How to Listen So People Will Talk: Build Stronger Communication and Deeper Connections

How to Listen So People Will Talk: Build Stronger Communication and Deeper Connections

by Becky Harling


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How Listening Well Builds Stronger Communication and Deeper Connections

No relationship is perfect—but it can be better. The secret to stronger relationships isn't to become more charming or funny or to solve the world's problems or to just try harder. All you have to do is listen. It's that simple.

Yet our noisy culture hasn't equipped us to do this. With warmth and a touch of humor, personal coach and expert communicator Becky Harling shares simple, practical listening tools that will help you become a person others are drawn to and want to spend time with, as well as how to:
· be fully present
· offer understanding instead of advice
· ask great questions
· create a sense of safety and trust
· manage your body language
· and more!

When you learn to listen well, your marriage will grow stronger, your parenting will flourish, your friendships will thrive, and your influence at work will increase. You will be amazed at how one simple act can transform the hearts of others—as well as your own.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780764219443
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/01/2017
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 619,536
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Becky Harling ( is a certified speaker, leadership coach, and trainer with The John Maxwell Team. She is also the founder of Moms Unleashed and the author of The 30-Day Praise Challenge. Becky and her husband, Steve, make their home in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Table of Contents

1 I Dare You to Ask! 13

2 Raise Your Self-Awareness 26

3 Honor Another's Story 41

4 Silence Your Inner Fixer 55

5 Ask Great Questions 71

6 Offer Empathy, Validate Feelings 89

7 Watch Your Nonverbals-They're Speaking Loudly 105

8 Seek to Understand During Conflict 120

9 Let Go of Distractions 137

10 Be Available 153

Notes 167

Acknowledgments 170

About the Author 174

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