Welcome to the SAGE Edge site for Communication in Everyday Life: The Basic Course Edition With Public Speaking, 3e!
Communication in Everyday Life offers an engaging look at the inseparable connection between relationships and communication. Steve Duck and David T. McMahan combine theory and application to introduce students to fundamental communication concepts. Their book provides students with a strong foundation in communication concepts, theory, and research, while helping them 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 of the Basic Course Edition With Public Speaking includes practical instruction on communicating interpersonally, in groups, and in interviews as well as on making effective presentations. The authors encourage students to think critically, to link communication theory to their own experiences, and to improve their communication skills in the process.
The book’s relational approach usefully connects many aspects of a basic text via the underlying theme of relationships, giving it coherence and a relevance to students’ lives that other texts lack.
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We gratefully acknowledge Steve Duck and David T. McMahan for writing an excellent text. Special thanks are also due to Jordan Atkinson of Missouri Western State University, Mavis Carr of Hampton University, Hailey Gillen Hoke of Weber State University, and Integra Software Services for developing the resources on this site.
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