Essential Communication


Author: Ronald B. Adler,George R. Rodman,Athena DuPré
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199342365
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 448
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Concise, compact, and visually exciting, Essential Communication is a fresh approach to human communication. Written by renowned author team Ron Adler, George Rodman, and Athena du Pré, the text more accurately reflects the way that today's students communicate yet still includes more substantive content than other brief books on the market. Filled with skills-oriented concepts and learning objectives, Essential Communication is salient, practical, and engaging. KEY FEATURES * A perfect balance of scholarship and practicality in a format that is comprehensive yet concise * The most comprehensive and practical coverage of issues affecting communication in contemporary life-like social media, ethics, culture, and professionalism-in multiple contexts * Early, integrated, and effective coverage of public speaking that encourages students to be more confident and effective communicators earlier in the course * Superior ancillary materials, including an Annotated Instructor's Edition for professors and Dashboard, a reliable and easy-to-use online homework system for students, make it easy for anyone to use this text * Three concise chapters devoted to interpersonal communication (Chapters 7-9) reflect the increased emphasis in this course on communication in relationships with friends, family members, and romantic partners * An entire chapter devoted to the practical essentials of communicating for success in the workplace (Chapter 10) takes students step-by-step through the process of finding, getting, and keeping a job and communicating successfully with bosses, employees, and coworkers * Contemporary photos and captions highlight popular movies, television shows, and pop culture, prompting students to think critically about their own communication * Questions in the margins prompt students to think critically about the essential concepts in each major section

Essential Communication Skills for Nursing and Midwifery E-Book


Author: Philippa Sully,Joan Dallas
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0702044385
Category: Medical
Page: 256
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Effective communication skills are crucial in all aspects of nursing and midwifery practice - this book will enable readers to communicate effectively and with confidence in their professional practice. It focuses on the communication skills needed for the development of effective professional and therapeutic relationships. It is a 'how to do it' book that relates the theory of effective and ethical communication to the practice of nursing and midwifery and provides a framework for developing communication skills to meet a variety of situations.

Essential Communication Strategies

For Scientists, Engineers, and Technology Professionals
Author: Herbert Hirsch
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0471660892
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 200
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Learn the tricks-of-the-trade of becoming a great technical communicator Remember when you were an undergraduate and freshman composition seemed so irrelevant to your life? After all, you were going to conquer the world with technological know-how. Your spellcheck software would handle the details. Now that you're a professional - pitching an idea, vying for a contract or grant, or presenting at a meeting - getting your point across effectively suddenly seems pretty essential for success, doesn't it? Fear not. This light-hearted text, brimming with proven techniques, good advice, and real-world examples that you can easily apply to your own case, will turn you into an adept communicator. Written expressly for technologists, this is a simple, concise, and practical guide to the communication dynamics of writing, presentation delivery, and meeting interaction. Herbert Hirsch, in-demand consultant who developed these techniques for his own prolific engineering career, teaches you how to use "scripting" to plan for communication events. More than a mere outline or storyboard, scripting is a powerful technique that assists you in getting the right structure and content, in the proper order. Using scripting, you will master the fundamental principles of communicating: How to grab the reader's or audience's attention from the start How to maintain the connection while proceeding smoothly from topic to topic How to provide the substantiation for the points you made How to communicate with people from other groups, such as marketers, investors, users, and others How to overcome such obstacles as fear, boredom, and aversion to your material Distilling the art of communication to its essence, Essential Communication Strategies empowers you to communicate with confidence and authority in every situation, to every audience.

Crackle and Fizz

Essential Communication and Pitching Skills for Scientists
Author: Caroline van den Brul
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 1783262869
Category: Science
Page: 216
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This is a book for scientists and other experts who need to explain the significance and potential of their work to colleagues, committees, funding bodies or the general public. It details how to harness story-telling principles to make complex or technical content easier to communicate and fulfilling for audiences. Eight narrative ingredients, Audience, Change and Affect, Lure, World, Character, Big Hook, Plot and Structure, are illustrated with examples and exercises to demonstrate how to build a presentation, how to pitch for funds or resources, how to make a persuasive argument, or simply how to explain ideas so they CRACKLE and FIZZ for the Audience. Contents:Your Audience: The Person or People Whose Full Engagement You NeedChange and Affect: Gives Communication Its Meaning and ImpactLure: An Enticement, Usually with a Bait, Offering the Promise of a RewardWorld: The Contextual Space in Which Your Narrative will UnfoldCharacter: You! — The Audience's Guide, in Search of a PrizeBig Hook: A Puzzle Which Drives the NarrativePlot: The Perilous Journey to Solve the Puzzle and Reach the PrizeStructure: Making the Whole More Than the Sum of Its PartsMake Your Pitch CRACKLE: How to Persuade, to Win Support Readership: Research scientists across all fields of science, from engineers to historians of science. Key Features:This book helps researchers where they routinely struggle: communicating their specialist knowledge. It does so by challenging, guiding, and inspiring them to consider their content, not just as facts to be imparted, but as a narrative to impress audiences and funding bodies with the value of their workThe author is a former BBC science producer who has coached hundreds of PhDs and career scientists to become profoundly better communicators by using the narrative principles which are outlined in this bookThe narrative principles outlined in this book can be applied to all forms of effective communication, from posters to papers, and grant proposals to presentationsIncludes a Foreword writer Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell FRS (VC and President of Manchester University)Keywords:Science Communication;Communication Skills;Narrative Skills;Story Telling;Pitching Skills;Preparing Presentations;Papers;Posters;Conference Presentations;Abstracts;Grant ProposalsReviews:“It is full of anecdotes and examples, tips and exercises and can be read from cover to cover or dipped in to regularly and kept as a reference. I shall certainly recommend it to students and colleagues.”Professor Nancy Rothwell FRS President and Vice-Chancellor University of Manchester

Shirley Taylor's Essential Communication Skills

The Ultimate Guide to Successful Business Communication
Author: Shirley Taylor
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780582432024
Category: Business communication
Page: 270
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Shirley Taylor presents a comprehensive business communication textbook that focuses on the development of effective written and oral communication skills. The book offers examination-style questions for Pitman, RSA and LCCI candidates

The New Era of the CCO

The Essential Role of Communication in a Volatile World
Author: Roger Bolton,Don W. Stacks,Eliot Mizrachi
Publisher: Business Expert Press
ISBN: 1631575368
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 200
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The role of the chief communication officer (CCO) in today’s enterprise has dramatically changed over the past 30 years. Once focused on getting news out to media outlets, today’s CCO has become an integral part of any enterprise—company, corporation, governmental, and nongovernmental entity. Today’s CCO is responsible for internal and external communication, with creating and implementing communication strategies that help mold enterprise mission, vision, value, and character, and with building enterprise reputation through stakeholder engagement. As a part of the “C-Suite,” the CCO must understand not only the psychology and sociology of the business, but also the role that she has in informing the C-Suite and the chief executive officer what internal and external stakeholders are thinking and how this may affect corporate image in terms of credibility, confidence, trust, relationship, and reputation. In short, the new CCO must understand both the science and the art of communication and apply that knowledge to advancing her enterprise’s goals and objectives through a faster and ever-larger-reaching set of media.

Communication Studies

The Essential Resource
Author: Andrew Beck,Peter Bennett,Peter Wall
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136485287
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 366
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This book brings together a huge range of material including academic articles, film scripts and interplanetary messages adrift on space probes with supporting commentary to clarify their imporatance to the field. Communication Studies: The Essential Resource is a collection of essays and texts for all those studying communication at university and pre-university level. Individual sections address: * texts and meanings in communication * themes in personal communication * communication practice * culture, communication and context * debates and controversies in communication. Edited by the same teachers and examiners who brought us AS Communication Studies: The Essential Introduction, this volume will help communications students to engage with the subject successfully. Its key features include: * suggested further activities at the end of each chapter * a glossary of key terms * a comprehensive bibliography with web resources.

Letters for Lawyers

Essential Communications for Clients, Prospects, and Others
Author: Thomas E. Kane
Publisher: American Bar Association
ISBN: 9781590312674
Category: Law
Page: 157
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The new 2nd edition of this publication will help ease the task of communicating with clients, prospects and others. This book contains numerous communication tools, including: business letters, announcement cards, invitations, survey forms, response cards, press releases, and thank-you notes.

Organizational Listening

The Missing Essential in Public Communication
Author: Jim Macnamara
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781433130526
Category: Communication in organizations
Page: 386
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Organizations, which are central in contemporary industrialized and post-industrial societies, including government departments and agencies, corporations, and non-government organizations, claim to want and practice two-way communication, dialogue, and engagement with citizens, customers, employees, and other stakeholders and publics. But do they in reality? Voice - speaking up - is recognized as fundamental for democracy, representation, and social equity. But what if governments, corporations, institutions, and NGOs are not listening? This book reports the findings of a two-year, three-continent study that show that public and private sector organizations devote substantial and sometimes massive resources to construct an ‘architecture of speaking’ through advertising, PR, and other public communication practices, but listen poorly, sporadically, and sometimes not at all. Beyond identifying a ‘crisis of listening’ in modern societies, this landmark study proposes and describes how organizations need to create an architecture of listening to regain trust and re-engage people whose voices are unheard or ignored. It presents a compelling case to show that urgent attention to organizational listening is essential for maintaining healthy democracy, organization legitimacy, business sustainability, and social equity. This research is essential reading for all scholars, students, and practitioners involved in politics; government, corporate, marketing, and organizational communication; public relations; and all those interested in democratic participation, media, and society.

The Smart Woman's Guide To Homebuilding

An Essential Communication Reference For Homeowners And Builders
Author: Dori Howard
Publisher: Betterway Books
ISBN: 9781558708174
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 160
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In many homebuilding situations, the woman of the household is the first line of communication with architects, bankers and builders. This book brings forth all of the pertinent information for home building including homebuilding hindsight from the author and insider advice from experts in the home building industry.

Letters for Litigators

Essential Communications for Opposing Counsel, Witnesses, Clients, and Others
Author: Daniel I. Small,Robin Page West
Publisher: American Bar Association
ISBN: 9781590312681
Category: Law
Page: 217
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This publication includes numerous letters that can help simplify the task of communicating with opposing counsel, witnesses, clients, the court and others.

NLP: The Essential Handbook for Business

Communication Techniques to Build Relationships, Influence Others, and Achieve Your Goals
Author: Jeremy Lazarus
Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser
ISBN: 1601634358
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 288
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NLP: The Essential Handbook for Business is a straight-talking, highly practical guide to using NLP to significantly improve your results at work. Whether you want to be a better leader, manager, negotiator, salesperson, or decision-maker, you can learn proven NLP techniques that will boost your career as well as the performance of colleagues and the organization itself. Using real-life examples and easy-to-follow exercises that apply to individuals, teams, and organizations, NLP: The Essential Handbook for Business shows you how to: Improve communication Achieve your career goals Develop your influencing skills Harness the mindset for success Gain a greater understanding of what motivates you Remove the limiting beliefs holding you back from the success you deserve Written in accessible, jargon-free language, NLP: The Essential Handbook for Business contains numerous examples and practical exercises that will help you use NLP to improve your career and achieve success at work, whether in the private or public sector, and regardless of your current role.

Are We on the Same Team Here?

Essential Communication Skills to Make Groups Work
Author: Caroline Brem
Publisher: Unwin Hyman
ISBN: 9781863738057
Category: Communication in organizations
Page: 99
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This book looks at specific aspects of group functioning and can be used as a reference tool to solve immediate problems. It deals with the two ingredients in group interactions: content, which is the subject matter or task the group is working on; and process, which is the activity that goes on between group members and how they feel about themselves and each other.

Cop Talk

Essential Communication Skills for Community Policing
Author: Virginia Kidd,Rick Braziel
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780965502931
Category: Political Science
Page: 230
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Designed to help police develop the communication skills required by community policing programs, this book outlines the communication process, with an emphasis on interpersonal communication. It offers specific advice on communicating in a variety of settings, including the work group meeting and community meeting. Guidance is provided for public speaking tasks, creating problem-solving techniques, turning ideas into action, and communication successes. Kidd teaches communication studies at California State University. Braziel is commander of the Metro Division of the Sacramento Police Department. c. Book News Inc.

Essential Interviewing: A Programmed Approach to Effective Communication


Author: David R. Evans,Margaret T. Hearn,Max R. Uhlemann,Allen E. Ivey
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305855973
Category: Education
Page: 336
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With an emphasis on the three major stages of interviewing: exploration, clarification, and action, ESSENTIAL INTERVIEWING offers students the same programmed-learning model of interviewing that has successfully trained countless members of the helping professions for nearly 30 years. Based on Ivey's systematic method of interviewer, counselor, and therapist training, as well as Hearn's programmed-learning model, the text makes interview skills clear and specific and exposes students to a variety of client situations and cultures. The authors give students the tools they need to conduct successful interviews with diverse clients in a variety of professional settings, including social work, counseling, nursing, personnel work, and human services. Each chapter highlights an ethical situation students may confront in their future professional lives. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Intercultural Discourse and Communication

The Essential Readings
Author: Scott F. Kiesling,Christina Bratt Paulston
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470758287
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 352
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Intercultural Discourse and Communication: The Essential Readings is a collection of articles that discuss major theoretical approaches, case studies of cultural and sub-cultural contact from around the globe, issues of identity in 'bicultural' individuals, and the 'real world' implications of intercultural contact and conflict. Collects articles that describe and analyze discourse and communication in several channels, including spoken, written, and signed. Considers various group organizations such as culture/subculture, gender, race/ethnicity, social class, age, and region. Includes brief introductions to each section by the editors that explain main concepts. Contains discussion questions that enhance the book’s value for courses.

Essential Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)


Author: Richard Crane,Steve Resnick,Chris Bowen
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780132701600
Category: Computers
Page: 608
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“Whether this is the first time or the fifty-first time you’re using WCF, you’ll learn something new by reading this book.” --Nicholas Allen, Program Manager, Web Services, Microsoft Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) is the easiest way to produce and consume Web services on the Microsoft platform. With .NET 3.5, WCF has been extensively revamped--and Visual Studio 2008 gives developers powerful new tools for utilizing it. Essential Windows Communication Foundation shows developers exactly how to make the most of WCF with .NET 3.5 and Visual Studio 2008. Drawing on extensive experience working with early adopters, three Microsoft insiders systematically address the topics developers ask about WCF. The authors approach each subject with practical advice and present best practices, tips, and tricks for solving problems. Throughout, you’ll find detailed explanations, solutions for the “pain points” of WCF development, and an extensive collection of reusable code examples. Coverage includes Using WCF contracts to define complex structures and interfaces Understanding WCF’s channel stacks and channel model architecture Configuring the WCF communication stack to use only the protocols you need Using standard and custom service behaviors to manage concurrency, instances, transactions, and more Serializing data from .NET types to XML Infosets and representing Infosets “on the wire” Hosting WCF services via IIS, managed .NET applications, and Windows Activation Services WCF security, in depth: authentication; transport and message-level security; and Internet and intranet scenarios Improving reliability: exception handling, diagnostics, and more Workflow services: new integration points between WCF 3.5 and Windows Workflow Foundation Building client-to-client, peer network-based applications Utilizing WCF for non-SOAP Web services: AJAX and JSON examples and .NET 3.5 hosting classes Microsoft’s Steve Resnick, Richard Crane, and Chris Bowen are technology experts at the Microsoft Technology Center in Boston. They specialize in helping customers improve their technical agility by applying WCF and related technologies. Resnick has specialized in Internet technologies and distributed computing at Microsoft since 1995. He is a frequent speaker at Microsoft events and is now technology director for the U.S. Microsoft Technology Centers. Crane has more than 15 years of experience in senior software development roles. He specializes in large-scale Web sites, distributed computing, transactional systems, and performance analysis. Bowen has been an architect and developer for more than 15 years at companies such as Monster.com and Staples and is co-author of Professional Visual Studio 2005 Team System. Foreword xxv Preface xxvii Chapter 1: Basics 1 Chapter 2: Contracts 33 Chapter 3: Channels 91 Chapter 4: Bindings 111 Chapter 5: Behaviors 181 Chapter 6: Serialization and Encoding 241 Chapter 7: Hosting 287 Chapter 8: Security 315 Chapter 9: Diagnostics 375 Chapter 10: Exception Handling 403 Chapter 11: Workflow Services 423 Chapter 12: Peer Networking 459 Chapter 13: Programmable Web 503 Appendix: Advanced Topics 537 Index 553