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Best Communication Skills Books to Read

Our list of some of the best Communication Skills books & series in recent years. Get inspired by one or more of the following books.

1. 4 Essential Keys to Effective Communication in Love, Life, Work–Anywhere!: Including the “12-Day Communication Challenge!” (2017)

Best Communication Skills Books to Read+ Award-Winning Finalist in the Self-Help: Relationships category of the 2018 Best Book Awards sponsored by American Book Fest and in the Parenting and Family category of the 2019 International Book Awards+ Author Academy Awards 2018 Top 10 Finalist: Advice categoryWhat if a few simple skills could radically improve your life, marriage, and ALL your relationships? 4 Essential Keys to Effective Communication in Love, Life, Work–Anywhere! is an excellent ‘How-To Guide’ for practicing the key skills that will help you identify and overcome communication barriers and achieve relationship success with the important…
Author(s): Leal III, Bento C.

2. Communication Skills: A Practical Guide to Improving Your Social Intelligence, Presentation, Persuasion and Public Speaking (Positive Psychology Coaching Series Book) (Volume 9) (2015)

Best Communication Skills Books to Read…It’s mostly about what you say, but also about WHEN, WHY and HOW you say it. **MY GIFT TO YOU INSIDE: Link to download my 120-page e-book “Mindfulness Based Stress and Anxiety Management Tools” for free!** Dear Friends, Have you ever considered how many times you intuitively felt that maybe you lost something important or crucial, simply because you unwittingly said or did something which put somebody off? Maybe it was an unfortunate word, bad formulation, inappropriate joke, forgotten name, huge misinterpretation, an awkward conversation or a…
Author(s): Ian Tuhovsky, Wendell Wadsworth

3. Crucial Conversations Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High, Second Edition (2011)

Best Communication Skills Books to Read“[Crucial Conversations] draws our attention to those defining moments that literally shape our lives, our relationships, and our world. . . . This book deserves to take its place as one of the key thought leadership contributions of our time.” “The quality of your life comes out of the quality of your dialogues and conversations. Here’s how to instantly uplift your crucial conversations.” The first edition of Crucial Conversations exploded onto the scene and revolutionized the way millions of people communicate when stakes are high. This new edition gives you the tools to: Prepare for high-stakes…
Author(s): Kerry Patterson , Joseph Grenny , et al.

4. Simply Said: Communicating Better at Work and Beyond (2016)

Best Communication Skills Books to ReadSimply Said is the essential handbook for business communication. Do you ever feel as though your message hasn’t gotten across? Do details get lost along the way? Have tense situations ever escalated unnecessarily? Do people buy into your ideas? It all comes down to communication. We all communicate, but few of us do it well. From tough presentations to everyday transactions, there is no scenario that cannot be improved with better communication skills. This book presents an all-encompassing guide to improving your communication, based on…
Author(s): Jay Sullivan

5. 10 Skills for Effective Business Communication: Practical Strategies from the World’s Greatest Leaders (2018)

Best Communication Skills Books to ReadSucceed in business with practical career strategies and communication skills from the world’s greatest leaders in 10 Skills for Effective Business Communication.Effective business communication is a skill that anyone can develop. From interview strategies to high-stakes negotiation tactics, 10 Skills for Effective Business Communication offers practical strategies to improve communication skills and help you succeed in your career.Equal parts research and actionable advice, this book applies effective strategies from the world’s most successful professionals to common workplace scenarios. With step-by-step guidance and simple exercises,…
Author(s): Higgins JD MBA BB, Jessica, Ben Way

6. Messages: The Communications Skills Book (2018)

Best Communication Skills Books to ReadMany 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.Messages has already helped thousands of people build communication skills and cultivate better relationships with friends, family members, coworkers, and partners. With this fully revised and updated fourth edition,…
Author(s): McKay PhD, Matthew , Davis PhD, Martha, et al.

7. People Skills: How to Assert Yourself, Listen to Others, and Resolve Conflicts (1986)

Best Communication Skills Books to ReadImprove your personal and professional relationships instantly with this timeless guide to communication, listening skills, body language, and conflict resolution.A wall of silent resentment shuts you off from someone you love….You listen to an argument in which neither party seems to hear the other….Your mind drifts to other matters when people talk to you…. People Skills is a communication-skills handbook that can help you eliminate these and other communication problems. Author Robert Bolton describes the twelve most common communication barriers, showing how…
Author(s): Robert Bolton

8. Communication Skills For Dummies (2012)

Best Communication Skills Books to ReadGreat communication skills can make all the difference in your personal and professional life, and expert author Elizabeth Kuhnke shares with you her top tips for successful communication in any situation. Packed with advice on active listening, building rapport with people, verbal and non-verbal communication, communicating using modern technology, and lots more, Communication Skills For Dummies is a comprehensive communication resource no professional should be without! Utilising a core of simple skills, Communication Skills For Dummies will help you shine―in no time! #187,254 in Books (See Top 100…
Author(s): Elizabeth Kuhnke

9. The Power of Two Workbook: Communication Skills for a Strong & Loving Marriage (A New Harbinger Self-Help Workbook) (2003)

Best Communication Skills Books to ReadThe Power of Two Workbook teaches the communication and conflict resolution skills that can enable you to enjoy a great marriage. With this practical step-by-step guide you’ll learn how to evoke interest, not antagonism, when you speak about sensitive issues; and to listen without becoming defensive. You’ll discover secrets to effective dialogue, techniques for cleaning up after inadvertent "toxic spills," and ways to ensure that apologies yield healing—plus you’ll learn the three-step waltz of smooth shared decision-making, how to keep the anger ceiling low, and strategies for converting moments of…
Author(s): Susan Heitler, Abigail Hirsch

10. Not Nice: Stop People Pleasing, Staying Silent, & Feeling Guilty… And Start Speaking Up, Saying No, Asking Boldly, And Unapologetically Being Yourself (2017)

Best Communication Skills Books to ReadAre You Too Nice? If you find it hard to be assertive, directly ask for what you want, or say “no” to others, then you just might be suffering from too much niceness. In this controversial book, world-renowned confidence expert, Dr. Aziz Gazipura, takes an incisive look at the concept of nice. Through his typical style, Dr. Aziz uses engaging stories, humor, and disarming vulnerability to cut through the nice conditioning and liberate the most bold, expressive, authentic version of you. You’ll discover how to: => Easily say “no” when you want to and need to. => Confidently and effectively ask for what…
Author(s): Dr Aziz Gazipura

11. Communication Skills for Teens: How to Listen, Express, and Connect for Success (The Instant Help Solutions Series) (2016)

Best Communication Skills Books to ReadIn an age of social media, texting, and ever-evolving technology, it’s easy to forget how to engage in real, face-to-face communication, a critical skill for your future success! As you become more connected to your smartphone and the internet, your ability to connect in person may diminish. But technology doesn’t replace the need for effective communication skills. In fact, successful personal and professional relationships are dependent upon connecting with people face-to-face.Communication Skills for Teens provides the guidance you need to become a better…
Author(s): Skeen PsyD, Michelle , McKay PhD, Matthew , et al.

12. How to Win Friends & Influence People (1998)

Best Communication Skills Books to ReadYou can go after the job you want—and get it! You can take the job you have—and improve it! You can take any situation—and make it work for you! Dale Carnegie’s rock-solid, time-tested advice has carried countless people up the ladder of success in their business and personal lives. One of the most groundbreaking and timeless bestsellers of all time, How to Win Friends & Influence People will teach you: -Six ways to make people like you -Twelve ways to win people to your way of thinking -Nine ways to change people without arousing resentment And much more!…
Author(s): Dale Carnegie

13. Communication Skills for the Healthcare Professional (2011)

Best Communication Skills Books to Readis a comprehensive yet compact guide to learning essential communication skills that will prepare students for success as healthcare professionals. Intended to supplement the clinical coursework students complete in the first one to two years of all allied health programs, the book uses a broad range of examples, role plays, and scenarios from virtually every healthcare field, enabling both instructors and students to use it as an essential resource for mastering any area-specific communication skill. Each chapter provides students with objective and short-answer questions to test comprehension of…
Author(s): McCorry PhD, Laurie Kelly, Jeff Mason

14. Messages: The Communication Skills Book (2012)

Best Communication Skills Books to ReadMany 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…
Author(s): Matthew McKay

15. IMPROVE YOUR SOCIAL SKILLS: Improve Your Communication Skills, Increase Self-Esteem, Learn How to Control Emotions Through Self-Confidence and Smart Time Management (2019)

Best Communication Skills Books to Read* BUY THE PAPERBACK VERSION OF THIS BOOK AND GET THE KINDLE BOOK VERSION FOR FREE! *If you have difficulty in social interaction and want to stop pleasing others for fear of being alone;If you have little ability to form friendships;If you want improve your communication skills and increase self-esteem…You can learn to do it !Sometimes we don’t realize that, in order to be socially accepted, we delight others by letting ourselves be overcome by the bad feeling of being inept. To solve this, we need to understand what is really needed and what we…
Author(s): Lambert Dyer, Deanna Parrish

Best Communication Skills Books to Read

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some communication skills books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Health communication : strategies and skills for a new era

Author(s): Bass, Sarah; Parvanta, Claudia F.
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning, Year: 2020, Size: 14 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2321168

The handbook of communication skills

Author(s): Hargie, Owen
Publisher: Routledge, Year: 2019, Size: 6 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2351596

Medical Student Survival Skills: History Taking and Communication Skills

Author(s): Philip Jevon; Manoj Samaranayake; Steve Odogwu
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell, Year: 2019, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2403110

The 7 Transdisciplinary Cognitive Skills for Creative Education

Author(s): Danah Henriksen
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2018, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2152889

The complete dentist : positive leadership and communication skills for a successful practice

Author(s): Polansky, Barry
Publisher: Wiley, Year: 2018, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2178418

Essential Methods for Planning Practitioners : Skills and Techniques for Data Analysis, Visualization, and Communication

Author(s): Laxmi Ramasubramanian,Jochen Albrecht
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2018, Size: 6 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2179611

Emotional Judo: Communication Skills to Handle Difficult Conversations and Boost Emotional Intelligence

Author(s): Tim Higgs
Publisher: , Year: 2018, Size: 335 Kb, Download: epub
ID: 2240802

21 days of effective communication: everyday habits and exercises to improve your communication skills and social intelligence

Author(s): Ian Tuhovsky
Publisher: , Year: 2018, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2241107

Mastering technical communication skills : a student's handbook

Author(s): Wide, Peter
Publisher: Pan Stanford Publishing, Year: 2017, Size: 53 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1703203

Please note that this booklist is not absolute. Some books are absolutely hot items according to Chicago Tribune, others are drafted by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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