Essential Communication Skills for Nursing and Midwifery E-Book

Author: Philippa Sully,Joan Dallas

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702044385

Category: Medical

Page: 256

View: 5298


Effective communication skills are crucial in all aspects of nursing and midwifery practice - this book will enable readers to communicate effectively and with confidence in their professional practice. It focuses on the communication skills needed for the development of effective professional and therapeutic relationships. It is a 'how to do it' book that relates the theory of effective and ethical communication to the practice of nursing and midwifery and provides a framework for developing communication skills to meet a variety of situations.

Essential Communication Strategies

For Scientists, Engineers, and Technology Professionals

Author: Herbert Hirsch

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471660892

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 200

View: 9657


Learn the tricks-of-the-trade of becoming a great technicalcommunicator Remember when you were an undergraduate and freshman compositionseemed so irrelevant to your life? After all, you were going toconquer the world with technological know-how. Your spellchecksoftware would handle the details. Now that you're a professional -pitching an idea, vying for a contract or grant, or presenting at ameeting - getting your point across effectively suddenly seemspretty essential for success, doesn't it? Fear not. This light-hearted text, brimming with proventechniques, good advice, and real-world examples that you caneasily apply to your own case, will turn you into an adeptcommunicator. Written expressly for technologists, this is asimple, concise, and practical guide to the communication dynamicsof writing, presentation delivery, and meeting interaction. Herbert Hirsch, in-demand consultant who developed thesetechniques for his own prolific engineering career, teaches you howto use "scripting" to plan for communication events. More than amere outline or storyboard, scripting is a powerful technique thatassists you in getting the right structure and content, in theproper order. Using scripting, you will master the fundamental principles ofcommunicating: How to grab the reader's or audience's attention from thestart How to maintain the connection while proceeding smoothly fromtopic to topic How to provide the substantiation for the points you made How to communicate with people from other groups, such asmarketers, investors, users, and others How to overcome such obstacles as fear, boredom, and aversionto your material Distilling the art of communication to its essence, EssentialCommunication Strategies empowers you to communicate withconfidence and authority in every situation, to every audience.

Shirley Taylor's Essential Communication Skills

The Ultimate Guide to Successful Business Communication

Author: Shirley Taylor

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780582432024

Category: Business communication

Page: 270

View: 6446


Shirley Taylor presents a comprehensive business communication textbook that focuses on the development of effective written and oral communication skills. The book offers examination-style questions for Pitman, RSA and LCCI candidates

Essential Communication Skills for Nursing

Author: Philippa Sully,Joan Dallas

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0723433097

Category: Medical

Page: 215

View: 328


Effective communication skills are crucial in all aspects of nursing practice - this book will enable you to communicate effectively and with confidence in your professional practice. It focusses on the communication skills needed for the development of effective professional and therapeutic relationships. It is a 'how to do it' book that relates the theory of effective and ethical communication to the practice of nursing and provides a framework for developing communication skills to meet a variety of nursing situations. Helps user to: ensure respect and dignity; communicate assertively; develop empathy and comfort skills; communicate effectively in a team; deal with difficult situations; and reflect on actual practice Offers an easy to use, attractive 2 colour design throughout. Written in a clear, consistent style to aid comprehension. Further reading and references point to the evidence and knowledge base.

Crackle and Fizz

Essential Communication and Pitching Skills for Scientists

Author: Caroline van den Brul

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 1783262869

Category: Science

Page: 216

View: 8516


This is a book for scientists and other experts who need to explain the significance and potential of their work to colleagues, committees, funding bodies or the general public. It details how to harness story-telling principles to make complex or technical content easier to communicate and fulfilling for audiences. Eight narrative ingredients, Audience, Change and Affect, Lure, World, Character, Big Hook, Plot and Structure, are illustrated with examples and exercises to demonstrate how to build a presentation, how to pitch for funds or resources, how to make a persuasive argument, or simply how to explain ideas so they CRACKLE and FIZZ for the Audience. Contents:Your Audience: The Person or People Whose Full Engagement You NeedChange and Affect: Gives Communication Its Meaning and ImpactLure: An Enticement, Usually with a Bait, Offering the Promise of a RewardWorld: The Contextual Space in Which Your Narrative will UnfoldCharacter: You! — The Audience's Guide, in Search of a PrizeBig Hook: A Puzzle Which Drives the NarrativePlot: The Perilous Journey to Solve the Puzzle and Reach the PrizeStructure: Making the Whole More Than the Sum of Its PartsMake Your Pitch CRACKLE: How to Persuade, to Win Support Readership: Research scientists across all fields of science, from engineers to historians of science. Key Features:This book helps researchers where they routinely struggle: communicating their specialist knowledge. It does so by challenging, guiding, and inspiring them to consider their content, not just as facts to be imparted, but as a narrative to impress audiences and funding bodies with the value of their workThe author is a former BBC science producer who has coached hundreds of PhDs and career scientists to become profoundly better communicators by using the narrative principles which are outlined in this bookThe narrative principles outlined in this book can be applied to all forms of effective communication, from posters to papers, and grant proposals to presentationsIncludes a Foreword writer Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell FRS (VC and President of Manchester University)Keywords:Science Communication;Communication Skills;Narrative Skills;Story Telling;Pitching Skills;Preparing Presentations;Papers;Posters;Conference Presentations;Abstracts;Grant ProposalsReviews:“It is full of anecdotes and examples, tips and exercises and can be read from cover to cover or dipped in to regularly and kept as a reference. I shall certainly recommend it to students and colleagues.”Professor Nancy Rothwell FRS President and Vice-Chancellor University of Manchester

Cop Talk

Essential Communication Skills for Community Policing

Author: Virginia Kidd,Rick Braziel

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780965502931

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

View: 873


This book is intended for police officers who want to improve their communication skills in the context of implementing the goals and objectives of community policing. The first chapter discusses basic communication principles that explain how a message is sent and received. It examines the content and relational message components, communication context, verbal and nonverbal codes, channel, and feedback. Chapter 2 is designed to improve an officer's interpersonal communication, as community policing increases the number of interactions between an officer and the community. Chapter 3 considers the dynamics of work groups. Step-by-step instructions are provided for planning and leading a small, task-oriented group meeting. Chapter 4 focuses on public speaking, as it teaches officers how to prepare and deliver a talk before a group; and Chapter 5 instructs officers in how to prepare for and lead a community meeting. Topics cover selecting a presentation format, planning the details of your meeting, and dealing with a hostile audience. Remaining chapters focus on creative problem-solving techniques, ways to convince others to support a creative solution and become involved in an action plan for change, and ways to publicize a program through the media and other means.

Focus on Function

Gaining Essential Communication Skills

Author: Evelyn R. Klein,Shelly E. Hahn

Publisher: Pro-Ed

ISBN: 9781416402008

Category: Communicative disorders

Page: 325

View: 3867


Hand in Hand

Essentials of Communication and Orientation and Mobility for Your Students Who Are Deaf-Blind

Author: Kathleen Mary Heubner

Publisher: American Foundation for the Blind

ISBN: 9780891289371

Category: Education

Page: N.A

View: 5921


This series was designed to develop resources for educators of children who are visually impaired, hearing impaired, and severely disabled. The Hand In Hand materials emphasize the communication and mobility skills crucial to independence, and provide important information to help service providers do their jobs effectively. Containing contributions from more than 30 nationally recognized experts in the field of deaf-blindness, this groundbreaking information consists of four components that can be used separately or together. A two-volume, self-study text that explains how deaf-blind students learn, focusing on essential communication and mobility skills. Designed to provide comprehensive information in an easy-to-read way, this invaluable resource includes identified key concepts, self-study questions and answers, and references. The user-friendly format includes concise "Help at a Glance" and "From Theory to Practice" sections throughout. Sidebars, figures, tables, graphs, and photos offer additional perspectives and information.

Letters for Lawyers

Essential Communications for Clients, Prospects, and Others

Author: Thomas E. Kane

Publisher: American Bar Association

ISBN: 9781590312674

Category: Law

Page: 157

View: 4521


The new 2nd edition of this publication will help ease the task of communicating with clients, prospects and others. This book contains numerous communication tools, including: business letters, announcement cards, invitations, survey forms, response cards, press releases, and thank-you notes.

The Smart Woman's Guide To Homebuilding

An Essential Communication Reference For Homeowners And Builders

Author: Dori Howard

Publisher: Betterway Books

ISBN: 9781558708174

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 160

View: 4361


In many homebuilding situations, the woman of the household is the first line of communication with architects, bankers and builders. This book brings forth all of the pertinent information for home building including homebuilding hindsight from the author and insider advice from experts in the home building industry.

Act Like You Mean Business

Essential Communication Lessons from Stage and Screen

Author: Rob Biesenbach

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780982664445

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 184

View: 2083


What if your speeches and PowerPoint presentations and web copy could be as entertaining as a blockbuster film? Or as gripping as well-crafted television drama? Or as meaningful as a great theatrical production? Here's how to start… Act Like You Mean Business by Rob Biesenbach contains hundreds of observations from Rob's study of acting, improv, and writing. Rob Biesenbach has over 20 years of corporate experience as well as top-notch acting training, and he is comfortable showing how these two often disparate worlds should co-exist.Connecting with an audience, expressing ideas visually, appealing to emotion, telling stories—these are important lessons from acting that businesspeople can use to communicate more persuasively and effectively.

Essential Communications Skills for Managers, Volume I

A Practical Guide for Communicating Effectively with All People in All Situations

Author: Walter St. John,Ben Haskell

Publisher: Business Expert Press

ISBN: 1631576550

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 252

View: 1086


The purpose of this book is to provide practicing and aspiring managers and students of management a practical and comprehensive reference source for communicating on the job with all people in all situations. This “how-to” book provides readers with the essential knowledge, attitudes, and skills to perform the communicating aspects of their routine and special duties. The information is presented in two volumes and each topic is divided into “Things to Know” and “Things to Do.”

Are We on the Same Team Here?

Essential Communication Skills to Make Groups Work

Author: Caroline Brem

Publisher: Unwin Hyman

ISBN: 9781863738057

Category: Communication in organizations

Page: 99

View: 9978


This book looks at specific aspects of group functioning and can be used as a reference tool to solve immediate problems. It deals with the two ingredients in group interactions: content, which is the subject matter or task the group is working on; and process, which is the activity that goes on between group members and how they feel about themselves and each other.