THE 10 BEST BOOKS ON COMMUNICATION SKILLS
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Effective communication is one of the most important aspects of business, in the workplace, and your personal life. That is why you should require effective communication skills for your success. These skills will help you advance in your career and reach your full potential. The following communication books are a great choice if you’re interested in improving your skills.
1.The Science of Effective Communication by Ian Tuhovsky
A true goldmine of communication information! On point and to the subject, with real-life examples and tips. Stripped to the essential with no fluff around. Each chapter concisely addresses aspects of verbal and nonverbal communication in a way that is easy to understand and has real-world application suggestions. The author describes lots of interesting techniques and suggestions. Well worth the money if you buy it.
2. How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
This book is a MUST read for anyone, but particularly if you are in management or sales. This book is a game-changer if you have to interact with people. We recommend this book because it teaches everyone valuable lessons about human interaction. It covers a wide range of topics, such as how to motivate people. It is a testament to the importance of human relationships.
3. Bringing Out the Best in People by Aubrey C. Daniels
Great book! The biggest trouble you will have is deciding where to start in the application of those recommendations. There are so many processes that can be improved. A very good book for anyone who wants better communication and overall team performance from their employees. It helps the leader to be able to handle any situation that may occur with employees. Even though it’s old, the concept is still very relevant in management and life.
4. The Definitive Book of Body Language by Barbara Pease and Allan Pease
The best book on body language you’ll ever find. It is the book everybody references when discussing this topic! We recommend the book or kindle version because it is nearly useless without the images. It also offers advice on how to communicate better through appropriate body language and how to convey information more easily. One of those books that is so enlightening you never see the world the same again.
5. Never Eat Alone, Expanded and Updated by Keith Ferrazzi und Tahl Raz
Keith Ferrazzi and Tahl Raz do an amazing job of not only highlighting the importance of networking and building a personal network of contacts but gives you actionable suggestions that anyone can use. This book is a must-read for anyone looking to build a consulting business or successful career, in today’s evolving economy with ever-increasing network effects and game-changing technology landscape. The book has many examples from a marketing angle but applicable to other areas.
6. Resonate: Present Visual Stories that Transform Audiences by Nancy Duarte
This book is for you if you want to make those stand-out presentations that people talk about, think about well after you’ve left the podium. It describes a whole new way of thinking about presentations. It shows how to make a presentation into a story and to involve the audience in a new way. The book is thought-provoking and yet very well organized. If you’re a speaker or an aspiring speaker – this book is for you!
7.Talk Like TED: The 9 Public-Speaking Secrets of the World’s Top Minds by Carmine Gallo
This book provides insights into what makes a great and inspiring TED talk. The author uses lots of examples from some of the most viewed TED talks to illustrate what he calls the nine public-speaking secrets. The author tells great stories and offers credible science and statistics to make his advice engaging and trustworthy.
8.You Just Don’t Understand: Women and Men in Conversation by Deborah Tannen
This is a must-read book for everybody. The author does a great job of explaining gender differences in communication. It explains a lot! This illuminates why frustrations can happen as men and women might have different priorities in a conversation, and there is no “winning” the argument. A very good book for those who want to understand the difference in communication between a male or female.
9. Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan and Al Switzler
Excellent book! What you’ll learn applies to your personal and professional life. Truly one of the most practical and brilliant business books. It offers deep insights into the human psyche around relationships and interactions, communications, and relating to one another and the world of things that can go wrong daily. It applies to your relationship with your boss, business colleagues, partner, spouse, co-worker, friends, and your entire ecosystem.
10. Thanks for the Feedback: The Science and Art of Receiving Feedback Well by Douglas Stone and Sheila Heen
We recommend the book for all who rely on effective teamwork or any important communication at all. The subject addresses a subtle issue that many of us tend to overlook. An excellent and practical guide for receiving feedback in a mature and thoughtful way. The authors clearly outline the barriers that make us react to feedback negatively and unproductively. Then they provide a framework for seeing feedback with more discernment and objectivity. Later they take you through ways to handle, process, and accept or reject feedback. If you interact with people and improve yourself, you should definitely read it.