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Publisher's Summary

Do you feel that there is a clear hierarchy of power in your daily relationships and you feel a bit hopeless or fearful in the low-power position?

Are you sometimes a bit socially awkward and get easily trapped in unpleasant conversations or a strange silence?

Do you simply want to create a great first impression of your personality, be able to hold lighthearted small-talk, and find the right words in any situation?

If you answered yes to at least one of the questions above, then this guide was specifically written to cater to your needs.

Both in the business and in the private world, a good first impression and the ability to hold small-talk are crucial and can provide you with a significant advantage over people who are less skilled.

The reason why the first impression is so powerful is that the human brain judges information sequentially, according to Arthur Dobrin, a researcher in the science of first impressions.

"The exaggerated impact of first impressions is related to the halo effect," he explains scientifically. "That phenomenon whereby the perception of positive qualities in one thing or part gives rise to the perception of similar qualities in related things or in the whole.”

The same thing is not only true about the familiar first impression, but also the ability to start a lighthearted conversation in private or at work, deal with difficult situations, and to stay calm in stressful environments.

If you ever wanted to discuss some challenges with a customer, tell a hard-working employee that he's simply not meeting expectations.

In Conversation Skills Secrets you’ll discover:

  • The four little-known, but absolutely crucial techniques to INSTANTLY handle people better (No matter if it’s at work or in your personal life!)
  • The six exact reasons why people are well liked by others - and how to become this person that seems to get along with nearly anybody!
  • What role empathy, respect for others, and honesty really play in your daily interactions
  • How it is possible to influence and convince people in a positive way, so that both of you will benefit
  • And much, much more!

Even if you feel that you currently completely lack the interpersonal skills to deal with tense and difficult situations or defuse a hot conversation, the extensive research that went into this guide and the practical applications and exercises will develop and cultivate your ability to master any hurdle in a relationship with your family, friends, your spouse, or the boss.

So if you want to finally access the tricks and tips most experts don’t even know and finally unlock your full potential as a confident conversationalist, click “Add to Cart” now!

©2018 Joshua Larson (P)2019 Joshua Larson

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Not very good

The narration was disappointing and robotic. I had doubts a couple times that it was a human's voice and not an automated text-to-speech system.

The content is pretty weak. Lots of cliches, gone over quickly. Shockingly, one of the pieces of advice on increasing status was to "fake it".

Thanks for such stellar advice.

Oh, and the 3h running time isn't even for this book - somewhere near the end it switches to "a bonus gift" of free chapters from his other book. Barf - I'm sure the author or publisher knew a 2.5h book would make it look like there wasn't much real content inside.

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I loved this book. It is outstanding book.

I loved this book. It is outstanding book. Really helped me to enhance my communication skills. Amazing!

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I love this Author

This is my second book by Joshua Larson and I am truly pleased. He very detailed yet not boring with it. I believe if you do the activities and practice them in your every day life you will be successful in improving your communication style. Thank you for sharing your knowledge!

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One of the best audiobooks that I bought for me.

One of the best audiobooks that I bought for me to have a better conversation with other people. Really amazing indeed!

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A great self-help guidebook.

A great self-help guidebook. Through this book, you'll came to know how to improve your communication skills. I recommend this book.

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An excellent advice on how to deal with it.

An excellent advice on how to deal with it. This book is very easy to understand and pretty straightforward.

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This book brings up excellent points.

This book brings up excellent points in communication including effective small talk and tips in establishing a deeper connection with someone. Love it!

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This is so great book and I so love.

This is so great book and I so love on how it was explained. Too simple however it gives us a great understanding. This is a really good book.

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Effective communication is an essential tool.

Effective communication is an essential tool to possess in today's world. Being able to articulate your views and express yourself is critical in business and personal relationships.

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Amazing book!

Amazing book! This is a great resource for people entering the business world and a refresher for the more experienced. It covered a number of topics on communication that are worth being reminded of and a few that I had not previously considered.Highly recommend to everyone Very inspiring.

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  • D. Stone
  • 10-27-20

Awful

Worst audio book I’ve listened to. Zero content of value. Appalling narrator - can’t even pronounce the word “hierarchy”.
Book is only 2 hours long, with a 1 hour “free gift” attached.
Woeful. Save your money.

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  • Elise Bevington
  • 02-13-19

Great audio!

I wish my ex would listen this. I think all men should listen this. Though it is not only for men but for everyone. Men tend to try to "Solve" issues when we only want someone to talk to. Great audio!

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  • Avelina Dorr
  • 02-13-19

This book is a quick read.

This book is a quick read, I recommend taking a few moments after each chapter to reflect on each topic that the author introduced.

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  • Carl Joly
  • 02-13-19

This is well-explained, insightful, and witty.

This is well-explained, insightful, and witty, and there's something for everyone to relate to in his book. It is both entertaining and thought-provoking!

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  • Nevada Yung
  • 02-13-19

The steps outlined in this book are laid out.

The steps outlined in this book are laid out in an easy to digest manner and the author does a wonderful job showing practical applications. Highly recommended!

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  • Cynthia Fain
  • 02-13-19

For me, this book made sense from the start!

For me, this book made sense from the start! I could relate in many ways to the stories brought to light and this simple knowledge may have helped in most if not all of the situations in my own life.

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  • Porsha Flore
  • 02-13-19

Everyone needs to communicate better!!!!!

Everyone needs to communicate better!!!!! Yes, you do. Read this great book and practice, practice, practice. You will benefit greatly, your life will improve, you will feel heard!!! Wow!!!

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  • Ladawn Pietsch
  • 02-13-19

Great audiobook and insightful way of listening.

Great audiobook and insightful way of listening and allowing the person you are speaking with to feel heard. Easy read. I am happy to have found this book.

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  • Barton Awong
  • 02-13-19

Everyone needs to listen to this book!

Everyone needs to listen to this book! Something seemingly so simple has the power to strengthen every relationship in your life.

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  • 02-13-19

I especially loved the reminder to treat yourself.

I especially loved the reminder to treat yourself well and validate yourself. Looking forward to using this approach in future conversations, have already success in one interaction. Thank you!