We are in "the communication age." No matter who you are or how you communicate—from baby boomers to millennials, born digital or getting there—we are all members of a society who connect through the internet, not just to it. From face-to-face to Facebook, this book invites you to join the conversation about today’s issues and have your voice heard. This contemporary and engaging text is built from the ground up to bridge the gap and unites our diverse community. It shows students how to apply foundational concepts while incorporating technology, media, and speech communication to foster civic engagement for a better future. We are communication.
The Communication Age: Connecting and Engaging is the first introduction to human communication textbook developed, from the ground up, for today's students whose lives fully integrate technology, media, and speech communication. Today's communicators must be able to present in multiple contexts (one-on-one, in groups & teams, and in the public arena), both real and virtual, for synchronous and asynchronous audiences. As such, The Communication Age couples the traditional instruction and content on the fundamentals of face-to-face communication with the latest research and applicable findings on mediated communication. The Communication Age is designed to provide cutting-edge instruction in the fundamentals of human communication that serves the needs, and builds on the interests and strengths, of today's students. -- From publisher's web site
Communication in the 21st century -- Perception, self and communication -- Verbal communication -- Nonverbal communication -- Listening -- Communication, culture, and diversity -- Interpersonal communication -- Small group and team communication -- Workplace and organizational communication -- Communication and new media -- Selecting your topic and knowing your audience -- Researching your presentation -- Organizing your presentation -- Delivering your presentations -- Informative presentations -- Persuasive presentations -- Appendix: Interviewing in the communication age