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.

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

Cop Talk

Essential Communication Skills for Community Policing
Author: Virginia Kidd,Rick Braziel
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780965502931
Category: Political Science
Page: 224
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This book is intended for police officers who want to improve their communication skills in the context of implementing the goals and objectives of community policing. The first chapter discusses basic communication principles that explain how a message is sent and received. It examines the content and relational message components, communication context, verbal and nonverbal codes, channel, and feedback. Chapter 2 is designed to improve an officer's interpersonal communication, as community policing increases the number of interactions between an officer and the community. Chapter 3 considers the dynamics of work groups. Step-by-step instructions are provided for planning and leading a small, task-oriented group meeting. Chapter 4 focuses on public speaking, as it teaches officers how to prepare and deliver a talk before a group; and Chapter 5 instructs officers in how to prepare for and lead a community meeting. Topics cover selecting a presentation format, planning the details of your meeting, and dealing with a hostile audience. Remaining chapters focus on creative problem-solving techniques, ways to convince others to support a creative solution and become involved in an action plan for change, and ways to publicize a program through the media and other means.

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

Essential Communication Strategies

For Scientists, Engineers, and Technology Professionals
Author: Herbert Hirsch
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0471660892
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 200
View: 3268

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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.

Focus on Function

Gaining Essential Communication Skills
Author: Evelyn R. Klein,Shelly E. Hahn
Publisher: Pro-Ed
ISBN: 9781416402008
Category: Communicative disorders
Page: 325
View: 1621

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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.

Essential Communications Skills for Managers, Volume One

A Practical Guide for Dealing Effectively with All Kinds of People and in All Kinds of Situations
Author: Walter St. John,Ben Haskell
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781631576546
Category:
Page: N.A
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The purpose of this book is to provide practicing and aspiring managers and students of management a practical and comprehensive reference source for communicating on the job with all people in all situations. This "how-to" book provides readers with the essential knowledge, attitudes, and skills to perform the communicating aspects of their routine and special duties. The information is presented in two volumes and each topic is divided into "Things to Know" and "Things to Do."

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.

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.

AS Communication Studies

The Essential Introduction
Author: Andrew Beck,Peter Bennett,Peter Wall
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415331180
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 294
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In full colour throughout and featuring new case studies, this fully revised and updated edition of the best-selling AS Communication Studies covers all aspects of Communication Studies for students of the AS and A Level AQA syllabus. The authors, who are experienced teachers and examiners, introduce students step-by-step to the main forms of communication - verbal, non-verbal, intrapersonal and group; they provide guidance on developing effective communication skills and advise on how these skills can be used to prepare for examinations. Individual chapters cover: * studying communication * effective communication * text and meanings in communication * communication practice * themes in personal communication * using communication skills to pass exams. AS Communication Studiescovers every part of an introductory Communication Studies course and includes several useful features and study aids, including: * activities for the classroom and practical assignments for individual study * worked examination questions * suggestions for further reading * glossary of key terms * case studies showing how theoretical concepts can be applied in everyday situations.