The Art of Conversation
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The Art of Conversation : Change Your Life with Confident Communication

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Good conversation is at the heart of networking, meetings, interviews, negotiations and raising your profile. It can ease your way in work, enabling you to build alliances, create strong relationships with staff, bosses and clients, succeed at interviews, motivate and inspire. But conversation is something most of us were never taught! We learn to speak as babies, but how conversation actually works is something most of us pick up only haphazardly, and many have yet to learn. Why is it some of us are stuck for words, but others blabber or can t stop? What is it that some people have naturally which enables them to converse comfortably and easily, to engage people and build better relationships? The Art of Conversation will show you step by step how to converse skillfully and enjoyably with other people, at home, at work, on the phone and in the street- even if you re daunted now, discover the difference good conversation can make in every aspect of your life.
Learn to: -Overcome the most common block to good conversation- fear; find out how to break the silence and keep the conversation going - Understand the different types of conversation and how they work- which topics and language are suitable for the occasion - Learn simple methods for being heard and understood, including speaking clearly and audibly, listening well and using non-verbal communication - Find out how to hold a conversation in tricky situations, including how to disagree, how to speak to those in authority and people you find difficult -Use conversation to form relationships, improve friendships, make the sale, chat people up, to learn, influence and persuade.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 248 pages
  • 117 x 186 x 23mm | 296g
  • Capstone Publishing Ltd
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1. Auflage
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0857085387
  • 9780857085382
  • 105,089

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Why is it some of us are stuck for words, but others blabber on? Why do we sometimes find ourselves stumbling, where others seem to converse so comfortably?

Good conversational skills can transform every aspect of your world. The simplest conversation can hold a hidden thread of the most intimate and fulfilling connection...if you know the secret.



It's about understanding how conversations work. By mastering the art of conversation, you will know the best way to start one, what to say, how to express yourself and engage with others more effectively.



You'll learn how to:

Understand different levels of conversation and how they work Express yourself more powerfully with voice and body language Hold a conversation in tricky situations, such as speaking to those in authority, disagreements and confrontation Deal with conversational drains - those negative or self-critical people Overcome the most common block to good conversation - fear Listen dynamically and keep a conversation moving forward Build a closer connection with people who matter in your life

By learning the art of conversation, you will have a magic ingredient for wellbeing, success and happiness in many areas of your life.
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Table of contents

Preface vii Acknowledgements ix Introduction 1 Part 1: Introducing Conversation 9 1. The Dance of Conversation 11 2. Connecting is What Matters Most 21 3. Getting in the Right State 49 4. Getting a Conversation Going The Basics 65 5. Listening 79 Part 2: The Power of Conversation 99 6. Influencing a Conversation 101 7. Different Kinds of Conversation 117 8. Expressing Yourself 155 Part 3: Sailing Through Tricky Waters 171 9. What to Do If You re Stuck 173 10. Oiling the Wheels 179 11. Role Playing 183 12. Spotting the Games People Play 187 13. Enjoying Disagreement 197 14. Confrontation 201 Part 4: Creative Conversations 213 15. Changing the World One Conversation at a Time 215 About the Author 225 Image Credits 227 Index 229
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Review Text

"Apps leaves readers with the necessary confidence - and perhaps a little swagger - to become a venerable master of conversation." (Elite Business, June 2014)
"An educational, insightful and enjoyable book. Definitely worth a read." (Frost Magazine, June 2014)
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Apps leaves readers with the necessary confidence and perhaps a little swagger to become a venerable master of conversation. (Elite Business, June 2014) An educational, insightful and enjoyable book. Definitely worth a read. (Frost Magazine, June 2014)
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About Judy Apps

Judy Apps is a qualified NLP trainer and professional certified coach with the International Coaching Federation. (ICF), coaching an average of 70 corporate clients a year, ranging from Sussex Police to EA Games. Judy has spent many years unravelling the secrets of how great leaders communicate and inspire, and now coaches people from all walks of life- from leaders of major international corporations to politicians, media people, coaches and all who want to communicate with more influence.
Judy is the author of three books: Voice of Influence- How To Get People to love to listen to you; Butterflies and Sweaty Palms- 25 Sure-Fire Way to Speak and Present with Confidence, and Voice and Speaking Skills for Dummies.
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