the three most important ideas or skills you learned, communications homework help

In a two page(approximately), typed, single-spaced report, you will summarize the main

theme or idea of the book and discuss the following:

• the three most important ideas or skills you learned;

• how the book relates to your own life;

• any life changes influenced by the book; and

• an overall critique (positive or negative) of the ideas presented in the book

Here is the book list, any book below is OK ( only one book)


How to Make People Like You in 90 Seconds or Less – Nicholas Boothman

Don’t take the last donut : new rules of business etiquette – Judith Bowman.

Quiet: The power of introverts in a world that can’t stop talking – Susan Cain

Improve your Conversations – Patrick King

Small Talk Hacks: The people skills and communication skills you need to talk to anyone and be instantly likable

– by Akash Karia


Nothing’s Wrong: A Man’s Guide to Managing His Feelings – David Kundtz

The Secret Language of Feelings – Calvin D. Banyan

Don’t Call Me a Drama Queen!: A Guide for the Overly Sensitive and Their Significant Others Who Need to

Learn How to Lighten Up and Go with the Flow (2008) – Dr. Debra Mandel

Why Is It Always About You? : The Seven Deadly Sins of Narcissism (2003) – Sandy Hotchkiss

Its So Hard to Love You Staying Sane When Your Loved One Is Manipulative, Needy, Dishonest, or Addicted

(2007) – Bill Klatte and Kate Thompson

Letting Go of Anger: The Eleven Most Common Anger Styles & What to Do About Them – Ronald T.

Potter-Efron and Patricia S. Potter-Efron

Working with you is killing me: freeing yourself from emotional traps at work (2006) – Katherine Crowley and

Kathi Elster (DeAnza Library: HF5548.8 .C685 2006)

Emotions revealed : recognizing faces and feelings to improve communication and emotional life (2004). – ‘

by Paul Ekman (DeAnza Library: BF591 .E35 2004)


Gifts from the Heart – Randy Fujishin

How to win friends and influence people – dale Carnegie

You Just Don’t Understand: Women and Men in Conversation – Deborah Tannen 1990

That’s not what I meant – Deborah Tannen

10 stupid things couples do – Laura Schlessinger

The friendship factor – LeRoy McGinnis

Coping with difficult people – Robert Bramson

I kissed dating goodbye – Joshua Harris

When Mars and Venus Collide – John Gray

It’s Called a Breakup Because It’s Broken: The Smart Girl’s Break-Up Buddy – Greg Behrendt and Amiira


Deal Breakers: When to Work On a Relationship and When to Walk Away (2008) – Dr. Bethany Marshall

Why Can’t You Read My Mind? Overcoming the 9 Toxic Thought Patterns that Get in the Way of a Loving

Relationship (2003) – Jeffrey Bernstein and Susan Magee

100 simple secrets of great relationships: what scientists have learned and how you can use it – David Niven

(DeAnza Library: HM1106 .N58 2006)


Women who try too hard – Kevin Leman

How to say no without feeling guilty – Patti Breitman


The dance of anger – Harriet Lerner

10 stupid things women do – Laura Schlessinger


10 stupid things men do – Laura Schlessinger

Wisdom of our fathers – Tim Russert

Bringing up Boys – James Dobson

Gender Communication

You just don’t understand: women and men in conversation – Deborah Tannen

Talking from 9 to 5: women and men at work – Deborah Tannen (DeAnza Library: HF5718 .T36 2001)

The Myth of Mars and Venus: Do men and women really speak different languages? By Deborah Cameron


Getting the love you want – Harville Hendrix

I only say this because I love you talking to your parents, partner, sibs, and kids when you’re all adults – Deborah

Tannen (DeAnza Library: HQ734 .T23 2002)

The love list – Les and Leslie Parrott

Covenant marriage – Gary Chapman

Wonderful Marriage: A Guide to Building a Great Relationship That Will Last a Lifetime (2008) – Lilo

Leeds, Gerard Leeds, and Terrence Real

Respectful Parents, Respectful Kids: 7 Keys to Turn Family Conflict into Cooperation (2006) – Sura Hart and

Victoria Kindle Hodson

How to talk so kids will listen & listen so kids will talk (2004) – Adele Faber (DA Library: HQ755.8 .F3 2004)

You’re wearing that? : Understanding mothers and daughters in conversation (2006) – Deborah Tannen (DeAnza

Library: HQ755.86 .T366 2006)

5 Love Languages of Children – Gary Chapman and Ross Campbell

7 Habits of Highly Effective Families – Stephen Covey and Sandra Covey


Five love languages – Gary Chapman

Five love language for singles – Gary Chapman

Conversationally speaking – Alan Garner

Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life – Marshall B. Rosenberg

Don’t Be Nice, Be Real: Balancing Passion for Self with Compassion for Others

– Kelly Bryson

Difficult Conversations – Douglas Stone, Bruce Patton, and Sheila Heen

The Book of No – Susan Newman

Secret Language of Leadership – Stephen Denning

The leadership challenge. (2007) J. Kouzes (DeAnza Library: HD57.7 .K682007)

The honest truth about dishonesty: How we Lie to everyone- especially ourselves – Dan Ariely


Life Transitions

The Conscious Bride – Sheryl Paul

Meetings at the edge: Dialogues with the Grieving and the Dying, the Healing and the Healed- Stephen Levine

How to go on living when someone dies – Therese Rando

When bad things happen to good people – H. Kushner

Necessary losses – Judith Viorst

On Death and Dying – E. Kubler-Ross


Learned Optimism: How to Change Your Mind and Your Life – Martin Seligman

The Gift of Fear: Survival Signals That Protect Us from Violence- Gavin deBecker

Self Concept/Self-Esteem, Intrapersonal Communication/Spiritual

Maximum Self-Esteem: The Handbook for Reclaiming Your Sense of Self-Worth

-Jerry Minchinton

The four agreements – Don Miguel Ruiz

The Power of Now – Eckhart Tolle

The Untethered Soul – Michael A. Singer

How to Wow: Proven Strategies for Selling Your [Brilliant] Self in Any Situation (2009) – Frances Cole Jones


The lost art of listening – Michael Nichols

The Art of Talking So That People Will Listen – Paul W. Swets (communicating with children)

Conflict Resolution

Getting to Yes – William Ury

Getting Past No – William Ury

Power of a Positive No – William Ury

Mediating Dangerously – Kenneth Cloke

Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes are High – Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron

McMillan, Al Swiztler

How to disagree without being disagreeable : Getting your point across with the gentle art of verbal self-defense

(1997) – Suzette Haden Elgin (DeAnza Library: BF637 .V47 E4314 1997)

Nonverbal Communication

The Complete Idiot’s Guide To Body Language by Peter A. Anderson, Ph.D.

The Power of Body Language by Tonya Reiman

The Nonverbal Advantage: Secrets and Science of Body Language at Work (2008) – Carol Kinsey Goman


The definitive book of body language (2006) – Allan Pease (DeAnza Library: BF637 .N66 P43)


Communication and Drive/Motivation/Success

Mindset: The Psychology of Success (Carol Dweck)

How Children Suceed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character

Drive: The surprising truth about what motivates us – Daniel H. Pink

To Sell is Human: The surprising truth about moving others – Daniel H. Pink

Predictably Irrational: The hidden forces that shape our decisions – Dan Ariely

Big Magic – Elizabeth Gilbert

You are a Badass – Jen Sincero

Year of Yes – Shonda Rhimes

Presence – Amy Cuddy

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