Theory and Practice
This book bridges communication theory and practice to foreground an important message: positive communication matters. By examining closely how people talk to each other at home or at work, this book enables undergraduate and graduate students to communicate more positively. The Art of Positive Communication is an ideal text for undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in interpersonal communication courses and as a supplemental text to inspire all students to communicate better.
Chapter 8: Positive Communication Influences Others
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POSITIVE COMMUNICATION INFLUENCES OTHERS
About two years ago, Dr. Arvind Singhal visited my department. Arvind is well-respected for his scholarship on the diffusion of innovation and for igniting social change across the globe with an approach called positive deviance. Arvind delivered a presentation and was then available to meet with students. At the time, the department was creating study abroad opportunities to France and India. The students who were going to India came to the session because Arvind is originally from India. At one point, he asked the students for questions. One student raised his hand and said, “Well, as you know, we’re going to India. Do you have any advice for us?” Arvind paused for a second and then responded:
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