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Welcome to the SAGE edge site for Communication in Everyday Life: Basic Course Edition, Second Edition.

The SAGE edge site for Communication in Everyday Life by Steve Duck and David McMahan offers a robust online environment you can access anytime, anywhere, and features an impressive array of free tools and resources to keep you on the cutting edge of your learning experience.


Communication in Everyday Life: The Basic Course Edition With Public Speaking, Second Edition encourages students to apply basic communication concepts to their daily lives, giving them a deeper understanding of the inseparable connection between relationships and communication. Authors Steve Duck and David T. McMahan expertly combine theory and application to introduce students to fundamental communication concepts and master practical communication skills, such as listening and critical thinking, using technology to communicate, understanding nonverbal communication, creating persuasive strategies, and managing group conflict. The fully updated Second Edition offers practical instruction to improve a student’s ability to effectively communicate interpersonally, in groups, in interviews, and speaking through presentations. Throughout the book, students receive the tools they need to critically analyze their situation, link communication theory to their own experiences, and improve their communication and public speaking skills in the process.


We gratefully acknowledge Steve Duck and David McMahan for writing an excellent text. Special thanks are also due to Denise Bridges, Emily Buehler of The State University of Iowa, Antoinette Doherty of Prince George's Community College, Jenna Grzeslo of Penn State University, and Hailey Gillen Hoke of Webster University for developing the ancillaries on this site.Hoke of Webster University for developing the ancillaries on this site.