• Conversation Skills

  • How to Improve Your Conversation Skills for the Shy and Talk with Friends. How to Negotiate and the Secrets to Learn the Crucial Conversation.
  • By: James J. Downes
  • Narrated by: Craig Hannaway
  • Length: 3 hrs and 30 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (13 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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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I decided to delete it after the 2nd chapter. So basic. No practical tips. Disappointing.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Good audiobook

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