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The Communication Playbook

Second Edition
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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.

  • Digital Option / Courseware
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    • Assignable Video with Assessment
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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

Supplements

Instructor Resource Site

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For additional information, custom options, or to request a personalized walkthrough of these resources, please contact your sales representative

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
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
edge.sagepub.com/gamblecp2e
 
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
NEW TO THIS EDITION: 
  • The new edition is available as a digital option through 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. Learn more.
  • Contemporized chapter openings to ensure they appeal to students, capturing their attention and engaging them in the chapter’s content.
  • Enhanced coverage of mindfulness, technology’s influence on communication, and cultural influences on communication.
  • Reorganized interpersonal and group communication chapters for a more natural progression that makes the material easier for students to follow and digest.
  • Updated examples throughout the text for currency and relevance.
  • New annotated speeches on timely topics.
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.
  • “Self-Assessments” within each chapter encourage students to complete a self reflective questionnaire of their communication behaviors and attitudes to determine their level of proficiency and identify areas for growth.
Vantage Reference: 
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