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Why You Need This New Edition

6 good reasons why you should buy this new edition of Communication

Our work in the communication field has spanned several decades and over the years, we have learned that

this discipline is forever new and exciting, continually renewing and reinventing itself. Communication scholars

constantly explore and challenge the diverse findings about our everyday communication and our interactions

and relationships with others. For each new edition of Communication: Making Connections, we have set out

to capture this freshness and to share the latest ideas and scholarship in the field. This eighth edition is no

exception! Here are six good reasons to buy this new edition.

  1. Streamlined Coverage: Recognizing the need to continually refresh and revive the book to keep pace with a changing world and discipline, we have evaluated every line, streamlining and editing discussions where necessary to create a book that is actually shorter and more concise than previous edition.
  2. Increased emphasis on technology: The prevalence of new communication technologies has made our world and our communication increasingly complex. We have become a "wired" society and use technology in its many forms constantly. In this edition, we have focused on exploring new communication technologies, from texting to online social networking, from blogging to video conferencing. We have a greater emphasis on electronic-mediated communication (EMC) throughout, beginning with an expanded discussion in Chapter 1 and extending to numerous new text discussions and boxed features.
  3.  Focus on the implications of new technologies: Our approach in this new edition is to explore the implications of new communication technologies on the messages we send and receive, such as the use of "textspeak," what to disclose and not disclose on Facebook, discussion of how mediated communication influences our perceptions, the importance of evaluating internet resources when researching a speech topic, and how emotions get communicated online.
  4.  Numerous new examples: We have updated and added new examples throughout. You will find a discussion of the impact of globalism on the use of language, new chapter-opening vignettes that discuss technology issues, a new example of group conflict and how the conflict was resolved, as well as updated suggestions for web research and potential speech topics.
  5.  New research findings: We have made every effort to add the latest research findings to the text, including new research on gender expectations and communication, new references on deception and nonverbal communication, and a new discussion of social information processing theory.
  6.  New pedagogical aids: This edition retains our commitment to the "making connections" theme- to helping readers understand the connection between communication and their daily lives. We highlight this through our boxed features, many of which have been updated. In addition, we have updated and added new sample speeches and excerpts, including a completely new sample Informative speech with annotations in Chapter 11, as well as new thought-provoking questions and guidelines throughout to help students review, apply and explore key concepts.

Synopsis:

Updated in a new 8th edition, this hybrid text has an unique integrated “Making Connections” theme and emphasis on technology. It skillfully blends theory, current research, and skills, while emphasizing the connections between communication and our daily lives.

This book introduces the basic principles of public speaking, interpersonal communication and group communication, and stresses communication competence by constantly applying a solid theoretical foundation through everyday and relevant communication examples, thought-provoking questions, and boxed features.

 

Synopsis:

This popular, comprehensive introduction to speech communication skillfully blends theory, current research and skills, while emphasizing the connections between communication and our daily lives.

 

Unique in its integrated “connections” theme and streamlined pedagogy, this book introduces the basic principles of public speaking, interpersonal communication and group communication. The constant application of a solid theoretical foundation to everyday communication through relevant examples, thought-provoking questions and boxed features stress Communication Competence.

 

New and strengthened pedagogy highlights and reinforces the “connections” theme throughout the book, demonstrating how communication connects us to each other in a variety of contexts:  the workplace, family, friends, community, school, public communication settings, the Internet and across cultures.

Table of Contents

I. MAKING CONNECTIONS THROUGH COMMUNICATION.

 

1.Connecting Process and Principles.

 

Communication : Making Connections

What Is Communication?

Why Should We Study Communication?

Principles of Communication.

Essential Components of Communication.

Types of Communication.

Misconceptions about Communication.

Improving Communication Competence.

 

2. Connecting Perceptions and Communication.

 

Perception and Communication.

Understanding Perception.

The Nature of Perception.

Perceptual Differences.

Improving Perception Competencies and Perception Checking.

 

3. Connecting Self and Communication.

 

Understanding Self-Concept.

Communication and Self-Concept.

Self-Fulfilling Prophecy and Impression Management

Culture and Self-Concept

Gender and Self-Concept

Enhancing Self-Concept.

 

4. Connecting Through Verbal Communication.

 

The Importance of Language.

The Elements of Language.

Language-Based Barriers to Communication.

How to Use Language Effectively.

 

5. Connecting Through Nonverbal Communication.

 

What Is Nonverbal Communication?

Characteristics of Nonverbal Communication.

Functions of Nonverbal Communication.

Types of Nonverbal Communication.

Interpreting and Improving Nonverbal Communication.

 

6. Connecting Listening and Thinking in the Communication Process.

 

The Importance of Effective Listening.

Listening and Hearing: Is There a Difference?

The Stages of Effective Listening.

The Functions of Listening.

Barriers to Effective Listening.

Critical Listening and Critical Thinking: Analyzing and Evaluating Messages.

Improving Listening Competence.

Listening and Technology.

Intercultural Listening

 

II. CONNECTING IN THE PUBLIC CONTEXT.

 

7. Selecting a Topic and Relating to the Audience.

 

Selecting a Speech Topic.

Determining the General Purpose, Specific Purpose, and Thesis of a Speech.

Connecting With the Listeners

 

8. Gathering and Using Information.

 

Gathering Information.

Suggestions for Doing Research.

Using Research to Support and Clarify Ideas.

 

9. Organizing and Outlining Your Speech.

 

Organize the Body of Your Speech.

Organize the Introduction of Your Speech.

Organize the Conclusion of Your Speech.

Outline Your Speech.

 

10. Managing Anxiety and Delivering Your Speech.

 

Qualities of Effective Speakers.

Managing Speech Anxiety.

Methods of Delivery.

Vocal and Physical Aspects of Delivery.

Presentational Aids.

Your Delivery.

 

11. Informative Speaking.

 

Information and Power.

Distinctions between Informative and Persuasive Speaking.

Topics for Informative Speeches.

Preparing and Developing an Informative Speech.

Evaluating the Informative Speech.

A Sample Informative Speech with Commentary

 

12. Persuasive Speaking.

 

The Goal of Persuasive Speaking.

Topics for Persuasive Speeches.

Persuasive Claims.

Establishing Credibility.

Becoming Effective Consumers of Persuasion.

Preparing and Developing a Persuasive Speech.

Fallacies in Argument Development.

Evaluating the Persuasive Speech.

A Sample Persuasive Speech with Commentary

 

III. CONNECTING IN RELATIONAL CONTEXTS.

 

13. Interpersonal Communication.

 

Connecting with Others via Interpersonal Communication

Motivation and Need to Form Relationships

Relationships: Getting to Know Others and Ourselves

Connecting With Others Online

Self-Disclosure in Relationships

 

14. Developing Relationships.

 

Forming and Dissolving Relationships.

Interpersonal Conflict.

Improving Communication Competence in Relationships

 

15. Group and Team Communication.

 

Small Group Communication: Making the Connection.

What Is a Group?

Group Formation: Why We Join Groups and Why We Leave

Types and Purposes of Small Groups

Project or Work Teams.

Characteristics of Small Groups.

Gender Differences in Group Communication.

Ethical Behavior in Group Communication.

Virtual Groups and Teams

Disadvantages of Small Groups

 

16. Participating in Groups and Teams.

 

Team Building.

Leadership.

Conducting a Meeting.

Member Participation.

Problem Solving and Decision Making.

Managing Group Conflict.

Evaluating Small Group Performance.

 

Appendix: Employment Interviewing: Preparing for Your Future.

 

Preparing for Your Career.

Career Research on the Internet.

Choosing a Career.

Qualities Employers Seek.

Preparation for an Interview.

The Interview.

Factors Leading to Rejection.

Factors Leading to Job Offers.

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morekrap, April 30, 2008 (view all comments by morekrap)
I found the book to be extremely useful. my only discrepancy was with the information about AUM theory. It mentions Berger and his partner but does not give any reference to Gudykunsts' applications. Other than that I found it useful for introductory basics.
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ISBN:
9780205493340
Subtitle:
Making Connections Value Package (includes Study for Introduction to Speech Communication)
Author:
Seiler, William
Author:
Seiler, William J.
Author:
Yanca, Stephen J.
Author:
Beall, Melissa L.
Publisher:
Pearson
Subject:
Dysfunctional Families
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Theater - General
Subject:
United states
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Family social work
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Family social work -- United States.
Copyright:
Edition Number:
7
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
MyCommunicationLab Series
Publication Date:
February 2007
Binding:
Paperback
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College/higher education:
Language:
English
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Y
Pages:
528
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"Synopsis" by , Updated in a new 8th edition, this hybrid text has an unique integrated “Making Connections” theme and emphasis on technology. It skillfully blends theory, current research, and skills, while emphasizing the connections between communication and our daily lives.

This book introduces the basic principles of public speaking, interpersonal communication and group communication, and stresses communication competence by constantly applying a solid theoretical foundation through everyday and relevant communication examples, thought-provoking questions, and boxed features.

 

"Synopsis" by ,

This popular, comprehensive introduction to speech communication skillfully blends theory, current research and skills, while emphasizing the connections between communication and our daily lives.

 

Unique in its integrated “connections” theme and streamlined pedagogy, this book introduces the basic principles of public speaking, interpersonal communication and group communication. The constant application of a solid theoretical foundation to everyday communication through relevant examples, thought-provoking questions and boxed features stress Communication Competence.

 

New and strengthened pedagogy highlights and reinforces the “connections” theme throughout the book, demonstrating how communication connects us to each other in a variety of contexts:  the workplace, family, friends, community, school, public communication settings, the Internet and across cultures.

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