Preface CHAPTER 1 Communication in Your Life CHAPTER 2 Verbal Communication CHAPTER 3 Nonverbal Communication CHAPTER 4 Listening CHAPTER 5 Intercultural Communication CHAPTER 6 Relationship Communication CHAPTER 7 Small Group Communication CHAPTER 8 Small Group Leadership CHAPTER 9 Public Speaking CHAPTER 10 Informative and Persuasive Speaking CHAPTER 11 Interviewing Skills CHAPTER 12 Technology and Communication References Index
Randy Fujishin is a speech communication instructor at West Valley College as well as a family and child therapist. He is the author of Gifts from the Heart, Creating Effective Groups, and Discovering the Leader Within.
Stressing the need to cultivate, respect, and value others as well
as ourselves, this text provides a straightforward guide on how to
develop a caring approach to communication in order to build and
sustain better relationships. -- Patricia Wiggin, International
This is one of the best personal communication texts I have seen, especially for a broad, skills-based course. The writing is relatable, manageable, and clear for students-it is remarkable in its ability to apply ideas in ways that are easy to understand. The exercises are well-written. The price point of the text is really nice. Finally, it features chapters related to speaking pedagogy, a piece of the puzzle too often overlooked in other introductory texts. -- Brent A. Saindon, Davis and Elkins College
The Art of Communication will resonate with students and teachers alike, stimulating a passion for being in relationship with others. Fujishin has a beautiful way of speaking to the heart, and his message continually inspires me to work on being the best rendition of myself. His conversational and relational approach to writing makes learning the life skills within this book a joy. I highly recommend it to those wanting to improve their communication skills in a variety of contexts. -- Michelle Zajac, West Valley College