Essential Communication Skills for Nursing and Midwifery E-Book

Author: Philippa Sully,Joan Dallas

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702044385

Category: Medical

Page: 256

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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

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Learn the tricks-of-the-trade of becoming a great technical communicator Remember when you were an undergraduate and freshman composition seemed so irrelevant to your life? After all, you were going to conquer the world with technological know-how. Your spellcheck software would handle the details. Now that you're a professional - pitching an idea, vying for a contract or grant, or presenting at a meeting - getting your point across effectively suddenly seems pretty essential for success, doesn't it? Fear not. This light-hearted text, brimming with proven techniques, good advice, and real-world examples that you can easily apply to your own case, will turn you into an adept communicator. Written expressly for technologists, this is a simple, concise, and practical guide to the communication dynamics of writing, presentation delivery, and meeting interaction. Herbert Hirsch, in-demand consultant who developed these techniques for his own prolific engineering career, teaches you how to use "scripting" to plan for communication events. More than a mere outline or storyboard, scripting is a powerful technique that assists you in getting the right structure and content, in the proper order. Using scripting, you will master the fundamental principles of communicating: How to grab the reader's or audience's attention from the start How to maintain the connection while proceeding smoothly from topic to topic How to provide the substantiation for the points you made How to communicate with people from other groups, such as marketers, investors, users, and others How to overcome such obstacles as fear, boredom, and aversion to your material Distilling the art of communication to its essence, Essential Communication Strategies empowers you to communicate with confidence 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

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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

Crackle and Fizz

Essential Communication and Pitching Skills for Scientists

Author: Caroline van den Brul

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 1783262869

Category: Science

Page: 216

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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

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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.

Letters for Lawyers

Essential Communications for Clients, Prospects, and Others

Author: Thomas E. Kane

Publisher: American Bar Association

ISBN: 9781590312674

Category: Law

Page: 157

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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.

Essential Communications Skills for Managers, Volume II

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

Author: Walter St. John,Ben Haskell

Publisher: Business Expert Press

ISBN: 1631576577

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 230

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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.”

Essential Communications Skills for Managers, Volume One

A Practical Guide for Dealing Effectively with All Kinds of People and in All Kinds of Situations

Author: Walter St. John,Ben Haskell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781631576546

Category:

Page: N.A

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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."

Letters for Litigators

Essential Communications for Opposing Counsel, Witnesses, Clients, and Others

Author: Daniel I. Small,Robin Page West

Publisher: American Bar Association

ISBN: 9781590312681

Category: Law

Page: 217

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This publication includes numerous letters that can help simplify the task of communicating with opposing counsel, witnesses, clients, the court and others.

Essential Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)

Author: Richard Crane,Steve Resnick,Chris Bowen

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780132701600

Category: Computers

Page: 608

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“Whether this is the first time or the fifty-first time you’re using WCF, you’ll learn something new by reading this book.” --Nicholas Allen, Program Manager, Web Services, Microsoft Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) is the easiest way to produce and consume Web services on the Microsoft platform. With .NET 3.5, WCF has been extensively revamped--and Visual Studio 2008 gives developers powerful new tools for utilizing it. Essential Windows Communication Foundation shows developers exactly how to make the most of WCF with .NET 3.5 and Visual Studio 2008. Drawing on extensive experience working with early adopters, three Microsoft insiders systematically address the topics developers ask about WCF. The authors approach each subject with practical advice and present best practices, tips, and tricks for solving problems. Throughout, you’ll find detailed explanations, solutions for the “pain points” of WCF development, and an extensive collection of reusable code examples. Coverage includes Using WCF contracts to define complex structures and interfaces Understanding WCF’s channel stacks and channel model architecture Configuring the WCF communication stack to use only the protocols you need Using standard and custom service behaviors to manage concurrency, instances, transactions, and more Serializing data from .NET types to XML Infosets and representing Infosets “on the wire” Hosting WCF services via IIS, managed .NET applications, and Windows Activation Services WCF security, in depth: authentication; transport and message-level security; and Internet and intranet scenarios Improving reliability: exception handling, diagnostics, and more Workflow services: new integration points between WCF 3.5 and Windows Workflow Foundation Building client-to-client, peer network-based applications Utilizing WCF for non-SOAP Web services: AJAX and JSON examples and .NET 3.5 hosting classes Microsoft’s Steve Resnick, Richard Crane, and Chris Bowen are technology experts at the Microsoft Technology Center in Boston. They specialize in helping customers improve their technical agility by applying WCF and related technologies. Resnick has specialized in Internet technologies and distributed computing at Microsoft since 1995. He is a frequent speaker at Microsoft events and is now technology director for the U.S. Microsoft Technology Centers. Crane has more than 15 years of experience in senior software development roles. He specializes in large-scale Web sites, distributed computing, transactional systems, and performance analysis. Bowen has been an architect and developer for more than 15 years at companies such as Monster.com and Staples and is co-author of Professional Visual Studio 2005 Team System. Foreword xxv Preface xxvii Chapter 1: Basics 1 Chapter 2: Contracts 33 Chapter 3: Channels 91 Chapter 4: Bindings 111 Chapter 5: Behaviors 181 Chapter 6: Serialization and Encoding 241 Chapter 7: Hosting 287 Chapter 8: Security 315 Chapter 9: Diagnostics 375 Chapter 10: Exception Handling 403 Chapter 11: Workflow Services 423 Chapter 12: Peer Networking 459 Chapter 13: Programmable Web 503 Appendix: Advanced Topics 537 Index 553