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bubbleQ: As a new trainer and consultant, will I be able to use the exercises and case studies in The Gender Communication Handbook: Conquering Conversational Collisions between Men and Women?
People new to training and experienced trainers will benefit from this book. The Gender Communication Handbook translates the complexity of gender communication into an easy-to-understand format that trainers can simply convey to their audiences. This is a hands-on systematic guide with how-to action steps for both men and women. Self-assessments, case studies, and experiential exercises have objectives, materials, setup, and debrief that are explained so that even a beginner trainer will be successful leading the discussions. 

bubbleQ: I am a manager interested in learning more about how men and women talk however I don’t see myself as training others. Should I read this book?
Yes. The Gender Communication Handbook: Conquering Conversational Collisions between Men and Women will provide you with valuable information and a deeper understanding of men’s and women’s communication styles. Individuals may read and complete the exercises and questions, read the detailed discussions and explanations, and learn key points on her/his own. To create better interpersonal communication we must start with ourselves and this book is a great starting point.

bubbleQ: Is this a book for helping women or men understand gender communication styles?
Men and women as individuals interested in the topic or as trainers, consultants, or business professionals will gain insights from this book. The Gender Communication Handbook: Conquering Conversational Collisions between Men and Women is not exclusively for men or women. Men and women will both benefit from reading this book and completing the exercises whether on their own or as a participant in a training program. The book provides information from both male and female communication perspectives. At the end of each chapter, action steps are listed for men and women to improve their communication skills with each other. Women and men each have a responsibility in understanding and improving the communication process.

bubbleQ: Does this book only apply to the workplace?
Women and men can use this book’s communication skills in and out of the workplace. Understanding the differences in men’s and women’s styles of communication applies everywhere men and women exist. Our book arms men and women with the knowledge necessary to get their messages heard. For instance, it could be at a parent-teacher meeting, at the motor vehicles office, to filing a complaint with the cable company, or on the home front. Any place where women and men are talking with each other, people will find this book’s concepts, skills, and action steps useful.

bubbleQ: Haven’t communication issues between men and women improved? Do we really need another book on gender communication?
The Gender Communication Handbook: Conquering Conversational Collisions between Men and Women is not just “another book about gender communication.” This book is about change in the most fundamental form of work: communication. While workplace equity has increased over the last several decades, it’s a statistical fact that men are the majority of CEOs and executives holding the power and making the key decisions that impact careers, companies, and corporations. There is still much to be gained by examining communication styles; this book is unique in that it offers accessible skills training that can be put to immediate use to develop and improve communication with the opposite sex.

© 2012 The Gender Communication Handbook | Pfeiffer 2012 | Audrey Nelson Ph.D. and Claire Damken Brown Ph.D.
AudreyandClaire@TheGenderCommunicationHandbook.com | Audrey - O 303.448.1800 C 303.448.1802 | Claire - O 303.464.1055