Sunday, March 21, 2010
Everyone Connects Few Connect by John C. Maxwell
Connection is the key to all communication. This applies whether it’s personal or business. John Maxwell has taken the communication to the next level by including excerpts of the people that he has come across via the Internet. His book design is represented of that fact. They are all people who sent their picture in to him with permission to use for this book. In the back, he lists each and every name that contributed to his book by participating in his website http://johnmaxwellonleadership.com
One concept that seemed to be apparent throughout the book is caring about people. People are not going to listen to you or care if you do not care about them. You cannot fake it. They will know the difference.
I highly recommend this book for anyone who is in a leadership position or anyone who has to speak in front of the audience. He delves into the specifics of speaking in front of others including how to be comfortable which may be sitting instead of standing. He covers how to engage the audience. Using humor is an excellent way to achieve that goal. Wondering how to connect one on one versus a group? He covers it. This book is not limited to high-level managements business owners and speakers. Speaking for a longer period of time doesn’t necessary make it a better speech. It’s like writing. You can write 1000 words but if 700 are fluff, that’s a waste. This is the same with connecting with others especially with an audience. Go on too long and they will tune out.
If you are looking for a way to connect better with others, this may be the book you have been waiting for.