The Art of Positive Communication: Theory and Practice

The Art of Positive Communication: Theory and Practice

By: Julien C. Mirivel (author)Paperback

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How we communicate with each other matters greatly. Our identity, our friendships and marriages, our families, and our culture are the product of how we speak to one another. Our words affect our hopes and dreams, as well as those of our children. We insult, complain, or criticize. We compliment, offer support, and inspire. These are choices that take place in the crevices of our most private and public conversations with others. This book bridges communication theory and practice to foreground an important message: positive communication matters. By examining closely how people talk to each other at home or at work, this book enables undergraduate and graduate students to communicate more positively. The Art of Positive Communication is an ideal text for undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in interpersonal communication courses and as a supplemental text to inspire all students to communicate better.

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About Author

Julien C. Mirivel (PhD, University of Colorado at Boulder) is Associate Professor in the Department of Speech Communication at the University of Arkansas, Little Rock, and Co-Director of the Academy for Teaching and Learning Excellence. His teaching and research focuses on how to improve communication practices in everyday and professional life.


Contents: Positive Communication Creates Contact - Positive Communication Discovers the Unknown - Positive Communication Affects the Self - Positive Communication Deepens Relationship - Positive Communication Gives Support - Positive Communication Transcends Separateness - Positive Communication Influences Others.

Product Details

  • publication date: 29/09/2014
  • ISBN13: 9781433120992
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 190
  • ID: 9781433120992
  • weight: 290
  • ISBN10: 1433120992

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