Communication helps the reader see the relationships among the concepts, skills, theories, and contexts of communication by anchoring all discussion around five fundamental communication principles. Written by experienced and highly regarded authors and teachers, Communication: Principles for a Lifetime provides the reader with all the theory and skills necessary — in a manner that will help them to apply what they learn throughout their lives. Understanding that the challenge in basic communication is learning the myriad of skills, principles, and theories without being overwhelming, Beebe/Beebe/Ivy emphasize five key principles of communication throughout their book: Be aware of your communication with yourself and others. Effectively use and interpret verbal messages. Effectively use and interpret nonverbal messages. Listen and respond thoughtfully to others. Appropriately adapt messages to others. Providing both comprehensive and cutting-edge content about communication organized around these five themes, Beebe/Beebe/Ivy cover all of the topics in a manner that will help the reader organize the extensive range of material.