You Can't Text A Tough Conversation (Paperback)

    You Can't Text A Tough Conversation (Paperback)

    Mike Bechtle
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    When it comes to the tough stuff, you need real, face-to-face conversations. But have you lost the art?

    There's no denying that as your use of technology has increased, your communication skills have decreased. Technology creates the illusion of being in touch, but you lose the deeper meaning conveyed by body language, facial expression, and tone of voice. You text when you should talk. You tweet firings and breakups. You vent your frustrations with other people online. Whether it's with a spouse, a friend, a boss, a co-worker, or children, those tough conversations create high anxiety. In the end, what you have are broken relationships and hurt feelings.

    In this timely book, communication expert Mike Bechtle shows you how to build strong relationships, offering tried-and-true methods to navigate the muddy waters of having tough conversations--in person. With his help, you'll learn to be a better listener, give and receive genuine feedback, saturate your relationships with kindness, and much more--so that you'll feel confident when it comes time to actually talk.


    "What a fantastic book! Mike Bechtle is not only entertaining and compelling but his advice is rock solid and practical. Anyone who is serious about having healthy relationships--at work or on the home front--will love this book. Don't miss out on Mike's message." - Drs Les & Leslie Parrott, authors of Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts

    "Mike Bechtle skilfully guides us to good communication skills. He points out that when we're under stress without the proper tools we usually default to toxic patterns learned in childhood--yelling, whining, or clamming up! Our body language, as well as our spoken words, can effectively calm our tough conversations or ignite a raging war. Being an effective communicator can be learned by using his easily applicable counsel. His book is full of wisdom." - Elizabeth B. Brown, author of Living Successfully with Screwed-Up People

    About the Author

    Mike Bechtle (EdD, Arizona State University) is the author of People Can't Drive You Crazy if You Don't Give Them the Keys. His articles have appeared in publications such as Writer's Digest,, and Entrepreneur. A frequent speaker and former minister of worship, Bechtle lives in California.