Doug Campbell was about to enter college and he had a serious problem—he was extremely introverted, socially awkward, and terrified of public speaking. Why was this an issue? Because he knew that he would probably need these skills to find any level of personal or professional success. So, he decided to get serious about improving.
The results of his journey are staggering. By the end of college, Doug was able to enter into a career that was mostly public speaking—high school teaching. He later became a regular networker and now has a reputation in his city for being a “never met a stranger” type. He has been completely transformed.
This book is a record of many of the secrets of public speaking and social success that Doug learned along the way—writing as if he could go back and coach the 18-year-old version of himself who struggled so much.
Whether you wish your communication skills were just a little better or if you need to make drastic improvements, this book is for you. Written to be practical and entertaining, The 200 Communication Commandments: Practical Tips for Personal and Professional Situations may be just the help you need to make life-changing changes just like Doug has done.
Doug Campbell is a writer, speaker, and corporate trainer in Greenville, South Carolina. He is a former high school teacher and three-time author.
Chapter 1. Social Comfort: Overcoming Social Anxiety [tips 1-17]
Chapter 2. Likability [tips 18-56]
Chapter 3. Character Issues [tips 57-68]
Chapter 4. Conversations [tips 69-87]
Middle of Conversations
Chapter 5. On the Phone (Calling, Texting, Etc.) [tips 88-92]
Chapter 6. Social Media Wisdom [93-97]
Chapter 7. General Communication and Social Skills at Work [tips 98-116]
Chapter 8. Leadership [tips 117-120]
Chapter 9. Public Speaking [tips 121-136]
Chapter 10. Communication and Social Skills for Your Job Search [tips 137-139]
Chapter 11. Networking [tips 140-166]
Chapter 12. General Communication and Social Skills Wisdom [tips 167-200]
Appendix: The Tips
The 200 Communication Commandments: Practical Tips for Personal and Professional Situations teaches you the fundamental communication skills that are key to your success. It is a practical, entertaining gem that will show you how to communicate better with people in all aspects of your life. A must read for anyone who wants to transform themselves into a powerful communicator and live their best life.
This book is a fantastic guide for how to communicate better! Doug Campbell not only provides great tips, but each tip has “do’s” and “don’ts” and a caution section. This book will not only help you become a better communicator, it will prevent you from falling on your face in the process.
We live in a world where communication skills are more important than they have ever been. In this book of digestible, actionable advice, Doug Campbell gives expert counsel. We can all be likable. We can all make important connections. We simply have to get out of our own way. In this book, Doug shows us how.