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_
Preface and Acknowledgements.
Part I: FOUNDATIONS OF COMMUNICATION.
1. The Communication Process.
2. Communication, Perception, and the Self.
3. Nonverbal Communication.
Part II: INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION.
6. Understanding Interpersonal Communication.
7. Improving Interpersonal Communication and Relationships.
Part III: COMMUNICATION IN GROUPS.
8. Foundations of Understanding Communication in Groups and Teams.
9. Communicating Effectively in Groups and Teams.
Part IV: PUBLIC COMMUNICATION.
10. Developing Your Speech Topic and Purpose.
11. Gathering and Developing Supporting Materials.
12. Delivering Your Speech.
13. Informative Speaking.
14. Persuasive Speaking.
15. Invitational Speaking.
Doctor of Philosophy, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana; Master of Arts, University of Oregon, Eugene Oregon. Professor, Speech Communication, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorad since 1998. Author of INVITATION TO PUBLIC SPEAKING 4TH EDITION (Cengage).
Jennifer Emerling Bone
Ph.D. in Communication, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, 2007.Emphasis: Rhetorical Theory and Criticism, Political Communication, Feminist Theory. M.A., Speech Communication, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, 2000. Teaches communicaiton studies at Colorado State University.
Each chapter includes a National Geographic Speaks feature and a National Geographic Explorer Tip showcasing the work of T.H. Culhane, Barrington Irving, Mireyayrea Mayor, and many others. Developed from interviews and research, these case studies and tips highlight the centrality and importance of ethical and civil communication in the work of nationally recognized explorers, scientists, researchers, and activists. Questions prompt students to reflect on the ways a particular communication strategy might become a part of their own skill set.
Updated feature boxes provide the latest insight on recognizing the top ten communication skills employers seek, preparing for job interviews, understanding nonverbal communication in the workplace, composing professional emails, working across different generations, navigating romances in the workplace, seeking mentors at work, recognizing and reporting bullying, keeping a new job, public speaking, coping with communication anxiety, managing rumors, motivating employees, and appreciating the benefits of diversity in the workplace.
A Case Study feature is included in every chapter, enabling students to apply what they learn to real-world scenarios.
Reflecting the crucial role of ethics in communication, the Second Edition includes feature boxes in every chapter highlighting moments of communication that raise ethical questions and dilemmas -- enabling students to decide how they will respond to ethical challenges before they have to face them.
Chapters 8 and 9 have been reorganized to provide a better understanding of the dynamics of communication in groups and teams.
COMMUNICATING IN THE WORKPLACE: Insightful boxed features introduce you to the latest real-world workplace needs and the role of communication in negotiating those needs. Topics include the top ten communication skills employers seek, job interviews, nonverbal communication, composing emails, working across different generations, romances at work, mentoring, bullying, keeping a new job, the role of public speaking in your job, communication anxiety, managing rumors, motivating employees, and the benefits of diversity in the workplace.
CASE STUDIES Each chapter includes case studies highlighting communication strategies used by nationally recognized explorers, scientists, researchers, and activists. Helping you explore the relevance and importance of communication in your own life, fifteen additional case studies focus on tattoos, self-esteem, cultural differences, language, listening, social media blunders, and decisions by consensus, among others. Questions at the end of each feature help you work through these dilemmas and resolve them civilly.
ETHICAL MOMENTS: Throughout the text, you will be exposed to ethical dilemmas and the role of communication in resolving those dilemmas, which include graffiti, awareness campaigns, social media, ambiguous arguments, free speech, dying with dignity, ending relationships, human rights, being a member of a team, and many others. Questions at the end of each feature help you think through each dilemma to a positive resolution.
INVITATION TO HUMAN COMMUNICATION - NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, 2e includes a strong emphasis on civility throughout. Chapter 4 (Language) and Chapter 5 (Listening) are key chapters for student enlightenment for personal growth.
MindTap® call-outs throughout the book direct students to videos that bring chapter concepts and communication theories to life._x000D_
The text's accessible and engaging writing style draws students into the communication theories and practices throughout each chapter as well as helps instructors teach these introductory theories.
Introducing students to the importance of ethical and civil communication, the text asks them to consider the moral impact of their communication choices and to be open to the different perspectives other people may have. This approach facilitates the teaching of introductory communication theories and helps instructors showcase the power and complexity of communication in today's global and increasingly interconnected world.
Throughout the text, cultural differences are noted and explained in accessible and respectful ways. The integration of the impact of culture on communication helps instructors address real-world challenges, dilemmas, and successes presented as people communicate across cultural differences.
Discussions of the myriad ways technology affects and changes what is known about communication theory and practices are presented in detail. An up-to-date presentation of communication and technology helps instructors keep pace with the ever-expanding network of communication options students face today.
Communication MindTap® for INVITATION TO HUMAN COMMUNICATION links instructors and students to many of the National Geographic Explorers' social media accounts. As a result, instructors and students can communicate with the explorers featured in the text, ask them questions and/or follow these individuals as they carry out their jobs.
Chapters on public speaking are framed within the context entering the larger public dialogue. This emphasis assists instructors in teaching students important public speaking skills they will use when they enter the workplace._x000D_
National Geographic Speaks and National Geographic Explorer Tips illustrate how people who are very successful in their respective careers navigate their way around specific communication challenges -- giving you real-world examples of how to engage in professional behavior in the workplace.
Communication in the Workplace feature boxes equip you with practical information and tips for navigating complex situations that often become part of workplace culture. Information in these boxes will help as you apply for your first internship or job after college.
A diverse assortment of case studies throughout help you think critically about how communication shapes your understanding of real-life events -- prompting you to reflect on the important role communication and culture play when communicating as a member of team, via social media, using visual imagery, or displaying nonverbal communication. Information from the case studies helps you better understand different options available for effective communication as well as strengthens your ability to respond appropriately with others if, or when, you encounter similar types of situations.
Ethical moment boxes enable you to share your thoughts, reactions, opinions, and advice on how best to communicate ethically when faced with challenging situations. As you weigh the advantages and disadvantages to questionable choices others have made, you will gain an awareness for the complexity surrounding ethical dilemmas._x000D_
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