Pakistan Institute of Development Economics



J. V. Vilanilam. More Effective Communication: A Manual for Professionals. New Delhi: Sage Publications, 2000. 238 pages. Paperback. Indian Rs 175.00.

The book under review—“More Effective Communication: A Manual for Professionals”, is a good effort by J. V. Vilanilam and is a useful addition to the modern literature on communication skills. J. V. Vilanilam’s book is for professionals who need to make their communication more effective, and is written in a simple and easily understandable style. The reader finds some very useful ways to improve his/her English for written/oral communication. The reader can gain an insight into communication skills step by step with the help of examples, diagrams, photographs, in-boxes exercises, etc. The appendices also contain useful material about some words commonly confused and identify their correct usage. The book is divided into seven chapters and four appendices. Chapter One highlights the importance of communication in the present era and explains the role of communication and the importance of languages in the management of organisations.