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Communication Matters

by James Schaffer Randall Mccutcheon Joseph R. Wycoff

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.

Communication Networks

by R. Srikant Lei Ying

Provides a modern mathematical approach to the design of communication networks for graduate students, blending control, optimization, and stochastic network theories. A broad range of performance analysis tools are discussed, including important advanced topics that have been made accessible to students for the first time. Taking a top-down approach to network protocol design, the authors begin with the deterministic model and progress to more sophisticated models. Network algorithms and protocols are tied closely to the theory, illustrating the practical engineering applications of each topic. The background behind the mathematical analyses is given before the formal proofs and is supported by worked examples, enabling students to understand the big picture before going into the detailed theory. End-of-chapter problems cover a range of difficulties, with complex problems broken into several parts, and hints to many problems are provided to guide students. Full solutions are available online for instructors.

Communication Principles for a Lifetime (4th edition)

by Susan J. Beebe Steven A. Beebe Diana K. Ivy

The book provides readers with theory and skills in a manner that helps them apply what they've learned throughout their lives. Understanding that the challenge in communication is learning the myriad of skills, principles, and theories without being overwhelmed, Beebe, Beebe, and Ivy emphasize five key principles of communication throughout their book.

Communication Skills for Business Professionals

by Michael Lewis Phillip Cenere Robert Gill Celeste Lawson Phillip Cenere Robert Gill Celeste Lawson

Communication Skills for Business Professionals is a student-friendly introduction to the principles and practice of effective communication in the workplace. Engagingly written and full of real-life examples, it explains the key theories underpinning communication strategies and encourages students to consider how to apply them in a contemporary business environment. After working through foundation topics such as understanding the audience, persuasion and influence, negotiation and conflict management, and intercultural complexities, students will explore the various modes and contexts of workplace communication including meetings, oral communication, written reports and correspondence. The text incorporates discussion of new digital technologies such as virtual real-time communication, and dedicates an entire chapter to the specific considerations involved in writing for the web. With its emphasis on Australian contexts and examples, Communication Skills for Business Professionals is an excellent introduction to the world of professional communication.

Communication Skills for Managers, Fifth Edition

by Janis Fischer Chan

Communicating clearly is a critical skill for successful managers! The ability to communicate clearly is the critical core competency for successful managers at all levels and in all industries. This book is your guide to business communication that delivers the message--whether written, or spoken, in person or via e-mail--with respect for the receiver, and in all business situations. This solid overview of all facets of business communication offers numerous opportunities to practice and apply your new skills and a log to track your improvement. Readers will learn how to: * Communicate clearly and correctly to avoid misunderstanding and get your message across * Develop and use your listening skills to solve problems, diffuse conflict, teach staff, and be a more productive manager or team leader * Ask the right type of question to elicit information, encourage a response, or create a relationship * Master the techniques of successful presentations from planning to delivery * Analyze your audience before communicating your ideas in any format * Choose the most appropriate mode for communicating your message * Use effective language to express your ideas clearly in well-constructed letters, proposals, memos, and e-mail

Communication Skills for Nurses

by Claire Boyd Janet Dare

Survive placements and practice with this essential guide for all student nurses. Providing words of wisdom and advice from real-life student nurses, Communication Skills for Nurses is a handy, portable, and fun introduction to the key communication and interpersonal skills you'll need on placement and as a registered nurse. Special features: Developed by students, for students Clear, straightforward, and jargon-free Explains how to use your interpersonal skills effectively, communicate with patients with specific conditions, and handle both criticisms and compliments Features tips and advice from real life nursing students Examples and questions based on real life nursing and healthcare situations

Communication Skills in English : A Workbook

by Shilpa Sapre-Bharmal Dinesh Kumar Susmita Dey Nilakshi Roy

This workbook on communication skills in English has been prepared keeping in mind the needs of the learners at the first-year graduation programme. It focuses mainly on reading and writing skills.

Communication Skills in Health and Social Care

by Bernard Moss

This thoroughly revised and updated Second Edition of Communication Skills for Health and Social Care provides an accessible introduction to the wide range of communication skills needed for contemporary health and social care practice. Presented in a unique and easy-to-use dictionary format, the book acts as a working tool which students can dip in and out of throughout their course, and continue to use once they have qualified for practice. The updated edition includes new chapters on: " Groupwork. " Interprofessional Collaboration. " Emotional Intelligence. " Assertiveness. " Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). Offering a fresh approach to a core topic on the health and social care curriculum, each chapter suggests group activities and further reading, making this book an ideal resource for students of health, social care, social work and nursing, as well as qualified practitioners. Bernard Moss is Emeritus Professor of Social Work Education and Spirituality at Staffordshire University and Senior Fellow and National Teaching Fellow, Higher Education Academy, UK.

Communication Strategies for Managing Conflict

by Mary Lou Higgerson

The conflict management guide academic leaders have been searching for Communication Strategies for Managing Conflict gives academic leaders the tools and insight they need to effectively manage conflict affiliated with leading change and problematic faculty performance. Using case studies that bring typical issues to light, this book guides you through difficult situations with strategies and analyses of key issues, variables, and options. The real-life examples show you effective conflict management at work, and provide direct application to your own tricky leadership situations. You'll learn how to deal with difficult people, how to have difficult conversations, and how to successfully manage change in the face of departmental resistance. Written by an experienced academic leader, consultant, and writer, this practical guide provides the leadership training academics wish they already had. Successful conflict management is essential not just to departments, but to the entire institution. Senior leaders, faculty, and students all rely on you to smooth the change process and keep the department running smoothly. This book gives you a foundation in the critical skills for managing conflict when leading change and managing problem performance, and the insight to apply them appropriately. Communicate more effectively with students, parents, and faculty Navigate difficult conversations with tenured faculty more successfully Lead change more effectively Mentor and manage problem performance more effectively Keep faculty performing well and focused on the right priorities Most academic leaders come into their position reluctantly, with little or no preparation for the role, receive very little training or coaching, and are thus not equipped to manage conflict when it arises. Communication Strategies for Managing Conflict is a lively, readable, and practical guide that will prove useful in the most difficult and common departmental situations.

Communication, Technology and Cultural Change

by Gary J Krug

With a foreword by Norman Denzin Communication and the history of technology have invariably been examined in terms of artefacts and people. Gary Krug argues that communication technology must be studied as an integral part of culture and lived-experience. Rather than stand in awe of the apparent explosion of new technologies, this book links key moments and developments in communication technology with the social conditions of their time. It traces the evolution of technology, culture, and the self as mutually dependent and influential. This innovative approach will be welcomed by undergraduates and postgraduates needing to develop their understanding of the cultural effects of communication technology, and the history of key communication systems and techniques.

Communication Technology Update and Fundamentals

by August E. Grant Jennifer H. Meadows

A classic now in its 14th edition, Communication Technology Update and Fundamentals is the single best resource for students and professionals looking to brush up on how these technologies have developed, grown, and converged, as well as what's in store for the future. It begins by developing the communication technology framework--the history, ecosystem, and structure--then delves into each type of technology, including everything from mass media, to computers and consumer electronics, to networking technologies. Each chapter is written by faculty and industry experts who provide snapshots of the state of each individual field, altogether providing a broad overview of the role communication technologies play in our everyday lives. Key features: Gives students and professionals the latest information in all areas of communication technology The companion website offers updated information and useful links to related industry resources, and an instructor site provides a sample syllabus and a test bank This edition features new chapters on automotive telematics, digital health, and telepresence, as well as expanded coverage of tablets/phablets and 4K (ultra high definition television)

Communication Theory

by Dr David Holmes

`This is a very clear and concise summary of media studies, present and future. There is no other book that can both be used as a teaching tool and can help scholars organize their thinking about new media as this book can' - Steve Jones, University of Chicago This book offers an introduction to communication theory that is appropriate to our post-broadcast, interactive, media environment. The author contrasts the `first media age' of broadcast with the `second media age' of interactivity. Communication Theory argues that the different kinds of communication dynamics found in cyberspace demand a reassessment of the methodologies used to explore media, as well as new understandings of the concepts of interaction and community (virtual communities and broadcast communities). The media are examined not simply in terms of content, but also in terms of medium and network forms. Holmes also explores the differences between analogue and digital cultures, and between cyberspace and virtual reality. The book serves both as an upper level textbook for New Media courses and a good general guide to understanding the sociological complexities of the modern communications environment.

Communication Toolkit for Introverts

by Patricia Weber

About This Book Discover your voice in order to effectively influence those around you Get ahead in the business world by building up your toolkit of communication skills Develop meaningful relationships and leverage them through effective communication Explore the secrets of effective listening, essential for successful business relationships Who This Book Is For If you identify as introvert and are ambitious and determined to succeed in business but you are finding it difficult to find your voice, this easy-to-use and friendly book is for you. In Detail If you are an introvert, tired of playing by extrovert rules in business communications, now you can finally find your voice and be heard. Patricia Weber is an internationally recognized expert on radio and in print as supporting and inspiring introverts, since 2006. She is a Coachville coach graduate, a Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) Practitioner, an award winning top-selling salesperson and sales manager, and a two-time award winner of Peninsula Women's Networker of the Year (only the second member in its 30 years to receive this award twice). Learn how to successfully get your ideas heard in business by employing the Introvert's Toolkit. Discover what natural strengths you have and how you can enhance them through real-world scenarios and techniques to get yourself using business communication effectively. Starting with a personal assessment, every chapter builds up your confidence when communicating by employing a mix of tips and techniques, creating inspired actions plans, and expanding on the strengths and skills you already possess. We cover a variety of areas from essential communication skills through to developing negotiation skills and conflict management - everything you need to succeed in any business setting. This guide will provide any motivated introvert with the necessary tools to build extensive communication skills and forge ahead and fulfil their potential in what many label as a more extroverted business world.

Communications, Radar and Electronic Warfare

by Adrian Graham

A practical guide to the principles of radio communications for both civilian and military applicationsIn this book, the author covers both the civilian and military uses of technology, focusing particularly on the applications of radio propagation and prediction. Divided into two parts, the author introduces the basic theory of radio prediction before providing a step-by-step explanation of how this theory can be translated into real-life applications. In addition, the book presents up-to-date systems and methods to illustrate how these applications work in practice. This includes systems working in the HF bands and SHF. Furthermore, the author examines the performance of these systems, and also the effects of noise, interference and deliberate jamming, as well as the performance of jamming, detection and intercept systems. Particular attention is paid to the problems caused by Radio Controlled Improvised Explosive Devices (RCIEDs).Key Features:A practical handbook on the topic of radio communications and propagationWritten by an expert in both the civilian and military applications of the technologyFocuses on methods such as radio and radar jamming, and radio-controlled improvised explosive devices (IEDs)Contains problems and solutions to clarify key topics

Communing with the Divine

by Barbara Y. Martin

The Angelic Keys to Fulfilling Your Life's Purpose. In their newest book, award-winning authors Barbara Y. Martin and Dimitri Moraitis explore the sacred art of communing with celestial beings. Reading of Martin's extensive direct clairvoyant experiences, this book will teach you to work closely with angels, archangels, and other divine beings who guide you in day-to-day living and help you achieve your destiny. You will learn how to strengthen your intuitive powers and hear what the divine is telling you, and thrill to accounts of Martin's compelling personal encounters with celestial beings and her eye-opening encounters with dark spirits. Communing with the Divine is a practical training manual and an inspirational guide, with full-color illustrations of celestial beings and their auric composition. In it, you will discover:**Various types of angels, including joy guides, teaching angels, and guardian angels*Techniques to call on Michael, Gabriel, Uriel, Raphael, and other archangels*Ways in which leaders of the spiritual hierarchy influence your life*The nature of evil and the importance of spiritual protection*Keys to psychic and spiritual visions and clairvoyance*Meditation tools to access celestial realms with more than fifty meditative prayers that call on Divine Light and celestial beings for wisdom, love, prosperity, healing, peace, guidance, inspiration, and much more

Communion: The Female Search for Love

by Bell Hooks

In Communion, hooks, answers all of our questions about the place of love in a woman's life. With her trademark commanding and lucid language, hooks explores the ways ideas about women and love were changed by feminist movement, by our full participation in the workforce, and by the culture of self-help. Her penetrating words silence our fears about becoming women who love too much, yet they also challenge us. Her words stir us to devote as much of ourselves to love, to loving our partners, our bodies, our pasts, our parents, as we do our careers and our independence.

A Communion of Subjects: Animals in Religion, Science, and Ethics

by Kimberley Patton Paul Waldau

A Communion of Subjects is the first comparative and interdisciplinary study of the conceptualization of animals in world religions. Scholars from a wide range of disciplines, including Thomas Berry (cultural history), Wendy Doniger (study of myth), Elizabeth Lawrence (veterinary medicine, ritual studies), Marc Bekoff (cognitive ethology), Marc Hauser (behavioral science), Steven Wise (animals and law), Peter Singer (animals and ethics), and Jane Goodall (primatology) consider how major religious traditions have incorporated animals into their belief systems, myths, rituals, and art. Their findings offer profound insights into humans' relationships with animals and a deeper understanding of the social and ecological web in which we all live. Contributors examine Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Daoism, Confucianism, African religions, traditions from ancient Egypt and early China, and Native American, indigenous Tibetan, and Australian Aboriginal traditions, among others. They explore issues such as animal consciousness, suffering, sacrifice, and stewardship in innovative methodological ways. They also address contemporary challenges relating to law, biotechnology, social justice, and the environment. By grappling with the nature and ideological features of various religious views, the contributors cast religious teachings and practices in a new light. They reveal how we either intentionally or inadvertently marginalize "others," whether they are human or otherwise, reflecting on the ways in which we assign value to living beings. Though it is an ancient concern, the topic of "Religion and Animals" has yet to be systematically studied by modern scholars. This groundbreaking collection takes the first steps toward a meaningful analysis.

Communion of the Saints: Foundation, Nature and Structure of the Church

by Miguel M. Garijo-Guembe

Modern Roman Catholic ecclesiology is best presented and understood as the complementary intertwining of pneumatology and Christology. This is the position of Lumen gentium and the Vision of Church the author explains and explores in this work. The author's central thesis is an ecclesiology built around the notion of communio: al Church members carry out their respective responsibilities toward the Church at al levels. Beginning with Scripture, the foundation of al theological reflection, the author asks: What ecclesiological perspectives can be found in the New Testament? Next, a systematic treatment of the nature of the Church, its structures (communities and offices), and the Church's mission (evangelization, the relationship between Church and society) reveals a universal Church centered in a community of local churches. A bibliography 'international in its authorship and ecumenical in its contributor's confessional backgrounds 'completes each chapter.

Communion: A True Story

by Whitley Strieber

On December 26, 1985, at a secluded cabin in upstate New York, Whitley Strieber went siding with his wife and son, ate Christmas dinner leftovers, and went to bed early. Six hours later, he found himself suddenly awake. . . and forever changed. Thus begins the most astonishing true-life odyssey ever recorded -- one man's riveting account of his extraordinary experiences with visitors from "elsewhere". . . how they found him, where they took him, what they did to him and why. . . Believe it. Or don't believe it. But read it -- for this gripping story will move you like no other. . . will fascinate you, terrify you, and alter the way you experience your world.

Communion with God (Abridged)

by John Owen R. J. Law

Dr. R. J. K. Law has produced a splendidly readable abridgment of one of the greatest Christian classics of all time, bringing Owen's rich teaching to a much wider readership.

The Communipaths

by Suzette Haden Elgin

Gentle Thursday was not so gentle to Anne-Charlotte or her baby. Four Fedrobots came and took the baby away. Later they charged Anne-Charlotte with high treason against humankind because the baby was needed as a Communipath.

The Communist Hypothesis

by Alain Badiou

"We know that communism is the right hypothesis. All those who abandon this hypothesis immediately resign themselves to the market economy, to parliamentary democracy--the form of state suited to capitalism--and to the inevitable and 'natural' character of the most monstrous inequalities."--Alain Badiou Alain Badiou's "communist hypothesis," first stated in 2008, cut through the cant and compromises of the past twenty years to reconceptualize the Left. The hypothesis is a fresh demand for universal emancipation and a galvanizing call to arms. Anyone concerned with the future of the planet needs to reckon with the ideas outlined within this book.From the Hardcover edition.

The Communist Manifesto

by Friedrich Engels Karl Marx Leon Trotsky

Founding document of the modern working-class movement, published in 1848. Explains why communism is not a set of preconceived principles but the line of march of the working class toward power, "springing from an existing class struggle, a historical movement going on under our very eyes. "

The Communist Manifesto

by Friedrich Engels Karl Marx David Mclellan

Updated and corrected edition of the 1888 translation by Samuel Moore. Includes authors' prefaces written subsequent to the 1848 edition.

The Communist Manifesto

by Karl Marx

All that is solid melts into air, all that is holy is profaned ...Working men of all countries, Unite! This book truly changed the world, inspiring millions to revolution. Over 150 years after its publication, Marx and Engels' Communist Manifesto continues to inspire and provoke students, activists and citizens. The principles embodied within in it lie at the heart of thousands of academic and literary works. It is the starting point for people who refuse to accept that capitalism represents the final a...

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