Communication Skills Training

A Practical Guide to Improving Your Social Intelligence, Presentation, Persuasion and Public Speaking: Positive Psychology Coaching Series, Book 9
Narrated by: Wendell Wadsworth
Length: 5 hrs and 4 mins
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Do You Know How to Communicate with People Effectively, Avoid Conflicts, and Get What You Want from Life?

It's not only about what you say but also about when, why, and how you say it.

Lack of communication skills is exactly what ruins most people's lives.

If you don't know how to communicate properly, you are going to have problems in both your intimate and your family relationships. You are going to be ineffective in work and business situations. It's going to be troublesome managing employees or getting what you want from your boss or your clients on a daily basis. Overall, effective communication is like an engine oil that makes your life run smoothly, getting you wherever you want to be. There are very few areas in life in which you can succeed in the long run without this crucial skill.

What Will You Learn from This Audiobook?

  • The most common communication obstacles between people and how to avoid them
  • How to express anger and avoid conflicts
  • The eight most important questions you should ask yourself if you want to be an effective communicator
  • The five most basic and crucial conversational fixes
  • How to deal with difficult and toxic people
  • Phrases to purge from your dictionary (and what to substitute them with)
  • The subtle art of giving and receiving feedback
  • Rapport - the art of excellent communication
  • How to use metaphors to communicate better and connect with people
  • What metaprograms and metamodels are and how exactly to make use of them to become a polished communicator
  • How to read faces and how to effectively predict future behaviors
  • How to finally start remembering names
  • How to have a great public presentation
  • How to create your own unique personality in business (and everyday life)
  • Effective networking

©2015 Ian Tuhovsky (P)2015 Ian Tuhovsky

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Easy to understand

I would recommend this book. It has helpful information and covers many topics. The narrator presents the material well

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Best communication book I've heard or read

Tips and tricks for communicating in any language. I have used many of the techniques in the book with great success already.

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Decent set of advice and examples.

Narrator's interpretation of reading sounded acqward at times.still recommend the book as an introduction om the topic.

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Very useful and effective.

It really works! Listen and apply to your life. It will give you strength in your interactions in many situations.

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I can't listen to this any more

I'm only 3 chapters in and I can't listen to this any more. The author uses terms without defining them, makes generalized statements without examples or suggesting there will be examples, and speaks far to fast for the information to be retained.

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Average at best

For sure not my favorite book on communication It gets you through a long list of practical things but most are boring, lacking real value. It seems a collage of topics investigated on the internet and "stiched" together.

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Good introduction to the art of communication

i appreciate the advice and suggestions given in this book. Was easy to follow and to maintain interest in the story. Look forward to applying these tips and skills IRL.

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provides eyes opening/perspective changing ideas

Helps a person such as I, who has had minimal social interaction see the social world from different lens which will enrich your social interactions...but you must be proactive and do your part...put yourself out there and see/experience the difference.

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Great read for me ...

It was a good refresher for me, lots of good fundamental knowledge for effective communication.

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Very practical for everyday communication

This book was an easy listen. It provides many good tips to being an effective communicator. It helps you with your weaknesses and gives instruction on how you can be a better listener and better speaker with others around you.

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  • Project Manager
  • 09-24-17

Narrator is terrible, book is above average

I liked some of the content in the book but it's nothing spectacular after reading it twice and listening once.
I bought both the Kindle ebook and the audiobook for Whispersync. However, the narrator has the same lazy tone throughout as if he just got out of bed with a cold and is reading it for the first time. He seems to make up the words as he goes along in places and keeps adding in silly filler words and says things backwards that is quite annoying.
The book does have a couple of good sections such as Chapter 18 Eye Accessing Cues. Would never listen to this narrator again though - sounded so terrible.

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  • Jens Lund
  • 09-18-17

No ground breaking new info in this book

Is there anything you would change about this book?

The book is of to a good start, but it gets a little borring when the writer goes of into how wonderfull NLP is and goes on with NLP principles for a couple of chapters. I would have loved if the first hour was the benchmark because the rest felt like the writer was just telling you about different approaches from different areas.

Would you recommend Communication Skills Training to your friends? Why or why not?

If you new in the field this migth be good. If so buy the paper book, because there is ALOT of pulletpoint reading and it doesn't work in a audiobook

What three words best describe Wendell Wadsworth’s performance?

Good voice and good speed.

Was Communication Skills Training worth the listening time?

Some parts

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  • Rossagator
  • 03-31-18

Narator couldn't read very well.

Narrator tries but doesn't know how to pronounce some words like interpreted. He says interpretated. Or congruent, he puts tye emphasis on the wrong parts of words and sounds like he's struggling a bit. Also sometimes uses 'is' when he means 'it'. Ironic for a book about communication. A difficult listen. Also the content is a statement of the obvious. I regret buying.

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  • Mr Thomas Endacott
  • 12-22-16

Badly narrated.

If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

No one. The narrators voice is uninspiring, his intonation is all over the place, and there are extended pauses in the audio which should have been edited out. This is inexcusable for a book concerned with improving communication skills as it makes for very uncomfortable listening. If anything, this an example of how NOT to communicate.

What could Ian Tuhovsky have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Chosen a better narrator. I also found the style of writing to be clumsy and at times plain weird - possibly because the book has been translated.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

He ruined it.

You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

None.

Any additional comments?

Having listened to many audio books this is very amateurish and to be avoided. I am surprised Audible sell it. The high scoring reviews for this audio book raise questions as to their authenticity.

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  • Kotryna Jablonskaite
  • 03-20-20

Great content

Great content, the book is very helpful for learning to understand others better and. communicate more effectively.

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  • Ian C
  • 10-04-19

wonderful resource

I am a father and a musician looking to achieve better results in both areas. I believe this will set me in good stead, thank you Ian. your book has been very helpful already.

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  • Jitka
  • 08-24-19

Great book!

Totally worth the time! I really enjoyed this book for its well thought through structure, enjoyable and clear language, plenty of useful examples supported with proper concise explanations. I learned a lot and feel even more motivated for another reading. Thanks Ian!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-04-19

Communication Skills Training.

Having just finished this book I was really surprised to find that it has made me realize how much I have to work on my own communication.
I would really recommend it to anyone who would like to know how to improve their communication skills both in business and in personal relationships.

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  • Pravdomir
  • 04-11-18

Good summary of communication skills

I liked Ian Tuhovsky's Practical Guide since it outlines very well the required thought process and skills to work on in order to improve overall communication. I have started spotting the details mentioned in the book in the people around me and I could say and will be interested to listen to other of his books.

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  • Aida
  • 03-31-18

great I loved it

I love it.. I feel more confident now.. I'm practising everything that this book has taught me

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  • Maggie
  • 12-06-17

Impractical advice

I wouldn't try some of the advice such as the "repetitive technique". You will definitely sound stupid or the person you're talking to will feel you think they're stupid for repeating your reasons over & over. Another advice re what to say when you arrived late at work. It suggested to stop giving excuses like traffic is heavy. Instead say "I did not take care of my car...". That sounds irresponsible, not a wise advice. Most of the advice, you really just need to use common sense. Some advice sounds confrontational or insulting.

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