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The Art of Positive Communication

Theory and Practice

Julien C. Mirivel

How we communicate with each other matters greatly. Our identity, our friendships and marriages, our families, and our culture are the product of how we speak to one another. Our words affect our hopes and dreams, as well as those of our children. We insult, complain, or criticize. We compliment, offer support, and inspire. These are choices that take place in the crevices of our most private and public conversations with others.
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.
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“Julien C. Mirivel’s groundbreaking book, The Art of Positive Communication, is an essential and most welcome addition to the expanding literature on positive interpersonal communication. It offers a fresh read and an innovative approach that can help communication students better understand positive interpersonal communication as well as inspire them to want to achieve the best that interpersonal communication can provide. His model of positive interpersonal communication is theoretically grounded, rich, and heuristic. The Art of Positive Communication is a must-read primer for all those teaching and taking courses in relational communication.”

—Thomas J. Socha, Ph.D., Professor of Communication, Old Dominion University

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