Messages: The Communication Skills Book

Messages: The Communication Skills Book

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by Matthew McKay
     
 

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Many people assume that good communicators possess an intrinsic talent for speaking and listening to others, a gift that can't be learned or improved. The reality is that communication skills are developed with deliberate effort and practice, and learning to understand others and communicate your ideas more clearly will improve every facet of your life.

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Overview

Many people assume that good communicators possess an intrinsic talent for speaking and listening to others, a gift that can't be learned or improved. The reality is that communication skills are developed with deliberate effort and practice, and learning to understand others and communicate your ideas more clearly will improve every facet of your life.

Now in its third edition, Messages has helped thousands of readers cultivate better relationships with friends, family members, coworkers, and partners. You'll discover new skills to help you communicate your ideas more effectively and become a better listener. Learn how to:

  • Read body language
  • Develop skills for couples communication
  • Negotiate and resolve conflicts
  • Communicate with family members
  • Handle group interactions
  • Talk to children
  • Master public speaking
  • Prepare for job interviews

Messages is a comprehensive handbook in a most important human skill-personal communication. Reading it made me feel like an enthusiastic partner in an achievable learning endeavor.
-Virginia Satir, author of Peoplemaking and The New Peoplemaking

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781572248533
Publisher:
New Harbinger Publications
Publication date:
08/01/2009
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
360
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

Matthew McKay, PhD, is a professor at the Wright Institute in Berkeley, CA. He has authored and coauthored numerous books, including The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook, Self-Esteem, Thoughts and Feelings, When Anger Hurts, and ACT on Life Not on Anger. He has also penned two fiction novels, Us and The Wawona Hotel. McKay received his PhD in clinical psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology, and specializes in the cognitive behavioral treatment of anxiety and depression. He lives and works in the greater San Francisco Bay Area.
Martha Davis, PhD, was a psychologist in the department of psychiatry at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Santa Clara, CA, where she practiced individual, couple, and group psychotherapy for more than thirty years prior to her retirement. She is coauthor of Thoughts and Feelings and The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook.
Patrick Fanning is a professional writer in the mental health field and the founder of a men's support group in northern California. He has authored and coauthored eight self-help books, including Self-Esteem, Thoughts and Feelings, Couple Skills, and Mind and Emotions.

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Messages 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the things that I liked best about this book was that it described some of the negative/manipulative communications styles--it was easy to recognize those who I have seen use these styles. It also provides PRACTICAL ways to communicates--this book is not all theory, like some other communication books. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to improve his or her communication skills. Very helpful.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Messages is a great way for people to reflect on whatever social issues they may not even know they have. It's a great way to learn the difference between possitively and nagatively communicating with people.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was awesome being able to buy my school text book in NOOK format. Now I am never without my text which has made it extremely easy to keep up with my reading assignments. I have access at all times, on my iPhone, iPad, laptop and work computer. I wish more school texts would become available as Nook books. It would make my life so much simpler.