Space in your luggage or on your Kindle this summer?
Here are three of my best picks to help you become a better communicator (and they’re all easy reading/sun-lounger friendly)
1) Magic Words by Jonah Berger
The blurb says: Berger’s cutting-edge research reveals how six types of words can increase your impact in every area of life: from persuading others and building stronger relationships to boosting creativity and motivating teams.
I say: A fascinating look at how tiny changes to the words we choose can dramatically change the outcome. I draw on this book daily.
2) Never Split The Difference by Chris Voss
The blurb says: Chris Voss’s career as an FBI kidnapping negotiator brought him face-to-face with bank robbers, gang leaders and terrorists. He takes you inside his world of high-stakes negotiations to give you the competitive edge in any discussion.
I say: Not just for deals or negotiations, it’s a brilliant guide to empathy and expert communication – I learnt so much. (And there are some jaw-dropping stories too.)
3) How To Speak So People Really Listen by Paul McGee
The blurb says: The straight-talking guide to communicating with influence and impact
I say: Dip in and out of the bite-sized chapters to quickly learn how to get people to engage with your message. Useful for both writing and speaking and easy to read.
I’m taking a break soon to explore the Azores, so have a fantastic summer and I’ll be back in a few weeks’ time!