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Do you have any shyness issues when you talk to someone?
Do you get anxious before an important conversation? Do you become insecure in front of other people?

When someone talks about shyness, anxiety, insecurity, and stage fright all together, what does,come into one’s mind? The simple answer to that question is that the above are fears associated with human contact or connection. Everyday man is forced to deal with other human beings. This may be at work, school, and home. Some human beings might excel at human interaction while others not so much. This leads me to the topic at hand about breaking the barriers in human communication.

Shyness, anxiety, and insecurity are all examples of emotional and psychological responses to fear. In this case of communication or human interaction. Some might say shyness is normal for most people, but it has been proven to be a great way for someone to barricade or hide from a conversation with other people.

Anxiety, on the other hand, is a mental disorder that affects how one may interact with other persons. Stress is a major causative factor of anxiety. Everyday man is faced with the challenges of life that may be at the place where he or she may spend most of his or her day thus may put pressure on him or her. This pressure incurred is mainly caused by daily human interaction. This pressure grows in causing stress and at large anxiety.

Insecurity is mistrust toward others in reference to their roles in one’s life to their words and actions. This mainly occurs to people who had a rough childhood or people who have had their trust broken by someone. Insecure people normally don’t flourish in relationships. This is due to the lack of trust they have in people. They also don’t get attached easily. This makes them somewhat like loners.

No man is an island, thus one can’t stay without proper communication with other human beings. For relationships to work man must strive for good communication between him and her with others. An example of a relationship and the value of communication is a marriage. Marriage is a two-way street. If one side fails, then the whole thing falls to the ground. So, in the example above, barriers to communication should be eliminated for human understanding to work. It also applies to everyday scenes of every human being.

©2019 James J. Downes (P)2019 James J. Downes

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  • 26-10-2020

Book on communication that doesn’t communicate well

My review title basically sums it up. Perhaps it was that my expectations were set up high or the narrators monotone voice that couldn’t let message be portrayed. Subject matter is interesting but the first two chapters (that I could muster through)are wasted on oversimplified definitions with little to no “golden nuggets”.

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  • 13-11-2019

Helpful snippets of understanding!

Helpful snippets of understanding - that can be promptly implemented! I will definitely listen again to pick up & implement more of these tips. Thank you.

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  • Discriminate Dosen
  • 13-11-2019

Love this informative audible!

This audiobook covered a range of practical social scenarios with techniques that can easily be put into practice. A great tool to help those who suffer from poor social skills to improve their quality of life. Love this informative audible!

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  • Extort Roy
  • 13-11-2019

This is a fantastic audiobook listen

This is a fantastic listen for getting started on social skills. I work as a mental health counselor in Portland, OR and I often work with individuals with disabilities. And whether there's the presence of a disability or not, this audiobook listen has served as a great resource for clients looking to work on their social skills.

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  • 13-11-2019

Improve Your Social Skills

The listen introduces you to these skills, explains why they are useful and provides instruction on how to develop them. This audiobook is a must for the average technician or professional that wants to progress up the ladder of success or learn Control Your Emotions better. Thanks, James J. Downes

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  • Platform Jon
  • 13-11-2019

I really appreciate this audible.

This is a fantastic audiobook for getting started on social skills. I really appreciate this audible. Well spoken, easy to understand. I enjoyed this and I think it has lots of info to help with social anxiety. I will definitely recommend this book to anyone who wants to improve their social skills, very informative and detailed techniques that anyone can apply.

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  • Kelsey Villanueva
  • 12-11-2019

It is easy to listen to and full of examples.

Easy to listen and helps bring enlightenment to conversational pieces that are difficult to converse. Furthermore, it is easy to listen to and full of examples.

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  • Alma Mccarthy
  • 12-11-2019

I was very satisfied this audiobook.

I was very satisfied when i perched this audiobook. If you want to become good at communication skills then get this audiobook.

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  • Equinox Jams
  • 12-11-2019

Good audiobook

Good advice. I started putting in practice what I learned and started noticing changes. Now I have longer conversations, which is good

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  • 12-11-2019

Really nice valuable in understanding

I would recommend his audiobook, as it is just so valuable in understanding and preventing all those tiny issues

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  • Ina Crane
  • 13-11-2019

I am glad that I bought this audiobook

I am glad that I bought this audiobook since I want to make sure that I can be great in communication skills. Effective and indeed influential!

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  • Ivan Bernard
  • 13-11-2019

This audiobook brings up excellent points

This audiobook brings up excellent points in communication including effective small talk and tips in establishing a deeper connection with someone. Love it!

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  • Richard Yates
  • 13-11-2019

One of the best audiobooks that I bought for me

One of the best audiobooks that I bought for me to have a better conversation with other people. Really amazing indeed!

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  • 13-11-2019

I loved this audiobook for Conversation Skills

I loved this audiobook. It is outstanding audiobook. Really helped me to enhance my communication skills. Amazing!

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  • 13-11-2019

I love this Author

This is my second audiobook by Joshua Larson and I am truly pleased. He very detailed yet not boring with it. I believe if you do the activities and practice them in your every day life you will be successful in improving your communication style. Thank you for sharing your knowledge!

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  • Kasey Mueller
  • 12-11-2019

The contents of the audiobook very well.

The authors have been able to highlight the contents of the audiobook very well. I think everyone will enjoy anything from here How To Improve Your Conversation Skills.

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  • Ila Stout
  • 12-11-2019

Communication is key to every relationship

Communication is key to every relationship and just because a family has a history of lack of skills, no one should be crippled by that.

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  • Buford Wall
  • 12-11-2019

I was amazed to listen to this audiobook

I was amazed to listen to this audiobook and see myself and my habits of communication described so accurately.

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  • Marian Adams
  • 12-11-2019

I highly recommend it

I find the techniques described so helpful in dealing with everyone I meet, every day. These audiobooks saved my job! A clear framework for the application. I highly recommend it. Good treat for the price.

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  • Dannie Velazquez
  • 12-11-2019

Everyone should listen to the audiobook!

Changed me and has e sensible effect on my professional and personal life every day. Basically anyone and everyone should listen to the audiobook!

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