Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh, bestselling author of Peace is Every Step and one of the most respected and celebrated religious leaders in the world, delivers a powerful path to happiness through mastering life's most important skill. How do we say what we mean in a way that the other person can really hear? How can we listen with compassion and understanding? Communication fuels the ties that bind, whether in relationships, business, or everyday interactions. Most of us, however, have never been taught the fundamental skills of communication—or how to best represent our true selves. Effective communication is as important to our well-being and happiness as the food we put into our bodies. It can be either healthy (and nourishing) or toxic (and destructive). In this precise and practical guide, Zen master and Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh reveals how to listen mindfully and express your fullest and most authentic self. With examples from his work with couples, families, and international conflicts, The Art of Communicating helps us move beyond the perils and frustrations of misrepresentation and misunderstanding to learn the listening and speaking skills that will forever change how we experience and impact the world.
Thich Nhat Hanh is the subject of the upcoming major documentary Walk With Me narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch Despite all of our best intentions, communication is still a challenge for most of us. How do we say what we mean in a way that the other person can really hear? How can we learn to listen with compassion and understanding? Why do people communicate so differently and how can we reach across our differences to strengthen our relationships? Using examples from his own experience working with couples, families, workplace colleagues, and international conflicts, celebrated spiritual leader Thich Nhat Hanh reveals five steps to truly mindful communication. By focusing on concrete and accessible practices, The Art of Communicating provides the key to communicating with yourself, loved ones, colleagues and new acquaintances more effectively, with kindness and mindfulness. 'There is a saying in Vietnamese, 'It doesn't cost anything to have loving speech.' We only need to choose our words carefully, and we can make other people happy. To use words mindfully, with loving kindness, is to practice generosity. We can make many people happy just by practicing loving speech.' - Thich Nhat Hanh
Despite all of our best intentions, communication is still a challenge for most of us. How do we say what we mean in a way that the other person can really hear? How can we learn to listen with compassion and understanding? Why do people communicate so differently and how can we reach across our differences to strengthen our relationships? Using examples from his own experience working with couples, families, workplace colleagues, and international conflicts, celebrated spiritual leader Thich Nhat Hanh reveals five steps to truly mindful communication. By focusing on concrete and accessible practices, The Art of Communicating provides the key to communicating with yourself, loved ones, colleagues and new acquaintances more effectively, with kindness and mindfulness. ‘There is a saying in Vietnamese, ‘It doesn’t cost anything to have loving speech.’ We only need to choose our words carefully, and we can make other people happy. To use words mindfully, with loving kindness, is to practice generosity. We can make many people happy just by practicing loving speech.’ - Thich Nhat Hanh
Bring nuance, depth, and meaning to every conversation you have The Art of Communication is for anyone who senses that they could be communicating on a deeper level. Perhaps you are a confident communicator but suspect there may be more to the art of conversation that you have not yet been able to access. Or perhaps you feel that your conversations lack depth and meaning and that you’d like to enrich your relationships with others, if only you knew how. This book will address your concerns and show you how to engage wholeheartedly with others. There’s more to conversation than just clear, rational thinking. Left-brain rationality is important, of course, but neuroscience increasingly shows that the right-brain skills of creativity, intuition and spontaneity are essential in good communication. In this guide, you’ll discover ways of tapping into the full conversational potential that lies dormant within you, adding a level of nuance and watching the result as your relationships blossom. You may even find that untapped value in the form of new insights, ideas and creative thoughts, emerges from your daily conversations. Access the more nuanced arts of conversation to create strong connections and tangible results Build cross-disciplinary, cross-cultural connections to communicate effectively with people from different backgrounds Activate your whole mind — not just your intellect — to bring creativity and depth to communication Learn to be open-hearted, spontaneous, vulnerable, intuitive, and captivating in every conversation you hold From communication guru and bestselling author Judy Apps, The Art of Communication will show you how to breathe life into your relationships and produce powerful new thinking enabling you to transform the world you live in.
When you perform an archiving service, you always communicate. You constantly send messages about what the service does, the effectiveness, your ambitions, and your approach.Communication goes from the way a user perceives a service, from the annual report to the senior managers, and the fantastic financing offer for the casual conversation on the rise.These are all possibilities where you can precisely inform others about the purpose and role of your service, articulate needs, demonstrate competence, and explain your ambitions.Good Communication ensures that you will be heard. You can then influence your environment based on your own goals and requirements. If you do not communicate your message effectively, others will not know or understand your needs. The case studies show the possible results of good Communication.In general, effective Communication achieves the following goals: - Provides effective decisions and solutions by providing accurate, timely and relevant information- Enables mutually beneficial solutions- Builds healthy relationships by encouraging trust and understanding- Control over the communication process prevents missed opportunities and prevents sending messages that damage your service or cause misunderstandings. - Raising the profile of your service, you must clearly specify its nature and purpose; present a clear ambition and a clearly demonstrated history in a way that suits the audience you are talking to.Good Communication ensures that all service personnel send the same messages. This prevents confusion and creates a clear global message.Although good Communication does not have to be a difficult task, it is about a clear vision and solid evidence that you can then adapt to different target groups. Sometimes this is done in a very formal way, for example, by reporting to a ministerial body. But on many occasions, Communication can be informal and unexpected, but just as important, such as a chance meeting in a corridor or during a social gathering.Every time you talk with someone else, you have the opportunity to raise awareness of your service.Realizing this, you can also create opportunities for Communication - taking control of the communication process, e.g., inviting key stakeholders to private viewing of your collections. By using the tools in this ebook, you will be prepared to take advantage of these chance opportunities
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There are large number of rhetorical devices but only certain rhetorical devices are required for effective communication. These device s are frequently used by politicians in their speeches or business executives in their presentations to persuade the listeners for their case. The master of these devices is able to create a magical effect on the mind of the receiver. This book aims to equip the readers with 63 of these rhetorical devices which can be used to get success in life. The theme of this book is kept extremely simple. For each of the device a brief description is presented, followed by various examples. Readers can understand the concept and should use these devices in their daily communication to get mastery. It is important to understand that the specified rhetorical devices should be used strategically and optimally, as excessive use would blunt its impact.
The trick of moving from ‘average’ to ‘outstanding’ lies in ‘communication’. When you are able to articulate, present and write better than others, you move into the extraordinary league. While most of us agree to these positive effects of communication, we conveniently ignore the downside of communication breakdown, which can lead to stunted professional growth. The Gift of the Gab: The Subtle Art of Communicating will help you develop a communication strategy that can lead to improvements in your working style. Choosing the right words, listening well and getting your message across eloquently are skills that can be perfected. By changing your communication strategy you can increase your motivation, and improve your productivity and profitability at work. This book is a corporate guide that can help you become the person you aspire to be.