The Art and Science of Communication: Tools for Effective
Communication in the Workplace
by P.S. Perkins
John Wiley & Son’s, 224 pages
May 1, 2008
The Art and Science of Communication shares with readers a new way
of understanding and using communication in the workplace. The Communication
Staircase Model brings together the seven arenas of communication in which
everyone operates on a daily basis. It teaches readers how to increase their
communication effectiveness in all settings using practical techniques,
analogies, and models that creatively and clearly explain the formulas of
successful communication. Readers will learn to better regulate their own
messages and more accurately interpret those of others. Combining the science of
communication with the skill and art of communication, this is an invaluable
guide for anyone who knows effective communication will make them a more
passionate and successful professional.
From the Inside Flap
Effective communication is the foundation of personal and professional success.
The better you are at expressing yourself and understanding others determines
where you'll go in life. The Art and Science of Communication introduces you to
a new way of understanding and using communication in the workplace to achieve
better results and greater professional success.
Communication specialist P.S. Perkins uses her exclusive Communication Staircase
Model to bring together the seven arenas of communication that everyone engages
in on a daily basis—intrapersonal, nonverbal, interpersonal, group, public,
mass, and intercultural communications. Using this model, as well as practical
techniques, analogies, and formulas, Perkins teaches you how to become a more
effective communicator in any setting, circumstance, or situation.
Mental preparation is an extremely important part of effective communication.
Here you'll learn to improve and regulate your own messages and more accurately
interpret the messages of others. In addition, you'll learn how to think and
talk to yourself in a positive manner, enabling you to both convey the same
positivity to others and receive it back from them.
Perkins merges the science of communication with practical, everyday
communication occurrences within the workplace in an understandable, useful, and
inspiring way. You'll master effective communication practices that achieve real
results—the results you want. Mastering the correct rules of effective
communication among employees, employers, and coworkers will create success
professionally and personally.
Everything we do or gain in life and all of our successes are, in reality, based
on the quality and kind of communication we engage in with ourselves and others.
Good communication creates a good life. Inspiring and motivational, The Art and
Science of Communication holds the ultimate key to true success. This is an
invaluable guide for anyone who wants to master the art and science of
communication for a more passionate, positive, and successful life.
About the Author
P.S. Perkins is founder and CEO of the Human Communication
Institute, LLC, and a graduate of the communication schools of
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and New York
University. She has been training, lecturing, and developing
communications curricula for more than twenty years. She is
currently a featured writer for the magazines Personal
Development and Diversity Works!, talk show host of
InWORD OutWORD: Conversations About Communication, and a
featured practitioner in the motivational film, Pass It On!