Communication Highwire: Leveraging the Power of Diverse Communication Styles

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Overview

Ladies and Gentlemen! Step right up to the exciting three-ring circus of communication styles!No matter where we live or what we do, we deal with people using a wide variety of communication styles every day. At work, in the marketplace and at home, diverse communication styles present opportunities for growth on the one hand, and misunderstanding on the other. Communication Highwire: Leveraging the Power of Diverse Communication Styles is an important breakthrough for managers, team leaders, community leaders, educators, trainers and facilitators as they work with individuals and teams to overcome frustration, prevent mistakes and save time and money. World-class intercultural trainers and educators share their strategies, techniques and-most importantly-their tools for taking advantage of diversity in the modern world.Communication Highwire offers the following: Twenty-six powerful activities, ready to go with a minimum of prep work. The debut of the Five-Factor Model (Context, Goals, Values, Self-Concept and Communication Style Repertoire), presented in an easy-to-use star chart. Dozens of examples that make concepts real and applicable.So what are you waiting for? Grab your copy and jump on the communication highwire today!The book is full of engaging, highly readable examples, discussion prompts, and skills activities, which take the reader well beyond the obvious and the 'common sense' of communication theory.- Piper McNulty, De Anza CollegeContentsIntroductionSection I: Introduction to Communication Style1 What is Communication Style?2 Benefits of Communication Style FluencySection II: The Motivators of Communication Style3 Factors Affecting Communication Style4 How the Five Factors Interact5 Practicing Star Chart AnalysisSection III: Communication Style Behaviors6 Finding the Differences That Make a Difference7 Leveraging Communication Style DifferencesSection IV: Next Steps8 Using the Factors and Descriptors9 More ActivitiesAppendix: Tracing the Heritage of Communication StylesReferencesSummery of Key References by TopicOther ToolsActivities and StoriesIndex
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781931930154
  • Publisher: Nicholas Brealey Publishing
  • Publication date: 5/28/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 1,375,354
  • Product dimensions: 7.14 (w) x 9.14 (h) x 0.91 (d)

Meet the Author

Dianne Hofner Saphiere (M.S.) is founder and Principal of Nipporica Associates LLC, an intercultural consulting and training firm, and creator of the CulturalDetective.com series.Barbara Kappler Mikk (Ph.D.) is Assistant Director of International Student and Scholar Services at the University of Minnesota, where she is responsible for intercultural training and programs.Basma Ibrahim DeVries (Ph.D.) is Assistant Professor of Communication Studies at Concordia University in St. Paul, Minnesota, and conducts intercultural training workshops for educational and community groups.
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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 What is communication style? - your ticket to the circus 3
Ch. 2 Benefits of communication style fluency - what does this ticket get me? 21
Ch. 3 Factors affecting communication style - starring acts in the circus 47
Ch. 4 How the five factors interact - combining the starring acts 83
Ch. 5 Practicing star chart analysis - looking deeper into the magician's hat 97
Ch. 6 Finding the differences that make a difference - behind the scenes of the big top 123
Ch. 7 Leveraging communication style differences - choreographing the performance 173
Ch. 8 Using the factors and descriptors - practice makes perfect 193
Ch. 9 More activities - taking the show on the road! 221
App Tracing the heritage of communication styles 259
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