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  • How Conversation Works: 6 Lessons for Better Communication

  • By: Anne Curzan, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Anne Curzan
  • Length: 3 hrs and 6 mins
  • Original Recording
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Regardless of age or occupation, conversation can be tricky. But like it or not, it's one of the most important things you do on a daily basis. Successful conversations help 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.In just six lectures, Professor Curzan teaches you key strategies that can dramatically improve your ability to converse with anyone, from strangers to supervisors.

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  • By Jake on 07-11-14

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Reviewed: 01-07-14

Would you try another book from The Great Courses and/or Professor Anne Curzan?

The Professor was engaging and inviting to listen to her lecture. However, the content seemed to jump around to try and reach a wide scope of listeners, from students, to professionals, to single people to married people. The topics always seemed to fall short on following through with the chapter theme. I even listened a second time to see if I missed some of the content, but reached the same conclusion.

Any additional comments?

The lectures touched on the key points needed for communication and the importance it plays from relationships, to being a parent and surviving in the workplace. Listen.

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