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Published: 14 December 2018

312 Pages

8-1/2 x 11 inches

ISBN: 9780190650087

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Essential Communication

Second Edition

Ronald Adler, Athena du Pré, and George Rodman

  • Ask Yourself encourages students to apply communication concepts to their lives through a brief quiz
  • Tips & Reminders provides prominent steps or tips for major communication concepts in a listical format
  • Pause to Reflect allows time for students to interact with an idea and reflect on how they see it play out in real life

New to this Edition:

  • Expanded content on diversity covers a range of topics, including intersectionality, gender, generational differences, and cultural norms
  • Chapters 10 and 11 have been refocused on professional communication-from the interview process to communicating within the workplace
  • Updated and expanded coverage of social media encourages students to consider how to present themselves online, protect their privacy, and evaluate the information and news they encounter
  • Brief and engaging "Ask Yourself" self-quizzes offer students opportunities to evaluate their own communication styles and practices
  • Lists of useful "Tips & Reminders" provide students with practical guidance in relation to the key concepts in each chapter
  • Open-ended prompts in "Pause to Reflect" features help students relate chapter material to their own lives
  • Each chapter concludes with "Communication Take-Aways" that highlight the key points from the chapter and "Putting It All Together" sections that ask students to use the information they have learned to think critically about the topics and apply the strategies to their own communication
  • New, contemporary examples and sample speeches include Emma González's "We Call BS" speech from the landmark "March for Our Lives" rally

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