Talking on Eggshells: Soft Skills for Hard Conversations

  • 10h 14m 11s
  • Sam Horn
  • Gildan Media
  • 2023

Want to know how to speak up instead of shut down, face challenges head-on instead of run the other way, and keep your cool even when others don't? Talking on Eggshells shows you how. This inspiring book shares everyday character-building situations and offers examples of what to say and not to say so you'll never be tongue-tied or tongue-twisted again.

Sam Horn's relatable, real-life stories and energizing, instantly usable insights will help you think on your feet, reduce stress, and deal more proactively and diplomatically with bosses, coworkers, customers, friends, family members, partners, children, even that date who just ghosted you. You'll love this go-to guide for clearly communicating what you want and need to get the results you desire and deserve.

About the Author

Sam Horn is the founder and CEO of the Intrigue Agency and the Tongue Fu!® Training Institute. As a communication strategist, she helps people design and deliver one-of-a-kind presentations, pitches, books, businesses, and brands that scale their impact — for good. She is an in-demand keynoter and trainer for organizations like Intel, Oracle, and Accenture. Her three TEDx talks and numerous books (including Tongue Fu!, POP!, and Got Your Attention?) have been featured in the New York Times, Fast Company, and Forbes. Her home office is in Austin, Texas.

In this Audiobook

  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1 - Why Do We Talk on Eggshells?
  • Chapter 2 - Develop Interpersonal Situational Awareness
  • Chapter 3 - Set an Example of Proactive Grace
  • Chapter 4 - P.L.A.N. for Challenging Conversations
  • Chapter 5 - Rude?
  • Chapter 6 - Arguing and Disagreeing?
  • Chapter 7 - Blaming and Shaming?
  • Chapter 8 - Making Mistakes?
  • Chapter 9 - Teasing or Taunting?
  • Chapter 10 - Making False Accusations?
  • Chapter 11 - Sad or Unhappy?
  • Chapter 12 - Complaining?
  • Chapter 13 - Not Cooperating?
  • Chapter 14 - Making Excuses?
  • Chapter 15 - Not Listening?
  • Chapter 16 - Talking Nonstop?
  • Chapter 17 - Pressuring Me?
  • Chapter 18 - Carrying a Grudge?
  • Chapter 19 - Ignoring Rules or Boundaries?
  • Chapter 20 - Feel Unseen, Unheard, or Unappreciated?
  • Chapter 21 - Feel Afraid to Speak Up?
  • Chapter 22 - Feel Nervous about Upcoming Opportunities?
  • Chapter 23 - Feel Angry?
  • Chapter 24 - Someone Is Being Manipulative?
  • Chapter 25 - Someone Is Being a Bully?
  • Chapter 26 - Someone Is Making My Life Miserable?
  • Chapter 27 - Someone Won’t Change?
  • Chapter 28 - I’m Wondering If It’s Worth Being Kind?
  • Summary and Action Plan: What’s Next?
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