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Public Speaking 5th Edition

Employers rank communication skills -- not technical knowledge -- as the most important qualification they look for when hiring and promoting people in their workforce. Coopman/Lull's PUBLIC SPEAKING: THE EVOLVING ART, 5th edition, helps you acquire the diverse skills you need for making effective classroom and workplace presentations -- both in person and online (aka "distance speaking"). The authors' wealth of insight ranges from how to mindfully manage increased speaker anxiety and critically assess the credibility of information sources to expert tips on research, digital literacy and maximizing tools like PowerPoint for in-person and online presentations. Technologically up to date, clearly written and packed with examples from popular culture, sports, politics and quality social media influencers, this book delivers the most engaging and complete public speaking guide available. Read More

Stephanie J. Coopman| James Lull

©2024

Communicate! 16th Edition

Become an effective communicator in all your personal and professional endeavors -- live and in-person or virtually -- with Verderber/Sellnow's COMMUNICATE!, 16th EDITION. This book will engage you actively in learning communication theories and best practices in interpersonal, intercultural, group, and formal public speaking/presentation settings. Throughout the book, you will be invited to engage in skill-building exercises and reflect on concepts as they occur in real-life settings, including your personal experiences. COMMUNICATE! is filled with lively contemporary examples, sample student speeches and real-world features that bring theory to life. The discussion of ethics, civil discourse, and listening has been expanded throughout the text as it is critical to effective communication. The role of technology and social media has been fully integrated, as well as evaluating sources to discern misinformation, disinformation, and mal-information and sources from reliable information and trustworthy sources. Read More

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

©2024

Communication In Our Lives 9th Edition

Wood/Hains' COMMUNICATION IN OUR LIVES, 9th Edition, provides everything you need to become a more confident and effective communicator -- both personally and professionally. Renowned teachers Julia T. Wood and Rebecca C. Hains combine 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 learners have experienced key communication concepts. In addition to its signature focus on social and cultural diversity, equity and inclusion, the ninth edition includes expanded coverage of digital media and health communication. An early introduction to public speaking includes plenty of sample speeches, and the importance of effective communication to today's careers is emphasized. Also available: MindTap digital learning solution. Read More

Julia T. Wood

©2024

Public Speaking 4th Edition

Packed with the latest research, best practices and hands-on applications, Keith/Lundberg's PUBLIC SPEAKING: CHOICES AND RESPONSIBILITY, 4th Edition, equips you with everything you need to become comfortable creating an outstanding speech. Working from a conversational framework, you'll learn to approach public speaking as a way of continuing important public conversations with specific audiences. The authors emphasize the importance of civility as the ethical grounding of speech in public as well as address "fake news" and the problem it poses for doing research. An all-new chapter takes a deep dive into online presentation skills, covering everything from eye contact on Zoom to using graphics in a mediated presentation. Expanding the formats of public speaking, the final chapter is devoted to special kinds of speaking like TED Talks, PechaKucha, poetry slams, toasts and more. Read More

William Keith| Christian O. Lundberg

©2024

The Challenge Of Effective Speaking In A Digital Age 18th Edition

A favorite with students, Sellnow/Verderber's THE CHALLENGE OF EFFECTIVE SPEAKING IN A DIGITAL AGE, 18th Edition, equips you with the skills you need to become a confident public speaker in both in-person and virtual settings. 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 (including how to avoid succumbing to "death by PowerPoint"), and language and delivery. Online tools -- including videos of student speeches accompanied by critical assessment questions and a robust MindTap Speech digital learning solution -- further develop and strengthen your public speaking skills. Grounded in the latest research and best practices, this bestseller is an exceptional resource for creating and delivering speeches. Read More

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

©2024

Looking Out, Looking In 16th Edition

Learn how to master and apply strong communication principles in both your personal relationships and on the job with Adler/Proctor/Manning's popular LOOKING OUT, LOOKING IN, 16E. Written with you in mind, this market-leading book connects today's latest research and theories to your everyday life. This is a textbook you'll actually enjoy reading with current, captivating magazine-style readings and the latest pop culture references -- from recent Marvel movies to viral stars rising through TikTok. This edition continues to focus on the impact of social media and technology on relationships, whether it's "Netflix and chill" or families tethered to cell phones during dinner. You explore the lives of diverse people as you gain a wide sense of understanding about relationships. Compelling photos and cartoons, thought-provoking prompts and hands-on activities bring principles to life. MindTap digital resources are also available to reinforce learning. Read More

Ronald B. Adler| Russell F. Proctor II

©2023

Comm 6th Edition

A direct response to ongoing research into students' workflows and preferences, Sellnow/Verderber/Verderber's COMM6 delivers the best of print and digital resources to meet the needs of all generations and learning styles. It combines an easy-reference, paperback textbook with Chapter Review Cards and an innovative online experience -- all at an affordable price. Delivering comprehensive yet succinct coverage, it integrates the latest research, best practices and timely, relevant examples. It also gives you the convenience of anywhere, anytime learning so you can access the text and interactive learning tools on almost any device. Read More

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

©2021

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

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

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

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

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

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. Read More

Stephanie J. Coopman| James Lull

©2018

Speak 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

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

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

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