This book review is part of a series that covers the topic of Communication Skills, the tools and methods to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of an exchange of information, as by speech, signals, writing, or behavior. Meryl Runion is the Official Guide to Communication Skills.

Interpersonal Communication Book is a valuable resource for people interested in Communication Skills, and it is available through Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble.

Book Description
Offering the perfect balance of theory and practical skills, this market-leading text prepares readers to communicate successfully in today's world. features superior coverage of cultural diversity, expanded coverage of ethics, new discussions of the effects of technology, and a new, integrated "text and technology learning system." For anyone interested in improving their interpersonal communication skills. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Book Info
Features of the new edition: DeVito continues to push culture to the forefront of interpersonal communication. In this edition, cultural coverage receives extra attention with the addition of a new unit, Culture and Interpersonal Communication. New Media and Technology Boxes are integrated throughout the text. These boxes highlight the impact of new technology on interpersonal communication. Research and theory is covered in greater detail. Almost every topic discussed in the text is now supported by the most up-to-date research findings. This new coverage is further strengthened by marginal questions that seek answers on a wide variety of issues, and a new research section in Unit 2. Ethics is now covered in boxes integrated throughout the text instead of in a separate unit. These boxes permit closer coordination of the topics and help to emphasize the importance of ethics to all interpersonal communication situations. Critical thinking coverage has also been expanded with the addition of marginal questions that evaluate and synthesize the text content, and numerous specific sections throughout the book. A new video specially designed to accompany the text has been prepared for this edition by students from the University of New Mexico under the leadership of Professors Jean Civikly-Powell and Tom Jewell. Written and acted by real students, the video presents eight interpersonal communication scenarios which instructors can use as short "lecture launchers" to enhance lectures and reinforce concepts from the text.

Author's Bio: 

This book review is part of a series that covers the topic of Communication Skills. The Official Guide to Communication Skills is Meryl Runion. Meryl Runion, CSP, is a Certified Speaking Professional and the author of four books on communication. Her books have sold over 250,000 copies worldwide. She is the author of a weekly email newsletter called A PowerPhrase a Week, which boast thousands of subscribers. Her clients include IBM, who find her to be systematic, the IRS who particularly love her in April, and the FBI, who find her to be a person of interest.

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