I was excited when I first got this book in the mail. I have been reading up on making connections with people and have How to Win Friends and Influence People back in my reading rotation. I was hoping that Everyone Communicates, Few Connect: What the Most Effective People Do Differently would be similar in nature. I wasn’t let down, but I wasn’t overly impressed either. The concepts you will find in Everyone Communicates, Few Connect are basic and can be found in just about any good communication book including How to Win Friends and Influence People.
It helps that this book was written by John Maxwell and he has tried to include input from his blog readers. However, in the opinion of this reader the book does contain excessive use of the pronoun, “I,” even when belaboring the point that to connect you must focus on others. I appreciate John Maxwell and certainly would agree that he knows a whole lot about what he is talking about, I just don’t think he communicated it in the same way he challenges his readers to communicate. Over all I really liked the book. Again the concepts are practiced and true. The credibility of Maxwell’s personal experiences definitely add value to the book.
Everyone Communicates, Few Connect is a reasonably good book on the basics of communication. The retail price is $25.99 (Hardcover), and is available at places like Amazon.com for $17.15. I gave it four stars.
Disclaimer: As a blogger I received a complimentary review copy from the Thomas Nelson’s Book Review Blogger program (http://booksneez.com/ ). There was no requirement to give it a positive review, just for the reviewer to call it like they see it.