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What do I need to do to make you understand me?

If you have struggled to be understood, to connect, and to express everything that is bottled up inside you just waiting to come out, you are not alone. Not in the least.

Effective communication is, beyond the shadow of a doubt, one of the most important skills we could possess. Yet, it is among the many skills that so many of us seem to struggle with. Why is that?

We communicate every single day. We do it with our family. Our friends. Our neighbors. The barista who serves us coffee every morning.

The people that we work with. Maybe even a friendly nod or hello to the stranger you pass on your way walking down the street who happens to offer you a smile. In theory, this should be easy. Why do we struggle?

If you want to thrive, you need to have great communication skills. There is no way around it.

Those inspirational leaders and successful role models you look up to? They got to where they are today for a reason, and that reason is they were able to articulate themselves so well that others were inspired work with them and help them get to where they are today. Success cannot be achieved alone. You need the support of others to propel you to the top. But they can’t do that if they have a hard time even relating to you on a basic level.

You may have previously tried other techniques to improve your skills, but since you’re here right now, perhaps they did not work. What makes this audiobook different? Well, hours of comprehensive research have gone into writing it - we have looked into the character traits of some of the best conversationalists, public speakers, orators, and persuaders, and...

We studied the things that they did over the years to get them there.

Here, we bring you a simplified version of the same, so that you can see how you can attain these skills, too. We have covered a diverse array of topics that touch on various features of communication.

The topics covered include:

  • Mastering the art of conversation
  • Enhancing your verbal dexterity
  • Improving your personality for quality conversation
  • Empathic listening
  • Better communication for better relationships
  • Communicating with difficult people
  • Dealing with skeptics
  • Overcoming shyness and social anxiety
  • Mastering your public speaking skills
  • Honing your personality for business success

And more....

All this information is packaged for you in this compact audiobook, so that you can excel at communication in all areas of your life.

If you’re in business, especially in marketing - this was formulated with you in mind! You will learn how you can optimize your personality in order to attain success in business. You will also receive plenty of tips on how to handle difficult people, such as irate customers.

On the art of persuasion - do you want people to listen to you when you market your products to them? How do you convert that casual onlooker into a paying client? We have outlined persuasion techniques that have worked for world-class marketers.

This audiobook aims to improve your life by strengthening your relationships. By demonstrating to you how to converse with the various people in your social and work life, we hope to achieve that goal.

Start improving your communication skills today!

©2019 Marshall Patterson (P)2019 Marshall Patterson

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  • Michael J. Riendeau
  • 07-10-2019

Easy & Practical

This book is incredible for those who want to communicate more efficiently. Marshall Patterson did a really good job audio this book.I sure did learn a lot and I know the next person can too.

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  • Ellen J. Williams
  • 07-10-2019

Excellent Communication Skills Training

As is given by the title, it truly is a practical guide to improving communication skills. For an adult educator, I feel this book has changed my outlook on expressing myself and facilitating group processes. A marvelous job done.

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  • David E. Moore
  • 07-10-2019

This book has helped me

I enjoyed this book so much that my Kindle edition was not enough. So much so that I purchased an audio version as well! It gave me insight to communication like I never knew before! Thanks Patterson!

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  • Mario J. Adkins
  • 07-10-2019

Comprehensive guide on communicating

Communication Skills Training is a comprehensive guide on communicating more effectively. There are a lot of great takeaways in this book. I liked the chapter about how we use filters, and how they affect our interpretation of the information we process and how we communicate with others. I also liked the chapter on how to deal with different communications styles.

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  • Amanda M. Thigpen
  • 07-10-2019

Awesome listen!

This book has given me the motivation to improve my communication skills and a great starting point for me, since I've never taken a public speaking class or communication class. Subjects I always avoided in school! It's broken down into list of specific skills one should work on, making it easy to refer back too. I plan on keeping this handy as a good reference for my future endeavors.

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  • Olga J. Walton
  • 07-10-2019

The subject matter is covered

I love this book. I always thought of myself as a great communicator and this showed me that I can still do better. I didnt know knowledge like this existed. Marshall gives you great exercises and insight on how verbal communication works. I'm grateful, now I can become a master at communication.

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  • Christopher C. Fajardo
  • 07-10-2019

This book was amazing and changed my life

As an introvert and someone who was never taught how to communicate I have lived a life of loneliness. Now I understand that I can easily learn the skills needed to develop strong relationships in business and my personal life.

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  • Louis A. Conway
  • 06-10-2019

I am so grateful for this wonderful

Communication sticking points are common in marriages, families, fellow workers and clients, and more. His pocket size nuggets of wisdom easily serve as a guide for daily practice that can positively change the way you think about yourself and others and relate with others, especially those that are hard to love or work with. I recommend it.

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  • Scott M. Stanton
  • 06-10-2019

Powerful and Uplifting!

I found a lot of my listening mistakes were habits and It only takes a little more effort to have a break through in communication. I feel I have a long way to go to master all these skills, but it gave me a good base to start and manual to have with me moving forward in my closest relationships. I would absolutely recommend this book to everyone who is having problems in communication whether it be at home, work, or any interpersonal relationship. Just remember it’s a manual, you still must put work and effort.

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  • Daniel R. Ford
  • 06-10-2019

Excellent resource and to the point

It is a great tool to use for seminars as well since it has examples, activities, and questions to review, to practice and to apply in real life. It is based on the experiences and knowledge that the author has had during teaching and helping people others.

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  • Gerald S. Meadows
  • 07-10-2019

Must-listen. Comprehensive, pithy and helpful.

In a quest to enhance communication skills and listen several books. This book was useful in teaching new techniques and also drawing out further understanding from prior knowledge. Can't wait to listen the audio I took!

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  • Alan C. Williams
  • 07-10-2019

Easy to listen and captivating

I find this book very helpful. Easy to listen and captivating. I like the simplicity with which the information was presented. Great book.

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  • Leroy S. Albrecht
  • 07-10-2019

I enjoyed this book

This is really a good practical guide into improving your natural communication style, be it small talk, deep conversation, presentations, networking.

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  • Ethel J. Edmondson
  • 07-10-2019

communication audio-book

This book is very pithy in that it gives a lot of good information but does not get overly wordy. It's an easy listen, and the strategies presented are useful!

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  • George H. Medina
  • 07-10-2019

INSPIRATIONAL and EDUCATIONAL BOOK

Very inspiring and equally full of insights and wisdom. Your informal style of explanation is very friendly as if one is having one to one conversation. I thoroughly enjoyed your book and would certainly recommend to others.

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  • Bryan P. Moore
  • 07-10-2019

A Must Listen

I never considered myself a poor communicator but am always interested in improving. I have been glued to this book which is so much more than I had hoped! It is changing my relationships professionally and personally. I am practicing the tools and improving every day.

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  • Elizabeth D. Parrott
  • 07-10-2019

Practical and useful

It is not a book that you can listen just for one time, it has a lot of useful details that you can practice daily, a lot a good advice. Although sometimes it can get confusing to get all the details, the guidance and recommendations are pretty straight forward. I fully recommend this book.

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  • Sharon C. Johnson
  • 07-10-2019

Communication Skills Training Guidebook

This is a really good audio-book to for improving your communication skills. At the beginning of the book the basic principles are explained that you need to be a good communicator, the author then goes on to explain the different aspects of communication excellence. There is plenty in this book to help you improve your social intelligence.

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  • Stephen T. Perez
  • 07-10-2019

Update your Lost communication skills!

This book is very succinct. It shares a lot of valuable information that I have not listen anywhere else. This book manages to educate without going on a ramble fest. You can breeze through the book, while learning about some solid strategies for communication!

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  • James R. Kennedy
  • 06-10-2019

This book is fantastic

Good easy listen. Very informative with many tips to improve communication. A worthwhile listen which will be a timeless personal investment.

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