Talk Like a Winner!: 21 Simple Rules for Achieving Everyday Communication Success

Talk Like a Winner!: 21 Simple Rules for Achieving Everyday Communication Success

by Steve Nakamoto
     
 
Communication is one of life's most basic skills, yet the vast majority of people have never been taught a simple way to master it... until now! In this easy-to-understand book, you'll learn how to handle the 21 most critical steps to accelerating your success with everyday communication. Using these powerful ideas in your daily routine will allow you to take charge

Overview

Communication is one of life's most basic skills, yet the vast majority of people have never been taught a simple way to master it... until now! In this easy-to-understand book, you'll learn how to handle the 21 most critical steps to accelerating your success with everyday communication. Using these powerful ideas in your daily routine will allow you to take charge of your own life in the following ways: Develop unshakable self-confidence, Connect quickly & easily with others, Keep your romantic connections alive, Get other people to like & respect you, Bring out the best in yourself & others, Avoid costly & unnecessary arguments, Build strong & healthy relationships that will last you a lifetime, Enjoy the unlimited freedom of self-expression anytime & anywhere.

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Clarion Reviews
The author has gained his current communication prowess not only by learning from painful mistakes, but also by stepping out of his comfort zone and approaching new situations with an open mind. He has received two Writer s Digest International Book Awards for his other books, Dating Rocks! and Men Are Like Fish. He was also a human relations and communications instructor for Dale Carnegie and Associates and served as a neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) personal development trainer for Tony Robbins for seven years.
"...It might be wise to admit what you don t know as well as what you do know about any given subject," Nakamoto says about choosing what to share in a conversation. We've all known someone who seems to know something about everything, no matter how obscure the topic. It can be annoying to converse with these types of people, but we might not recognize when we do it ourselves. This section of the book gives good tips for breaking annoying conversation-killing habits like these. Ending a conversation can be just as difficult as starting one. If you don t think about how to close a conversation you can inadvertently leave a bad impression. Nakamoto shares an experience he had with a professional volleyball player: ...I thanked the pro for his time and input. But what I remember most from our interaction was that he didn t reply to me by saying... You're welcome ... instead he simply turned and walked away from me. The book offers lots of useful tips, exercises, and techniques for those just beginning to explore communication techniques, rather than more experienced communicators. Some of the advice and tips are a little cliche, but the overall quality of the book is good.Talk Like a Winner is recommended to those interested in working on relationships and communication dynamics.
Midwest Book Review
Steve Nakamoto, in his recently published "Talk Like a Winner!: 21 Simple Rules for Achieving Everyday Communication Success" helps the reader to successfully get the message across by conveying thoughts and ideas effectively, eliminating any breakdown in communication. Nakamoto gives simple and concise steps to abolish any challenge in conveying thoughts and ideas effectively, whether written or verbal. His techniques provide insight in communicating efficiently and successfully in personal and workplace situations.

Some of the 21 steps that Nakamoto covers are: think, learn, assess, engage, observe, compliment, ask, reflect and succeed. The steps he gives are in succession of learning effective communication. He makes it clear in the beginning of the book that the steps are for "private speaking" not "public speaking." However, bein ,g engaged in the latter, many of the same rules apply. There are a number of ways to use Nakamoto's book and those are suggested in the beginning. For the purpose of this review I chose to go through the book quickly and capture the main points Nakamoto is giving the reader. Now, I will return to the beginning of the book and take a step a week and concentrate on improving, being conscious of the step in all my communication.

I like that way Nakamoto helps us understand the circumstances around each situation and gives effective pointers to improve ourselves. I also like "The Bottom Line" after each chapter. The words of wisdom summarize the chapter and take the reader one step closer to "talk like a winner."

"Talk Like a Winner!" is highly recommended for anyone that wants to polish up their self-confidence, learn new skills incommunication, built stronger relationships, or learn how to bring out the best in themselves. Whatever the reader chooses to improve, the bottom line will be they will "talk like a winner"!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780967089355
Publisher:
Java Books
Publication date:
01/28/2008
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
833,004
Product dimensions:
8.44(w) x 8.78(h) x 0.56(d)

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