Despite all of our best intentions, communication is still a challenge for most of us. How do we say what we mean in a way that the other person can really hear? How can we learn to listen with compassion and understanding? Why do people communicate so differently and how can we reach across our differences to strengthen our relationships? Using examples from his own experience working with couples, families, workplace colleagues, and international conflicts, celebrated spiritual leader Thich Nhat Hanh reveals five steps to truly mindful communication. By focusing on concrete and accessible practices, The Art of Communicating provides the key to communicating with yourself, loved ones, colleagues and new acquaintances more effectively, with kindness and mindfulness. ‘There is a saying in Vietnamese, ‘It doesn’t cost anything to have loving speech.’ We only need to choose our words carefully, and we can make other people happy. To use words mindfully, with loving kindness, is to practice generosity. We can make many people happy just by practicing loving speech.’ - Thich Nhat Hanh
How to be authentic, lead others and create strong connections
Author: Judy Apps
Category: Business & Economics
Bring nuance, depth, and meaning to every conversation you have The Art of Communication is for anyone who senses that they could be communicating on a deeper level. Perhaps you are a confident communicator but suspect there may be more to the art of conversation that you have not yet been able to access. Or perhaps you feel that your conversations lack depth and meaning and that you’d like to enrich your relationships with others, if only you knew how. This book will address your concerns and show you how to engage wholeheartedly with others. There’s more to conversation than just clear, rational thinking. Left-brain rationality is important, of course, but neuroscience increasingly shows that the right-brain skills of creativity, intuition and spontaneity are essential in good communication. In this guide, you’ll discover ways of tapping into the full conversational potential that lies dormant within you, adding a level of nuance and watching the result as your relationships blossom. You may even find that untapped value in the form of new insights, ideas and creative thoughts, emerges from your daily conversations. Access the more nuanced arts of conversation to create strong connections and tangible results Build cross-disciplinary, cross-cultural connections to communicate effectively with people from different backgrounds Activate your whole mind — not just your intellect — to bring creativity and depth to communication Learn to be open-hearted, spontaneous, vulnerable, intuitive, and captivating in every conversation you hold From communication guru and bestselling author Judy Apps, The Art of Communication will show you how to breathe life into your relationships and produce powerful new thinking enabling you to transform the world you live in.
Who we are, what we believe, and everything we stand for goes from theory to reality when we communicate. In The Art of Communication, the first book of the new Jim Stovall & Dr. Raymond Hull Your Ultimate Guide series for personal development and business success, the authors use their decades of combined experience, research, and natural abilities to powerfully illustrate the specifics of effective communication. Stovall’s revealing stories mixed with Dr. Raymond Hull’s straightforward, factual approach combine to make this a must-read for businesspeople, salespeople, entrepreneurs, teachers, pastors, academics, and anyone wanting to improve their lives. Read this book and understand more about: Considering your audience and adjusting communication style What your non-verbal communication says about you Dressing for maximum success Public speaking Written words vs. spoken words Communication through conduct Active listening Conflict resolution Creating a comfortable environment for effective communication Communicating in meetings
Effective Communication for Influence People Using Art of Listening for Create Empathy
Author: Dale Ben Patterson
When you perform an archiving service, you always communicate. You constantly send messages about what the service does, the effectiveness, your ambitions, and your approach.Communication goes from the way a user perceives a service, from the annual report to the senior managers, and the fantastic financing offer for the casual conversation on the rise.These are all possibilities where you can precisely inform others about the purpose and role of your service, articulate needs, demonstrate competence, and explain your ambitions.Good Communication ensures that you will be heard. You can then influence your environment based on your own goals and requirements. If you do not communicate your message effectively, others will not know or understand your needs. The case studies show the possible results of good Communication.In general, effective Communication achieves the following goals: - Provides effective decisions and solutions by providing accurate, timely and relevant information- Enables mutually beneficial solutions- Builds healthy relationships by encouraging trust and understanding- Control over the communication process prevents missed opportunities and prevents sending messages that damage your service or cause misunderstandings. - Raising the profile of your service, you must clearly specify its nature and purpose; present a clear ambition and a clearly demonstrated history in a way that suits the audience you are talking to.Good Communication ensures that all service personnel send the same messages. This prevents confusion and creates a clear global message.Although good Communication does not have to be a difficult task, it is about a clear vision and solid evidence that you can then adapt to different target groups. Sometimes this is done in a very formal way, for example, by reporting to a ministerial body. But on many occasions, Communication can be informal and unexpected, but just as important, such as a chance meeting in a corridor or during a social gathering.Every time you talk with someone else, you have the opportunity to raise awareness of your service.Realizing this, you can also create opportunities for Communication - taking control of the communication process, e.g., inviting key stakeholders to private viewing of your collections. By using the tools in this ebook, you will be prepared to take advantage of these chance opportunities
There are large number of rhetorical devices but only certain rhetorical devices are required for effective communication. These device s are frequently used by politicians in their speeches or business executives in their presentations to persuade the listeners for their case. The master of these devices is able to create a magical effect on the mind of the receiver. This book aims to equip the readers with 63 of these rhetorical devices which can be used to get success in life. The theme of this book is kept extremely simple. For each of the device a brief description is presented, followed by various examples. Readers can understand the concept and should use these devices in their daily communication to get mastery. It is important to understand that the specified rhetorical devices should be used strategically and optimally, as excessive use would blunt its impact.
A handy guide to tackling difficult patient and professional interactions with confidence and compassion In this age of increasing reliance on technology, it is essential that the fundamentals of compassion and good communication—the art of patient care—remain at the heart of health care. This clear, concise guide to professional communication strategies helps nurses and other health care clinicians to build effective patient relationships and navigate a wide variety of difficult patient and professional interactions. Written by a practicing psychotherapist who has devoted nearly 30 years of study to clinician—patient relationships, the book tackles such complex issues as dealing with demanding patients, maintaining professional boundaries, overcoming biases and stereotypes, managing clinician emotions, communicating bad news, challenging a colleague’s clinical opinion, and other common scenarios. The book guides the reader through a conceptual framework for building effective relationships that is based on the principles of mindfulness. These principles are embedded in discussions of the fundamental elements of interpersonal effectiveness, such as hope, empathy, and listening. Chapters apply mindfulness principles to specific challenging situations with concrete examples that describe effective clinical behaviors as well as situations depicting pitfalls that may impede compassionate care. From a focus on everyday manners in difficult situations to beneficial approaches with challenging populations, the guide helps health care professionals confidently resolve common problems. Brief, to-the-point chapters help clinicians channel their clinical knowledge and good intentions into caring behaviors that allow the patient to more fully experience empathy and compassion. With the guiding theme of “using words as precision instruments,” this is a resource that will be referred to again and again. Key Features: • Helps health care professionals and nurses communicate effectively in challenging clinical and professional situations • Uses the principles of mindfulness to build satisfying relationships and resolve problems • Addresses such difficult issues as demanding patients, maintaining boundaries, overcoming biases, managing clinician emotions, and much more • Provides special tips for communicating with family members and caregivers • Authored by a practicing psychotherapist specializing in clinician—patient relationships for nearly 30 years