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Communication in Everyday Life
The Basic Course Edition with Public Speaking

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January 2014 | 424 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Now with four chapters devoted to preparing and delivering effective informative, persuasive, and special occasion presentations, Communication in Everyday Life, The Basic Course Edition with Public Speaking helps students develop the skills and knowledge they need to enhance their daily lives through a deeper understanding of the inseparable connection between relationships and communication. This new alternate version gives practical instruction on communicating interpersonally, in groups, and with technology; and provides unique coverage of social media and technology, and workplace communication. Diverse, classroom-tested pedagogical features in every chapter encourage students to think critically, link communication theory to their own experiences, apply the content to their own personal and professional lives, and improve their communication skills. Written in an informal and conversational tone, the book conveys the authors’ enthusiasm for the material and includes examples and discussions that encompass and recognize a wide range of cultures, ages, and demographic groups.
 
Preface
 
1. An Overview of Communication
 
2. Histories of Communication
 
3. Identities, Perceptions and Communication
 
4. Verbal Communication
 
5. Non-Verbal Communication
 
6. Listening
 
7. Personal Relationships
 
8. Groups and Leaders
 
9. Communication in the Workplace
 
10. Culture and Communication
 
11. Technology and Media in Everyday Life
 
12. Interviewing
 
13. Preparing for a Public Presentation
 
14. Developing a Public Presentation
 
15. Relating through Informative Speeches and Persuasive Speeches
 
16. Delivering a Public Presentation
 
Glossary
 
References

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Instructor Resource Site

Calling all instructors!
It’s easy to log on to SAGE’s password-protected Instructor Teaching Site at edge.sagepub.com/duckbce for complete and protected access to all text-specific Instructor Resources for Communication in Everyday Life: The Basic Course Edition with Public Speaking, by Steve Duck and David T. McMahan. Simply provide your institutional information for verification and within 72 hours you’ll be able to use your login information for any SAGE title!

Password-protected Instructor Resources include the following:

  • A Microsoft® Word® test bank is available containing multiple choice, true/false, short answer, and essay questions for each chapter. The test bank provides you with a diverse range of pre-written options as well as the opportunity for editing any question and/or inserting your own personalized questions to effectively assess students’ progress and understanding.
  • A Respondus electronic test bank  is available and can be used on PCs. The test bank contains multiple choice, true/false, short answer, and essay questions for each chapter and provides you with a diverse range of pre-written options as well as the opportunity for editing any question and/or inserting your own personalized questions to effectively assess students’ progress and understanding. Respondus is also compatible with many popular learning management systems so you can easily get your test questions into your online course.
  • Editable, chapter-specific Microsoft® PowerPoint® slides offer you complete flexibility in easily creating a multimedia presentation for your course. Highlight essential content, features, and artwork from the book.
  • Lecture notes and chapter outlines summarize key concepts on a chapter-by-chapter basis to help with preparation for lectures and class discussions.
  • EXCLUSIVE! Access to certain full-text SAGE journal articles that have been carefully selected for each chapter. Each article supports and expands on the concepts presented in the chapter. This feature also provides questions to focus and guide student interpretation. Combine cutting-edge academic journal scholarship with the topics in your course for a robust classroom experience.
  • Suggested course projects are designed to promote students’ in-depth engagement with course material.
  • Chapter-specific discussion questions help launch classroom interaction by prompting students to engage with the material and by reinforcing important content. 
  • Carefully selected, web-based video links feature relevant interviews, lectures, personal stories, inquiries, and other content for use in independent or classroom-based explorations of key topics. When relevant, related questions for discussion are included.
  • Web exercises direct both instructors and students to useful and current web sites, along with creative activities to extend and reinforce learning or allow for further research on important chapter topics. 
  • Web resources are included for further research and insights.
  • Sample speech videos, speech outlines, and speech transcripts provide a jumping-off point for course assignments and class discussion.

SAGE’s course cartridges provide you with flexible, editable content in formats that import easily into your learning management system. Course cartridges include ­­test banks, PowerPoint® slides, and links to multimedia assets ­­to help you build an engaging, comprehensive course. SAGE’s course cartridges are compatible with many popular learning management systems.

Student Study Site

Use the Student Study Site to get the most out of your course!

Our Student Study Site at edge.sagepub.com/duckbce is completely open-access and offers a wide range of additional features, including something no other publisher offers: SAGE Journal articles!

The open-access Student Study Site includes the following:

  • Mobile-friendly eFlashcards reinforce understanding of key terms and concepts that have been outlined in the chapters.
  • Mobile-friendly web quizzes allow for independent assessment of progress made in learning course material.
  • Carefully selected, video links feature relevant interviews, lectures, personal stories, inquiries, and other content for use in independent or classroom-based explorations of key topics.
  • EXCLUSIVE! Access to certain full-text SAGE journal articles have been carefully selected for each chapter. Each article supports and expands on the concepts presented in the chapter. This feature also provides questions to focus and guide your interpretation.
  • Web exercises direct you to useful and current web resources, along with creative activities to extend and reinforce learning or allow for further research on important chapter topics. 
  • Sample speech videos, speech outlines, and speech transcripts demonstrate concepts in action and provide a starting point for course assignments.

very useful and students understands the topic .well

Dr Antonio Villanueva Fernandez
Ystrad Mynach College, Ystrad Mynach College
October 8, 2015

Excellent book that I would recommend for core communication skills in social work.

Dr Charles Mugisha
Social Work, Birmingham City University
July 2, 2015

This book has already been adopted for our Fda Communication programme as essential reading.This is an invaluable reading resource for our students understanding and knowledge to enhance communication skills.

Mrs Helen Louise Higginson
Health & Human Sciences, University of Bolton
June 19, 2015

I can't believe I haven't found this book before even though SAGE is my first place to look for books I need. It is a very useful resource for both teaching and research, and I am absolutely thrilled for finally having a proper communication textbook. I have no doubts that my students will love this book too.

Dr Martina Topic
Leeds Business School, Leeds Beckett University
June 16, 2015

An enjoyable read, which suits students across many disciplines. Throughout the book there are opportunities for students to develop their critical thinking by using their own experiences within their personal and professional lives.

Mrs Marion Farnworth
Centre of Health & Childhood Studies, Hopwood Hall College
December 6, 2014

Spanning a range of areas of everyday life communication is theoretically discussed in an accessible way. Reflective activities within each section brings learning to life.

Ms Jodie Low
Applied Social and Community Studies, Derby University
August 27, 2014

essential reading for anyone delivering or taking a communicative course. it is clear and well laid out with debatable issues and photos.

Miss Deborah Young
Work Ready People, hit
July 2, 2014

This is an informative and up-to-date book about communication in everyday life. It provides a deep and thorough knowledge base of the theory as well as developing understanding through practical suggestions and examples.

Mrs Claire Jackson
School of Education, Kingston University
June 15, 2014

A solid introductory text for first year student's (and beyond). Students are effectively introduced to key concepts through practical examples

Mr Peter Leadbetter
Faculty of Health, Edge Hill University
June 11, 2014

Good to use within communication skills in Functioanl skills

Miss Deborah June Young
Vocational Education , hit
May 29, 2014

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Steven W. Duck

Steve Duck taught in the United Kingdom before taking up the Daniel and Amy Starch Distinguished Research Chair in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Iowa.  He has been a professor of communication studies, an adjunct professor of psychology, a former Dean’s Administrative Fellow and is now Chair of the Rhetoric Department. He has taught interpersonal communication courses, mostly on relationships but also on nonverbal communication, communication in everyday life, construction of identity, communication theory, organizational leadership, and procedures and practices for leaders. More recently he has taught... More About Author

David Travis McMahan

David T. McMahan has taught courses that span the discipline of communication, including numerous courses in interpersonal communication and personal relationships, media and technology, communication education, theory, and criticism. McMahan’s research interests also engage multiple areas of the discipline with much of his research devoted to bridging the study of relationships, technology, and media. This work encompasses discussions of media and technology in everyday communication, the incorporation of catchphrases and media references in everyday communication, and the relational aspects of the Internet and digital media.  His... More About Author

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