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How Conversation Works: 6 Lessons for Better Communication

How Conversation Works Lessons for Better Communication How do you make conversation with someone you have just met When is communicating by email ill advised How do you say no without using that dreaded word Regardless of age or occupation conversation c

  • Title: How Conversation Works: 6 Lessons for Better Communication
  • Author: Anne Curzan
  • ISBN: 6
  • Page: 475
  • Format: Audiobook
  • How do you make conversation with someone you have just met When is communicating by email ill advised How do you say no without using that dreaded word Regardless of age or occupation, conversation can be tricky And like it or not, it s one of the most important things you do on a daily basis Successful conversationshelp you advance professionally and make, maintai How do you make conversation with someone you have just met When is communicating by email ill advised How do you say no without using that dreaded word Regardless of age or occupation, conversation can be tricky And like it or not, it s one of the most important things you do on a daily basis Successful conversationshelp you advance professionally and make, maintain, and deepen relationships Moreover, research shows that talking, when done on a substantive level, is correlated with a feeling of happiness and general well being.Being a great conversationalist requires practice and effort The good news is it s a skill set anyone can acquire and refine In just six lectures, How Conversation Works 6 Lessons for Better Communication will teach you key strategies that can dramatically improve your ability to converse with anyone, from strangers to supervisors Delivered by award winning English professor Anne Curzan of the University of Michigan, this highly practical course focuses on the fundamental principles you need to know to become conversationally aware and savvy at home, in the workplace, and beyond.You ll be amazed by how much you can learn by stepping back from conversations and examining how they operate You ll notice things you never picked up on before like what kind of speaker you are, the strategies you typically rely on often without realizing it , and the subtleties of the strategies others may u

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    1. How Conversation Works by Anne Curzan Ahhhhhhh This little course is so ridiculously interesting and useful it is actually making me scream right now Ahhhhhhh I will try to use my inside voice in this review But one will please pardon me if I get a little long winded I think I m on the verge of a seriously sick linguistics bender Linguistics As you are probably aware, linguistics is the scientific e.g reductive, systematic study of language form, language meaning, and language in cont How Conver [...]


    2. This has been a pretty insightful lesson It was certainly far informative than the previous book I read about small talk This lecture discusses ways to save conversation for dying and provided exercises on how to put what is thought into practice This would definitely be a course I would revisit into the future Highly recommend.


    3. Great fun to analyze the game we all play called conversation We do so much without thinking about it I loved the discussion about how we all end a conversation Next time you re on the phone, pay attention to how many exchanges it takes to end the call The negotiation goes back and forth, each taking a turn on the floor making sure the other has said all they needed to A Ok, so I ll call you on Saturday B Sounds great A Excellent Uh, good luck with your interview B Thanks, Great fun to analyze t [...]


    4. Much of this feels commonsensical, but there were a few a ha moments I think this would be good for people who struggle with the basic mechanics of making conversation, as opposed to someone who wants to polish their conversational skills Also would recommend for teens who feel awkward or are preparing for interview situations, as well as people moving to the United States.


    5. Very interesting but slight series of lectures about the art of conversation It s also quite funny, as a Brit, to hear Americans pontificate about the vagaries of the English language Y know Like Totally.



    6. Just re listened to this, in anticipation of some important and tricky conversations Its great that these lectures are concise and very approachable The way conversation is dissected into conceptual parts, is delightfully illuminating I appreciated that the format was about providing helpful information, than a self help coaching guide Ultimately, I found it too light and broad It touched on a wide range of conversations including romantic, professional, parenting, etc But, I might ha Just re li [...]


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