Conversationally Speaking Tested New Ways to Increase Your

Conversationally Speaking Tested New Ways to Increase Your Personal and Social Effectiveness A NEW FEMALE CO AUTHOR We are delighted to announce that beginning in the Fall of 2020 Dr Amanda Goodwin an Associate Professor of Communications Arts at Penn State known as the nation's #1 school for teaching social skills will become the lead co author of an updated Conversationally Speaking Rated by her students as amazing she will bring a greater female dimension to the book This is an updated cover edition of 9781565656291This is the most popular book in the world teaching conversational skills More than a million people have learned the secrets of effective conversation using Conversationally Speaking This revised edition provides ways to improve conversational skills by asking uestions that promote conversation learning how to listen so that others will be encouraged to talk reducing anxiety in social situations and Co author Alan Garner MA is a nationally known communications consultant and a longtime teacher He has taught hundreds of Conversationally Speaking workshops and over 5 million copies of his books have been sold worldwide This book teaches simple skills for doing well socially in everyday language which is why it has been popular in its various editions for 40 years and has sold 1 million copiesToastmaster Magazine writes 'Conversationally Speaking' is the classic how to book in social communicationCarolyn Hax a columnist for the Washington Post whose work appears in 200 newpapers wrote Alan Garner is brilliant at teaching social skills to those who need or want to start at the beginning who feel they somehow missed out on life classes that everyone else got to attendConversationally Speaking is recommended by hundreds of therapists for people who want better relationships These include Dr Albert Ellis the founder of the Rational Emotive School of Psychology who called this book An exceptionally clear highly effective book on conversational skills that uniuely includes a very sensible and useful section on rational thinkingAaron Beck MD University Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania wrote 'Conversationally Speaking' is of great value for people who want to sharpen their skills in interpersonal relations I routinely recommend it

10 thoughts on “Conversationally Speaking Tested New Ways to Increase Your Personal and Social Effectiveness

  1. says:

    The book is thin and to the point It gives great conversational techniues I would recommend the book to those as young as 14 years old That is just about the age when teens get a part time job This book would really help their transition into the working world Chapter 10 teaches how to identify who owns t

  2. says:

    Not a big fan of self help books but this one really changed my perspective The book is concise and filled with invaluable advice on communication skills Although I would probably need to skim through it from time to time for better practical application but I would recommend everyone to read it at least once

  3. says:

    Great book not just for conversation but physical cues and insights to others' ways of thinking

  4. says:

    I was reading an interview with Nathan Fillion and he was asked what book he'd most likey give as a gift He mentioned two the first being World War Z which I've read and love The other being this book Now having met the man and listened to him do commentary as well as watching behind the scenes and making ofs the man

  5. says:

    I needed a book that would help me master the art of conversation and this book was a great place to start It went over everything one needs to become a skilled conversationalist including asking uestions that promote conversation listening so others will talk and the hardest one for me starting conversations It discusse

  6. says:

    I ordered three books on improving social skills after days of scouring com This book was one of the threeI had high expectations from this book reading the rave reviews however I did not find any life altering strategies in it The book is a very good read for the socially challenged However for those who are fairly function

  7. says:

    Thoroughly impressed by Garner's book What stood out to me most was how succinct this book was clear actionable tips were given each chapter and were followed by examples There was simply no BS and it got straight to the point the whole book reads like a mini guidebook which I really like and it is a great reference The book was

  8. says:

    Page 69 “members of the opposite sex who are attracted to you may show you in several additional ways such as combing their hair straightening their clothes rubbing some part of their bodies on an object like a cup or a chair”Guess I’ve been doing it all wrong

  9. says:

    First few pages are about difference between Close ended vs Open ended uetions Now I know why some convesations between two person suddenly become awkward and boring eventhough both want to have converasation going

  10. says:

    I read this to have some specific ideas to help a couple of my socially anxiousnon conversational kiddos Good examples and a nice chapter on Reducing Anxiety in Social Situations Worth the read and a uick read as well

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About the Author: Alan Garner

I teach these skills because I once needed to learn them and nobody was there to help me  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 One day I stumbled upon an article about some universities which were teaching conversation skills to groups like men who never date women who have no frie