Human beings are always considered to be strange but sociable creatures. So, could you be wondering why you are not getting along well with your fellow friends and family? Do you have a dire need to improve your communication and other vital social skills? Then you are at the right place. No one is born with perfect social skills to fit in the society; such skills will always be learned over time. Fortunately, it is neither too late nor too early to improve your ability to meet different people, make friends and communicate effectively. Below are the top 10 best books that will help you improve your social skills in 2017 and beyond.
Table of Contents
- 10. 5 Voices: How to Communicate Effectively with Everyone You Lead
- 9. The Comprehensive ENFP Survival Guide
- 8. Never Eat Alone
- 7. Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges
- 6. Spy the Lie
- 5. The Introvert Advantage: How Quiet People Can Thrive in an Extrovert World
- 4. Just Listen: Discover the Secret to Getting Through to Absolutely Anyone
- 3. The Highly Sensitive Person
- 2. Final Gifts: Understanding the Special Awareness, Needs, and Communications of the Dying
- 1. How to Win Friends and Influence People
10. 5 Voices: How to Communicate Effectively with Everyone You Lead
Five views are known to be the code required to unlock the capacity for one to have an honest conversation and construct a deeper and more trustful relationship with the family, friends, and partners. For you to be able to lead others effectively, you need first to understand their patterns of behavior add natural tendencies. Do you have an idea of how other people hear your voice? Are you focused on values, relationships, and people? Are you oriented towards resources, money or tradition? Do you always appreciate the contribution of other people in your team? The 5 Voices will help you identify your type of leadership and help you improve on your strengths.
9. The Comprehensive ENFP Survival Guide
Only those individuals who are ready to share their distinct preference to intuition, extroversion, perceiving and feeling despite their happy go lucky attitude, can understand their unique form of chaos. In the detailed Comprehensive ENFP Survival Guide, the shameless ENFP and seasoned MBTI author Heidi Priebe tries to explain how one can successfully manage ups and downs and inside outs of everyday life. This book will change your perspective of life. You will start seeing things in a more positive way.
8. Never Eat Alone
Are you interested in getting ahead in life? Climb the ladder to personal success? Keith Ferrazzi, the secret master, is trying to reach out to people. Ferrazzi also lays out specific procedures which he uses to reach out to thousands of friends, colleagues, and associates. Since Never Eat Alone was published back in 2005, the rise of social media has just but made Ferrazzi’s advice more relevant to anyone who is interested in getting ahead in business.
7. Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges
Most of us have at one time had a difficult challenge and wished they could immediately do over. In most cases, this will happen after a performance, a difficult conversion or after a job interview. The moments we are required to be commanding and genuine is the same moment; we feel powerless and phony. Presence book has been brilliantly researched, accessible and impassioned. It is full of stories of individuals who have learned how they can flourish at their most stressful moments.
6. Spy the Lie
Have you ever imagined how your life would have been if you were in a position to tell whether someone was either telling or lying to you? Is it investing in a financial interest, hiring a new employee, dating someone new or speaking with your child about drugs? Being able to unmask a lie can have a far-reaching and even life changing consequences. Through their fascinating anecdotes for their great careers, the author educates the readers on how to recognize deceptive behaviors both in a nonverbal and verbal way.
5. The Introvert Advantage: How Quiet People Can Thrive in an Extrovert World
The Introvert Advantage: How Quiet People Can Thrive in an Extrovert World revolutionary book reveals that we necessarily don’t need to complete an inner transformation or embark on a grand spiritual quest to harness the strength of presence. Instead, it is important for us to cultivate ourselves step by step by changing our body behavior, language and mindset in our daily lives. The Introvert Advantage: How Quiet People Can Thrive in an Extrovert World has been brilliantly researched, accessible and impassioned and is full of stories of people who flourished during stressful moments that terrified them at one time of their lives. Anyone who reads this book will learn how to approach some of their biggest challenges with confidence.
4. Just Listen: Discover the Secret to Getting Through to Absolutely Anyone
First, you always need to persuade anyone to do anything possible so that they can hear you. Whether the person is an angry customer, overwhelmed spouse or a cynical colleague, their emotional barriers may be a major hindrance to your message. If you are not capable of breaking through, definitely you won’t be able to move forward. Listening has managed to help thousands of people to come up with a productive communication. In the Just Listen book, business coach Mark Goulston reveals some of the most straightforward and proven techniques that will move people from resistance to consensus by explaining how they can effectively listen and transform a total stranger to a potential client, change, and angry or aggressive individual into a more receptive and calmer person. Make use of empathy jolts to bridge communication gaps and convert negative individuals into assets.
3. The Highly Sensitive Person
Are you a highly sensitive individual? Do you have a vivid dream or a keen imagination? Is time alone important to you as water and food? Are you too sensitive or too shy as others claim? Do confusion and noise quickly overwhelm you? If you answers are yes, then you might be an incredibly sensitive person. Though most of us are always overstimulated at times, it is a way of life for the very delicate person. In this book, Dr. Elaine Aron, a workshop leader, a Highly Sensitive Person and a clinical psychologist teaches how you can identify this trait in yourself and make the most in your day to day situations.
2. Final Gifts: Understanding the Special Awareness, Needs, and Communications of the Dying
Through the stories in “Final Gifts: Understanding the Special Awareness, Needs, and Communications of the Dying” we come to realize the near miraculous methods in which dying communicate their needs, choreograph their final moments and reveal their feelings. When you read this book, you will figure out the gifts of love, faith and wisdom that they were dying will always live for the living to share. This book is filled with practical advice on answering requests of the dying people and assisting them to prepare spiritually and emotionally for death. Final Gifts also shows us how we can help any sick person to live fully to the very end.
1. How to Win Friends and Influence People
Since the release of How to Win Friends and Influence People back in 1936, over 15 million copies have been sold. Dale Carnegie’s first book is considered to be a timeless best seller which is full of rock-solid advice that has managed to involve thousands of already famous individuals as their climbed the ladder of success in their private lives and businesses. Buying this book is not only a guarantee of better social skills but also a gateway to success in various fields.
You have come across lots of books in your past years when studying about social skills. Most of them were right and had some great tips. However, some were terrible. But few were incredible. The books listed as the top 10 best books to help you improve your skills in 2017 are the books that opened my eyes on the social interaction that I had been missing. These are the books that held a new insight for me each time I opened them. They are the same books that shaped and improved my understanding of social interaction. Getting one today and start seeing a vast improvement in your social skills to a successful life.