Friday, April 13, 2012
A really good read
The Secrets of Successful Communication: A simple guide to effective encounters in business
Author Kevin T. McCarney
Since I spend my time communicating – in my job, on my blog, talking to my dog – I got pretty darn excited when I received this book.
This book is a wonderful collection of practical perspectives, targeted stories, and optimal ways to communicate. Using the Big Brain vs Little Brain approach, the author outlines various ways we can communicate and the either devastating or uplifting effects we can have on others.
What I enjoyed about this book was the way the chapters, stories, and take-aways are frames. Each chapter begins with a statement, idea, or question that is followed by different ways to communicate in each situation. The end of each chapter has a succinct summary in a nifty box.
I REALLY like this book.
It isn’t rocket science but it is a great book to have around, solid reminder of how much impact our choice of words will have at home, at work, and in our lives.
You can order it here. And you connect with the Kevin on Goodreads here.
**I received a copy of this book from the publisher. I was not paid for this review. Views and endorsement are my own.