Contents: Positive Communication Creates Contact – Positive Communication Discovers the Unknown – Positive Communication Affects the Self – Positive Communication Deepens Relationship – Positive Communication Gives Support – Positive Communication Transcends Separateness – Positive Communication Influences Others.
Julien C. Mirivel (PhD, University of Colorado at Boulder) is Associate Professor in the Department of Speech Communication at the University of Arkansas, Little Rock, and Co-Director of the Academy for Teaching and Learning Excellence. His teaching and research focuses on how to improve communication practices in everyday and professional life.
"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, PhD, Professor of Communication, Old Dominion University)