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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions. Enlarge cover. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Confident Conversation by Mike Bechtle. Whether you are an introvert who agonizes over what to say - or an extrovert who has no trouble talking, but often struggles to listen - 'Confident Conversation' harnesses existing personality strengths in order to employ practical tools for effective and eloquent communication.
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Be the first to ask a question about Confident Conversation. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 3. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Dec 15, Erin rated it really liked it Shelves: own. Christmas present from Preston. His little notes throughout it for me are sweet. So I finally finished this. It was a good helpful book. I have an introvert personality and there is absolutely nothing wrong with that.
It's the unique personality God gave me and it's part of what makes me His beautiful creation. This book shows how to take the personality given to you and develop conversational skills using it. I would recommend this book to everyone. People who think that s Christmas present from Preston. People who think that since they are shy, something must be wrong with them.
People who think that since they talk too much, there must be something wrong with them. God gave you that unique personality! Learn how to use it and develop conversational skills with it!
This book will help. View 1 comment. Mar 31, Adriana Rivera rated it liked it. It was good, I guess. However, when I bought this at JFK, I hoped it provided many conversation encounters and examples of different scenarios. I was a little disappointed because the advices were quite generic. Aside from that, the few anecdotes it included were gripping and comical. I just couldn't put it down.
That's exactly why I wanted more of them. Jan 22, Monika rated it it was amazing. May 22, Melissa rated it liked it. Conversation can be difficult for just about anyone. If you're an introvert, you may hold back, wish you could speak to others better, and struggle to come up with the right words - often not saying anything at all.
If you're an extrovert, you may take over every conversation, talking and talking without listening to anything others have to say. Both ends of the extreme could use tips and pointers about conversation, and Confident Conversation is an excellent resource to meet that need. Author Mi Conversation can be difficult for just about anyone.
Each section goes into depth about conversational techniques to help people become confident, yet not domineering, conversationalists. In the Function Uniquely section, readers will learn about their own conversational style. The author encourages readers to find what works best for them, not what seems to work well for others.
A quiz can help a reader to narrow down their own personal style. Prepare Thoroughly explores barriers and helps the reader to identify common ground within any conversation.
Explore Expectantly moves toward beginning a conversation, developing it, ending it, and then what might happen afterwards. The in-depth explanation of each stage is very helpful, especially to someone who might not have a problem with the beginning of a conversation, but might be clueless as to how to wrap things up. Finally, Focus Outwardly shows the reader how to be a better listener, channeling stress, asking good questions, handling tough conversations, and working on attitude.
A very important section deals with high tech communication, from e-mail to chat rooms and all points in between. Confident Conversation wraps up with 'a mini course for communication', allowing the reader to put into practice all the techniques learned throughout the book.
Overall, this is an excellent resource for business, teaching, and any situation where you might need to carry on regular conversations with others. Effective communication is important in every aspect of our lives - from marriage and family to business to just getting along with neighbors. Anyone will find some tidbit in Confident Conversation to take away and apply to his or her own life.
Nov 17, Sam Scott rated it liked it. This book was a well written easy read that holds your attention all the way through. Unfortunately, it seemed like the purpose of the entire first half of the book was to get the reader excited for what was to come in the second half. For that reason it was a bit light on content. Overall, I'm happy I read it and hope to implement some of the strategies. Jul 18, Manhal Manhal rated it it was amazing.
I have finished reading this books, in fact I was unaware by so many important techniques in the building of effective conversation. Aug 13, Baiju Joshi rated it liked it. Common Sense. Easy to read. Oct 17, Yang rated it liked it. Manual like instructive reading. May 16, Penny rated it it was ok. Confident Conversation offers up some ideas on how to be a better conversationalist as well as listener without getting TOO far out of your comfort zone.
The entire first half of the book, or at least about 50 pages, the author re-iterates to you that you are unique, you are wonderful and there is no reason to change that which isn't exactly my cup of tea when it comes to motivation but to each their own!!
The tips are aimed at both introverts and extroverts alike. Bechtle teaches you to look Confident Conversation offers up some ideas on how to be a better conversationalist as well as listener without getting TOO far out of your comfort zone. Bechtle teaches you to look at conversation as an explorer setting off on a journey into a strange land. The book also offers tips on how to leave conversations, how to answer difficult question and deal with stress.
A lot of this stuff is common sense though so I am giving it 2 stars. Jul 18, Leigh rated it liked it Shelves: , kindle , nonfiction. This was a quick, helpful little book to give those of us who didn't quite get the gift of gab at whim to do better in conversational situations. It's direct and to the point, and offers good advice and reassurance that you are not the sole individual responsible for a successful conversation, which is something worth reminding yourself of on a regular basis.
There was an odd thread of Christian references scattered throughout, which, fine, but they seemed out of place and somewhat irrelevant.
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