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The Communication Age
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The Communication Age
Connecting and Engaging

Fourth Edition
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February 2023 | 528 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
When should you send a text message, and when is it more appropriate to talk face-to-face? What is the best way to prepare for a job interview that will be conducted over video? How should you modify your speech if it will be recorded and posted online? The Communication Age: Connecting and Engaging introduces students to the foundational concepts and essential skills of effective communication, with a strong emphasis on the impact of technology in our increasingly interconnected world. This new Fourth Edition helps students become involved in our diverse global community and learn how to apply key principles of effective communication—whether incorporating media, technology, or traditional face-to-face speech communication—to foster civic engagement for a better future.

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Chapter 1. Communication in the 21st Century
 
Chapter 2. Perception, Self, and Communication
 
Chapter 3. Verbal Communication
 
Chapter 4. Nonverbal Communication
 
Chapter 5. Listening
 
Chapter 6. Communication, Culture, and Diversity
 
Chapter 7. Interpersonal Communication
 
Chapter 8. Small Group and Team Communication
 
Chapter 9. Workplace and Organizational Communication
 
Chapter 10. Communication and New Media
 
Chapter 11. Selecting and Researching Your Topic and Knowing Your Audience
 
Chapter 12. Organizing Your Presentation
 
Chapter 13. Delivering Your Presentations
 
Chapter 14. Informative Presentations
 
Chapter 15. Persuasive Presentations

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Instructor Resource Site
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
  • Sample course syllabi
  • Lecture notes
  • All tables and figures from the textbook
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You can still access the online resources for this title via the password-protected Instructor Resource Site.
Key features
NEW TO THIS EDITION:
  • The new edition is available in SAGE Vantage, an intuitive learning platform that integrates quality SAGE textbook content with assignable multimedia activities and auto-graded assessments to drive student engagement and ensure accountability. Unparalleled in its ease of use and built for dynamic teaching and learning, Vantage offers customizable LMS integration and best-in-class support. Select the Vantage tab on this page to learn more.
  • Updated examples acknowledge how communication practices and contexts have been affected by the pandemic and consider how COVID-19 may affect future interaction in the Communication Age.
  • New animation videos illustrate key concepts in each chapter to help students understand the fundamentals of communication.
  • Updated references throughout keep readers up-to-date with the latest scholarship in the field and its application to everyday life.
  • New student speeches demonstrate how to give effective informative, persuasive, and small group speeches.
  • The re-designed "What You’ve Learned" end-of-chapter pedagogy organizes key terms, review questions, and critical thinking questions according to learning objective.
  • Updated feature boxes incorporate current events and communication issues into the revised text. The "Make a Difference" feature now includes "Questions to Consider."
KEY FEATURES:
  • Screen Break encourages students to put their devices down and offers practical tips for communicating without the assistance of technology when needed.
  • Future of Work presents examples and suggestions for using communication skills to enhance career development.
  • Assess Your Communication encourages students to engage in a self-inventory to prepare them for a variety of communication contexts and better material comprehension.
  • Communication How To creatively directs students to apply course content to real life situations, making the information learned more meaningful.
  • Make a Difference promotes student civic engagement and activism connected to chapter content, supporting students to make a difference in their communities.
  • Ethical Connection emphasizes the importance of ethical communication in the Communication Age through the examination of face-to-face and mediated communication.
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