• Talk Less, Say More

  • 3 Habits to Influence Others and Make Things Happen
  • By: Connie Dieken
  • Narrated by: Connie Dieken
  • Length: 3 hrs and 2 mins
  • 3.9 out of 5 stars (258 ratings)

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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

Critic Reviews

" 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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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.

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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

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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".

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  • 02-03-12

Review on "Talk Less, Say More

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

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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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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

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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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Communication skills

Very impactful book. This book helped me understand how I loose credibility by being to wordy when dealing with internal and external customers. I was so impressed I recommended to my close friends.

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Everyone should listen to this book

A wonderful book!! I learned so much I bought the written book as well because they’re so many wonderful tips I need to practice and memorize.

Thank you for the splendid voice that had me engaged at, “Hello.”

Would love a more expanded version on so many great topics on this book.

A must read.

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knowledge to build a foundation on

important points from changing you method to meet your client to simple saying your point without rambling.
great tasker also to use when in the moment of stress

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  • 08-30-11

scratched record

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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  • Mrs J.
  • 07-14-22

Pay attention and take Notes

Review of Talk Less Say More

By Connie Dieken

Warren Buffet is one of the richest men of our time, he is not just a good investor, he has impeccable communication skills. Being good at our craft without the communication package can cause the souffle to collapse and then it makes little difference that we have the best ingredients in it. It is all about how we fold it in and that is what ‘Talk Less Say More’ is about, it is that delicate folding in of our message.

We live in a very busy, information overload, attention deficit world where so much is vying for people’s attention. Bevity is the name of the game in this world and this simple book with useful tips teaches us how to serve it in small doses. Some of what Connie said are pretty obvious but I don’t think we lose out by being reminded of the basic communication tips such as how to cut out waffling, front loading our presentation, using story telling to get our point across, rule of three etc.

Like anything in life, if we take communication for granted, pay no attention to our delivery, assume we are good we fail to make the necessary impact but when we invest our time and put some effort we become better and impactful communicators. Connie Dieken in Talk Less Say More helps to get our voice and message to the top of the pack.

It boils down to connect, convey and convince.

This book reminds me of Dale Carnegie ‘s Book (How To Win Friends and Influence people) in it's seemingly simplicity yet effective strategies. Atimes it is those simple things in life that makes or breaks us. When we realise these Strategies are used by renowned communicators like President Bill Clinton, one of the richest men of our times Warren Buffet, civil rights extraordinaire activist Martin Luther King Jr then it is time for us to sit up, pay attention and take notes.