Goodreads Review: How Conversation Works 6 Lessons for Better Communication by Anne Curzan

Posted: November 12, 2015 in reviews
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How Conversation Works 6 Lessons for Better Communication (Great Courses, #9382)How Conversation Works 6 Lessons for Better Communication by Anne Curzan
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Very interesting (but slight) series of lectures about the art of conversation. It’s also quite funny, as a Brit, to hear Americans pontificate about the vagaries of the English language. Y’know. Like. Totally.

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How do you make conversation with someone you have just met? When is communicating by email ill-advised? How do you say “no” without using that dreaded word? Regardless of age or occupation, conversation can be tricky. And like it or not, it’s one of the most important things you do on a daily basis. Successful conversations
help you advance professionally and make, maintain, and deepen relationships. Moreover, research shows that talking, when done on a substantive level, is correlated with a feeling of happiness and general well-being.

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