ANATOMY OF COMMUNICATION revealsthe fascinating details of how we use our minds, emotions, voices, eyes, facialmuscles, body gestures, dress, life style - in short, everything we are - to sendand receive hundreds of messages every day. We have evolved so many subtle techniquesfor exchanging messages that we are seldom aware of them. This book shows how athorough knowledge of these techniques not only improves our ability to projectour own ideas, feelings and intentions, but our skill at Interpreting andhandling the messages beamed at us. ANATOMY OF COMMUNICATION showsyou how to: compromise with a minimal amount of pain and maximum of success;use your outer self to convey your Inner self; open new avenues of communication,mend lines that have broken down, end cut off ones that only threaten disaster;disagree without being disagreeable; use body language to state or reinforceyour meaning; put forth your own views in small groups; and cope with real onefrom the various types of people; plus scores of other practical ways toimplement your day-to-day communication. Designed so that you can noteyour own experiences and reactions as you read, this exciting book also sets upsample simulations with which you can practice the suggestions offered throughout.Written with warmth and wit, it is a living example of the power of everythingwithin its covers.
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Having served on the faculty ofseveral universities for decades, Professor Eisenberg's academic persona wasbest captured by one book reviewer: "Eisenberg is not dull." Eisenberg stronglycontends that what makes a textbook readable and comprehensible to students ismore a matter of¿writing style than¿ actualcontent. Professor Eisenberg¿ sees himself as a teacher who writes,rather than a writer who teaches.¿¿ Atthe heart of his teaching philosophy is the axiom: "Students are lamps to belit, not vessels to be filled."¿ In thiswork,¿ he¿ successfully makes¿ a¿smooth transition from¿ theory topractice and, by so doing,¿ fulfills theprophecy that ideas do have consequences.Likening communication to¿ spokes on awheel,¿ the professor¿ seeks to gently rotate the reader's mind fromspoke to spoke and make the anatomy of communication a dynamic and meaningfulinterpersonal and intercultural tool.Lastly, the author¿ insists that knowing and doing speaktwo different languages; knowing the alphabet doesn't mean that¿ people can spell, nor does having amillion-word vocabulary mean that they can¿write an essay. Hence, the author offers¿ up the contents of¿ this book as a toolbox containing the meanswith which to¿ bridge the communicationgap that persistently threatens¿ thequality of life on this¿ planet.
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