In the world of business it is vital that good communication occurs. If a business has problems communicating with its customers or there are internal commutation problems it could spell the end. This is a fascinating subject and there have been many good books written on the subject. Here is a selection of the best business communication books currently available.
Essentials of Business Communication— 8th Edition by Mary Ellen Guffey (2009)
This comprehensive text covers all the major topics in regards to business communication. This book is often used in academic settings but it is written in such an easy to understand way that most people will benefit from it. The book has a good section on the common mistakes that people make with business writing. It also deals with communication through all the modern media such as emails. This is a good text for learning the basics of business communication and it is also a useful reference book to keep in your library.
The Elements of Style– 4th Edition by William Strunk and E. B. White (1999)
This book was originally put together many years ago but it remains relevant today. It is considered the writing bible for all writers including those involved in business communications. This is only a small book but it is packed with all the most useful writing tips that are needed to create effective writing. This is a must read for anyone interested in business communication.
In the Line of Fire: How to Handle Tough Questions…When It Counts by Jerry Weissman (2005)
This book is aimed at teaching effective communication to leaders and other people involved in business. It provides plenty of tips and strategies that ensure that you can become an effective communicator. It is written in an informal and easy to read way and it is the type of book you may find hard to put down. This is not a text book but something you will want to read from start to finish. This is a great introduction to effective business communication for people who want practical advice that they can put into use straight away.
Gamestorming: A Playbook for Innovators, Rulebreakers, and Changemakers by Dave Gray, Sunni Brown, and James Macanufo (2010)
This book does a lot more than just tell you how to communicate effectively but also provides games that will teach you how to do this. These games are meant to be played in the office as part of a seminar; this will let staff members learn all they need to about effective communication while having fun. This book has been hugely successful and there are many business people who not only found the games fun to play but they also claim that it made a difference. This is a great resource for anyone hoping to improve communication within a business.
How to Win Friends & Influence People — revised edition by Dale Carnegie (1981)
This is probably the most famous communication book ever written. This book is as relevant today as it was when first written back in 1936; it has already inspired countless numbers of business people. Carnegie’s book focuses on how it is vital to understand feelings and how these play a big part in communication. It is written in a simple way and most people who read it will never forget it.