9780205118045

Communication Apprehension, Avoidance, and Effectiveness

  • ISBN 13:

    9780205118045

  • ISBN 10:

    0205118046

  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 06/26/2012
  • Publisher: Pearson

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Summary

Overcome your fear of public speaking A perfect supplemental text for courses in public speaking, this book provides a clear overview of the process of human communication. It analyzes the behaviors that cause speakers to experience shyness, apprehension, or a desire to avoid public speaking situations. Further, it describes the effects of such behaviors on the communication process and a range of strategies to reduce such anxieties. Starting from the premise that speech anxiety is one of the most common obstructions to clear and effective communication, the text provides students with a greater understanding for the reasons that people experience such fears and concrete suggestions for how to overcome them. Learning Goals Upon completing this book, readers will be able to: Understand the process of human communication Analyze behaviors that cause fear of public speaking Explore strategies to reduce anxiety

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