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How to Talk to Anyone

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Asking others what we need or want is natural and desirable and is an important part of interpersonal communication. In this book we will refer to different types of requests such as: asking for favors, information, or help; asking for defective merchandise to be changed; proposing activities, etc. Being assertive when making requests means asking for what we want, properly, while respecting the rights and feelings of others. This includes: • Asking for things frequently, as this increases the chances of other people accepting our requests and getting what we want  • Requesting information on issues that interest us or that we do not understand (e.g., in class or at the doctor's office)  • Exposing what we want clearly, to facilitate the other to understand us and to reduce the chances of our message being ignored or distorted  • Making requests persuasively, to make it easier for the other to access them  • Considering how the other feels so as not to bother him unnecessarily  • Respecting the right of others to reject our requests  • Non-assertive ways of making requests: inhibition and aggressiveness  This book will help you understand how you can effectively communicate with others and how to avoid being misunderstood.  Do not hesitate and order your copy today!

©2019 James J. Downes (P)2019 James J. Downes

Narrator: Craig Hannaway
Length: 3 hrs and 32 mins
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Small Talk

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If you feel like you are facing certain barriers when it comes to creating better mental behaviors in terms of your social communication, then this is the audiobook for which you have been waiting. Creating small talk, especially deciding which topic to use in a particular situation, may become challenging. This is usually the case for those who have a problem with social interaction.  However, it does not matter how you feel or if you are anxious socially, as these cases can be quickly corrected with a few easy steps. That said, inside this audiobook, you will find useful and lifesaving tips when it comes to conducting yourself socially. You will learn about how to control your mindset in terms of creating positive thinking toward multiple topics. Small talk sessions are usually short and accompany different rules to make them successful, especially for new people. As such, you will learn about the general practices of small talk and how first impressions can influence small discussions. Besides this, you will also find insights about how the nervous system and social anxiety can both affect the way you conduct yourself when it comes to the creation of small talk topics.  Also, this is a quick guide on how to handle your dreams, which are typically ambitious, making you wake up early in the morning and sleep late at night. Inside, you will find a step-by-step guide on how to turn your dreams into reality. When engaging in any given process, there accompanies multiple challenges that, when combined with a lack of mitigation measures, may lead to failures. Therefore, the audiobook highlights some of the techniques to use to overcome obstacles and setbacks, which may affect how you undertake your daily activities in achieving specific goals. With some being unavoidable, you can also adopt measures that will keep you on the right track.  Despite building your goals and working toward achieving them, you may henceforth implement some critical elements that will improve how you engage in and undertake these practices. The same is necessary for achieving specific goals as you can quickly utilize different concepts inside this audiobook to improve your productivity. Therefore, you will learn about the significant problems you will experience on the way while focusing on achieving greatness in the future, plus some of the techniques you can adopt to ensure these hardships are kept at bay.  Inside, you will find: A quick overview of small talk and a brief history of how it was first studied  Some of the typical small-talk topics used to create a friendlier conversation  Mindset and different approaches to developing a positive mindset for the benefit of having fruitful discussions  General rules for having productive small talk with your friends, family, and colleagues 

©2019 James J. Downes (P)2020 James J. Downes

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Relationship Communication for Couples

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Learning how to communicate effectively, especially in a marriage relationship, is very crucial and is a matter of urgency. Currently, the rate of divorce is at all-time levels high. That is the information you will gather from: Relationships Communication for Couples. A practical guide to improving empathy and learn the art of persuasion to achieve success in relationships and develop communication skills for couples. An audiobook that you need to walk you through towards your journey of establishing new relationships and nurturing them into positive relationships that can lead to marriage. Communication has always been a problem for many couples. A common assumption is an imagination that your spouse knows you so well to the extent that they should be able to read your thoughts. The truth is, no human being on the face of the earth can fully understand someone’s feelings. It is essential that in any relationship, you should not work with assumptions but focus on clarity and understanding. Some several mistakes and misunderstandings could not happen if only you sought to work without any appropriation. The book is authored to expose the different forms of communication that can be put to use by a coupe to make their relationship better. Focus on a few things to avoid if you are to have a productive and positive relationship. An area that seems to have a lot of misunderstanding is when a spouse feels validating is agreeing to what the other party is saying. Validation is merely acknowledging someone’s ideas, thoughts and experiences. Another area that is strongly coming out is when you are dealing with a manipulator, yet you think it is love. It takes courage and a lot of self-love to walk away from a manipulating relationship or to set things right with a manipulating spouse. Emphasis is on overcoming the challenges and repairing of broken trust. Having mastered that broken trust is like a broken mirror.

©2019 James J. Downes (P)2020 Charlie Creative Lab Ltd.

Length: 3 hrs and 35 mins
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Effective Communication: Communication Skills Training

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Have you been in a situation where you spoke to someone, and they perceived you as aggressive even when you did not have an ounce of aggression in you?  Have you been in a room where people only wanted to speak to one person, and you couldn’t figure out why the person received all that attention?  Have you ever had your boss scold you or even fire you from your job after speaking with him briefly, and you couldn’t point to any careless word you said during the conversation?  You may or may not have known that the reason behind the unfortunate event, but most often than not, it is because your communication method was poor, or rather, your delivery method. Well, if you asked, most people have even lost count of the numerous times seemingly innocent conversations landed them in trouble or caused them many losses.  Without proper knowledge of how to communicate, you may borrow something from a friend and be dismissed, you could have a chance to speak to your boss and end up fired, or you could miss the opportunity to gain that client who was interested in your products or services. People say that money, and sometimes love, makes the world go around, but in reality, there isn’t much you could do without proper communication. How would people give you what you asked for? How would people understand what you? You need to communicate properly just to get by.  It is not enough for you to just get by, though. As people become more knowledgeable, they are becoming pickier. Twenty years ago, a customer would stand to be treated and spoken to rudely, if only they could access the products or services you are offering. However, with globalization and more education from various sources, people now understand their rights and have more choices. In fact, a business owner is unlikely to survive in his craft if he cannot treat a customer right because word of his misdemeanor will spread like bush fire. This attitude has spread even to other areas of life, and people are more impatient with poor treatment. If you are rude to your friends or employees, you will soon have none around you. Therefore, it pays to be able to communicate with others well, not only for your message to be heard, but also to ensure that it is conveyed in good faith. As such, the author has gone out of his way to come up with a comprehensive book filled with useful communication guidelines to help you in your dealings with yourself and out to how you deal with others. As you know, good communication begins with your treatment of yourself and onto how you treat other people. Inside this book, you will find: The most explicit definition of effective communication and its application in daily living The most viable information on how to improve communication at your workplace The most credible information on how you can improve communication with your spouse Advice on how to communicate with friends effectively Advice on how you ought to handle various conversations without prompting violence A clear description of the art of persuasion and its application in conversations The most vivid description of errors peoples often makes when communicating A wide range of tips, tricks, and techniques you could take up to better your communication with various persons Many practical examples of how to carry on effective conversations

©2019 James J. Downes (P)2019 James J. Downes

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Conversation Skills

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Do you have any shyness issues when you talk to someone? Do you get anxious before an important conversation? Do you become insecure in front of other people? When someone talks about shyness, anxiety, insecurity, and stage fright all together, what does,come into one’s mind? The simple answer to that question is that the above are fears associated with human contact or connection. Everyday man is forced to deal with other human beings. This may be at work, school, and home. Some human beings might excel at human interaction while others not so much. This leads me to the topic at hand about breaking the barriers in human communication. Shyness, anxiety, and insecurity are all examples of emotional and psychological responses to fear. In this case of communication or human interaction. Some might say shyness is normal for most people, but it has been proven to be a great way for someone to barricade or hide from a conversation with other people. Anxiety, on the other hand, is a mental disorder that affects how one may interact with other persons. Stress is a major causative factor of anxiety. Everyday man is faced with the challenges of life that may be at the place where he or she may spend most of his or her day thus may put pressure on him or her. This pressure incurred is mainly caused by daily human interaction. This pressure grows in causing stress and at large anxiety. Insecurity is mistrust toward others in reference to their roles in one’s life to their words and actions. This mainly occurs to people who had a rough childhood or people who have had their trust broken by someone. Insecure people normally don’t flourish in relationships. This is due to the lack of trust they have in people. They also don’t get attached easily. This makes them somewhat like loners. No man is an island, thus one can’t stay without proper communication with other human beings. For relationships to work man must strive for good communication between him and her with others. An example of a relationship and the value of communication is a marriage. Marriage is a two-way street. If one side fails, then the whole thing falls to the ground. So, in the example above, barriers to communication should be eliminated for human understanding to work. It also applies to everyday scenes of every human being.

©2019 James J. Downes (P)2019 James J. Downes

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