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Communication is a vital component of everyday life. The quality of our communication determines the quality of our lives, from our relationships, to our jobs, to our education and our daily interactions. The more effective your communication the more effective and satisfying your life will be. In this category you will find books that will help you enhance your relationships, your global and intercultural interactions and your public speaking ability.

Global and Intercultural Communication Titles

Cultural Encounters in Cyberspace: Virtual Travels and Activities Around the World Buy Now

By Lisa Stefani


1199054198002883027718This interactive e-book offers activities and virtual travels to other countries via the Internet.The improvement of understanding is for two ends: first, our own increase of knowledge; secondly to enable us to deliver that knowledge to others. Locke The goal of this book has two ends:first, to help students better understand global communication by offering specific cultural assignments that send them on virtual travels to other countries via the Internet; secondly to aid teachers in enhancing their student’s understanding of global communication through specific cultural assignments that incorporate Internet technology into their classrooms.

Organization: This book is divided into seven chapters that are common to all global and Intercultural books. It begins with a basic understanding of how and why the world has become a Global Community. From there alternative cultural perspectives on values, history, worldview and family are explored. Then the impact of culture on language and nonverbal behavior is examined. With this background knowledge in hand, the workbook becomes outwardly focused examining the role that culture plays in the learning environment, the business context, and the healthcare setting.

Finally, the book closes with an active and interactive chapter that includes activities designed to encourage you to take your place as a global citizen and to practice your newly learned global communication skills. Assignments Assignments are grouped into three categories: Web Quests, Cultural Profiles, and Favorite Links. Web Quests are cultural assignments that take you to specific places on the Internet to explore cultural components.

The format offers an introduction to the assignment/activity, describes the task in general, offers specific directions in the process section, provides online resources to complete the assignment, gives clear evaluation standards that fit any point scale or percentage grading system, and lastly a conclusion that summarizes the importance of understanding the concept in the assignment.

Cultural Profiles Cultural Profiles introduce/define/explain a cultural concept that is of current importance that directly impacts you or your possible future. You are sent to a website(s) to explore this concept. You will then write a profile of what you discovered as well as how the concept impacts you. Favorite Links Favorite links are websites that offer further information about the chapter content. Participants can use these for further exploration and to aid in the assignments. Teachers can use these to create assignments tailored to their specific class or as a part of classroom instruction..

Global Communication: Interaction Within the Cultural Merge (5th Ed) Buy Now

By Lisa Stefani


1199053178057615049943This textbook is generally used in conjunction with a book entitled, “Cultural Encounters in Cyberspace: Virtual Travels and Activities Around the World.” While this book offers you a view of broad cultural foundations that are relatively stable, the Cultural Encounters book applies this cultural infrastructure to the “real” world by allowing you to vicariously, via the Internet, experience the effects of culture through Web Quest assignments that will take you to other cultures.

You will be able to experience the impact of culture on personal relationships, the educational arena, the business environment and the healthcare context. These two books operate hand in hand affording you a dual learning experience. Chapter One, Making Connections, establishes a base for the numerous global connections that are occurring throughout the world. Chapter Two, A Quadratic Theoretical Base, sets the theoretical footings of global communication. From there, we turn our attention to the underpinnings of culture.

Chapter Three, Alternative Perspectives: Values, History, Worldview and Family, provides a look at how different cultures hold different values, how the culture’s history and worldview help establish these values, and how the family, along with other societal institutions transmit these values to their members. Chapter Four, Senders and Receivers, is an exploration of language and nonverbal behaviors and their cultural manifestations

. Chapter Five, The Influence of Culture on Classroom Communication, covers the roots of knowledge acquisition — learning styles — and language diversity and acculturation levels in diverse societies. Chapter Six, Culture’s Impact on Business, offers insight into the significant role that culture plays in the conduct of business around the globe. Chapter Sever, Culture and Health, illustrates the various healthcare traditions that are steeped in cultural beliefs.

Finally, Chapter Eight, Becoming a Global Citizen, Delivers suggestions for improving global communication and transfers the responsibility to act into your individual hands. Hopefully you will apply and act on the information offered in this chapter and throughout this book and take your place as an effective communicator in our global society.

Public Speaking

Making Your Point: A Workbook For Effective Public Speaking Buy Now

By Lisa Stefani


1223815029470-1684357860The goal of this workbook is to aid instructors in enhancing student understanding of oral communication. The material in this workbook may be modified or adapted to any oral communication course and the information is designed to serve both instructors and students. This book is also designed for the self taught orator. Organization This 4th edition workbook expands earlier chapters, adds additional chapters that are vital for effective speaking and incorporates media rich learning activities for today’s tech savvy students.

It is organized into eight chapters, each with specific activities that teach participants to vault over the hurdles in public speaking – particularly the first speeches.

It begins by setting up the foundations and general information for speech preparation.Chapter 2 gives the participant a step-by-step overview of the speech making process from topic selection to actual delivery.

Chapter 3 offers activities designed to help the participant become an effective and discriminating listener with honed critical analysis skills.

Chapter 4 lays the ground work for the basis of all effective speeches – quality supporting evidence.This chapter, along with chapters 5, 6, and 7 are designed to facilitate instruction in four major speech assignments – the Supporting Evidence Outline and Speech, the Informative Outline and Speech, the Persuasive Outline and Speech and the Group Discussion.

Chapter 8 is a new chapter added in this edition that deals specifically with handling the question and answer session that typically follows any presentation. As is customary with this book, it ends with three appendices filled with more sample “A” outlines and accompanying visual aids. This workbook can accompany any public speaking text book.


Now That’s Ridiculous Buy Now

By Joann Sandlin PhD



This book is a non exhaustive list of 19 ridiculous things we do to ourselves that cause self victimization and relational casualties. Learn why we do these things and the communication strategies that combat these issues.


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