Can't Get Through: Eight Barriers to Communication

Can't Get Through: Eight Barriers to Communication

by Kevin Hogan, Ron Stubbs
     
 

"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.,

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"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.

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781589800755
Publisher:
Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/01/2003
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.

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