28 of 29 people found the following review helpful
on November 16, 1999
I just happened to work for a company one day and noticed this book while sitting at the reception desk. I browsed through the first few pages and before I realized, I was more than 1/2 way through it. 'Telephone Skills...' describes typical senarios that could occur and unfortunately do from time to time. It's filled with realistic situations and gives positive, and at times, humorous solutions. I think 'Telephone Skills...' is necessary in any environment- professional/social/and casual. I will recommend my 3 nieces (14,13 & 7 -ages) read this. Ask any parent with children- the phone rings, they run to answer it. I think this book is so informally written that even a child can read and understand it's meaning of being "good natured" polite even when it's someelse fault. On the other hand, it's packed with common sense techniques that make you wonder, why businesses are requesting seminars. Go figure! Now go on- buy it!
6 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on May 13, 2002
The book is a very quick read. If your looking to just pass the time away I would definetly read this book. If your interested in learning something and taking it to the workplace I would choose another book. When I read a book I like to transfer the learning from the book to the workplace and with this book when I was finished I was unable to transfer my learning. Most of the skills I read about were common sense. I was hoping for something a little more "meaty".