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Talk Less, Say More: 3 Habits to Influence Others and Make Things Happen | [Connie Dieken]

Talk Less, Say More: 3 Habits to Influence Others and Make Things Happen

>Talk Less, Say More is a revolutionary guide to 21st-century communication skills that will help you to be more influential and make things happen in our distracted, attention-deficit world. It's loaded with specific tips and takeaways to ensure that you're fully heard, clearly understood, and trigger positive responses in any business or social situation.
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Publisher's Summary

Talk Less, Say More is a revolutionary guide to 21st-century communication skills that will help you to be more influential and make things happen in our distracted, attention-deficit world. It's loaded with specific tips and takeaways to ensure that you're fully heard, clearly understood, and trigger positive responses in any business or social situation.

This is the first book to deliver a proven method to master the core leadership skill of influence. Talk Less, Say More lays out a powerful three-step method called Connect, Convey, Convince (R) and guides you in how to use these habits to be more influential. This succinct book solves modern communication issues in today's demanding, distracted world at a time when interaction skills are plummeting.

Communication is the single greatest challenge in business today. It takes just three habits to conquer it. Talk Less, Say More will help you achieve more with less. Less wordiness. Less tune-out. Less frustration. You'll gain more time. More positive outcomes. And more rewarding relationships.

©2009 Connie Dieken (P)2009 onPoint Audio

What the Critics Say

"Talk Less, Say More is packed with powerful advice to get your points across and make things happen in today's time-pressed world. Connie's forward-thinking, actionable communication shortcuts can elevate anyone's game." (Bruce Carbonari, Chairman and CEO, Fortune Brands)

"Connie Dieken is a true communication virtuoso and a genuine phenomenon. She is on a mission to elevate our ability to communicate. Talk Less, Say More should be required for all leaders and emerging leaders. (Robert Johnson, Managing Counsel, McDonald's Corporation)

"Yes, the actual book is phenomenal (I have it too); but hands down, the audio version is the smart buy. Best business communication book I've ever read made better on audio. NOT all the same tired principles from every communication book with slightly new faces. A unique perspective filled with proven tactics. I like to retain and then employ useful information. Listening in my car and on my mp3 player has turned this from a great book into a rally point in my career. Read by the author who is a former TV personality, news anchor and voice-over specialist - the book on audio is stunning. What a powerful communication tool and absolutely a keeper. Connie Dieken's book Talk Less, Say More is nothing short of brilliant." (Rick Hubbell, President, Rick Hubbell Business Growth Services)

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    Ken Tucson, AZ USA 08-27-11
    Ken Tucson, AZ USA 08-27-11 Member Since 2007
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    "Full of generalities, short on substance"

    Connie Dieken had me at the introduction but lost me after an hour of failing to deliver on any of the hype indicated in the introduction. Whatever she had to say, she said it in the introduction. She didn???t deliver on the tease. She ???connected??? but failed to ???convey??? or ???convince???, to use her own words.

    She name dropped Bill Clinton, Dr Ruth, and Jack Welch, but didn???t talk about them. She said you need to connect, convey and convince, but didn???t say how. The examples she gave were general and artificial in nature and not real-world. She may have actually done the research she claims to have done, but she is not a practitioner the method she promotes.

    She did talk about the importance of candor. So, candidly, I think it???s not worth the time.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Chris Reich Northern, CA 03-08-11
    Chris Reich Northern, CA 03-08-11 Member Since 2005

    Business Physicist and Astronomer

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    "Excellent, Professional, Informative"

    I learned a lot and enjoyed the read. There is insight from a media professional in this little gem of a book. And it's delivered by a trained pro.

    A+ with gratitude.

    Chris Reich

    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Vidar Cologne, Germany 08-10-11
    Vidar Cologne, Germany 08-10-11
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    "I'm better off with Carnegie"

    Long story short, I think this book may provide you with some value if you haven't read Dale Carnegie's "How to Win Friends and Influence People" (and if you're ok with the narrator's smug and cutesy tone). If you haven't read it already, I highly recommend reading (listening to) that instead of this book. If you already read "How to Win Friends and Influence People" I recommend you to re-read (re-hear) it before re-considering buying "Talk less, say more".

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Ed North Little Rock, AR, United States 02-03-12
    Ed North Little Rock, AR, United States 02-03-12
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This is an informative and


    What does Connie Dieken bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    A personal component. You feel like she's speaking from the heart and not just from


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes and I did listen to it in


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    David Vaudreuil, QC, Canada 12-18-10
    David Vaudreuil, QC, Canada 12-18-10 Member Since 2010
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    "Execellent Book to Make you Communicate Better"

    We truly are an ADD society, this book gives you 3 principles to focus you on being a better communicator. I loved this book and the delivery of the author

    8 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Fairpoint, OH, United States 06-14-11
    Amazon Customer Fairpoint, OH, United States 06-14-11 Member Since 2011
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    "Good Practical Common Sense Advise"

    This was a good read, The advice was very sound. I found that many of the things the authored conveyed where common sense, but things that might never have been put into practice without the reminder.

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    gpatama SAN FRANCISCO, CA, United States 05-01-11
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    "Gomutbutra P."

    Very practical. I use concept from this book apply to my communication with patients and their family.

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    Deepak Raj Salem, India 11-16-10
    Deepak Raj Salem, India 11-16-10 Member Since 2010
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    "Worst audio book I ever heard..."

    I hear to a lot of audio books. This one is the worst ever. The author talks too much and says too less. Ironic. Don't waste your credit on this.

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    Amazon Customer Munroe falls, ohio, United States 01-27-12
    Amazon Customer Munroe falls, ohio, United States 01-27-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Well thought out, to the point easy to listen to,"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I already have, to many. Useable tips in an easy to understand format


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    This is a book of information that you can put to work right away. Any book that makes you think is not just a good buy, but an investment! Good Job, Ms Dieken

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    its hilarious, this is a audio book to help you connect, the woman just drones on and on and repeats useless business hyperbole, states the obvious and targets her lecture at lifeless shirt and ties. yawn, what a mistake buying this

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