Alan Garner wrote an excellent piece on improving social effectiveness. I chose this book because it was the top hit on Amazon for “improving. Read “Conversationally Speaking Tested New Ways to Increase Your Personal and Social Effectiveness” by Alan Garner with Rakuten Kobo. More than a. A fairly lucid attempt at charting the twists and turns of everyday conversation for those who haven’t mastered the art. Alan Garner.

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Great Book for learning how to communicate effectively. Kind of helpful but mostly obvious stuff.

Anthony Mendes marked it as to-read May 17, You can remove the unavailable item s now or we’ll automatically remove it at Checkout. Aaron Beck, the modern founders of cognitive therapy, teach about becoming less shy and more confident. I ordered three books on improving social skills, after days of scouring Speaaking.

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The book is a very good read for the socially challenged. I wish I’d read this book 20 years ago. See this thread for more information. Lifeskills for Adult Children. Want to Read saving…. Sometimes I felt a discussion was cut short as I turned the page to discover a new chapter. Listen up Second Edition.

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Conversationally Speaking has become the most popular book ever written for teaching social gatner with almost 1 million copies sold. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Sterling Hooten rated it liked it Jun 09, You submitted the following rating and review.


A handy little primer for the terminally tongue-tied. Dismissive Avoidant in Love: Speakiing Joosr Guide to Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts.

In it, I attempt to summarize what Dr. Anyway, those points aside, I’ve been putting the tips into practice during holiday parties this year, and they are convfrsationally very well. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide.

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Chelsea rated it it was amazing Dec 28, The quaint essential message is in order to be more socially effective, one needs to get out there, understand others, and gradually self-disclose. Does anyone know where we can get PDF of this book? How to write a great review Do Say what you liked best and least Describe the author’s style Explain the rating you gave Don’t Use rude and profane language Include any personal information Mention spoilers or the book’s price Recap the plot. Some of the references are jarringly from different times — like, you can’t mention Amy Schumer in one place and then a discotheque in a later chapter without seriously confusing the reader about how up-to-date this book is.

Very solid, to-the-point book on conversation skills, including initiating and maintaining conversations, resisting manipulation, giving and providing effective praise and criticism, breaking through personal limitations, and enhancing self-image.

I was surprised by the advice to talk about yourself, handle criticism, deal with rejected praise, and reduce social anxiety. Paperbackpages. Damali rated it it was amazing Mar 30, I had no friends, was not at all socially confident, was wandering around Europe after having dropped out of UCLA because of loneliness and depression.


It has more to do with both the dated examples this was written in the late ‘9os and some of the awkwardness of them. Marcus Farmer marked it as to-read Oct 28, Better Thinking, Better Decisions. In my case, I have a hard time accepting compliments and this book touched on how to deal with people like me, and how to accept compliments.


Great advice on how to build meaningful conversations. See if you have enough points for this item. I also began training others to teach these skills and began working on Conversationaly Speaking, the book you now have in your hands- or in your Kindle. Topics range from getting a conversation started via open-ended questions rather than those that promote one-line answersto discouraging the persistent manipulator by repeating your reason for saying “no” over and over again the “broken record” technique.

David rated it liked it Apr 17, Back cover copy “To be successful, you have to connect with people, and Conversationally Speaking is the best book alxn how to do that.