Communication in Everyday Life

Communication in Everyday Life

The Basic Course Edition With Public Speaking

Steve Duck, David T. McMahan


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Communication in Everyday Life: The Basic Course Edition With Public Speaking offers an engaging look at the inseparable connection between relationships and communication. Best-selling authors Steve Duck and David T. McMahan expertly combine theory and application to introduce students to communication fundamentals. The book provides a strong foundation in communication concepts, theory, and research, while helping readers master practical communication skills such as listening and critical thinking, using technology to communicate, understanding nonverbal communication, creative persuasive strategies, and managing group conflict. The Third Edition includes enhancements to its proven pedagogical features that reflect updates in research, cultural and societal changes, and emerging issues.      

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