Books on developing communication,interpersonal, and leadership skills

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  1. Alejandro

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    The power of words and language sparked in I the quest to harness its power. Think about it, when was the last time you thought about the words you used in your daily talk?

    Words have the power to motivate, inspire, imprison, hurt, and the list goes on. As a college student, I realize more than many of my fellow peers that effective communication will take me further than any other skill developed in college.

    A leader cannot be a leader if he does not inspire and motivate his followers through the use of his words. A speaker cannot convey and have an lasting impact on his audience if his words falter to achieve what he/she wants. The power of words is not only developed for work but also for the building of relationships and interpersonal skills.

    I want to be able to effectively communicate my ideas and thoughts without impediments. These barriers lead to a halt on what I want to say.

    I was thinking, it's not only about the words that one chooses to say. It is how you say it, when you say it, and who you say it.

    The power of language is so amazing and yet in this day of age, rapid communication is taking over the effective use of language. I want to change this for myself, I realize more than ever, that the some of the most important skills are not taught in college.

    Does anyone have suggestions on developing the use of language effectively in communication? I am looking in the areas of Interpersonal, Communication, and leadership skills.

    Please suggest any books that you think fall under these categories. Also, if you have any experiences with developing communication to its fullest, please let me know. I would be intrigued to know how words can change a person, an event, or do do just about anything.
     
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    I would just like to add that my father recently started a business as a salesman for a variety of Chinese products. I am amazed at his ability to charm customers and effectively speak to them. He has inspired me to study business in college. Also, I would love more than anything to help my father out in his business.
     
  3. Shahrier

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    I'm not sure about much books for this, although I know you can find some if you search.

    To improve in leadership and giving speeches I would suggest practicing a big, strong, and convincing voice. I would also suggest that you expand and improve your vocabulary.
     
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    For vocabulary, I suggest the classics Charles Dicken, Jane Austin, and the like. For how to use your vocabulary in the sense of selling like your father, look for books on NLP or Neuro Linguistic Programming. This is the core of how to use words in an effective manner.
     
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    I agree with you, words play an important role in business which helps you to represent your product and services. You can read the books of Robert t kiyosaki which will help you to learn about real time experience .
     
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    "The Perfect Plan" by Don Barden has everything you need to be successful. The most important language comes from your heart
     
  7. Ritesh Patil

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    How to be a Bawse by lilly singh, Rich Dad poor dad, Wink are some of the good books too
     

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