AN INTRODUCTION TO INTERPERSONAL
AND PUBLIC COMMUNICATION
by O. REX DAMRON and DANIEL J. O'NEILL
1st ed., 139 pages, $15.95
This is an introductory oral communications text which integrates
interpersonal communication and public speaking skills. It is
designed for students in the basic course in speech communication,
whether in the technical, professional, or liberal arts program.
The first section of the text deals with interpersonal communication
in terms of the role of language, paraphrasing, perception of
feeling, perception-checking, feedback, and group discussion.
The second section discusses planning, organization, amplification,
and style and delivery for public speaking. Sample speeches, worksheets
for evaluation, and a bibliography are provided.
The Components in the Human Communication Process
1: Language in Human Communication
2: Paraphrasing and Description of Feeling as Interpersonal Communication
3: Nonverbal Communication and Feedback as InterpersonalCommunication
4: Behavior Description and Open Communication as Interpersonal
5: Interpersonal Skills in Formal Group Discussion
6: Planning the Public Communication
7: Organizing the Public Discourse
8: Amplifying the Public Message
9: Oral Communication Style
10: Presenting the Public Speech
Appendix: Sample Speeches
Rex Damron is a Professor of Communication at Kent State
University, Stark County Campus in North Canton, Ohio.
J. O'Neill is a Professor of Communication and Theatre
at Youngstown State University in Youngstown, Ohio.