! Read More

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

©2017

Communicate! 15th Edition

Become a successful communicator in all your personal and professional endeavors--whether they're face-to-face or virtual--with COMMUNICATE! 15th Edition. This book will engage you in active learning with theory, application and tools for practicing and assessing specific communication skills in interpersonal, intercultural, group, and public speaking settings. Skill-building exercises, including speech-plan action step activities, guide students through the speech preparation process. COMMUNICATE! provides lively contemporary examples and sample student speeches that ground theory, increase comprehension, and help students become skillful communicators. The role of ethics in communication is integrated throughout the text, as is the role of technology and social media. The chapters on listening (Ch. 6) and presentational aids (Ch. 13) have been significantly revised. Read More

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

©2017

Invitation To Human Communication - National Geographic 2nd Edition

Communication is key to your social, political, professional, and personal life. Packed with case studies and tips from nationally recognized explorers, scientists, researchers, and activists, INVITATION TO HUMAN COMMUNICATION - NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, 2e equips you with the foundational skills you need to compete and succeed in today's fast-paced workplace. It also helps you recognize the importance and centrality of communication in your professional and personal life. Insightful Communicating in the Workplace features introduce you to real-world workplace needs and the role of communication in negotiating those needs, while Ethical Moments help you work through modern dilemmas you may eventually face in the workplace and resolve them civilly._x000D_ Read More

Cindy Griffin | Jennifer Emerling Bone

©2017

Communication Mosaics 8th Edition

COMMUNICATION MOSAICS: AN INTRODUCTION TO THE FIELD OF COMMUNICATION, 8E draws from the most up-to-date research, theories, and technological information to provide both an overview of the field and practical applications you can immediately use to improve your personal, professional, and public communication skills. Extremely student friendly, the text combines the author's signature first-person narrative style with popular student commentaries. It introduces the basic processes and skills central to all communication contexts and then explains how these aspects of communication are applied in specific contexts such as interpersonal and public speaking. New coverage in Chapter 13 walks you step-by-step through the process of planning and preparing a public speech. As you progress through the text, each chapter ends with a case study enabling you to put what you learn into practice. Read More

Julia T. Wood

©2017

Public Relations Writing 11th Edition

Providing the best of practical tools, real-world examples and proven theories, PUBLIC RELATIONS WRITING: STRATEGIES & STRUCTURES, 11th Edition, teaches you the essentials of writing with understanding and purpose. Extremely student friendly, it guides you step by step through a logical progression of PR writing, starting with the roles and responsibilities of the PR writer, followed by writing principles, preparing to write, writing for select audiences, and writing for crisis situations. It thoroughly explains the different styles and techniques behind writing principles. The Eleventh Edition also includes an entire chapter devoted to writing for social media. Read More

Doug Newsom | Jim Haynes

©2017

Public Speaking 2nd Edition

PUBLIC SPEAKING: CHOICES AND RESPONSIBILITY, 2e delivers a practical, up-to-date resource that will sharpen your public-speaking skills and empower you to make the best choices for your speech audience and situation. Hands-on applications enable you to analyze what you learn and immediately put it into practice. The Second Edition includes new coverage of Monroe's Motivated Sequence, discussions of TED talks and PechaKucha, extended treatment of fallacies, and expanded emphasis on outlining. New Remix features apply the latest research in business and social science to public speaking skills. In addition, MindTap digital learning solution provides an array of tools and apps to help you maximize your course success. PUBLIC SPEAKING will help you master your skills -- and use them to make a difference in your career and your community. Read More

William Keith | Christian O. Lundberg

©2017

Looking Out, Looking In 15th Edition

A longtime favorite with millions of students, LOOKING OUT, LOOKING IN, 15th Edition equips you with practical communication concepts and skills you can immediately start applying in your personal relationships as well as on the job. Extremely reader friendly, the text connects the latest theories and research to real-world practice. The Fifteenth Edition includes an all-new Chapter 2 devoted to interpersonal communication and social media, while coverage of mediated communication is also integrated throughout. In addition, diverse examples, engaging readings, compelling cartoons, vibrant photos, and popular culture references bring chapter concepts to life. Read More

Ronald B. Adler | Russell F. Proctor II

©2017

AE Communication Between Cultures 9th Edition

Packed with current research and examples, bestselling COMMUNICATION BETWEEN CULTURES, 9E equips students with a deep understanding and appreciation of different cultures while helping them develop practical communication skills. Part I introduces the study of communication and culture; Part II focuses on the ability of culture to shape and modify our view of reality; Part III puts the theory of intercultural communication into practice; and Part IV converts knowledge into action. This is the only text to consistently emphasize religion and history as key variables in intercultural communication. Compelling examples force students to examine their own assumptions, perceptions, and cultural biases--enabling them to understand the subtle and profound ways culture affects communication. The ninth edition offers expanded discussions of the impact of globalization, a new chapter on intercultural communication competence, and more coverage of new technology. Read More

Larry A. Samovar | Richard E. Porter | Edwin R. McDaniel | Carolyn Sexton Roy

©2017

AE Communication Mosaics: An Introduction To The Field Of Communication 8th Edition

Written by leading scholar Julia Wood, COMMUNICATION MOSAICS: AN INTRODUCTION TO THE FIELD OF COMMUNICATION, 8E draws from the latest research and practices to equip students with a foundational survey while helping them build effective skills. Retaining the author's signature first-person narrative style and holistic approach, the text explains the basic processes central to all communication contexts—listening, perceiving, using verbal and nonverbal communication, and establishing climate. Then these processes are applied to various contexts such as interpersonal, small group, public, organizational, intercultural, mass communication, personal, and social media. Each chapter includes a section devoted to digital communication and social media. Chapters end with a case study enabling students to put what they learn into real-world practice. In addition, Chapter 13 walks students step-by-step through the process of planning and preparing a public speech. Read More

Julia T. Wood

©2017

The Speaker's Handbook, Spiral Bound Version 11th Edition

Helping you build your public speaking skills for a variety of contexts, THE SPEAKER'S HANDBOOK, 11e covers the entire process of preparing, organizing, developing, and delivering a speech-making it the ideal resource for beginning and experienced speakers alike. The handbook's comprehensive coverage emphasizes ethics, reasoning, audience analysis, and diversity throughout. Each chapter is designed to stand alone so you can easily refer only to the sections you need. Vivid graphics help illustrate key concepts like public speaking anxiety. Recent speeches from beginning speakers as well as public figures-including President Obama's commemorative speech on the death of Nelson Mandela-give you relevant speech models to analyze. In addition to valuable tips and advice, the handbook is packed with hands-on activities to give you plenty of practice and Checklists to help you review what you've learned. Read More

Jo Sprague | Douglas Stuart | David Bodary

©2016

Interpersonal Communication 8th Edition

Helping you find your voice, INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION: EVERYDAY ENCOUNTERS, 8e helps you build the skills you need to become a more effective communicator. Award-winning author Julia T. Wood incorporates the latest communication research as she presents a pragmatic introduction to the concepts, principles, and skills of interpersonal communication. Reflecting her expertise in gender and social diversity, the book offers unparalleled emphasis on diversity. It also provides comprehensive coverage of the influence of social media and thorough discussions of the ethical challenges and choices that affect interpersonal communication. In addition, it covers such timely issues as emotional intelligence and forgiveness, interracial relationships, safe sex, ways to deal with abuse from intimates, race-related differences between conflict styles, and the power of language. Read More

Julia T. Wood

©2016

Public Speaking 8th Edition

PUBLIC SPEAKING: CONCEPTS AND SKILLS FOR A DIVERSE SOCIETY, 8e equips you with the training and tools to be an effective public speaker and listener in a world of constant cultural, political, and technological changes. The book combines 2,500-year-old principles with up-to-date research into concepts, skills, theories, applications, and critical-thinking proficiencies essential for successful listening and speaking. Giving you a heightened awareness of and sensitivity to your audience, discussions of classic public speaking topics are grounded in an awareness of the impact of cultural nuances-ranging from gender differences to co-cultures within the United States to the traditions of other nations. Ethics are also emphasized throughout. Coverage includes the latest information on listening competencies, legacy journalism, native digital news outlets, MAPit, powerful language forms, and more. In addition, numerous samples speeches and hands-on exercises help you develop and sharpen your speechmaking skills. Read More

Clella Jaffe

©2016

COMM (Book Only) 4th Edition

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

©2016

The Rhetorical Act 5th Edition

THE RHETORICAL ACT: THINKING, SPEAKING, AND WRITING CRITICALLY, Fifth Edition, teaches you how to craft and critique rhetorical messages that influence, inviting and enabling you to become an articulate rhetor and critic of the world around you. The book combines thorough coverage of rhetorical criticism, media literacy, and strategic public speaking, providing a solid grounding in essential concepts while helping you hone your skills in each area. Read More

Karlyn Kohrs Campbell | Susan Schultz Huxman | Thomas A. Burkholder

©2015

Communication In Our Lives 7th Edition

COMMUNICATION IN OUR LIVES, Seventh Edition, provides everything you need to strengthen your interpersonal, group, public speaking, and media literacy skills-and demonstrates the value of communication in your life. Award-winning, forward-thinking scholar Julia T. Wood focuses on helping you develop vital communication skills while exploring the latest 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. This popular text features an engaging, personal tone, highly readable style, and frequent Student Voice sections that explore how other students have experienced key communication concepts. It is also packed with interactive, online study tools that can help you explore human communication and become a more confident and effective communicator. Read More

Julia T. Wood

©2015

COMM3 (With Coursemate, 1 Term (6 Months) Printed Access Card) 3rd Edition

Created through a “student-tested, faculty-approved” review process, COMM3 is an engaging and accessible solution to accommodate the diverse lifestyles of today’s learners. Read More

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

©2015

Cengage Advantage Series: Essentials Of Public Speaking 6th Edition

Think public speaking skills aren't important? Think again. Packed with sample speeches illustrating what to do as well as plenty of examples detailing what not to do, this value-priced public speaking text equips you with the essential skills and theories needed to become an effective public speaker. ESSENTIALS OF PUBLIC SPEAKING delivers abundant practical advice, intriguing discussions on the role of ethics in public speaking, and up-to-date coverage on effectively using technology in speech development and delivery. The sixth edition will help you get started with effective public speaking in the very first chapter with information on 11 types of introductory speeches. You'll learn how to answer interview questions on Skype and prepare video clips for college or job applications. You'll be able to access “how-to” videos on your mobile device by scanning QR codes in the book's Quick Start Guide. You'll also have the option of using technology resources such as CourseMate, which includes access to videos of sample speeches, text-specific study tools, the MindTap Reader interactive eBook, and more. Read More

Cheryl Hamilton

©2015

The Challenge Of Effective Speaking In A Digital Age 16th Edition

All the skills you need to know to become a confident speaker and conquer speaking anxiety are thoroughly covered in THE CHALLENGE OF EFFECTIVE SPEAKING IN A DIGITAL AGE, 16E. A pioneer in the field, this best seller guides you through six key Speech Planning Action Steps: topic selection, audience analysis and adaptation, effective research (including appropriate use of Internet resources), organization (with an emphasis on outlining), presentational aids (and how to avoid succumbing to "death by PowerPoint"), and language and delivery. The new edition also includes many online tools, such as videos of student speeches accompanied by Interactive Video Activities that help develop and strengthen public speaking skills. Grounded in the latest research, this new edition is an exceptional resource for creating and delivering speeches. Read More

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

©2015

Intercultural Communication 14th Edition

This new special, anniversary edition of INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION: A READER, celebrates 40 years of publication. In compiling this Fortieth Anniversary Edition, the editors reviewed over 600 articles from the previous 13 editions and selected those essays that educators, both in the United States and abroad, have considered foundational to intercultural communication teaching and research. These essays also illustrate the growth and direction of the field since the early 1970s. This edition offers a series of essays that enables students to gain an appreciation and understanding of intercultural communication. Material is presented in a context that assists students in comprehending and then applying course concepts to their lives. These core readings also demonstrate the historical development and philosophical evolution of the field. As with prior editions, the Reader continues to convey the idea that successful intercultural communication is a matter of highest importance in this globalized, interconnected world. The concluding chapter, "New Perspectives: Prospects for the Future," contains five new essays by leading intercultural communication scholars. These original works offer insight into new directions for intercultural communication in the coming decades. Read More

Larry A. Samovar | Richard E. Porter | Edwin R. McDaniel | Carolyn Sexton Roy

©2015

Organizational Communication 7th Edition

ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNICATION: APPROACHES AND PROCESSES presents organizational communication from both a communication and managerial perspective. Professor Miller's clear writing style and consistent use of examples and case studies result in a text that you'll find easy to understand. Read More

Katherine Miller | Joshua Barbour

©2015

Invitation To Public Speaking - National Geographic Edition 5th Edition

INVITATION TO PUBLIC SPEAKING was designed to provide you with solid public speaking skills that will serve you well. This text shows you the power and importance of public speaking in your life as well as in the community. This special National Geographic Learning edition includes dynamic and exciting stories and tips from young people who are committed to sharing their passion for conservation and learning, accompanied by spectacular National Geographic photographs. Speech-building help and examples of student speeches in every chapter help you understand the basic concepts so that you learn how to give successful speeches. Read More

Cindy L. Griffin

©2015

Communicating For Results 10th Edition

This best-selling text will show you the basic concepts and techniques you need to successfully communicate in today's business world, regardless of your current level of business experience. Covering every aspect of the communication process, COMMUNICATING FOR RESULTS: A GUIDE FOR BUSINESS AND THE PROFESSIONS, Tenth Edition, will give you a competitive edge in any business situation--from the initial interview to making skilled presentations (complete with professional visual aids) to assuming a leadership role. In addition, you'll find online video clips of common professional scenarios paired with the concepts from the text give you a realistic glimpse into the business world. COMMUNICATING FOR RESULTS: A GUIDE FOR BUSINESS AND THE PROFESSIONS, Tenth Edition, is your opportunity to see how theory translates into practical action--and how that knowledge will help you improve your chance of career success! Read More

Cheryl Hamilton

©2014

Creative Strategy In Advertising 11th Edition

CREATIVE STRATEGY IN ADVERTISING provides everything you need to be successful as an advertising professional in today's fast-changing media environment. Focusing on the idea that good advertising always starts with an understanding of people and an awareness of their needs, the text advances through the creative process step by step. It focuses first on the creative person, and then on strategy and problem solving. Complementing expert instruction with extensive examples of layouts and ad copy, this book gives you all the necessary tools to create winning advertising strategies. Read More

Bonnie L. Drewniany | A. Jerome Jewler

©2014

Communications Toolkit 3rd Edition

The Communication Skills Toolkit is a valuable and practical resource guide to enable students to develop effective communication skills. The text is divided into five easy-to-follow sections to help students to, make a successful transition to tertiary studies, develop effective research skills for their discipline, approach academic writing with confidence, refine their writing skills, and enhance their face-to-face communication experience. Read More

Jane Grellier | Veronica Goerke

©2014

Media Now 8th Edition

MEDIA NOW, Eighth Edition, empowers you to think critically about the media and its effects on culture by providing a thorough understanding of how media technologies develop, operate, converge, and affect society. MEDIA NOW prepares you for encounters in the expanding fields of the Internet, interactive media, and traditional media industries through engaging, up-to-date material that covers the essential history, theories, concepts, and technical knowledge you need to thrive. Extensively updated in a new eighth edition, MEDIA NOW provides a comprehensive introduction to today's global media environment and ongoing developments in technology, culture, and critical theory that continue to transform this rapidly evolving industry and affect our daily lives. Read More

Joseph Straubhaar | Robert LaRose | Lucinda Davenport

©2014

Non-Verbal Communication In Human Interaction, International Edition 8th Edition

NONVERBAL COMMUNICATION IN HUMAN INTERACTION, 8E, International Edition is the most comprehensive and readable compendium of research and theory on nonverbal communication available today. Written by a communication scholar and two social psychologists, the book offers an interdisciplinary approach to the study of nonverbal communication that shows how it affects a wide variety of academic interests. The theory and research included in this text comes from scholars with a wide variety of academic backgrounds, including communication, anthropology, counseling, psychology, psychiatry, and linguistics. The eighth edition includes new material on nonverbal messages and technology/media that covers the increasing amount of communication that is mediated by some form of technology and newly added text boxes that acquaint readers with cutting-edge research questions and findings, and appeal to your real-life concerns. Read More

Mark L. Knapp | Judith A. Hall | Terrence G. Horgan

©2014

Argumentation And Debate, International Edition 13th Edition

Widely praised, ARGUMENTATION AND DEBATE, 13E, International Edition uses a clear, concise, and engaging presentation that makes even complex material easy for students to understand. The authors have adapted the text over the years to match changing practices in debate and teaching while preserving classical and conventional approaches to learning debate. This edition retains its rhetorical roots with a flexible tone open to a diverse array of debate styles that is appropriate in the contemporary context. It values the importance of inclusion and sensitivity to differences of culture, gender, orientation, class and other factors as they impact communicative choices and argumentation. The authors have a preference for team topic evidence-based policy debate; however, the text strives to offer viable tools for a wide range of readers interested in improving their critical thinking for reasoned decision making. Read More

Austin J. Freeley | David L. Steinberg

©2014

Nonverbal Communication In Human Interaction 8th Edition

NONVERBAL COMMUNICATION IN HUMAN INTERACTION is the most comprehensive and readable compendium of research and theory on nonverbal communication available today. Written by a communication scholar and two social psychologists, the book offers an interdisciplinary approach to the study of nonverbal communication that shows how it affects a wide variety of academic interests. The theory and research included in this text comes from scholars with a wide variety of academic backgrounds, including communication, anthropology, counseling, psychology, psychiatry, and linguistics. The eighth edition includes new material on nonverbal messages and technology/media that covers the increasing amount of communication that is mediated by some form of technology and newly added text boxes that acquaint readers with cutting-edge research questions and findings, and appeal to your real-life concerns. Read More

Mark L. Knapp | Judith A. Hall | Terrence G. Horgan

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Communicate!, International Edition 14th Edition

Now in its 14th edition, this ground-breaking, market-leading fundamentals of human communication text helps readers improve their communication competency by becoming proficient in using theory and research-grounded communication skills. Praised for its clear and concise writing style, this new edition includes increased coverage of how technology and social media are changing communication practices and offers guidelines for best practice. Lively contemporary examples and sample speeches ground theory, increase comprehension, and help readers become skillful communicators. COMMUNICATE!, 14E, International Edition engages students in active learning through theory, application and skill-building exercises including speech action step activities that guide students through the speech preparation process. The role of ethics in communication is integrated throughout the text, and students can also apply ethical principles to case situations. Read More

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

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Mass Media Research 10th Edition

Quality media is the result of meticulous research. MASS MEDIA RESEARCH: AN INTRODUCTION, 10e, shows you how it happens--from content analysis to surveys to experimental research--and then equips you with expert tips on analyzing the media you encounter in your daily life. Reflecting the latest developments from the field, this popular book delivers a comprehensive overview of mass communication research and a thorough exploration of each major approach--including qualitative research, content analysis, survey research, longitudinal research, and experimental research. It also fully integrates social media coverage, ethics, and the impact of merging technology. Available with InfoTrac® Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Read More

Roger D. Wimmer | Joseph R. Dominick

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Argumentation And Debate 13th Edition

Widely praised, ARGUMENTATION AND DEBATE, 13E, uses a clear, concise, and engaging presentation that makes even complex material easy for students to understand. The authors have adapted the text over the years to match changing practices in debate and teaching while preserving classical and conventional approaches to learning debate. This edition retains its rhetorical roots with a flexible tone open to a diverse array of debate styles that is appropriate in the contemporary context. It values the importance of inclusion and sensitivity to differences of culture, gender, orientation, class and other factors as they impact communicative choices and argumentation. The authors have a preference for team topic evidence-based policy debate; however, the text strives to offer viable tools for a wide range of readers interested in improving their critical thinking for reasoned decision making. Available with InfoTrac® Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Read More

Austin J. Freeley | David L. Steinberg

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