The well-known anthropologist and social biologist explores the subtle vocabulary of kinesics, or communicative body motion, to better understand the significance of such silent signals as posture, gesture, and eye and facial movements in encounter ritual
Technology allows us to communicate across vast distances but something is lost in translation. Busy lives result in neglected relationships and patterns of behavior that discourage intimacy. Touch: The Power of Human Connection illustrates 19 positions designed to bring you closer to the people you value and achieve true fulfillment. More importantly, Touch reveals the science behind cuddling and why it is such a fundamental need. While no book guarantees happiness, Touch comes awfully close. This book shows you how to improve your health, boost your personal energy, strengthen your relationships, satisfy your partner and approach life with confidence. Samantha Hess created a work of astonishing power and grace.
Author: Terrie Anderson
Publisher: Terrie Anderson
Release Date: 2010
"... This book is is about how humans interact at a higher level than simple voice, or written communication. ... it is a practical guide in how to reach customers, peers, leaders and colleagues, and connect with them."--Back cover.
Author: Carol L. Fernow
Release Date: 1995-02-01
Genre: Medical care
"...a MAJOR STEP FORWARD IN THE PROCESS OF REFORMING THE PATIENT- DOCTOR RELATIONSHIP...(It) offers the most concrete & practical assistance I have yet seen...The COACH PROGRAM will improve communication, facilitate a more appropriate balance of power between patients & doctors... of great interest & use to individuals...of even greater interest to practitioners & health care organizations who might consider distributing it to their patients."--Anthony L. Suchman, M.D., Highland Hospital, Rochester, N.Y. COACH teaches people to look at doctors in a brand new way -- AS PARTNERS. It shows them how to keep accurate medical records that are up-dated at every visit. Patients who understand their histories & the connection between diagnoses & treatments narrow the information gap between themselves & their doctors. Good two- way communication helps patients & doctors to make maximum use of the doctors' medical skills to hasten the healing process. COACH does not neglect the psychological pitfalls commonly found in doctors' offices. Readers are given scenarios that can humiliate or diminish them & shown how to handle them without loss of dignity or self-respect. Available from Book Call, 1-800-255-2665. In CT or world-wide (203) 966-5470. FAX 1-203-966-4329. $16.95 plus handling. Discounts for bulk orders.
Author: Arthur F. Coombs III
Publisher: Scrivener Books
Release Date: 2017-09-21
Sixth U.S. president John Quincy Adams, a man who knew a lot about effective leadership, maintained that the most successful people were those whose actions inspired others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more. These people were the ones who left the sidelines, entered the fray, and threw themselves into life. They were the ones who forged a nation and achieved the impossible. They were the ones who truly connected to life, to others, and to themselves. Today, the world needs human connection more than ever. It needs people who strive for deeper relationships, not just surface recognition, who come at life with the enthusiasm, energy, and excitement that bind people together. These people have a powerful impact on all around them. Leadership guru Art Coombs combines fresh perspectives, profound experience, engaging information, and unforgettable stories into a simple formula that will result in rich connections as you live, laugh, learn, love, and lead those who mean the most to you. Begin today to live the authentic, abundant life you were meant to as you build and shape the connections that change everything.
In the past few decades, technology has significantly changed the way we work and live. The lightning-fast Internet has profoundly improved the way people gather information, and telecommunications now allows us to do business expediently, almost anywhere in the world. But the truth is that the digital dialogue of email, text messaging, and social sites is no replacement for verbal, in-person communication in building relationships, whether in business or at home. In fact, while families have the benefit of communicating with each other frequently because of cell phones and text messaging, some are actually spending more time with their electronic gadgets than their spouse or children. As a sales and communication expert, Tod Novak's research reveals that some people are so connected to their tablets, smartphones, and computers that a culture is being produced that is, in actuality, disconnected from the human factor in communication. This leads us to ask ourselves: Has our relationship with technology replaced our interpersonal relationships? Has social isolation become the norm in our culture? Have people become more comfortable with electronic relationships that are impersonal, detached, inaccessible, and void of face-to-face human interaction? Aren't human relationships the basis for success in every area of our lives? Novak believes the answer to all of these questions is yes, and he offers concrete solutions to restore balance to our communication practices. Beginning with the history of technology and how we arrived where we are today, Has Technology Left Us Speechless? guides the reader through methods to communicate effectively with, without, or in addition to technology-both at work and at home, as well as between generations. Using real-life examples that demonstrate simple, specific ways to reclaim effective communication and etiquette in a world where in-person and oral dialogue is on a critical downward spiral, Novak deftly shows us how we can bring people back together-face to face-and build quality relationships to strengthen our business, our families, and our world by making the human connection."
Author: Pat Shipman
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Release Date: 2011-06-13
A bold, illuminating new take on the love of animals that drove human evolution. Why do humans all over the world take in and nurture other animals? This behavior might seem maladaptive—after all, every mouthful given to another species is one that you cannot eat—but in this heartening new study, acclaimed anthropologist Pat Shipman reveals that our propensity to domesticate and care for other animals is in fact among our species' greatest strengths. For the last 2.6 million years, Shipman explains, humans who coexisted with animals enjoyed definite adaptive and cultural advantages. To illustrate this point, Shipman gives us a tour of the milestones in human civilization-from agriculture to art and even language—and describes how we reached each stage through our unique relationship with other animals. The Animal Connection reaffirms our love of animals as something both innate and distinctly human, revealing that the process of domestication not only changed animals but had a resounding impact on us as well.