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Books & resources

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8 Keys to Connecting, written by Darren Murphy, is about skill, strategy and subtlety in face-to-face communication. It takes you through eight chapters addressing real-time communication, learning from your inner monologue, visual communication, auditory communication, the content of your communication to others, how people process information and how personality affects the way a person communicates. 

The book provides practical knowledge, application suggestions and practice as well as stories about communication successes and failures. 

It is a must-read for anyone who would like to improve their ability to relate and communicate with others, especially in business. 

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recommended further reading

This list has some present day authors and some who have passed on. The content still applies today because it's all about being disciplined and specifically what to be disciplined about.  I also post book review videos on my "Revive Life" and "Storytellers" video series and I sometimes have the privilege of interviewing authors of the book.  The two series can be found here on, my Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube.

Some of my favorites include:de:

The Greatest Salesman in the World by Og Mandino

The Essence of Success by Earl Nightingale

The Positive Principle by Norman Vincent Peale 

The Excellence Dividend by Tom Peters

Good to Great by Jim Collins

Purpose, Meaning and Passion by Morten Hansen

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey

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