From asking a waiter for an unusual substitution to urging a service manager to get your car finished sooner to swaying your significant other toward a particular film or show, many of the decisions you make are decided by talking. And no matter why you engage in face-to-face talk, there's no way to insulate yourself from the dangers of miscommunication.
These 24 mind-opening lectures are your chance to learn more about how you communicate verbally, the common problems you can encounter in doing so, and how you can improve your own effectiveness - especially by overcoming the psychological and biological hard-wiring that too often gets in the way.
Professor Kehoe offers a trove of practical techniques for successful communication, from everyday interactions in the home or workplace to managing your reactions and speaking effectively in conflict- and tension-laden situations.
You'll learn how early cultural learning and deeply learned patterns of reaction in our unconscious mind enhance or undermine your ability to communicate effectively; how your sense of self develops in everyday talk during your childhood; the specific styles of talking you use in most situations; and the basic techniques of perhaps the most important and neglected aspect of human conversation, the art of active listening.
When you consider the complexities of conversation, it's a wonder that things ever work out as well as they do. But with the knowledge, strategies, and skills offered by this course, that hard-to-find effectiveness will be only a conversation away.
PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.
The lectures are well rehearsed, excellently paced, and fascinating.
However, the topic of the lectures does not match the product's description.
The lectures are a combination of popular psychology theory and advice on conflict resolution, with a heavy emphasis on marital disputes. The scientific content is on the light side.
There is nothing on communicating with strangers or in the workplace.
That being said, the lectures are very interesting and well delivered. If you purchase this audiobook, you will likely be entertained and get a cursory education on a topic which is not discussed in the product description.
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There were some helpful tips here and there but the course plodded with lots of platitudinizing. I felt like he could've effectively communicated everything he wanted to in 3 hours or less.
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Not quite what I expected, but good information. Should have been titled Psycology of Communication.
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I thought this started off a little slow but it quickly became very interesting and informative. I have always struggled with the ability to communicate effectively, especially when it involves expressing what I am upset about. It has caused problems in my relationships with family and at work. This book offers great advice for how to overcome this problems and how to approach a difficult situation to get a better response. I've started practicing the things I've learned from this lecture and can already see the huge impact it can have on my relationships. I highly recommend this book for anyone that struggles with expressing themselves positively and communicating effectively.
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Great content but hard to keep focus. I needed to keep hitting the rewind button
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This lecture teaches that effective communication is reflective communication. It gives helpful suggestions on how to communicate well with family, friends, colleagues, superiors and subordinates. I highly recommend it.
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What did you like best about this story?
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 beneficial to my marriage.
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Would you consider the audio edition of Effective Communication Skills to be better than the print version?
??? Never had the print version.
What was one of the most memorable moments of Effective Communication Skills?
This was a marathon length production, so a moment in such a context is more like a chapter in a book. I really liked the way he described the way in which each of us, from infancy onward, builds our frame of reference which filters everything we see and hear. Therefore, two people exchanging ideas and information with each other can walk away with completely different understandings about what just happened.
Have you listened to any of Professor Dalton Kehoe’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
No this was the first one.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Yes if I had that kind of time!
Any additional comments?
Learning and applying the concepts presented here will change your life - personally and professionally - for the better. We all incorrectly believe that we speak our language well enough to be completely understood. If we are willing to question that belief, and explore ways to improve, we can solve persistent problems in all areas of our lives.
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The Professor provides a lot of background and detail on communications, but I was left a little disappointed. The entire trust of his presentation is to give one the tools for more effective communication, but I did not get anything new. What was missing was how to communicate with those who are unwilling to follow the professor's best practices.
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Great advice for improving your relationship with yourself and others. I have read a lot of self help and business books and this knowledge, if taken to heart can really empower you.
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This book teaches you every critical skill to effective communication and explains with real life examples and psychological research why some things work and others don't. It's one of my best buys. I wish audible would provide a script with the book.
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