It's Better to Bite Your Tongue Than Eat Your Words: The No-Regrets Guide to Better Conversations

It's Better to Bite Your Tongue Than Eat Your Words: The No-Regrets Guide to Better Conversations

by Dr. Mike Bechtle
It's Better to Bite Your Tongue Than Eat Your Words: The No-Regrets Guide to Better Conversations

It's Better to Bite Your Tongue Than Eat Your Words: The No-Regrets Guide to Better Conversations

by Dr. Mike Bechtle

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Overview

Ever come away from a conversation wishing you'd said something differently, something else, or just something? We've all had conversations that took an unproductive turn or avoided conversations that really needed to happen. If you want to become a better communicator, Dr. Mike Bechtle has good news: the art of confident conversation is something you can develop through simple, repeatable habits. In this book, he shows you how to

- embrace your temperament
- overcome feelings of intimidation
- choose the right words at the right time
- speak up for others and yourself
- and much more

Say goodbye to fear, regret, and "I should (or shouldn't) have said that." Say hello to intentional, appropriate, timely conversations that get your point across even as they build relationships. This book provides mastery of the skills of confident communication in any situation.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781493434282
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/15/2022
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 307,491
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Dr. Mike Bechtle (EdD, Arizona State University) is the author of seven books, including People Can't Drive You Crazy If You Don't Give Them the Keys and How to Communicate with Confidence. His articles have appeared in publications such as Writer's Digest, Pastors.com, and Entrepreneur. A frequent speaker, Bechtle lives in California. Learn more at www.mikebechtle.com.
Dr. Mike Bechtle (EdD, Arizona State University) is the author of several books, including People Can't Drive You Crazy If You Don't Give Them the Keys and It's Better to Bite Your Tongue Than Eat Your Words. His articles have appeared in publications such as Writer's Digest, Pastors.com, and Entrepreneur. A frequent speaker, Bechtle lives in California. Learn more at www.mikebechtle.com.

Table of Contents

The Power of Being Yourself 9

The Tale of Two Brains 21

Part 1 The Case for Relevant Conversation 29

1 Making a Dent 33

2 What's Holding You Back? 43

3 Your Temperament Is Your Superpower 53

4 Confrontation, Not Conflict 62

Part 2 Becoming a Discerning Communicator 71

5 Do I Have to Become Obnoxious? 75

6 Overcoming Intimidation 86

7 Words That Work 95

8 Feelings as Fuel 105

9 The Power of Silence 116

10 How to Change Someone's Mind 125

11 How the Right Questions Build Confidence 135

12 Outcome-Based Conversations 145

13 Being Humble without Being Weak 155

Part 3 Inside-Out Communication 165

14 How to Speak Up for Others 167

15 Getting Feedback 179

16 Why Change Can Be Your Best Friend 189

The Last Word: Ready to Connect? 199

Acknowledgments 201

Notes 203

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