Sunday, October 14, 2012


1.Messages: The Communication Skills Book [Paperback]

Book Description

Publication Date: March 3, 2009 | ISBN-10: 1572245921 | ISBN-13: 978-1572245921 | Edition: Third Edition

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

Messages: The Communication Skills Book by Matthew McKay PhD

2.Mastering Communication at Work: How to Lead, Manage, and Influence [Hardcover]

Book Description

Publication Date: July 17, 2009

Mastering Communication at Work is based on 45 years of research and working with over half-a-million clients around the world. From leaders of countries to leaders of companies to people just starting out in their career, Becker and Wortmann teach techniques that start with the essential wisdom of Aristotle and include the best practices in today’s global organizations.
The book includes interviews with leaders who reveal the inside story of the communication secrets at:
  • The White House
    Doris Kearns Goodwin, presidential historian and Pulitzer Prize winning author
  • Google
    Laszlo Bock, Vice President, People Operations
  • EMI Publishing
    Big Jon Platt, President
  • IBM
    Jeanatte Horan, Vice President of Enterprise Business Transformation
  • Harvard Business School
    Tony Mayo, Director of the Leadership Initiative
  • The New York Giants
    Peter John-Baptiste, Director of Public Relations
Mastering Communication at Work provides clear, actionable advice you can put to use right away and simple drills to practice during your next meeting, one-on-one conversation—or even sitting at your desk.
Use Mastering Communication at Work as your coach and you’ll see immediate results in yourself, your people, and your organization.

Mastering Communication at Work: How to Lead, Manage, and Influence by Ethan F. Becker

3.Communication Miracles for Couples: Easy and Effective Tools to Create More Love and Less Conflict [Paperback]

Book Description

Publication Date: May 1, 2009

A lot of books about couples' communication give techniques that are too complicated to actually use, especially in the heat of the moment. Not so with the simple, powerfully effective methods in Communication Miracles for Couples. While the exercises are extremely simple and can be done in a snap, it is mastering these exercises that will transform the quality of a relationship. Whether two people are looking to enhance a good relationship or are deeply mired in problems, these techniques can produce miracles!

Communication Miracles for Couples: Easy and Effective Tools to Create More Love and Less Conflict by Jonathan Robinson

4.Talk Like a Winner: 21 Simple Rules for Achieving Everyday Communication Success [Paperback]

Book Description

Publication Date: April 24, 2008

Basically, I d like to find more ways where we can party with the chicks in the girls dorms, the author once said in a speech before a college election. That s really what we all want, isn t it? Uhh...I guess that s about it.
This is not the stellar speech one would expect from the author of a book called Talk Like a Winner. Steve Nakamoto shares his embarrassing communication failures and explains what he has learned and how he could have handled past situations differently.
Talk Like a Winner covers Nakamoto s twenty-one rules for successful communication by devoting a chapter to each rule. Each chapter gives a definition for the rule, personal anecdotes from the author s experiences, and exercises for improving proficiency in that particular area.
Some of the topics covered may seem like common sense, such as assessing a situation to determine the tone of conversation, and becoming a better listener so that everyone has a chance to speak. However, Nakamoto manages to provide tips and ideas that readers probably wouldn t otherwise think of trying.
The author has gained his current communication prowess not only by learning from painful mistakes, but also by stepping out of his comfort zone and approaching new situations with an open mind. He has received two Writer s Digest International Book Awards for his other books, Dating Rocks! and Men Are Like Fish. He was also a human relations and communications instructor for Dale Carnegie and Associates and served as a neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) personal development trainer for Tony Robbins for seven years.
"...It might be wise to admit what you don t know as well as what you do know about any given subject," Nakamoto says about choosing what to share in a conversation. We've all known someone who seems to know something about everything, no matter how obscure the topic. It can be annoying to converse with these types of people, but we might not recognize when we do it ourselves. This section of the book gives good tips for breaking annoying conversation-killing habits like these. Ending a conversation can be just as difficult as starting one. If you don t think about how to close a conversation you can inadvertently leave a bad impression. Nakamoto shares an experience he had with a professional volleyball player: ...I thanked the pro for his time and input. But what I remember most from our interaction was that he didn t reply to me by saying... You re welcome ... instead he simply turned and walked away from me. The book offers lots of useful tips, exercises, and techniques for those just beginning to explore communication techniques, rather than more experienced communicators. Some of the advice and tips are a little cliché, but the overall quality of the book is good. Talk Like a Winner is recommended to those interested in working on relationships and communication dynamics.

Talk Like a Winner: 21 Simple Rules for Achieving Everyday Communication Success by Steve Nakamoto

5.Communication: Principles for a Lifetime (5th Edition) [Paperback]

Book Description

Publication Date: March 1, 2012 | ISBN-10: 0205029434 | ISBN-13: 978-0205029433 | Edition: 5

Updated in its 5th edition, Communication: Principles for a Lifetime helps readers see the relationships among the concepts, skills, theories, and contexts of communication by anchoring the content around five fundamental communication principles. Written by experienced and highly regarded textbook authors and teachers, Communication  provides readers with all the theory and skills necessary in a manner that helps them apply what they’ve learned throughout their lives.

Communication: Principles for a Lifetime (5th Edition) by Steven A. Beebe

6.Communication, Conflict, and the Management of Difference [Paperback]

Book Description

Publication Date: March 23, 2007 | ISBN-10: 1577665031 | ISBN-13: 978-1577665038 | Edition: 1st

Humans make distinctions constantly; those distinctions can be barriers, obstacles, or opportunities. Conflict exists when the differences we notice challenge us--when they require work to make them livable. The work of conflict involves making decisions about how to act in a specific situation and how to respond to the actions of others. It means engaging in the potentially hard work of interpreting, thinking in new ways, and creating effective resources for change. The actions, responses, and interpretive schemes that emerge between or among the parties in a conflict determine whether the management of difference moves toward harm or toward value. This book issues an invitation to engage in a thoughtful dialogue about human difference, conflict, and communication. The authors draw numerous examples from their work in mediation; they discuss a variety of definitions, practical tools, models, and theories to help analyze conflict and to manage differences. They encourage readers to learn how communication competence can move discussions away from harmful interactions and empower parties to expand their options. The appendix provides a wealth of information in a succinct format. It discusses basic communication skills; introduces a number of alternative dispute resolution methods, including negotiation, mediation, facilitation, collaboration, and public engagement; and concludes with practical information about dialogue as an important approach to differences.

Communication, Conflict, and the Management of Difference by Stephen W. Littlejohn and Kathy Domenici

7.A First Look at Communication Theory (8th Revised Edition) [Paperback]

Book Description

Publication Date: March 7, 2011 | ISBN-10: 0073534307 | ISBN-13: 978-0073534305 | Edition: 8

The most widely-used textbook for the communication theory course, A First Look at Communication Theory analyzes the major communication theories at a level that is appropriate for both lower- and upper-level courses. The theories represented in the text reflect a mix of foundational and recent scholarship and strike a balance of scientific and interpretive approaches.

A First Look at Communication Theory (8th Revised Edition) by Em Griffin

8.Communication Technology (Series in Communication Technology and Society) [Paperback]

Book Description

Publication Date: June 11, 1986 | Series: Series in Communication Technology and Society

The Series in Communication Technology and Society is an integrated series centering on the social aspects of communication technology. Written by outstanding communications specialists, it is designed to provide a much-needed interdisciplinary approach to the study of this rapidly changing field.
The industrial nations of the world have become Information Societies. Advanced technologies have created a communication revolution, and the individual, through the advent of computers, has become an active participant in this process. The "human" aspect, therefore, is as important as technologically advanced media systems in understanding communication technology. The flagship book in the Series in Communication Technology and Society, Communication Technology introduces the history and uses of the new technologies and examines basic issues posed by interactive media in areas that affect intellectual, organization, and social life. Author and series co-editor Everett M. Rogers defines the field of communication technology with its major implications for researchers, students, and practitioners in an age of ever more advanced information exchange.

Communication Technology (Series in Communication Technology and Society) by Everett M. Rogers

9.Communication Technology Update and Fundamentals, Thirteenth Edition [Paperback]

Book Description

Publication Date: July 15, 2012 | ISBN-10: 0240824563 | ISBN-13: 978-0240824567 | Edition: 13

Communication technologies surround us in every part of our lives: via television, web, blogging, mass media, and much more. How do people in business keep up with the latest and greatest trends, and how do they differentiate good information from bad information? How do they get help analyzing information and coming to conclusions about trends that will impact their businesses and business decisions? How do they consider the environmental and sustainability issues surrounding communication technology? This book answers these essential questions. It's for professionals and students working in telecommunications, including electronic mass media, digital signage, computers, consumer electronics, games, satellites, and telepresence. The best of the best minds on these topics all come forward here, each in their own chapter, to report on, analyze, and make recommendations, for the new edition of this definitive guide to new technologies.
New to this edition: . New coverage of historical perspectives on communication technology bring the ideas and concepts to the forefront, providing a thoroughly grounded approach designed to appeal to professors looking for more the why's than the how's of comm. tech . New chapters on digital cinema, mobile commerce, digital television, cinema technologies, e-books, home video, digital audio, and telepresence. . As always, every chapter is updated to reflect the latest trends on the topic . Brand new! Instructor's manual with testbank and sample syllabus . Website - brand new for this edition. Chapter-by-chapter additional coverage of technologies and further resources. Continually updated. 

* Gives students and professionals THE latest information in all areas of communication technologies
* The companion website offers updated information to this text, plus links to related industry resources
* New focus on mobile commerce, digital television, cinema technologies, digital audio, ebooks, and much more

Communication Technology Update and Fundamentals, Thirteenth Edition by August E. Grant

10.Fundamentals of Wireless Communication Engineering Technologies (Information and Communication Technology Series,) [Hardcover]

Book Description

Publication Date: January 3, 2012 | ISBN-10: 0470565446 | ISBN-13: 978-0470565445 | Edition: 1

A broad introduction to the fundamentals of wireless communication engineering technologies
Covering both theory and practical topics, Fundamentals of Wireless Communication Engineering Technologies offers a sound survey of the major industry-relevant aspects of wireless communication engineering technologies. Divided into four main sections, the book examines RF, antennas, and propagation; wireless access technologies; network and service architectures; and other topics, such as network management and security, policies and regulations, and facilities infrastructure. Helpful cross-references are placed throughout the text, offering additional information where needed.
The book provides:
  • Coverage that is closely aligned to the IEEE's Wireless Communication Engineering Technologies (WCET) certification program syllabus, reflecting
  • the author's direct involvement in the development of the program
  • A special emphasis on wireless cellular and wireless LAN systems
  • An excellent foundation for expanding existing knowledge in the wireless field by covering industry-relevant aspects of wireless communication
  • Information on how common theories are applied in real-world wireless systems
With a holistic and well-organized overview of wireless communications, Fundamentals of Wireless Communication Engineering Technologies is an invaluable resource for anyone interested in taking the WCET exam, as well as practicing engineers, professors, and students seeking to increase their knowledge of wireless communication engineering technologies.

Fundamentals of Wireless Communication Engineering Technologies (Information and Communication Technology Series,) by K. Daniel Wong

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