Book Review: “You Can’t Text a Tough Conversation” by Mike Bechtle

October 18, 2015 at 3:48 pm | Posted in Books | Leave a comment
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Mike Bechtle in his new book, “You Can't Text a Tough Conversation book coverYou Can’t Text a Tough Conversation”  published by Revell gives us the ability to have a good conversation.

From the back cover:  When it comes to the tough stuff, we need real, face-to-face conversations. But have we lost the art?

There’s no denying that as our use of technology has increased, our communication skills have decreased. Technology creates the illusion of being in touch, but we lose the deeper meaning conveyed by body language, facial expression, and tone of voice. We text when we should talk. We tweet firings and breakups. We vent our frustrations with other people online. Whether it’s with a spouse, a friend, a boss, a co-worker, or children, those tough conversations create high anxiety. In the end, what we have are broken relationships and hurt feelings.

In this timely book, communication expert Mike Bechtle shows you how to build strong relationships, offering tried-and-true methods to navigate the muddy waters of having tough conversations–in person. With his help, you’ll learn to be a better listener, give and receive genuine feedback, saturate your relationships with kindness, and much more–so that you’ll feel confident when it comes time to actually talk.

Relationships get challenging and conversations get tough. Sometimes the tools we have do not work well and we give up in frustration. Mike Bechtle has given us new tools we need to deal with these situations in his new book, “You Can’t Text a Tough Conversation”. He has divided the book into four parts:  Part One:  The Process Of Conversation, Part Two:  Tools For A Healthy Conversation, Part Three:  Skills For Healthy  Conversation and Part Four:  Growing Into Connection. If we really think about it we learned our communication skills from watching our parents and they from theirs, so these skills have been in play for generations. Let’s face it they don’t work so well in our current time and we need to embrace a new skill set. Mr. Bechtle has written this book to do exactly that. This is a great book.  You might want to hold it in a special place on your shelf you might be referring to it again and again.  This is also a great book to give as gifts to family and friends.  They will think of you every time they put it to use.  I recommend it highly.

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Revell.   I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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