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Beyond texting : the fine art of face-to-face communication for teenagers

Author: Debra Fine
Publisher: [Greenwood Village, Colorado] : Canon Publishers, [2014] ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : Secondary (senior high) school : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Describes how to develop the ability to have in-person conversations, offering practical advice on balancing real-world and online relationships and gaining confidence to speak up in personal, educational, and professional atmospheres.
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Secondary (senior high) school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Debra Fine
ISBN: 9780988969605 0988969602 9781480655966 1480655961
OCLC Number: 870200160
Target Audience: Young Adult
Description: xviii, 136 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Section 1 : Conquering the conversational basics. Booting up: why mastering conversational skills now will pay off later in life ; Logging on: opening yourself up ot others comes first ; Entering the chatroom: how to approach others and break the ice ; Surfing for more: simple ways to keep the conversation going ; Digging deeper: using open-ended questions to improve the quality of the conversation ; Crashing: eight ways to kill a conversation ; Logging off: tactful ways to end a conversation ; Sending instant messages: how your body language silently communicates with others ; Uploading honesty: how to impress others and remain true to yourself ; Rebooting your approach with adults: interacting with authority figures in ways that earn their respect ; Building firewalls: how to say "no" to peer pressure --
Section 2 : Dealing with difficult interactions. Deleting bullies from your life: how to quickly rid yourself of troublemakers ; Defriending "frienemies": eliminating the trauma of false friendships ; Choosing the right keywords for team play: cutting off confrontations by choosing your words carefully --
Section 3 : Managing the digital world. Mastering two domains: balancing online tools with your offline life ; Refreshing your approach to face time: using digital tools to create in-person connections ; Making romantic links: moving from the digital world to in-person romantic relationships --
Section 4 : Putting it all together. Hitting "send": putting your new skills to use out in the community.
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Describes how to develop the ability to have in-person conversations, offering practical advice on balancing real-world and online relationships and gaining confidence to speak up in personal, educational, and professional atmospheres.

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