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AN INTRODUCTION TO INTERPERSONAL
AND PUBLIC COMMUNICATION

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by O. REX DAMRON and DANIEL J. O'NEILL

1st ed., 139 pages, $15.95
ISBN 978-0-89641-021-3  Review Shopping Cart


This is an introductory oral communications text which integrates interpersonal communication and public speaking skills. It is designed for students in the basic course in speech communication, whether in the technical, professional, or liberal arts program. The first section of the text deals with interpersonal communication in terms of the role of language, paraphrasing, perception of feeling, perception-checking, feedback, and group discussion. The second section discusses planning, organization, amplification, and style and delivery for public speaking. Sample speeches, worksheets for evaluation, and a bibliography are provided.

Contents

Introduction: The Components in the Human Communication Process

Chapter 1: Language in Human Communication

Chapter 2: Paraphrasing and Description of Feeling as Interpersonal Communication Skills

Chapter 3: Nonverbal Communication and Feedback as InterpersonalCommunication Skills

Chapter 4: Behavior Description and Open Communication as Interpersonal Communication Skills

Chapter 5: Interpersonal Skills in Formal Group Discussion

Chapter 6: Planning the Public Communication

Chapter 7: Organizing the Public Discourse

Chapter 8: Amplifying the Public Message

Chapter 9: Oral Communication Style

Chapter 10: Presenting the Public Speech

Bibliography
Appendix: Sample Speeches

About the Authors

O. Rex Damron is a Professor of Communication at Kent State University, Stark County Campus in North Canton, Ohio.

Daniel J. O'Neill is a Professor of Communication and Theatre at Youngstown State University in Youngstown, Ohio.

 

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