Relationship and Workplace Communication Best Practices

The Best of Communication Success, Volume II

Posted May 26, 2014

As the Communication Success Blog celebrates surpassing two million views, below are the top 10 most read, Facebook liked, and retweeted articles from its second year. You can also download free excerpts of my publication here. May these resources bring you great relationship and workplace communication success!

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#1 Ten Keys to Handling Unreasonable & Difficult People

Most of us encounter unreasonable people in our lives. We may be “stuck” with a difficult individual at work or at home. It’s easy to let a challenging person affect us and ruin our day. What are some of the keys to empowering yourself in such situations? Here are ten keys to handling unreasonable and difficult people... Read More


#2 Are You Too Nice? 7 Ways to Gain Appreciation & Respect

Leo Durocher once remarked: “Nice guys finish last.” Do nice people really finish last? Sometimes. It depends on the type of "nice" one exudes. Here are seven keys to gaining appreciation and respect... Read More

#3 The #1 Predictor of Divorce (and How to Prevent It)

Dr. John Gottman of the University of Washington, a foremost expert on couple studies, concluded after over twenty years of research that the single, best predictor of divorce is... Read More

For more on improving intimacy and compatibility in relationships, download free excerpts of my publications (click on titles): "7 Keys to Long-Term Relationship Success," “Communication Success with Four Personality Types," and "How to Communicate Effectively and Handle Difficult People," and "How to Successfully Handle Passive-Aggressive People."


#4 How to Stay Cool Under Pressure

Most of us experience some level of stress in life. How we handle stressful situations can make the difference between being assertive versus reactive, and poised versus frazzled. When under pressure, the most important thing to keep in mind is to keep our cool. Here are some quick tips... Read More

#5 Can Less Time on Facebook Increase Your Happiness? Yes!

Does the time you spend on Facebook lift you up, bring you down, or give you mixed feelings? Here are some recent findings on Facebook users... Read More

#6 Five Mind Tricks to Help Keep Your Resolutions

Many of us think about what we want to accomplish at the beginning of a New Year. At the same time, we also know that most New Year resolutions don’t stick. What are some effective ways to succeed? Here are five fun and easy tips to help keep your New Year’s resolutions... Read More

For more on developing confidence and success, download free excerpts of my publications (click on titles): "The Seven Keys to Life Success," "Branding Your Career Like Steve Jobs," and "Confident Communication for Female Professionals."

#7 The Break-Up Cure: 7 Ways to Heal & Find Happiness Again

Losing a significant relationship in life is never easy, especially after you and your former partner walked a journey together. The good news is that the sadness doesn’t last forever, and brighter days lay ahead. Here are seven tips to healing and finding happiness again... Read More


#8 Five Tips for Reducing Public Speaking Nervousness

Did you know that according to the Wall Street Journal, public speaking is the number one fear in America? Here are five tips for reducing public speaking nervousness... Read More

#9 How Texting Can Improve or Ruin Your Relationship Happiness

Can texting improve or ruin your relationship happiness? It depends on the type of communication you use... Read More

#10 How Money Issues Predict Divorce (& How to Prevent Them)

Numerous studies have identified disagreements over finances as one of the top reasons couples seek marital counseling, as well as one of the top reasons for divorce... Read More

For more on personal and professional success, download free excerpts of my publications (click on titles): "How to Communicate Effectively and Handle Difficult People" and "7 Keys to Long-Term Relationship Success".

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