Becoming a Master Communicator: Balancing New School Technology with Old School by Renée Marino Simplicity is a refreshing take on the communication challenges that have evolved as a result of newer types of technology for many of us. Renée explains how to make better use of technology and when it’s better to revert to more traditional communication methods.
We’ve all had the experience of thinking someone was upset at us because a sentence in an email or text didn’t convey the intended tone. It’s sometimes wise to attempt another communication approach before going down the rabbit hole of countless texts or silence from a friend or loved one. “When my brain starts whirling like a ball, I have to pause and think,” Renée sings.
The 10 chapters in Becoming a Master Communicator are organized into communication strategies and circumstances. Renée includes personal tales from her own life to highlight the concepts, which is an added treat for the reader. Renée has been a very successful Broadway performer, and after playing Mary Delgado, Frankie Valli’s wife, on Broadway, she got the major part of Mary Delgado in the film Jersey Boys. Renée’s narrative of mastering communication skills to attain job success persuades me that the tools she teaches are not only effective but can also lead to tremendous success for others.