Let’s Communicate is everything you want in a human communication text—substantive, engaging, and fun. Created by communication scholars Douglas Fraleigh, Joseph Tuman, and Katherine Adams, Let’s Communicate takes their combined 100 years’ worth of research and teaching experience to present all the basic human communication concepts with unique attention paid to technology, culture, gender, and social justice. The authors provides provocative, real-life examples and a special focus on skills that together make communication meaningful for students both in and out of the classroom—all at an affordable price. Let’s Communicate is also the first human communication text to use hundreds of hand-drawn illustrations that help students understand and retain important concepts. These unique and often humorous illustrations present concepts in graphic form (especially helpful for visual learners), make complex ideas easier to understand, provide hooks to help students remember material, extend concepts, and generate discussion. Let’s Communicate matches cutting-edge content with powerful digital tools accessible through LaunchPad, a learning platform that that contains hundreds of videos, LearningCurve (our adaptive quizzing program), various assessment options, video assignment tools, instructor supplements, and a full e-book
One of the skills employers want most in new hires is the ability to speak well. Public speaking can not only advance a person in almost any career but can also help an individual do better in school as well. Following the English Language Arts standards for Speaking and Listening, this book teaches readers why public speaking can be such an effective tool, how to craft a powerful speech, and how to overcome one of the most common problems people have with talking in front of a crowd�stage fright.
The purpose of Speak E-Z is to provide an abbreviated guide for individuals wanting a grounded and comprehensive resource to help improve their public speaking skills. As such, Speak E-Z is laid out as an easy-to-read book focused on preparation, content, and platform skills. The book is designed to give the reader the essential skills in public speaking and provides tips throughout to enhance these skills.
Surveys show that most people fear public speaking more than death! So, how do you prepare effectively for a speaking engagement? What do you need to know about your body, your voice, the audience, the technology? Maggie Eyre has over 30 years’ experience as a media trainer, communications consultant and performer. In Speak Easy, she takes the reader through the complete process, from initial concept to final delivery. Included are chapters on body language, voice, health, warming up, managing your audience, fear, media skills, social media, how to use technology, grooming and learning your lines. The text is illustrated with anecdotes and case studies based on Maggie’s own work and experience, and is packed with useful tips. Practical and authoritative, this is the essential book for anyone facing a business presentation or an after-dinner speech.
Language Arts & Disciplines by John Thomas Gillespie
Briefly annotated citations of some 10,000 books, arranged by subject and indexed by author, title, and subject/grade level. The books, all in print as of 1990, received favorable notices in more than one review journal appearing between January 1985 and September 1990. Aimed at students in grades 10-12, this bibliography is the third in the Bowker trilogy, which includes Best books for children and ... for junior high readers.
A guide to rapid professional acceleration by way of effective self presentation is presented in a "Q&A" format that covers such topics as public speaking, business etiquette, and leadership image. Original. 15,000 first printing.