Recommended Books

Communication Books

Messages is one of the best books I have found in terms of all around thinking about communication.  It is not a book on public speaking, rather the focus is on one on one communication.

The Harvard Business Review’s “On Communication” book has great articles on business communications.

Messages: The Communication Skills Book
HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Communication

Confidence Books

These books are not about communication.  They are about confidence.  Clearly your internal confidence affects how you communicate so there is a connection.

The Confidence Gap: A Guide to Overcoming Fear and Self-Doubt
Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life: The New Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (A New Harbinger Self-Help Workbook)

Power Books

Power: Why Some People Have It and Others Don’t

Persuasion Books

Covert Persuasion: Psychological Tactics and Tricks to Win the Game
Subliminal Persuasion: Influence & Marketing Secrets They Don’t Want You To Know

Intelligence Approach to Communication

The Most Dangerous Business Book You’ll Ever Read