Communication Matters

Communication Matters


  • Release: 2013-06-17
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 320 page
  • ISBN: 9781136589591
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Communication has often been understood as a realm of immaterial, insubstantial phenomena—images, messages, thoughts, languages, cultures, and ideologies—mediating our embodied experience of the concrete world. Communication Matters challenges this view, assembling leading scholars in the fields of Communication, Rhetoric, and English to focus on the materiality of communication. Building on the work of materialist theorists such as Gilles Deleuze, Michel Foucault, Friedrich Kittler, and Henri Lefebvre, the essays collected here examine the materiality of discourse itself and the constitutive force of communication in the production of the real. Communication Matters presents original work that rethinks communication as material and situates materialist approaches to communication within the broader "materiality turn" emerging in the humanities and social sciences. This collection will be of interest to researchers and postgraduate students in Media, Communication Studies, and Rhetoric. The book includes images of the digital media installations of Francesca Talenti, Professor, Department of Communication Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Communication Matters

Communication Matters


  • Release: 2013-01-11
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, page
  • ISBN: 9780077732455
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Communication Matters: Because great communicators are made, not born. Through Communication MattersË highly interactive program, students learn that our instincts arenËt as good as we think they are and develop the skills needed to become effective communicators. The program prompts students to question their assumptions, helps them to move beyond their personal daily communication experiences, and challenges them to think critically about why and how they communicate in the ways they do. Connect for Communication Matters, Second Edition, reflects our increasingly diverse, interactive, and digital world by using hands-on features. Through an interactive eBook, a suite of student videos for public speaking, and dynamic online activities, students are urged to consider which choices are likely to be effective and which less so. LearnSmart, McGraw-HillËs adaptive learning system, assesses studentsË knowledge of course content and maps out personalized study plans for success. The result: Students are able to internalize core communication principles, adapt their communication behavior more effectively, and actively apply those strategies to all aspects of their lives.

Communication Matters

Communication Matters


  • Release: 1994
  • Publisher: West Group
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 664 page
  • ISBN: 0314013903
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Describes how to research, organize, write, and deliver different kinds of speeches and discusses related forms of communication such as debates, oral interpretation, and radio.

Talking about Health

Talking about Health


  • Release: 2009-05-11
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 194 page
  • ISBN: 9781405177566
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Written by an award-winning researcher and professor whose workstraddles the fields of communication and healthcare, TalkingAbout Health explores the importance of health communication inthe 21st century, and how it affects us all. Organized around six key questionsabout health and communication: How ‘Normal’am I? What are My ‘Risk’ Factors? Why Don’t WeGet ‘Care’? Is the Public Good ‘Good’ forMe? Who Profits from My Health? and What’s Politics Got to Dowith It? Provides readers with specific tools which which to betternavigate the healthcare system Translates what we know about communication and health intouseful guidelines for everyday practice Includes discussions of politics and healthcare, genetictesting, and alternative care The author's blog http://whyhealthcommunication.com/whc_blog/ focuseson why communicating about health can make a difference in ourhealth and our quality of life

Communication Matters

Communication Matters


  • Release: 2015-10-09
  • Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 182 page
  • ISBN: 1517001609
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This is a new university textbook on public speaking. Relevant theory, ancient wisdom, biblical insights and the needs of our students have guided the content of this book. Its pedagogy follows that of Duane Litfin, Steven Lucas, Nick Morgan, Peggy Noonan and Raymond Ross who believe that students are better served by a theory and practice approach than by all practice or all theory. The ideas presented here can help us become the compassionate communicators God intends for us to be-people who speak with a redeemed human voice-a voice that makes not only our personal stories, but their telling, truly redemptive.

Why School Communication Matters

Why School Communication Matters


  • Release: 2014-07-07
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 250 page
  • ISBN: 9781475809145
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Why School Communication Matters is an easy-to-use reference for the communication dilemmas that superintendents, principals, and other school leaders face today as they lead faculty and staff, parents and students, neighbors and community leaders. This newly revised edition incorporates the monumental technological changes, including social media that are reframing the way we think and work. The book deals with real life challenges and offers practicable solutions. Demonstrates how school leaders can design effective two-way communication strategies with their own communities—because one size no longer fits all. Draws from some of the best research in school communication and business leadership. Offers a framework of ideas on which school leaders can hang their strategic plans. Examines real challenges—from battles with angry parents to the effective use of data to the management of a major crisis—and links these challenges to larger leadership issues. Includes up to the minute information and fresh statistics on today’s social media and community outreach. Is a boots-on-the-ground field guide of proven strategies to meet the needs of practitioners who work on the front lines Is a reference book for both new and seasoned school leaders Is a textbook for those aspiring to school leadership positions

Applied Interpersonal Communication Matters

Applied Interpersonal Communication Matters


  • Release: 2006
  • Publisher: Peter Lang
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 315 page
  • ISBN: 0820476277
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It is an important time for scholars of communication to develop rich theory addressing critical applied interpersonal issues. Stress, substance abuse, violence, health problems, divorce, safety, and aging are but a few of the problems individuals address in their day-to-day interpersonal communication. That communication is critical to coping successfully with these challenges. Stressing the timeliness of such applied contributions, the International Communication Association instituted a regular feature in its newsletter on communication matters, and focused its most recent conference on applied issues in communication. This edited volume, containing individual chapters by original researchers, explores socially meaningful contributions to the study of interpersonal problems involving language and social action.

What We Say Matters

What We Say Matters


  • Release: 2016-08-09
  • Publisher: Shambhala Publications
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 162 page
  • ISBN: 9781930485532
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Have you ever tried to tell someone what you want only to feel misunderstood and frustrated? Or hesitated to ask for what you needed because you didn't want to burden the other person? Or been stuck in blame or anger that wouldn't go away? Judith and Ike Lasater, long-term students of yoga and Buddhism, experienced dilemmas like these, too. Even though they had studied the yoga principle of satya (truth) and the Buddhist precept of right speech, it was not until they began practicing Marshall Rosenberg's techniques of Nonviolent Communication (NVC) that they understood how to live satya and right speech. In What We Say Matters, Judith and Ike describe their journey through NVC and how speech becomes a spiritual practice based on giving and receiving with compassion—everywhere, all the time—whether at home, at work, or in the world. Their writing is deeply personal, punctuated by their recounts of trial and error, success and failure, laughter and challenge—even in writing this book! They guide you through an introduction to NVC with clear explanations, poignant examples, suggested exercises, and helpful resources. With practice, you'll learn new ways to: • extend empathy to yourself and others • distinguish between feelings and needs • make requests rather than demands • choose connection over conflict • create mutually satisfying outcomes

Why School Communication Matters

Why School Communication Matters


  • Release: 2014-07-07
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 250 page
  • ISBN: 9781475809145
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Why School Communication Matters is an easy-to-use reference for the communication dilemmas that superintendents, principals, and other school leaders face today as they lead faculty and staff, parents and students, neighbors and community leaders. This newly revised edition incorporates the monumental technological changes, including social media that are reframing the way we think and work. The book deals with real life challenges and offers practicable solutions. Demonstrates how school leaders can design effective two-way communication strategies with their own communities—because one size no longer fits all. Draws from some of the best research in school communication and business leadership. Offers a framework of ideas on which school leaders can hang their strategic plans. Examines real challenges—from battles with angry parents to the effective use of data to the management of a major crisis—and links these challenges to larger leadership issues. Includes up to the minute information and fresh statistics on today’s social media and community outreach. Is a boots-on-the-ground field guide of proven strategies to meet the needs of practitioners who work on the front lines Is a reference book for both new and seasoned school leaders Is a textbook for those aspiring to school leadership positions