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Straight Talk

Oral Communication for Career Success, 1st Edition

By Paul R. Timm, Sherron Bienvenu


282 pages | 15 B/W Illus.

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Straight Talk: Oral Communication for Career Success has a fresh new approach that gives tools needed to communicate with confidence.

This text provides a thorough overview and hands-on practice in the speech communication skills essential for life and work success. Whether talking person to person, in a group, or in front of an audience, plenty of practical applications give hands on experience in: practicing effective speaking, handling conversations, participating in teams, and gaining confidence in delivering formal and informal presentations.

This book also helps students prepare for competitive events and includes the Presents the 5 Step Strategic Communication tactics students can immediately apply and practice communications skills.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to the Strategic Communication Model: Discover a Strategic Approach 2. Understand and Apply Foundation Skills for Speaking Well 3. Define the Context before Speaking or Participating 4. Consider Media, Source, and Timing Options 5. Select and Organize you Message Content 6. Deliver your Message with Confidence and Impact 7. Create Attractive and Functional Visuals 8. Contribute to Effective Meetings 9. Participate in Effective Conversations and Interviews 10. Evaluate Feedback Needed for Continued Success Reference Tool: Recognizing Gender Differences in Workplace Communication

About the Authors

Paul R. Timm Is Professor of Organizational Leadership and Strategy at Brigham Young University

Sherron Bienvenu, Ph.D. Has taught for 22 years at Emory University’s Goizueta School of Business in Atlanta. In addition, she has been a visiting professor of Management Communication in the International MBA Program at the Helsinki School of Economics (Finland).

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Business Communication / General
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Business Communication / Meetings & Presentations