Kindle Price: $9.99

These promotions will be applied to this item:

Some promotions may be combined; others are not eligible to be combined with other offers. For details, please see the Terms & Conditions associated with these promotions.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Everyone Communicates, Few Connect: What the Most Effective People Do Differently by [Maxwell, John C.]
Kindle App Ad

Everyone Communicates, Few Connect: What the Most Effective People Do Differently Kindle Edition

4.4 out of 5 stars 356 customer reviews

See all 11 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
$9.99

LegalZoom
Attorneys vetted by us, ready for you. Get affordable legal advice when you need it. Learn more
click to open popover

Enter your mobile number below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
Getting the download link through email is temporarily not available. Please check back later.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.


Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly

Full of anecdotes from readers of his books (including Encouragement Changes Everything) and his website (www.JohnMaxwellonLeadership.com), the latest self-help from prolific bestseller Maxwell is so readable, audiences may not realize until the end that it contains little in the way of practical advice. Instead, Maxwell offers vague platitudes like, "being a giver is usually a win-win. It can energize you while it helps others," without providing the meaning or context to make proper advice (what would "a giver" look like in conversation? How can readers become givers?). A great deal of the book is devoted to first-person anecdotes by those who have worked with Maxwell and his books, who make much of Maxwell's skills, but little of the steps they took to improve their own communication abilities. Those looking for concrete help won't find it here; Maxwell doesn't get much more specific than when he writes, "Connecting is the ability to identify with people and relate to them in a way that increases your influence with them."
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

About the Author

John C. Maxwell is an internationally respected leadership expert, speaker, and author who has sold more than 19 million books. He is the founder of EQUIP, a non-profit organization that has trained more than 5 million leaders in 126 countries. Read his blog at JohnMaxwellOnLeadership.com.

Product Details

  • File Size: 1194 KB
  • Print Length: 280 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0785214259
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson; 1 edition (March 12, 2010)
  • Publication Date: March 28, 2010
  • Sold by: HarperCollins Christian Publishing
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003BWL0TE
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #37,645 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
  •  Would you like to give feedback on images or tell us about a lower price?

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Hardcover
This book is not for everyone because some do not have a desire to connect. This book is only for those who wish to improve his or her connecting skills and abilities. The book is practical and the language of the book echo's Maxwell's writing style. There are numerous quotes that he uses to frame a chapter or a section around that one quote. Neither good or bad that is how Maxwell writes. Occasionally Maxwell seems to "bragging" about his success or possibly he is being relational and showing how he has used the principles in the book to connect with others.

Here are a few practical tips that may seem like common sense to most, but unfortunately common sense does not mean we implement these traits into our daily life. Three questions that we long to know when connecting;

* Do you care for me?
* Can you help me?
* Can I trust you?

Finding common ground in relationships is important and overlooked. To overcome this one needs to ask questions and explore the other person's interest. This can be done by what some would say "playing ignorant" in your conversations. Once you approach someone as a "know it all" or arrogant walls are built and connection is lost. Asking questions allows you to be in a place of humility and sometimes this may be achieved best by playing ignorant. This principle has to do with simplicity in speech or what Maxwell said as "talk to, not above." People are longing for conversations not debates. Practice humility by asking genuine questions. Here are a few questions to help you connect;

* What do you dream about?
* What do you sing about?
* What do you cry about?
Read more ›
Comment 63 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover
For starters, contrary to my initial thought, this is not a textbook on preaching. Does this book help those who preach? You bet. There are a handful of tips within the first three chapters alone that will equip and challenge any preacher to do a better job of connecting. One of the great reminders that Maxwell makes is that even those who connect best can learn to connect better.

There are times throughout where Maxwell may seem to toot his own horn, but don't read into that too much. He goes on to share numerous examples of his failures and immaturities early on in ministry and life. Honestly, through his transparency about his own immaturity, I better connected (pun) myself to the book.

Secondly, this book is thoroughly practical. It is practical for preachers, public speakers, and the everyday person who desires to better relate with people. There are many underlying implications in the book such as...

Your words are extremely important, but there is more to connecting than just speaking.
Forget your agenda.
Remove the focus off of yourself and value others.

It is in the later chapters that Maxwell focuses on the practicality of Connecting. On the practical side, Maxwell motivates and encourages the reader to strive to connect better. Despite previously reading some Maxwell's leadership books, I did begin reading this book with a theological lens and I quickly realized that Maxwell is writing to motivate and equip people to connect better. Therefore he writes from a process or step-by-step perspective, not so much a by God's grace alone will you connect better.

3 thoughts that quickly came to mind when reading through the book...

This should've been the textbook used in college for my public speaking class.
There are principles & practices throughout this book that could be beneficial for evangelism training.
This book is a treasure of rich quotes...both from Maxwell & others.
Comment 91 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover
Pardon me for regarding myself as a good communicator and self-help book lover who always put what I read into practice. Despite my complacency, I am obliged to comment that this book improves me much. It's so interestingly written in abundance of memorable stories and practical advice. In short, a must read!

p.s. Below please find some of my favorite passages for your reference.
It's not enough just work hard. It's not enough to do a great job. To be successful, you need to learn how to really communicate with others. Pg2
Connecting is the ability to identify with people and relate to them is a way that increases your influence with them. Pg3
Jim Collins, author of Good to Great, observes, "Those who build great companies understand that the ultimate throttle on growth for any great company is not markets, or technology, or competition, or products. It is the one thing above all others - the ability to get and keep enough of the right people." You do that by connecting with these people. Pg15
I was trying to get ahead by correcting others when I should have been trying to connect with others. Pg29
Maturity is the ability to see and act on behalf of others. Pg30
We aren't in the coffee business, serving people. We're in the people business, serving coffee. - Nabi Saleh, Gloria Jean's Coffees pg37
Whenever people take action, they do so for their reasons, not yours or mine. Pg43
Two parents raise a child together in the same household, enforcing the same rules. One parent gets cheerful compliance, and the other gets resistance. Why?......People may hear your words, but they feel your attitude. Pg65
The only thing that keeps a man going is energy and what is energy but liking life?
Read more ›
Comment 49 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Recent Customer Reviews

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Everyone Communicates, Few Connect: What the Most Effective People Do Differently
Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway
This item: Everyone Communicates, Few Connect: What the Most Effective People Do Differently