Something went wrong. Please try your request again later. OK Follow to get new release updates and improved recommendations About Alan Garner It was always my dream to teach the skills in "Conversationally Speaking" and "Lifeskills for Adult Children," because there was a time when I needed to know them and nobody was teaching them. Then I decided to put together a program teaching conversational skills.
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We are delighted to announce that beginning in the Fall of , Dr. This is an updated cover edition of This is the most popular book in the world teaching conversational skills. More than a million people have learned the secrets of effective conversation using Conversationally Speaking.
This revised edition provides more ways to improve conversational skills by asking questions that promote conversation, learning how to listen so that others will be encouraged to talk, reducing anxiety in social situations and more. Co-author Alan Garner, MA, is a nationally known communications consultant and a longtime teacher.
He has taught hundreds of "Conversationally Speaking" workshops and over 5 million copies of his books have been sold worldwide. This book teaches simple skills for doing well socially in everyday language, which is why it has been popular in its various editions for 40 years and has sold 1 million copies. These include Dr. Albert Ellis, the founder of the Rational Emotive School of Psychology, who called this book: "An exceptionally clear, highly effective book on conversational skills that uniquely includes a very sensible and useful section on rational thinking.
I routinely recommend it.
Conversationally Speaking : Tested New Ways to Increase Your Personal and Social Effectiveness
I had no friends, was not at all socially confident, was wandering around Europe after having dropped out of UCLA because of loneliness and depression. One day I stumbled upon an article about some universities which were teaching conversation skills to groups like men who never date, women who have no friends, and couples who seldom talk to each other. After learning these skills, the men, women and couples all did considerably better. I was intrigued, and made it a point to learn these skills upon my return.
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