Messages: The Communication Skills Book (Google eBook)

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New Harbinger Publications, Mar 3, 2009 - Family & Relationships - 360 pages
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Many people assume that good communicators possess an intrinsic talent for speaking and listening to others, a gift that can't be learned or improved. The reality is that communication skills are developed with deliberate effort and practice, and learning to understand others and communicate your ideas more clearly will improve every facet of your life.

Now in its third edition, Messages has helped thousands of readers cultivate better relationships with friends, family members, coworkers, and partners. You'll discover new skills to help you communicate your ideas more effectively and become a better listener. Learn how to:

  • Read body language
  • Develop skills for couples communication
  • Negotiate and resolve conflicts
  • Communicate with family members
  • Handle group interactions
  • Talk to children
  • Master public speaking
  • Prepare for job interviews

    Messages is a comprehensive handbook in a most important human skill-personal communication. Reading it made me feel like an enthusiastic partner in an achievable learning endeavor.
    -Virginia Satir, author of Peoplemaking and The New Peoplemaking

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    User Review  - Krista - Goodreads

    Great compendium for basic to advanced communication skills. A must-have reference for the bookshelf. Read full review

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    User Review  - Roberta Grimes - Goodreads

    Bonnie McEneaney lost her husband in the World Trade Center Towers on 9/11. Soon thereafter she began to receive signs from him, as did many widows and other survivors. McEneaney eventually collected ... Read full review

    Contents

    Introduction
    1
    PART I
    3
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    2
    24
    3
    35
    PART II
    57
    4
    59
    5
    70
    11
    161
    12
    173
    PART IV
    189
    13
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    PART V
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    PART III
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    Part VI
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    Copyright

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    About the author (2009)

    Matthew McKay, PhD is a professor at the Wright Institute in Berkeley, CA. He has authored and coauthored numerous books, including The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook, Self-Esteem, Thoughts and Feelings, When Anger Hurts, and ACT on Life Not on Anger. His books combined have sold more than 2.5 million copies. McKay received his PhD in clinical psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology. In private practice, he specializes in the cognitive behavioral treatment of anxiety and depression.

    Martha Davis, PhD, was a psychologist in the department of psychiatry at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Santa Clara, CA, where she practiced individual, couple, and group psychotherapy for more than thirty years prior to her retirement. She is coauthor of Thoughts and Feelings and The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook.

    Patrick Fanning is a professional writer in the mental health field and the founder of a men's support group in northern California. He has authored and coauthored eight self-help books, including Self-Esteem, Thoughts and Feelings, Couple Skills, and Mind and Emotions.

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