Communication: Principles for a Lifetime, 8th edition

  • Steven A. Beebe, 
  • Susan J. Beebe, 
  • Diana K. Ivy

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Communication: Principles for a Lifetime presents an accessible overview of the fundamental theories and skills of communication. By organizing the text around 5 key principles of communication, authors Steven Beebe, Susan Beebe and Diana Ivy help you explore the interplay among communication concepts, skills and contexts. And this 5-principles approach helps you build practical communication skills.

The 8th Edition offers new Critical/Cultural Perspectives features that examine contemporary issues in communication. Refreshed chapter-ending study guides better reinforce the authors' 5-principles approach. And fresh, contemporary examples, photos and illustrations enhance key themes and help you relate course content to your own life.

Published by Pearson (July 9th 2021) - Copyright © 2022

ISBN-13: 9780137589111

Subject: Communication

Category: Introduction to Speech Communication


Brief Contents


  1. Identifying Foundations of Human Communication
  2. Exploring Self-Awareness and Communication
  3. Understanding Verbal Messages
  4. Understanding Nonverbal Messages
  5. Listening and Responding
  6. Adapting to Others: Diversity and Communication


  1. Understanding Interpersonal Communication
  2. Enhancing Relationships


  1. Understanding Group and Team Performance
  2. Enhancing Group and Team Performance


  1. Developing Your Speech
  2. Organizing and Outlining Your Speech
  3. Delivering Your Speech
  4. Speaking to Inform
  5. Speaking to Persuade

Appendix A. Interviewing

Appendix B. Sample Speeches for Discussion and Evaluation

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