Shut Up And Talk

An Effective Guide to Communication Skills

Non-Fiction - Self Help
144 Pages
Reviewed on 02/14/2014
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Author Biography

Bill Calhoun is a collaborative leader and international speaker who has provided a wide array of professional services including business development, marketing, communications and branding strategies as well as produced and directed various stage and commercial productions. He has successfully established an extensive global base of contacts in business and public sectors in US, Europe and ASEAN – Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines and Vietnam and has developed branding and marketing strategies for clients such as Motorola, LA Gear, Caesar's Hotel, Carrier Air Conditioning, Mercedes Benz, and Levi Strauss.
Bill is highly experienced in developing programs to increase employee retention, loyalty and performance and a master of communicating and building positive relationships with the public and the media.
He has served as Master Presenter for Reebok's Network Fitness Convention, and as Producer, Director and Choreographer for the Miss World Pageant in Bangkok, Thailand.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

Shut Up and Talk - An Effective Guide to Communication Skills by Bill Calhoun is a helpful guide to anyone looking to improve their communication skills. The book describes the importance of having good basic communication skills and offers excellent advice on how to improve your skills effectively. Communication is a vital tool which is required in all walks of life, be it business, public speaking, personal life, career and other situations. The simple lessons in the book will help readers become better communicators. The book covers topics like the foundations of good communication, how to become a good public speaker, and how to impress in situations using communication. There are many more topics which make this book very useful.

The book is packed with information and every sentence is helpful to readers. 'One of the important keys of good communication is not speaking at all.' This line in the book also sums up the importance of listening. It is important to listen to the viewpoints of others and give them the space to talk. The book also gives useful tips on body language, gestures, voice modulation, and many other important aspects which are helpful to readers.

The author has written a book that is very useful and relevant. The clarity of thought and his effective methods of communication make this book a must-read. A very useful book that can be used in everyday life as a guide.