This is the new book by John Maxwell, world known author and speaker in both the Christian and Secular world. He is wildly successful so when he has advise on how to communicate, anyone who wants to be successful should want to listen.
The challenge for me is it’s just that. How to be “successful” at communicating to people who respect “successful” people because they have it all together. I used to be that way and run in that crowd but now I look for “relational” more than “successful” so some of these bullet point items just don’t stick for me.
That said, it’s still a good book. While some of the advice should be common sense for most anyone who has been a communicator for while, it’s good they are there for the novice communicator. Most of the instruction is solid, time-tested, and worth the read. I just can’t get past the overly polished feel myself. Bring your brains, bring some balance, and you can learn a lot from this book.
Thomas Nelson provided me a free copy of this book for an honest review on the blogs.