Brooks C. Mendell, Ph.D.

    Author of: Loving Trees is Not Enough:

                      Communication Skills for Natural Resource Professionals

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Book Excerpt

From Chap. 3 on Negotiation...
Telephone negotiations, like telephone interviews, tend to be shorter and may produce additional misunderstandings. Risk comes with speed. Without the benefit of body language and eye contact, both parties have difficulty perceiving inclinations or commitment.

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About The Book

Loving Trees is Not Enough builds on a simple message: being effective and successful requires skills beyond the technical.  Rather, success depends on our ability to communicate what we know to others.  This handbook provides practical answers to questions such as, “How can I improve my public speaking and interview skills?  How do I give feedback to employees or run a meeting?  How can I succinctly and effectively communicate my message?” It will improve your abilities to:

  • Present and speak publicly
  • Prepare resumes and participate in interviews
  • Negotiate starting salaries
  • Use electronic communications such as phones, cell phones, and email
  • Arrange and manage meetings
  • Give feedback to employees and colleagues

Loving Trees is Not Enough is a concise, 114 page off-the-shelf reference designed to also support university courses and professional workshops. 

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