Saturday, June 12, 2010

Code Switching: How to Talk So Men Will Listen Book Review & Giveaway - (CLOSED)

"How do women unlock the door and get men to listen? Many businesses are concerned about inclusiveness. They conduct diversity training but ignore or don’t emphasize educating their employees to be fluent in women’s and men’s communication styles. How many companies provide mentors for woman employees who coach them on how to present ideas and make an impact on the men they work with (usually their bosses)?"

Now here is a book all of us women could use! We all have heard that men and women speak different languages. Each say one thing and we each hear something else completely from what was actually intended. Code Switching by Claire Damken Brown, Ph.D. and Audrey Nelson, Ph.D. helps try to break down that barrier and give us lady the tools we need to effectively understand men we work with and deal with in our day to day lives. This could really be beneficial in the work place!

"Q: What do you mean by code switching?
Code switching is the ability to use your knowledge of two or more cultures or languages and switch between them, depending on the situation, to best communicate your message. For businesswomen code switching is the ability to use their knowledge of men’s and women’s styles of communication and select and use the best style or combination of styles to get their voices heard and leadership recognized.

Q: Does Code Switching only apply to the workplace?
Women can use code switching beyond the workplace. Understanding the differences in men’s and women’s styles of communication, and how women can best communicate a message to men, applies everywhere men and women exist. Our book arms women with the knowledge necessary to code switch when they feel the need and get their messages heard. For instance, it could be at a parent-teacher meeting, at the motor vehicles office, to filing a complaint with the cable company, or on the home front. Any place where women and men are talking with each other, code switching will come in handy."


Code Switching features:

  • How men and women manage conversation, and the value of "chitchat" prior to a meeting.
  • How men use language to impart information and women use language to build or indicate rela­tionship.
  • How men use e-mail to emphasize control while women use it to share and build rapport.
  • How women can use language to build their credibility.
  • How humor is used as a power play, to build ter­ritory, or to exclude others.
  • How gender talk creates and shapes work rela­tionships. 
Reading Code Switching gave me some awesome ideas on how to better communicate with some of the Male Marines I work with in the Marine Corps and with my husband. I found this book very interesting and informational. It was filled with many ideas to open the lines of communication between men and women. Lets face it! Some couples go to counseling because they need help communicating with each other. Books such as this one can help in situations such as these. Sometimes we need a translator!

Overall I loved reading Code Switching. I thought it was interesting. It made me actually sit about things I have said to my husband. I would recommend it!

You can purchase Code Switching here as low as $6.24.

Check out the official website of the book Cod Switching for more information on the book and authors.

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  1. Hello, I learned that chapter 4 is titled "Is anyone Listening"? That chapter I would be very interested in as when I talk to my husband and son, I feel like they aren't listening to me. Thanks for a great giveaway!
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