The Dictionary of Media and Communication Studies has provided students and the general public alike with a gateway into the study of intercultural communication, public relations and marketing communications since 1984. In this 9th edition, the authors provide a detailed compendium of the different facets of personal, group, mass-media and internet communication that continues to be a vital source of information for all those interested in how communication affects our lives.
Whether it’s for a professional presentation, a school paper, an Internet blog or video, or something more personal, The Handy Communication Answer Book explains the concepts, provides insights, shares advice, and examines the skills needed to master effective and efficient communication for every setting and occasion.
Filled with engaging stories and examples, sound scholarship and recent research, and useful tips and tricks, Practically Speaking shows students how to get started, practice thinking critically, and ultimately develop their own voice.
This book the essential handbook for business communication. We all communicate, but few of us do it well. From tough presentations to everyday transactions, there is no scenario that cannot be improved with better communication skills.
The authors offer a comprehensive and accessible introductory guide to exploring the concepts, applications, and trans-formative power of the Nonviolent Communication process.This book explores the most common barriers to effective communication and provides tangible steps to address these barriers head-on.
This book examines many great job opportunities in this field for students with an associate's degree, comparable certification, or work/life experience.The job profiles include: Animator; Audio technician; Broadcast engineer; Dance instructor; Desktop publishing specialist; Fashion designer; Interior designer/decorator; Library technician; Musician; and, Photographer.
Understanding Body Language by Scott RouseBecome more successful in every interaction by learning to read body language Scientific studies show that people use body language to express their true feelings about a given situation or topic. With Understanding Body Language, you'll discover essential information and how-to guidance for deciphering nonverbal communication so you can make better decisions about the people and situations you approach every day. Start by learning how to properly observe people so you can uncover their subtle nonverbal cues without drawing attention to yourself. Then, practice on your friends and family with practical advice to help you better read social gatherings and telltale signs of disagreement. Finally, dive deeper with real-life scenarios you'll likely encounter, such as dating, job interviews, and workplace interactions. Understanding Body Language includes: Body language 101--Explore the science and driving forces behind body language, best practices for your own expression, and tips for successful interpretation of others. In-the-moment guidance--Learn setting-specific how-tos to help you feel physically assured in difficult situations, such as using positive body language while on a date and projecting confidence within the workplace. An emotional connection--Discover the link between specific emotions and the associated body language so you can apply that vital knowledge in real time and use it to your advantage. Learn to decode body language with this complete guide to understanding nonverbal communication.
Call Number: 153.69
Publication Date: 2021-01-05
Listen Like You Mean It by Ximena VengoecheaDrawing from her own research sessions, as well as stories and interviews with marriage counselors, life coaches, filmmakers, podcast hosts, and other real-life listening experts, Vengoechea shows us how to better listen so that we can all feel heard, connected, and understood in a world that keeps turning up the volume.
Call Number: 153.68
Publication Date: 2021-03-30
The Misinformation Age by James Owen Weatherall; Cailin O'ConnorThe social dynamics of "alternative facts": why what you believe depends on who you know "Empowering and thoroughly researched, this book offers useful contemporary analysis and possible solutions to one of the greatest threats to democracy."--Kirkus Reviews Editors' choice, New York Times Book Review * Recommended reading, Scientific American Why should we care about having true beliefs? And why do demonstrably false beliefs persist and spread despite bad, even fatal, consequences for the people who hold them? Philosophers of science Cailin O'Connor and James Weatherall argue that social factors, rather than individual psychology, are what's essential to understanding the spread and persistence of false beliefs. It might seem that there's an obvious reason that true beliefs matter: false beliefs will hurt you. But if that's right, then why is it (apparently) irrelevant to many people whether they believe true things or not? The Misinformation Age, written for a political era riven by "fake news," "alternative facts," and disputes over the validity of everything from climate change to the size of inauguration crowds, shows convincingly that what you believe depends on who you know. If social forces explain the persistence of false belief, we must understand how those forces work in order to fight misinformation effectively.
Call Number: 153.74
Publication Date: 2019-01-08
Nine Lies about Work by Marcus Buckingham; Ashley GoodallForget what you know about the world of work You crave feedback. Your organization's culture is the key to its success. Strategic planning is essential. Your competencies should be measured and your weaknesses shored up. Leadership is a thing. These may sound like basic truths of our work lives today. But actually, they're lies. As strengths guru and bestselling author Marcus Buckingham and Cisco Leadership and Team Intelligence head Ashley Goodall show in this provocative, inspiring book, there are some big lies--distortions, faulty assumptions, wrong thinking--that we encounter every time we show up for work. Nine lies, to be exact. They cause dysfunction and frustration, ultimately resulting in workplaces that are a pale shadow of what they could be. But there are those who can get past the lies and discover what's real. These freethinking leaders recognize the power and beauty of our individual uniqueness. They know that emergent patterns are more valuable than received wisdom and that evidence is more powerful than dogma. With engaging stories and incisive analysis, the authors reveal the essential truths that such freethinking leaders will recognize immediately: that it is the strength and cohesiveness of your team, not your company's culture, that matter most; that we should focus less on top-down planning and more on giving our people reliable, real-time intelligence; that rather than trying to align people's goals we should strive to align people's sense of purpose and meaning; that people don't want constant feedback, they want helpful attention. This is the real world of work, as it is and as it should be. Nine Lies About Work reveals the few core truths that will help you show just how good you are to those who truly rely on you.