The Messages Workbook: Powerful Strategies for Effective Communication at Work and Home

November 10, 2004|
The Messages Workbook: Powerful Strategies for Effective Communication at Work and Home by Martha Davis
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When we asked Dr. Matt McKay-coauthor ofMessages: The Communication Skills Book, New Harbinger publisher, and psychologist in private practice-how many of his clients had communication problems, he answered without hesitation: 100 percent.
Simply put, skill at communicating with others is the single largest determinant of anyone''s happiness, and success. Rewarding and lucrative careers, strong and lasting friendships, meaningful and satisfying romance all hang on this one uniquely human ability.
You need strong communication skills to survive. The better able you are to communicate with others, the happier and more successful you will be. Rewarding and lucrative careers, strong and lasting friendships, meaningful and satisfying romance all hang on this one uniquely human ability. Communication is a skill that can always be improved with good information and practice. Whatever your communication needs, this book offers you real tools you can use to express yourself well and relate toothers effectively.
The original Messages taught you the fundamental skills you need to communicate well. This workbook offers you exercises and scripts you can use to practice these skills and make them your own. The workbook extends the techniques of Messages to a wide range of situations: Exercises teach you to communicate with teens and children. They help facilitate partner understanding by exploring gender communication differences. Step-by-step worksheets, fill-ins, and case stories help you avoid communication pitfalls and make long-lasting, life-enhancing changes. The workbook guides you through challenging communication situations like talking through a power dynamic with a boss or a subordinate, with elders, or with people of different cultures.
oLearn to listen well, disclose information honestly, and express yourself clearly

oCommunicate effectively with children, teens, elders, and coworkers

oHandle difficult conversations and manage conflict with poise, tact, and assertiveness

oMaster the art of persuasion and succeed at work, at home, and in public life

oMeet new people, cultivate friendships, and relate well to the opposite gender

oSpeak to groups large and small with conviction and confidence

Martha Davis, PhD, was a psychologist in the department of psychiatry at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Santa Clara, CA, where she practiced individual, couples, and group psychotherapy for more than thirty years prior to her retirement. She is coauthor of Thoughts and Feelings . Patrick Fanning is a professional writer in the...
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Title:The Messages Workbook: Powerful Strategies for Effective Communication at Work and Home
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:240 pages, 11 X 8.5 X 0.57 in
Shipping dimensions:240 pages, 11 X 8.5 X 0.57 in
Published:November 10, 2004
Publisher:New Harbinger Publications
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781572243712

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