Real Communication: An Introduction

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Macmillan, Nov 9, 2011 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 640 pages
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Real Communication uses stories from real people and the world around us to present the best and most lively introduction to communication concepts. Professors and students alike have fallen in love with Real Communication’s down-to-earth writing style, its coverage of research, and its wealth of learning and teaching tools. They also appreciate how Real Communication strives to weave the discipline’s different strands together with the CONNECT feature that shows students how concepts work and apply across interpersonal, small group, and public speaking contexts.  

The Second Edition is even better with a broader array of engaging examples, new coverage of hot topics in the field like Intercultural and mediated communication, plus a public speaking unit honed to provide the essential information students need for this fast-paced course. Whether you want a traditional paperback, an e-Book — online or downloadable to a device — a looseleaf edition, or the book within the new HumanCommClass, Real Communication has an option for you. Read the preface.

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PART ONE Basic communication Processes
PART TWO Interpersonal Communication
PART THREE Group and Organizational Communication
PART FOUR Public Speaking
appendix Competent Interviewing

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About the author (2011)

Dan O'Hair is Professor and Chair of the Department of Communication at the University of Oklahoma. He received his Ph.D. in 1982 from The University of Oklahoma in communication. He has published over forty articles in business and communication journals and has authored and edited six books focusing on communication. O'Hair has served as a consultant to numerous businesses, government agencies, and non-profit organizations. He is the former president of the El Paso chapter of the American Society for Training and Development and has served on the editorial board of five communication journals including the Journal of Business Communication and is the current editor of the Journal of Applied Communication Research. He is principal investigator and course administrator for the Department of Defense's Joint Course in Communication, an intensive eight-week course in advanced communication study.

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