NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Dr. Emerson Eggerichs first revealed the single greatest secret to a successful marriage in his New York Timesbestselling book, Love & Respect: The Love She Most Desires; The Respect He Desperately Needs. This book cracked the communication code between husbands and wives, not only garnering runaway sales and numerous awards but also becoming a must-read for every engaged or married couple.
Now, Dr. Eggerichs turns his attention to cracking the communication code for interpersonal and electronic communication in his forthcoming book, Before You Hit Send: Preventing Headache & Heartache, which reveals the secrets of “The Golden Rule of Communication.”
Email, texting, and social media empower us to connect and be more productive, but they also have the power to destroy our relationships. All of us have “hit send” and almost instantly regretted it.
And it’s no wonder, because the average American
- Sends and receives between 16 and 128 text messages a day.
- Sends 35 emails and receives 121 a day as an office worker.
- Checks their email 74 times a day—and not just at the office.
- Spends 28% of their work time managing email if she or he works behind a desk.
- Equates sending and responding to emails as work.
Each one of these communications has the power to
- Strengthen a relationship—or sever it.
- Increase influence—or negate it.
- Enhance a reputation—or destroy it.
- Advance a career—or end it.
Each one. Every day.
Before You Hit Send focuses on four guidelines to avoid headache and heartache in your everyday communication. Taken together, these four guidelines are “The Golden Rule of Communication.”
- Is it True?
- Is it Kind?
- Is it Necessary?
- Is it Clear?
The good news is that if all four are answered “Yes!” then hit send!
But these questions are only the beginning.
Dr. Eggerichs also reveals what’s inside that can propel us toward communication self-sabotage, insights that not only have the power to save from communication disasters, but also to enhance careers and increase satisfaction in life’s most important relationships.
This insight comes through
- Revealing the 20 impulses that entice a person to ignore the four questions, and what to do to resist these urges.
- Providing concrete strategies to respond with wisdom when someone communicates in a way that violates “The Golden Rule of Communication.”
- Revealing the connection between communication and character.
Before You Hit Send will be in bookstores everywhere starting July 25, 2017.
Dr. Emerson Eggerichs (EGG-er-RICH), Ph.D., is an internationally celebrated communication expert and author of Love & Respect, which is a New York Times bestseller, and has sold over 2 million copies. As a communication expert, Emerson has spoken to groups such as the NFL, NBA, PGA, US Navy SEALs and members of Congress. Emerson and his wife Sarah live in Grand Rapids, MI and have three adult children.