Knowing how to improve your communication skills is critical because professionals and experts should be able to share and describe their knowledge clearly— and effectively. Don’t you agree?
In other words, in this challenging and competitive economy, excellent public speaking and communication skills are vital. In fact, knowing what to say at the right time in the right situation makes a big difference.
For instance, maintaining eye contact, nodding at the right moments, and smiling confidently without going over the top are skills you were not born with. However, you can improve them.
But what can you do to learn how to improve communication skills?
You can take classes, get a coach, or read good books. Today is your lucky day if you enjoy reading because this post introduces 5 books on the topic.
I am not sure these books are for you, but feel free to go over the list below.
1. Everyone Communicates, Few Connect by John C. Maxwell. The book describes the path to acquiring the power of proper and timely communication skills. It discusses how to build authentic connections and why it’s essential to do so.
2. Crucial Conversation Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron Mcmillan, and Al Switzler. This book discusses communication strategies for stressful and challenging situations. It is a must-read for aspiring leaders.
More resources on how to improve communication skills
- I hear You. Michael S. Sorensen’s award-winning book is the Bible of successful communication. This book teaches skills and strategies to develop and strengthen communication efforts and relationships.
- Essential Keys to Effective Communication by Bento C. Leal discusses insights that are critical to having meaningful conversations, relationships, and daily interactions.
- Nonviolent Communication. Marshall B. Rosenberg describes a peaceful, non-hurtful approach to communication in this book. He shows that being empathetic and understanding creates safer and more productive interactions.
Do you need guidance to create a system to reinforce your public speaking and communication skills?
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