Say This, Not That: A Foolproof Guide to Effective Interpersonal Communication

Say This, Not That: A Foolproof Guide to Effective Interpersonal Communication

by Carl Alasko
     
 

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This simple, straightforward guide to effective communication is for anyone who has ever wanted to “eat their words.”
 
Do you ever feel that your words produce the exact opposite effect of what you were hoping for—escalating tensions rather than solving problems? Author of Emotional Bullshit Carl Alasko has found thatSee more details below

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This simple, straightforward guide to effective communication is for anyone who has ever wanted to “eat their words.”
 
Do you ever feel that your words produce the exact opposite effect of what you were hoping for—escalating tensions rather than solving problems? Author of Emotional Bullshit Carl Alasko has found that with the right guidance, anyone can learn effective communication skills. In Say This, Not That, Alasko presents readers with simple instructions for what to say . . . and what not to say. Accompanying each pair of statements is a brief discussion of what makes one so negative and destructive, and the other inviting of the kind of discussion needed. This book is the ultimate resource for anyone who longs to consistently say the right thing at the right time.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
04/01/2014
Who hasn't wished for a mental file of ready replies to use at the appropriate moment? Psychotherapist Alasko (Emotional Bullshit) provides a foundation for that in this title that offers a variety of potential responses and consequences in the areas of dating, relating, parenting, working, and being a good friend. A number of common scenarios are outlined within each of these categories such as dealing with an intrusive neighbor, a companion who talks behind one's back, and a partner who spent all the savings. VERDICT Alasko gives excellent advice in that he doesn't preach to readers, instead he offers possible solutions and likely situations by which to judge potential actions.
From the Publisher
"This straightforward, easy-to-use guide will help you find the right words to say in the trickiest of situations—whether you're on a first date, navigating a conflict with a friend, or feeling frustrated at work."
—Laurie Puhn, J.D., author of Fight Less, Love More
 
“There's been a lot of conversation about holding better conversations, but in Say this, Not That, Carl Alasko takes the reader to a new level of practicality. With content you can apply immediately, you'll discover ways to enhance all of your relationships."
—John G. Miller, author of QBQ!, Outstanding!, and Parenting the QBQ Way

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780698146563
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/16/2014
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
994,874
File size:
1 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

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From the Publisher
"This straightforward, easy-to-use guide will help you find the right words to say in the trickiest of situations—whether you're on a first date, navigating a conflict with a friend, or feeling frustrated at work."
—Laurie Puhn, J.D., author of Fight Less, Love More
 
“There's been a lot of conversation about holding better conversations, but in Say this, Not That, Carl Alasko takes the reader to a new level of practicality. With content you can apply immediately, you'll discover ways to enhance all of your relationships."
—John G. Miller, author of QBQ!, Outstanding!, and Parenting the QBQ Way

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