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Alan Garner wrote an excellent piece on improving social effectiveness. I chose this book because it was the top hit on Amazon for “improving. Read “Conversationally Speaking Tested New Ways to Increase Your Personal and Social Effectiveness” by Alan Garner with Rakuten Kobo. More than a. A fairly lucid attempt at charting the twists and turns of everyday conversation for those who haven’t mastered the art. Alan Garner.

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Michael Lugo marked it as to-read Jun 24, I would recommend this book as an excellent first place to zpeaking for anyone looking to hone social skills, but it might be particularly revelatory to a late teen or young adult who feels a little socially uncomfortable and wants a guide to help move pa Very solid, to-the-point book on conversation skills, including initiating and maintaining conversations, resisting manipulation, giving and providing effective praise and criticism, breaking through personal limitations, and enhancing self-image.

My life improved so dramatically, I decided to dedicate myself to teaching these skills to others. You can read this item using any of the following Kobo apps and devices: This revised edition provides more ways to improve conversational skills by asking questions that promote conversation, learning how to listen so that others will be encouraged to talk, reducing anxiety in social situations and more.

Books by Alan Garner. After I graduated, I returned to California, got a job teaching speech at a junior college, and devoted the rest of my time to teaching these skills to students at community service and university extension programs throughout the state. It has more to do with both the dated examples this was written in the late ‘9os and some of the awkwardness of them.


Great advice on how to build meaningful conversations. It offers a lot of good advice, well organized by chapter.

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Born into a working-class family in Congleton, Cheshire, Garner grew up around the nearby town of Alderley Edge, and spent much of his youth in the wooded area known locally as ‘The Edge’, conversationwlly he gained an early interest in the folklore of the region. Conversationally Speaking has become the most popular book ever written for teaching social skills- with almost 1 million copies sold.

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It helps a little if you actually put it into practice Andreea added it Feb 13, I had high expectations from this book, reading the rave reviews, however, Speakkng did not find any life altering strategies in it.

Nina rated it really liked it Jul 19, In his subsequent novels, Strandloper and Thursbitchhe continued writing tales revolving around Cheshire, although without the fantasy elements which had characterised his earlier work.

Review of Conversationally Speaking by Alan Garner

The book is a very good read for the socially challenged. I would recommend the book to those as young as 14 years old. Want to Read saving…. Garneer library Help Advanced Book Search. Don’t Take It Personally. The Dance of Connection.


Christine rated it liked it Feb 07, This is an updated cover edition of Dispatched from the UK in 10 business days When will my order arrive? From inside the book.

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