Advocacy: Championing Ideas and Influencing Others
My favorite book. It addresses how people can successfully get buy-in for their ideas. Chapters focus on topics such as communication effectiveness, reputation management, networking, message framing, narrative skills, timing, pre-selling, persuasion, confidence, and influence in meetings, among others, A practical book drawn from research. Reviews on available on Amazon. It has been translated into Mandarin and French.
The SAGE Handbook of Interpersonal Communication
This is a graduate level book summarizing research on interpersonal communication. Designed for MA and PhD students studying in the field. Chapters are authored by scholars in the discipline.
Professional Communication Skills
This is the textbook the University of Texas uses in its basic communication course for undergraduates. It is an edited volume with chapters authored by both professors and graduate students.