Book Description: Known for its clear and concise writing style, this ground breaking and market-leading fundamentals of communication text focuses on skill building and competency orientation. The authors provide lively, contemporary examples to ground theory, to increase comprehension, and to help you become a skillful communicator. COMMUNICATE! encourages active learning through well-designed skill-building activities, video scenarios, ethics cases, speech action-step exercises, and sample speeches. This book will help you understand communication theory, and help you improve your communication skills. With co-author Deanna Sellnow joining the author team, the Thirteenth Edition of COMMUNICATE! incorporates important theoretical updates in the field and reflects issues and interests of today's college students.