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Oni Twig

Perth, Australia
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  • Effective Communication Skills

  • By: Dalton Kehoe, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Dalton Kehoe
  • Length: 11 hrs and 53 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 160
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 135
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 131

From asking a waiter for an unusual substitution to urging a service manager to get your car finished sooner to swaying your significant other toward a particular film or show, many of the decisions you make are decided by talking. And no matter why you engage in face-to-face talk, there's no way to insulate yourself from the dangers of miscommunication. These 24 mind-opening lectures are your chance to learn more about how you communicate verbally, the common problems you can encounter in doing so, and how you can improve your own effectiveness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • seriously eye opening

  • By Luke on 05-05-2017

What you want when you are looking to learn

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Reviewed: 24-11-2018

A couple of reasons I purchased this book. Firstly, the length was appealing to listen to on the commute to a from work. It aligned with a lecture per trip. The fact that you are listening to lectures felt like it was more engaging. Less perfect in the narrative in that it was not the perfect 'narrator' voice, and that format made the content more real. Considering the topic of the book, it aligned really well with the subject matter. The second was that I like the idea that the book was a live recording of a University lecture (or set of lectures) and found this appealing. I think the idea that it was less about profit and more about content was comforting. For me, it conveyed a sense of authority.
There were a lot of references to studies done on the topic, so it was easy to validate the information. It is not a self help style of book, but more, real information presented in a way to educate and enable you to make your own conclusions. Since listening to this book I feel more confident in communication. Not just my own but understanding the greater scope of communication and enabling me to understand other people better.
I will be listening to it again shortly to allow the concepts to be ingrained further.

  • Brave

  • 50 Everyday Acts of Courage to Thrive in Work, Love and Life
  • By: Margie Warrell
  • Narrated by: Margie Warrell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

Live every day with greater clarity, confidence and courage. Brave is a handbook for being more courageous. For busy people on the go, its short, focused chapters provide practical tools and empowering perspectives to help you build your 'courage muscles' in your work, relationships and life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Margie Warrell gem

  • By Oni Twig on 06-11-2016

Another Margie Warrell gem

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Reviewed: 06-11-2016

Margie speaks as she writes. In this book she delivers calm yet inspirational advice that provides thought provoking inspiration for owning your life and stepping in to your integrity. It is simple and this makes it powerful. Spoken from a place of truth and experience, it resonates sincerity. I loved it and will keep coming back to it.

  • Loving What Is

  • Four Questions That Can Change Your Life
  • By: Byron Katie, Stephen Mitchell
  • Narrated by: Byron Katie, Stephen Mitchell
  • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 117
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 97
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 100

Out of nowhere, like a fresh breeze in a marketplace crowded with advice on what to believe, comes Byron Katie and what she calls "The Work". In the midst of a normal life, Katie became increasingly depressed. Then one morning, she woke up in a state of absolute joy, filled with the realization of how her own suffering had ended. The freedom of that realization has never left her, and now, in Loving What Is, you can discover the same freedom through The Work.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An eye opener. I loved it!

  • By Renata on 11-05-2015

Beautiful, worthwhile investment

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Reviewed: 06-11-2016

Katie's reality is hard to argue with. This book is about acknowledging what IS. This may seem like a hard concept but it is harder to acknowledge what ISN'T once you understand 'the work '. It is simple, loving and effective. I will listen again and again.