Can't Get Through: Eight Barriers to Communication

Overview

"Mars and Venus have finally connected in this masterpiece of interpersonal communication by Hogan and Stubbs!"
—Katherin Scott, dating and life coach, www.making-love-work.com

"This book is a must-read for anyone currently in or entering any type of relationship, whether it's personal or business. Hogan and Stubbs have hit the mark."
—Laurie Z., Zebra Productions, Inc., producer/composer of Roots: The Solo Acoustic Piano Album, considered for eight Grammy nominations, ...

See more details below
Hardcover
$16.16
BN.com price
(Save 9%)$17.95 List Price
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (6) from $1.99   
  • New (3) from $14.31   
  • Used (3) from $1.99   
Sending request ...

Overview

"Mars and Venus have finally connected in this masterpiece of interpersonal communication by Hogan and Stubbs!"
—Katherin Scott, dating and life coach, www.making-love-work.com

"This book is a must-read for anyone currently in or entering any type of relationship, whether it's personal or business. Hogan and Stubbs have hit the mark."
—Laurie Z., Zebra Productions, Inc., producer/composer of Roots: The Solo Acoustic Piano Album, considered for eight Grammy nominations, www.lauriez.com

"In my business, good communication isn't a question, it's a must have. Hogan and Stubbs have written the new expert's guide to communication."
—Elsom Eldridge, Jr., coauthor, How to Position Yourself as the Obvious Expert

From the author of Talk Your Way to the Top and The Psychology of Persuasion comes a useful handbook to perfecting your communication techniques. When your discussions seem to be going nowhere, or when you just can't seem to get through to another person, you may be falling into one or more common conversational traps. In Can't Get Through, Kevin Hogan and his coauthor, Ron Stubbs, identify the eight most common mistakes. Then, these two expert therapists illustrate, with scripts and examples, how to develop better habits. By honing your communication skills, you can improve your productivity and effectiveness at work, as well as ensure stronger relationships with your friends and family.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
People have misunderstood one another since the beginning of time-and, if the self-help genre is any indication, they continue to do so. Hogan, a well-traveled motivational speaker and expert on body language, and hypnotherapist Stubbs document common communication barriers (e.g., poor listening skills and being critical) and techniques to overcome them (e.g., distract the criticizer). Though initially a bit technical, the book smoothes out, presenting lucid examples to show readers that they should change themselves instead of trying to change others. The authors refer to research but fail to include their sources. Still, this effective and lively beginners' approach will find an appreciative readership. Large libraries can safely use this to supplement Kate M. Wachs's Relationships for Dummies; smaller libraries will do fine with either. Bernstein, a Philadelphia-based psychologist, describes "toxic" thought patterns that can damage even the healthiest relationships (readers will be reminded of those found in Clinton McLemore's Toxic Relationships and How To Change Them). He presents the MAP plan-Mindfulness, Alternatives, Practice-as the antidote to tendencies like labeling and blaming; he also offers techniques and activities for increasing intimacy, like making little things count. To boot, Bernstein clearly and conversationally discusses relationships in general, making good use of explanatory material and examples. While our partners really can't read our minds, this book does offer hope-and, refreshingly, it throws in the occasional alternative lifestyle couple. Like John Gottman's popular The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work and Willard F. Harley Jr.'s His Needs, Her Needs for Parents: Keeping Romance Alive, this is appropriate for most public libraries. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781589800755
  • Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/1/2003
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 5.70 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Kevin Hogan is a national public speaker and founder of Success Dynamics Foundation, a nonprofit organization that strives to teach schoolchildren about making correct choices about drug use. An expert on body language, he is sought after by the media and even has interepreted President Clinton's demeanor during a televised speech for the New York Post . He holds a doctorate of clinical hypnotherapy from American Institute of Hypnotherapy (Irvine, California) and a Ph.D. in metaphysics from the American Institute of Holistic Theology (Youngstown, Ohio). Dr. Hogan has a clinical hypnotherapy practice and sees clients daily. He resides in Eagan, Minnesota.

Ron Stubbs is a leading hypnotherapist/lecturer and instructor in the Pacific Northwest area of the United States.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)