Review of Everyone Communicates Few Connect

Title:  Everyone Communicates Few Connect
Author: John C. Maxwell
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 978-0-7852-1425-0

Reviewed by Jo Linsdell.

In Everyone Communicates Few Connect, Internationally respected leadership expert and speaker, John C. Maxwell discusses how to communicate and connect with others in order to reach your potential.

In this book Maxwell offers his method of Five Principles and Five Practices, you can learn to connect one-on-one, in a group or with an audience.

Although Maxwell highlights the importance of concentrating on others and not just promoting or talking about yourself as being one of the major aspects of good communicating, the author almost constantly talks about his personal achievements through out the book and although in some cases these personal tales add to his argument, for the most part it just left me thinking how much he loves himself. Even to the extent that when he writes about his failures, it seemed that he was instead giving some kind of sales pitch to get more speaking engagements.

I also felt that the points raised in the book could each have been covered in much less pages. The quotes and examples given to back up each point were too many and quickly bored me.

That being said, the book did offer a few insights into more effective communicating that I hadn’t previously considered. The tips for preparing for talking to groups were particularly useful.

This book may be of interest of people studying communication or for those looking to improve their presenting skills. 

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