Description : Cutting through all the white noise, chatter, and superficiality our cell phones and social media cause, one of Tibet's highest and most respected spiritual leaders offers simple and practical advice to help us increase our attentions spans, become better listeners, and strive to appreciate the people around us. In a world of iPhones and connectivity to social media and email, we are all in constant connection with one another. Then why are so many people feeling burned out, distant from colleagues, and abandoned by family and friends? In this new book from the bestselling author of Running with the Mind of Meditation, the Sakyong uses the basic principles of the Shambhala tradition--meditation and a sincere belief in the inherent wisdom, compassion, and courage of all beings--to help readers to listen and speak more mindfully with loved ones, co-workers, strangers, and even ourselves. In this easy to understand and helpful book, Sakyong Mipham provides inspiring ideas and practical tips on how to be more present in your day-to-day life, helping us to communicate in ways that elevates the dignity of everyone involved. Great for families, employees and employers and everyone who spend too much time on Facebook, Instagram, and feel "disconnected" in our "connected" world, Good Conversation is a journey back to basics.
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Description : Sensuality equals beauty—that’s what today’s young women are learning from our sex-obsessed society. Millions of 20somethings are caught up in trying to look like fashion models, movie stars, or the hottest new pop singer and end up plagued by insecurity, eating disorders, and sexual promiscuity. Bestselling author and speaker Leslie Ludy (Set-Apart Femininity and Authentic Beauty) shares a different vision for feminine loveliness as God intended it to be—the breathtaking radiance of a young woman who has been transformed by Christ from the inside out. With candid personal stories, practical advice, and inspiration, Leslie leads young women on a life-changing journey to become women of feminine grace, beauty, and enduring style. Leslie inspires girls toward inner changes but also talks about practical social grace and manners, how to dress beautifully, and even how to create a warm and lovely environment in the home. Clearly, true beauty is more than skin deep.
Description : This book shows how a good schmooze can be turned to social benefit, without the humiliation of "sucking up" or the hypocrisy of the "the hard sell." * Conversational exchanges in social life, family life, workplace talk, educational interaction, and cross-cultural sequences * Excerpts from interviews, media, and ordinary verbal interactions * Examples of personalities schmoozing well, and badly * A glossary of sociolinguistic terminology * A bibliography of sources about discourse analysis
Description : This book shows how a good schmooze can be turned to social benefit, without the humiliation of "sucking up" or the hypocrisy of the "the hard sell." • Conversational exchanges in social life, family life, workplace talk, educational interaction, and cross-cultural sequences • Excerpts from interviews, media, and ordinary verbal interactions • Examples of personalities schmoozing well, and badly • A glossary of sociolinguistic terminology • A bibliography of sources about discourse analysis
Description : This perennial bestseller has already helped many thousands of readers resolve conflicts and transform their relationships with family members, romantic partners, colleagues, and friends. Experienced therapist Michael P. Nichols explains why we often feel cut off from those we care about and provides easy-to-learn techniques for really hearing and being heard. Thoughtful, witty, and empathic, the book is filled with vivid examples that readers of all ages and walks of life can relate to. The revised second edition features practical exercises for building key skills, plus a new chapter on listening to kids and teens.
Description : Once thought lost and replaced by modern technology, stopgap with emails and voicemails; the skill of cold calling finally returns to the business world in this semi-entertaining sales training book 'The Lost Art of Cold Calling'. Whether you are a B2B sales person or you're a business leader that relies on outbound sales. This could be one of the most important sales training books that you'll ever read. The author is a highly accomplished salesman and he shares the real reasons why cold calling is so hard and why so many sales reps fail at it. Also, find out why cold calling can be vital to business success and why sales training usually doesn't provide the tools needed to become an effective cold caller. In the longest chapter of the book the author shares in detail his cold calling approach which has allowed him to frequently engage in conversations with high level decision makers at major corporations for almost 20 years. The book also provides important details about which decision makers are the most effective for sales people to be calling as well as valuable information on corporate titles and small business owners. Included are cold calling scripts as well as email content, voicemail content and other phone tactics and strategies. 'The Lost Art of Cold Calling' introduces these sales and cold calling concepts: Learn the important difference in outbound sales between Aligning on Timing and Turning the Tide. Find out how to use proven tactics like Quick Chat, Opportunity Knocks, Two Times, and Pretty Please to entice decision makers to pick up their phone. Learn how to understand your company's True Value Proposition and why mastering that information is vital to becoming a great cold caller. Understand what it means to have a Must Reach decision maker and how next steps can add up into big sales pipelines and big success. Learn how to overcome any absolute or general objection by using an effective tactic called Education Trumps Objections. Find out why sales people need to always remember Time Is On Your Side. Make no mistake, the best sales people in the world are still the best cold callers. Success and control go hand in hand. Armed with cold calling skills the best sales people have far more control over their livelihood than their emailing counterparts. These fearless cold calling warriors have the power to impact the timing of purchases by thrusting information on decision makers that may not have otherwise been known. Rather than waiting to align on timing, great sales people instead seek to turn the tide with a conversation. This book will help you do just that.
Description : A lack of employee engagement and support plagues organizations world-wide. In FOUR CONVERSATIONS, leaders encounter the lost art of conversation. By categorizing employees, volunteers, or team members into four distinct conversational groups, leaders strategically connect individuals with the purpose of their organization. This concise leadership guide is a must for all leaders who desire a highly supportive and engaged team.
Description : The story of the rise and fall of the art of conversation in Western civilization Essayist Stephen Miller pursues a lifelong interest in conversation by taking an historical and philosophical view of the subject. He chronicles the art of conversation in Western civilization from its beginnings in ancient Greece to its apex in eighteenth-century Britain to its current endangered state in America. As Harry G. Frankfurt brought wide attention to the art of bullshit in his recent bestselling On Bullshit, so Miller now brings the art of conversation into the light, revealing why good conversation matters and why it is in decline. Miller explores the conversation about conversation among such great writers as Cicero, Montaigne, Swift, Defoe, Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, and Virginia Woolf. He focuses on the world of British coffeehouses and clubs in "The Age of Conversation" and examines how this era ended. Turning his attention to the United States, the author traces a prolonged decline in the theory and practice of conversation from Benjamin Franklin through Hemingway to Dick Cheney. He cites our technology (iPods, cell phones, and video games) and our insistence on unguarded forthrightness as well as our fear of being judgmental as powerful forces that are likely to diminish the art of conversation.
Description : "Splashy slides, confident body language, and a lot of eye contact are fine and well. But if a speech is rambling, illogical, or just plain boring, the impact will be lost. Now everyone can learn to give powerful, on-target speeches that capture an audience's attention and drive home a message. The key is not just in the delivery techniques, but in tapping into the power of language. Prepared by an award-winning writer, this authoritative speech-writing guide covers every essential element of a great speech, including outlining and organizing, beginning with a bang, making use of action verbs and vivid nouns, and handling questions from the audience. Plus, the book includes excerpts from some of history's most memorable speeches--eloquent words to contemplate and emulate."