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Have you been in a situation where you spoke to someone, and they perceived you as aggressive even when you did not have an ounce of aggression in you? 

Have you been in a room where people only wanted to speak to one person, and you couldn’t figure out why the person received all that attention? 

Have you ever had your boss scold you or even fire you from your job after speaking with him briefly, and you couldn’t point to any careless word you said during the conversation? 

You may or may not have known that the reason behind the unfortunate event, but most often than not, it is because your communication method was poor, or rather, your delivery method. Well, if you asked, most people have even lost count of the numerous times seemingly innocent conversations landed them in trouble or caused them many losses. 

Without proper knowledge of how to communicate, you may borrow something from a friend and be dismissed, you could have a chance to speak to your boss and end up fired, or you could miss the opportunity to gain that client who was interested in your products or services. People say that money, and sometimes love, makes the world go around, but in reality, there isn’t much you could do without proper communication. How would people give you what you asked for? How would people understand what you? You need to communicate properly just to get by. 

It is not enough for you to just get by, though. As people become more knowledgeable, they are becoming pickier. Twenty years ago, a customer would stand to be treated and spoken to rudely, if only they could access the products or services you are offering. However, with globalization and more education from various sources, people now understand their rights and have more choices. In fact, a business owner is unlikely to survive in his craft if he cannot treat a customer right because word of his misdemeanor will spread like bush fire. This attitude has spread even to other areas of life, and people are more impatient with poor treatment. If you are rude to your friends or employees, you will soon have none around you. Therefore, it pays to be able to communicate with others well, not only for your message to be heard, but also to ensure that it is conveyed in good faith.

As such, the author has gone out of his way to come up with a comprehensive book filled with useful communication guidelines to help you in your dealings with yourself and out to how you deal with others. As you know, good communication begins with your treatment of yourself and onto how you treat other people.

Inside this book, you will find:

  • The most explicit definition of effective communication and its application in daily living
  • The most viable information on how to improve communication at your workplace
  • The most credible information on how you can improve communication with your spouse
  • Advice on how to communicate with friends effectively
  • Advice on how you ought to handle various conversations without prompting violence
  • A clear description of the art of persuasion and its application in conversations
  • The most vivid description of errors peoples often makes when communicating
  • A wide range of tips, tricks, and techniques you could take up to better your communication with various persons
  • Many practical examples of how to carry on effective conversations
©2019 James J. Downes (P)2019 James J. Downes

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Ineffective communication

This audio book is full of common-sense ideas and uninspiring examples. The narrator, though clear, spoke with a dullness that's conducive to sleep. If you wanted to find out more about non-violent communication as I did, this book is not for you. It just touches on the topic, and treats it merely as a tool to resolve conflict.

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  • Cathy Vargas
  • 26-01-2020

Born from proven relationship counseling

I’m really happy to hear that this is born from a proven relationship counseling practice.

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  • Terri
  • 18-02-2020

This book is well structured

It sounds quite honest and is easy to read, as previous books from the author.
I like the positive approach not judging but pointing thinks to improve, like the small talk, I never though it was that important and now I'm more aware to interchange a couple of sentences with people around me.

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  • Debbie
  • 28-01-2020

Intense

This requires your attention, but even with my casual attention I picked up some life changing skills. Very very worth the time

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  • Jenny
  • 18-02-2020

This really helps make yourself more comfortable

Clear and to the point tips on how to become a better conversationalist. I like how each chapter covers a different issue.

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  • Reyes D. Obrien
  • 28-01-2020

essential issue for every conflict solving

The best knowledge for conflicts solving communications. I really appreciatec tge speaker for teaching me.

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  • Dustin M. Swift
  • 18-02-2020

Great Information

I came across this book as I was looking for some additional insight on how to get over the hurdle on my communication gaps in those moments of intense exchange. This book offers some great and yet simple straight forward reminders as well as gave some new strategies to try. Great job.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 17-02-2020

Focuses on the skills of communication

This book not only focuses on the skills of communication but the very purpose of why we communicate-- to connect with other valuable people. Everyone will benefit from this book because we all have relationships we are working on, including the relationship with ourselves.

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  • Brian B.
  • 17-02-2020

I LOVE THIS BOOK! As a therapist

I LOVE THIS BOOK! As a therapist, I'm always working with clients to develop and improve their communication skills. This book is short, sweet, to the point, and jam-packed with great information and truly helpful, practical exercises. It's an easy listen and WILL help improve communication skills if you put these things into practice. Highly recommended.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 17-02-2020

I have love and learned so much from this book.

I have love and learned so much from this book. Mindfulness has been a key to change my approach to life. My lighthearted attitude has blossomed and personality has not changed for the negative. it has changed and been more productive.

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  • V. Mackin
  • 16-02-2020

I got this largely thinking

I got this largely thinking that it would help in my business communications skills, and it did. What I didn't expect was that this course is applicable to life in general and that it would provide benefits to my marriage.

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  • Barrett Guerrero
  • 13-11-2019

Everyone should be required to purchase audiobook

Everyone should be required to purchase an Effective Communication audiobook! Great advice for improving your relationship with yourself and others. I got this largely thinking that it would help in How to Make Your Conversations More Meaningful! I highly recommend this audiobook for anyone that struggles with expressing themselves positively.

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  • Orval Parker
  • 13-11-2019

highly recommend it audiobook

This audiobook has helped me understand how to make my communication more effective. Each chapter of this book has few pages but contains important information about what needs to be done to improve this skill, for example, storytelling, well, really, not every person tells interestingly. And I have something to learn.

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  • Abe Graves
  • 13-11-2019

I would recommend it to anyone.

This Effective Communication audiobook was amazing and I have already recommended it to the family because of the impact it had on me. I'll undoubtedly recommend this audiobook to my friends. I really appreciate this audiobook. I am very grateful to the author.

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  • Lorenzo Davis
  • 13-11-2019

I found this audiobook an excellent resource

This audiobook was amazing and changed my life. I would recommend it to anyone. I have already recommended it to the family because of the impact it had on me. It really sparked my curiosity and so now I have ordered 4 more audiobooks all on social psych and body language

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  • Sammie Goodman
  • 12-11-2019

Massive audiobook with excellent ideas!

This audiobook is for anyone out there who is looking to improve their communication & social skills. This is an extremely magnificent guide on successful correspondence. I am extremely excited to recommend it!

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  • Tresa Zone
  • 12-11-2019

Amazing Audiobook listen

This listen has a ton of great tips and hands-on lessons to increase anyone's ability to communicate effectively and confidently. So far this is the most helpful audiobook for beginners that I have listening to.

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  • Geraldine Mccormick
  • 12-11-2019

Very auxiliary book-must listen to get help!

I highly recommend this audiobook for anyone wishing to improve communication. Listen with greater empathy and understanding of what the other person is saying and feeling. I found this listen full of tips and advice I will use.

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  • Lawrence Delgado
  • 12-11-2019

This is a Life-changing listen

I have a degree in communications. This listen ideas much of what I learned about communication. It also has some good exercises. Effective communication is an essential tool to possess in today's world. I think this book is a helpful instrument.

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  • Georgette Hopkins
  • 12-11-2019

This audbook is a pleasurable and informative tool

A great guide to building your foundation from which you can then build mutually beneficial relationships with family, friends. Nurture your relationships consistently. This audiobook is extremely valuable and informative.

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  • Kasey Mueller
  • 11-11-2019

Excellent Communication Enhancement Guide

This is a great audiobook if you're looking to improve your communication skills whether for work or personal. There's not much to gain if you already know how to talk with those around you but still worth the listen, if just as a refresher, to make sure the skills you know are being used. If you're looking for a guide to help you communicate better then you should really check this out. The narration was good, nice pace and pleasant voice.

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