Conversationally Speaking: Tested New Ways to Increase Your Personal and Social Effectiveness

  • 4h 12m 30s
  • Alan Garner
  • Recorded Books, Inc.
  • 2021

Almost One Million Sold! Conversationally Speaking has become the most popular book in the world teaching conversation skills. Millions of people have used it to learn the secrets of effective communication. This revised edition provides more ways to improve your conversation skills by giving you strategies that work for starting conversations, asking questions that promote interaction, interesting people in what you have to say, listening so that others will be encouraged to talk, avoiding rejection-producing behavior, handling criticism constructively, and more.

Everybody thinks that some people are born with the "gift of gab" and some people aren't. But the truth is there is no "gift of gab." People who are good at conversation just know a few simple skills that anyone can learn. This book will teach you those skills.

Chapter 12 uniquely summarizes the life's work of famed psychologist Dr. Albert Ellis on overcoming shyness and becoming more confident - and does it so well it received praise from Dr. Ellis himself!

Find out why Toastmaster Magazine calls Conversationally Speaking "the classic how-to book in social communication" and why Dr. Aaron Beck, whose work has had a major influence on thousands of psychologists, calls it "of great value for people who want to sharpen their skills in interpersonal relations."

About the Author

Alan Garner, MA, is an associate professor of management systems at Fordham University, the director of Fordham's Deming Scholars MBA program, and president of The W. Edwards Deming Institute.

In this Audiobook

  • Introduction to the Third Edition
  • Chapter One - Asking Questions That Promote Conversation
  • Chapter Two - Delivering Honest Positives
  • Chapter Three - Listening So Others Will Talk
  • Chapter Four - Taking Advantage of Free Information
  • Chapter Five - Letting Others Know Who You Are
  • Chapter Six - Starting Conversations
  • Chapter Seven - Issuing Invitations That Are Likely to Be Accepted
  • Chapter Eight - Handling Criticism Constructively
  • Chapter Nine - Resisting Attempts at Manipulation
  • Chapter Ten - Requesting Change
  • Chapter Eleven - Conveying Meaning by Motion
  • Chapter Twelve - Reducing Anxiety in Social Situations
  • Chapter Thirteen - Organizing Your Efforts