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Unit I: FOUNDATIONS OF COMMUNICATION. 1. Foundations of Communication. 2. Perception of Self and Others. 3. Intercultural Communication. 4. Verbal Messages. 5. Nonverbal Messages. 6. Listening. Unit II: INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION AND RELATIONSHIPS. 7. Interpersonal Relationships. 8. Interpersonal Communication. Unit III: GROUP COMMUNICATION. 9. Communicating in Groups. 10. Group Leadership and Problem Solving. Unit IV: PUBLIC SPEAKING. 11. Topic Selection and Development. 12. Organizing Your Speech. 13. Presentational Aids. 14. Language and Oral Style. 15. Delivery. 16. Informative Speaking. 17. Persuasive Speaking. Appendix: Interviewing. References. Index.

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Deanna D. Sellnow (PHD) is the Gifford Blyton Endowed Professor of Communication and Assistant Provost for Transformative Learning at the University of Kentucky. She conducts faculty development workshops on instructional communication pedagogy and has published her research in regional, national, and international journals. Her research interests include the rhetoric of popular culture, particularly music as communication, and instructional communication. She is co-author of COMMUNICATE! COMM, SPEAK, and THE CHALLENGE OF EFFECTIVE SPEAKING, all with Cengage Learning. Kathleen S. Verderber is Associate Professor of Management Emeritus at Northern Kentucky University. She holds an MA in Speech Communication as well as an MBA and a PhD in organizational behavior from the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Verderber has consulted with various civic, professional, and business organizations. She has published numerous articles in several journals and has presented papers at communication and management conferences. She is a coauthor of COMMUNICATE! THE CHALLENGE OF EFFECTIVE SPEAKING IN A DIGITAL AGE, COMM, and SPEAK all with Cengage Learning, and author of INTER-ACT: INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION, CONCEPTS, SKILLS, AND CONTEXTS with Oxford University Press. Rudolph F. Verderber is a distinguished Teaching Professor of Communication Emeritus at the University of Cincinnati and former National Speaker's Association Professor of the Year is one of the all-time best-selling communication studies authors. The strength of his basic texts lies in his ability to explain and exemplify concepts, theories, and skills to introductory level students. His Cengage texts-COMMUNICATE, THE CHALLENGE OF EFFECTIVE SPEAKING, COMM, and SPEAK-have a reputation for being student favorites due to their accessible presentation of theory and skills.

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