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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
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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

Okay if you've read anything on the subject

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Reviewed: 01-04-15

Having read other books and articles on this subject, I consider this lecture series to be at a beginner level. This lecture series would be good for anyone who daily has problems speaking with others (i.e. an introvert). Extroverts may find this lecture series simplistic or obvious or just a way to identify things they may naturally already do. It may be of some use for young people starting to work for the first time. I didn't hear anything that was ground breaking.

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