Bechtle, Mike. You Can’t Text A Tough Conversation: #RealCommunicationNeeded. Grand Rapids, MI: Revell Publishing. 2015.
LOL…TTYL…TMI…JK…very real communication today yet lacking depth, emotion, connections and true conversation. Lack of face-to-face communication seems almost the norm these days yet author Mike Bechtle, in his new book, You Can’t Text A Tough Conversation, explains how conversation works, what healthy communication sounds like, the necessary skills in communication, the effective connection through strong, though sometimes tough, conversations and the ensuing results. Trust, ownership, expectations, relations, confidence, responses, and respect issues all figure into efficient exchanges…
A PENNY FOR MY THOUGHTS:
Actually a book on communication, I found myself nodding my head in agreement so many times, my neck hurt! Truly an engaging, crucial, significant book on an important topic, not only does it offer ways to improve communication skills but it also helps explain how we got here. Living in a different type of world (due to technology), the method of communication may have changed yet the key ingredients are still consistent. Texting has surpassed the phone call as the major means of communication yet lacks the depth of face-to-face conversation; appropriate in some instances, texting a tough conversation just doesn’t work. I especially found interesting the reasons for responses we give (criticism, negative thoughts, lack of listening, mistrust, emotions, pride) as well as the connection chapters. Well-written in an easy to read manner with just the right amount of humor and seriousness, I definitely will check out this author’s other books. IMHO…GR8! (In My Humble Opinion…great!)
5+ (out of 5) pennies
*I received a complimentary copy of You Can’t Text A Tough Conversation from Revell Publishing for my honest review*