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The Communication Playbook

The Communication Playbook

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September 2022 | 640 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

Ideal for hybrid communication courses, The Communication Playbook is designed to equip students with the tools they need to develop communicative resilience in their personal and public lives, whether face-to-face or virtually. Supported by practical learning activities and exercises, along with discussions of timely topics such as events of extremism, a global pandemic, and the technological and multicultural nature of society, bestselling authors Teri Kwal Gamble and Michael W. Gamble help students navigate the physical and digital realms of communication, enabling them to become clear, confident communicators. The Second Edition includes updated examples, new annotated speeches on up-to-date topics, and greater coverage of how technology and culture influences communication.

 This title is accompanied by a complete teaching and learning package. Contact your SAGE representative to request a demo.

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  • LMS Cartridge: Import this title’s instructor resources into your school’s learning management system (LMS) and save time. Don’t use an LMS? You can still access all of the same online resources for this title via the password-protected Instructor Resource Site. Learn more. 

Part One: Fundamentals of Communication
Chapter 1: Start Right Here
Chapter 2: Communicating in a Multicultural Society and World
Chapter 3: The “I” Behind the Eye: Perception and the Self
Part Two: Communication Messages and Skills
Chapter 4: Using Verbal Messages to Help Minds Meet
Chapter 5: Nonverbal Messages Speak
Chapter 6: Ethical Listening
Part Three: Interpersonal Communication (Person-to-Person)
Chapter 7: Understanding Interpersonal Relationships
Chapter 8: Handling Emotions and Relational Conflict
Part Four: Group Communication
Chapter 9: Team Building, Group Decision Making and Problem Solving
Chapter 10: Leading with Communication to Resolve Group Conflict
Part Five: Public Communication
Chapter 11: Public Speaking and You
Chapter 12: Researching, Supporting, and Outlining Your Speech
Chapter 13: Presentation Aids and Speech Delivery
Chapter 14: Informative Speaking
Chapter 15: Persuasive Speaking


Instructor Resource Site

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LMS cartridge included with this title for use in Blackboard, Canvas, Brightspace by Desire2Learn (D2L), and Moodle

The LMS cartridge makes it easy to import this title’s instructor resources into your learning management system (LMS). These resources include:

  • Test banks
  • Editable chapter-specific PowerPoint® slides
  • Lecture notes
  • All tables and figures from the textbook 
Don’t use an LMS platform?

You can still access all of the same online resources for this title via the password-protected Instructor Resource Site.
Student Study Site

The open-access Student Study Site makes it easy for students to maximize their study time, anywhere, anytime. It offers flashcards that strengthen understanding of key terms and concepts, as well as learning objectives that reinforce the most important material.
Key features

  • “Skill-Builders” learning activities empower students to practice and improve their communication skills by placing students in everyday situations, encouraging students to assess their own and others’ face-to-face and digital communication practices, and offering strategies that students can practice to communicate more effectively.
  • “Career-Builders” exercises and checklists connect communication skills to careers success by providing insights into the types of skills employers seek such as the ability to speak so that others listen, listen when others speak, adapt to differences in cultural perspectives, handle conflicts and solve problems, and make sound decisions. 
  • “Exploring Diversity” activities encourage students to think critically about how different cultures and genders communicate and puts these differences into context so students develop a more global perspective.
  • “Ethics and Communication” discussions help students define for themselves the meaning of “ethical communication” by guiding them through various ethical quandaries that question the moral principles, values, and beliefs of society.
  • SAGE coursepacks allows instructors to import high-quality content into their school’s learning management system (LMS) with no access codes.
  • SAGE edge provides students helpful tools, including eFlashcards, practice quizzes, and more, in one easy-to-use online environment.
  • SAGE course outcomes are crafted with specific course outcomes in mind and vetted by advisors in the field. By clearly defining and benchmarking the knowledge and skills students are expected to achieve upon completion of your course, SAGE course outcomes help you track and measure student success. See how outcomes tie in with this book’s chapter-level objectives.




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