Communication in Our Lives
COMMUNICATION IN OUR LIVES, Fifth 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.
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The World of Communication
Perception and Communication
Communication and Personal Identity
The Verbal Dimension of Communication
The Nonverbal Dimension of Communication
Communication and Culture
Foundations of Interpersonal Communication
Planning Public Speaking
Researching and Developing Support for Public Speeches
Organizing and Presenting Public Speeches
Pulling Ideas Together
Appendix A Annotated Sample Speeches
Appendix B Interviewing
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