How Conversation Works: 6 Lessons for Better Communication

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Successful conversations help you advance professionally and make, maintain, and deepen relationships. You'll learn graceful ways of pointing out a mistake, " asking for a big favor, asking someone to do something he or she doesn't want to do, preparing a person for "no, and providing information the recipient doesn't want to hear.

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Moreover, when done on a substantive level, research shows that talking, is correlated with a feeling of happiness and general well-being. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. But like it or not, it's one of the most important things you do on a daily basis.

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Effective Communication Skills

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Teaching Company #ad - And no matter why you engage in face-to-face talk, there's no way to insulate yourself from the dangers of miscommunication. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. Professor kehoe offers a trove of practical techniques for successful communication, from everyday interactions in the home or workplace to managing your reactions and speaking effectively in conflict- and tension-laden situations.

These 24 mind-opening lectures are your chance to learn more about how you communicate verbally, the common problems you can encounter in doing so, and how you can improve your own effectiveness - especially by overcoming the psychological and biological hard-wiring that too often gets in the way. But with the knowledge, strategies, and skills offered by this course, that hard-to-find effectiveness will be only a conversation away.

You'll learn how early cultural learning and deeply learned patterns of reaction in our unconscious mind enhance or undermine your ability to communicate effectively; how your sense of self develops in everyday talk during your childhood; the specific styles of talking you use in most situations; and the basic techniques of perhaps the most important and neglected aspect of human conversation, the art of active listening.

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The Art of Public Speaking: Lessons from the Greatest Speeches in History

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How to handle your audience: learn from Gandhi and others how to focus on your audience, invite them to share your vision, and inspire them to change. How to craft a great speech: Learn how to build captivating speeches from people such as Susan B. Being a great public speaker can put you on the pathway to success, persuade, inform, whether you're looking to teach, or defend an idea.

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Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. We experience stage fright or believe that speeches are best left to those with more intuitive talent. As you'll learn in these 12 invaluable lectures, all it takes is confidence, and the knowledge of techniques and strategies used by history's greatest public speakers, from Abraham Lincoln to Martin Luther King, practice, Jr.

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Secrets of Mental Math

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And perhaps the best part? learning how to do mental math can be fun - especially when you're learning in the company of Professor Arthur T. One key to expanding your math potential - whether you're a corporate executive or a high school student - lies in the power to perform mental math calculations. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses.

Secrets of Mental Math #ad - Enjoyable, and immensely rewarding, eye-opening, The Secrets of Mental Math makes basic math quicker and easier than ever before. Performing calculations in your head is all just a process of breaking down a large problem into simpler and simpler problems until it's finally reduced to a single answer. Solving basic math problems in your head offers lifelong benefits, a sharper and more active mind, including a competitive edge at work, and improved performance on standardized tests.

. Assuming no detailed knowledge of mathematics, Professor Benjamin has designed this course to be accessible to anyone looking to tap into or strengthen his or her mental calculating skills.

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Secrets Of Body Language

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Analysis and Critique: How to Engage and Write about Anything

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Tap into the power of effective writing by developing the fundamental critical and analytical skills that transform your writing from "good" to "great. Regardless of your subject, goal, or occasion, make a persuasive argument rooted in facts, these skills will help you organize your thoughts into a coherent piece, and make responsible use of research materials.

The increased awareness of classical rhetoric you gain will go a long way toward making you a stronger writer by calling your attention to the basics of compelling analytical writing. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. Chock full of useful strategies and real-world examples, this course is an invaluable tool for developing your effective writing skills so you can better express yourself to others.

Analysis and Critique: How to Engage and Write about Anything #ad - Factory sealed DVD. See how the art of rhetoric can help you adapt your writing to different situations. Survey the ways five major literary genres-fiction, drama, essay, poetry, and autobiography-can show you the path to stronger persuasive and critical writing. You'll find the secrets of these and other methods in 24 accessible lectures that immerse you in the elements of successful writing.

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Building Great Sentences: Exploring the Writer's Craft

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The Teaching Company #ad - Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. Factory sealed DVD. Reviving the sentence-oriented approach to studying writing, Professor Landon provides a greater context for what makes sentences great - and how you can apply these methods to your own writing. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses.

Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. You'll look at the kernels from which sentences grow - minimal base clauses - and how adding words or phrases creates larger, cumulative sentences that lead toward great writing. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses.

You'll explore sentence constructions that make writing more complex and add exciting levels of suspense, and see tactics that create balance and rhythm. Recognizing and appreciating these and other eye-opening aspects of sentences helps you understand the work that goes into creating an effective, or phrases in the poems, passages, pleasurable sentence, novels, which can make you more aware of why particular lines, or articles you read so enchant you.

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With its passionate approach to writing and reading and its indulgence in the sheer joy of language, this journey gives you unique insights into the nature of great writing-and also teaches you how you can achieve some of this greatness yourself.

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The Art of Reading

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The Teaching Company #ad - Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. You'll see why holding an initial reading session will acquaint you with the author's writing style and the characters, making the book easy to return to even if you take a few days off. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses.

You'll learn the definitions and characteristics of terms such as authorship, master plot, and genre. This entertaining, 24-lecture course gives you a veritable toolbox of knowledge and methods to approach even the most daunting reading experience with increased confidence. Artful reading - the way we read novels and short stories - is less about reading for specific information and more about reading to revel in the literary experience.

The Art of Reading #ad - And the best part: these skills are not difficult or unwieldy; rather, they are well within your reach. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. Throughout the course, a host of literary "case studies" will refine and elaborate on the concepts of artful reading.

You'll also discover the benefits of "pre-reading" - exploring a book's organization and structure - and how to constantly ask questions to become more deeply involved with the characters and their stories. Factory sealed DVD.

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Scientific Secrets to a Powerful Memory

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Yet while all of us have an amazing capacity for memory, there are plenty of times when it seems to fail us. As long as thinking and insight are important in how we live our lives, memory will be critical as well. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses.

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Why does this happen? and how can you fix it? This insight lies at the heart of this captivating course, Scientific Secrets for a Powerful Memory.

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Psychology of Human Behavior

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Curiosity about the human mind is something Professor David W. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. He includes example after example of how complex that simple idea - what we do and why we do it - can be. Martin believes is present in just about everyone - even if we don't always realize it.

Psychology of Human Behavior #ad - Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. Though most of our understanding of human psychology has been gained in little more than a century, the puzzle psychologists are working to assemble and understand has been in process for a long, long time. Psychology of human behavior can only begin to describe that puzzle, of course, but it is a fascinating description - both a solid summary and an ideal starting point for those eager to find the keys to the puzzle's solution.

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Thinking like an Economist: A Guide to Rational Decision Making

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You'll see how basic economic ideas like incentives, government policymakers, rewards, and rationality are not just the province of professional economists, risks, or your local bank's loan officer, but instead lie at the root of nearly every decision you must make in your daily life. Economic forces are everywhere around you.

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. Instead, with these 12 fast-moving and crystal clear lectures, you can learn how to use a small handful of basic nuts-and-bolts principles to turn those same forces to your own advantage. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. By learning to identify the many varied situations in which economics affects your life and how to wield the tools that can help you make the wisest choices in those situations, you'll enhance not only your understanding of daily life but your own success in living it.

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