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Discover the secrets of small talk, learn effective communication tools, and develop healthy relationships!

Do you feel that your shyness and social anxiety stand in the way of success?

Do you want to have healthy communication with others and resolve issues by talking, not yelling?

If yes, this six-in-one communication guide is perfect for you! 

Almost everything we want in life involves other people. Whether you want a better social life, a promotion at work, or a good romantic relationship, it all depends on the way you communicate. What we say matters a lot, and it’s especially important how we say it. To be successful communicators, we need to project charisma and self-confidence.

Small talk is a struggle for a lot of people, but it’s a useful tool that can help us win favors and expand our social circles. Similarly, effective communication skills can mean a world of difference in your career or personal relationship. Luckily, communication is a learned skill that you can develop, even if you’re shy!

Here’s just a little bit of what you get in this book:

  • Great small talk topics to help you find your way in any situation
  • The secrets of body language explained in simple terms
  • Tips and tricks to help you make a good impression on anyone
  • A step-by-step guide to having a charisma of a movie star
  • Best ways to maintain a cool head and talk it out with your partner
  • A blueprint for effective couple communication in all situations
  • Much more...

Even if you are an introvert or have social anxiety, you can learn to communicate and connect with people. Once you learn the secrets of communication, it’s up to you to decide the extent to which you use them in your life!

©2020 James J. Downes (P)2020 James J. Downes

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  • Malina
  • 14-01-2021

Excellent detailed communications course!

I highly recommend this course to anyone with more than a passing interest in that most important of skills, communication. Ignore the silly negative reviews that seem to have completely missed the point of the series. I found that the course is packed full of helpful anecdotes that bring the material to life. I also really enjoyed the easy going lecturing style and case studies. Author is clearly passionate about the subject and has a wealth of hard-earned knowledge and experience. This lecture series has both applications to work and private life and will make you think twice about how you communicate with friends, family and colleagues. I will therefore be listening to this series multiple times to get the maximum benefit.

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  • NOAH
  • 14-01-2021

This is the best audio book !

It is a long audio book, but stick with it. It is THE best communications and self development boom I have listened to. Very very enlightening.

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  • Dylan Alive
  • 14-01-2021

Fantastic content .

This is an absolutely fantastic listen. Really makes you think about how subtleties in our communication effect how something is perceived. This will be on my 'yearly re-read' list, to refresh the points in my mind. Everyone should listen to this audiobook at least once. If they did the world would be a better and more pleasant place.

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  • Jewla Rohn
  • 14-01-2021

Some good points very well presented

Interesting accessible and informative and useful. Good overview of key and relevant issues. Up to date and varied. Thank you James !

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  • Leona
  • 14-01-2021

Buy it!! I loved it!

I started applying it immediately and changing how I communicate. I also understand why when I think I'm being crystal clear, the other person does not seem to understand me. I would recommend the book unreservedly. The narrator was great and easy to follow. loved it!!

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  • Adilyn
  • 14-01-2021

Do the work, listen to it all

loved this book. my next telask is to work out how to put the skills discussed in this book into practice. So they become my unconscious ways of communicating.


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  • Alison
  • 14-01-2021

Awesome and unbelievable the audio-book!

This is probably one of the most important books you could ever read/listen to. If everyone practiced these communication skills, I believe the world would be a better place. This book will lead to reflecting inwards about oneself before casting blame and judgement. Excellent series of lectures and brilliantly delivered.

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  • Addison
  • 14-01-2021

Mandatory listening if you speak.

This course is useful if you work with, live with, or occasionally meet, other people !!

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  • Daniel
  • 14-01-2021

Essential listening!

The information comes across very well, is easy to follow and digest. The knowledge held in this book is a must for everyone.

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  • Jesse Valdez
  • 13-01-2021

I really enjoyed this audible!!

This book is fantastic! The Content of the book is very good.This book is simply easy and informative.I really enjoy this book very much.Very useful information.I highly recommended this book.

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  • Harry
  • 15-01-2021

New Level of Understanding

I love how it took communication to a whole new level of connection and intention. A must listen, because we all need to be present when we are together.

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  • Olive
  • 15-01-2021

Great listen for everyone !!!

Think everyone could benefit from listening to this Great Course audiobook. Makes relationship building easy.would definitely use this as a resource to better my communication. it taught me how to understand other and to understand how to deal with certain situations!



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  • Bryan
  • 15-01-2021

Comprehensive work on communication!

Great content, technically a deep dive, but also very practical. Give yourself plenty of time to complete.Very informative. I could use much of these in my daily life. It helps you understand yourself and others in conversations and relationships



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  • Harley
  • 16-01-2021

Everyone should listen this audio-book.

Thank you so much!! This was very helpful. Easy to listen and remember. The insights given will definitely help me communicate better with my spouse. Keep up the good work.

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  • Lora
  • 16-01-2021

This was very helpful book

I really enjoyed this audio-book and the practical advice on how to guide couples toward a healthier and happier relationship. It's an outstanding audio-book for couples therapy.

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  • Cristina
  • 16-01-2021

I have become realized well from this audible

The thing they talk about in this book is common sense that everyone knows or should know. But, these things make you realize how important these small things are.

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  • Julia
  • 16-01-2021

I learned many effective things from this audible

Great audio-book with lots of practical advice How to Talk to Anyone. it was a wonderful listen and beneficial for my partner and me.


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  • Logan
  • 16-01-2021

There are many important information here.

Would definitely use this as a resource to better my communication. it taught me how to understand other and to understand how to deal with certain situations!

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  • Ali
  • 16-01-2021

Really well narrated and comprehensive explanation

loved it !! I think this audiobook will be a great tool to helping me dealing with my life long struggle with low self esteem once and for all !!! Thank you !!!

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  • Harvey
  • 16-01-2021

This audible provides a great way of instruction

This audiobook is similar to therapy I have gone through in the past so based on this I would highly recommend



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