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The Gift of the Gab

The Gift of the Gab
The Subtle Art of Communicating

  • Hory Sankar Mukerjee - Hory Sankar Mukerjee, Principal -Education, Training and Assessment at Infosys Ltd.

January 2020 | 206 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd

The trick of moving from ‘average’ to ‘outstanding’ lies in ‘communication’. When you are able to articulate, present and write better than others, you move into the extraordinary league. While most of us agree to these positive effects of communication, we conveniently ignore the downside of communication breakdown, which can lead to stunted professional growth. The Gift of the Gab: The Subtle Art of Communicating will help you develop a communication strategy that can lead to improvements in your working style. Choosing the right words, listening well and getting your message across eloquently are skills that can be perfected. By changing your communication strategy you can increase your motivation, and improve your productivity and profitability at work.

This book is a corporate guide that can help you become the person you aspire to be.

Foreword by Carson Dalton
The Tortoise and the Hare Story: Retold
Hearing the Unsaid
The Power of Networking
Meaningful Conversations: Frameworks of Long-Lasting Business
The Art of Small Talk
Give Your Mouth a Break: Listen!
Managing Difficult Conversations: From Deal Breakers to Deal Makers
The Art of Presenting
Be HOT: Honest, Open and Trustworthy
Turning the Tables: Writing Effectively
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“This book is a compelling read for professionals from all walks of life. It captures the essence of effective communication and importance of building enduring relationships through the art of networking. We are seeing a paradigm shift in the way workplace productivity is measured and how positive and inclusive communication techniques add immense value to achieving team objectives in any organization. The author has brought his rich industry experience and training expertise to the fore while writing this masterpiece.”

John Vincent,
Senior Presales Consultant, Kyriba Middle East FZ LLC

“In today’s over communicated world where boundaries of communication between personal and professional lives have got blurred, few listen, inter-generational communication is a challenge, this book comes as a refreshing change in trying to convey the heart of the matter in a lucid and simple language, without being preachy or theoretical.”

Dr Monica Khanna,
Director – K J Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research, Mumbai

“Dr. Hory Sankar Mukerjee’s book “The Gift of the Gab: The Subtle Art of Communicating” offers incredible advice on how to communicate effectively. As a professional that has worked at the intersection of industry and academia for over two decades Dr. Mukerjee is uniquely placed to offer his pragmatic sagacity in a form that is both easier to understand and implement. I am certain that you will like the book as much as I did in understanding how communication skills can be harnessed to build a strong personality and consequently a better personal brand.”

Dr. Praveen B Malla,
Associate Director, Centre for Organization Development

“I know Hory for almost 15 years and if there is anyone who can talk on communication, it’s him. He is a living embodiment of what is covered in this book. He is more of a listener and as such when he talks, he talks sense. This compilation of his learnings and observations during his corporate tenure would be of immense value for anyone who wants to learn to communicate effectively. I wish him the best for this new book.”

Sreejith Moolayil,
Cofounder True Elements

“This book written in an easy to read style communicates how we fail or hesitate to practice important simple aspects of what we know at a subconscious level. It’s a timely reminder and has well-chosen practical topics.  I am sure that it will add value to all students of life. Congrats and wishing you all the best.”

Jacqueline Pereira Mundkur,
Customer Experience Thought Leader and Sr. Advisor (Retail / Consumer), Transaction Square Consultancy.

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ISBN: 9789353286804