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ISBN-13: 978-1600050671 ISBN-10: 1600050670

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 180 pages
  • Publisher: Happy About (November 8, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1600050670
  • ISBN-13: 978-1600050671
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.4 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,512,339 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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It was fun and very informative.
guerly laroche
I'm in an Effective Listening course at my college and my instructor chose this book as part of the curriculum, along with a pretty standard college textbook.
Lisa M. Wright
It gives great tips on how to really listen to another person and because of this book, I have slowed down the way I listen to people.
Janet

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By S. Edmonston on May 1, 2008
Format: Paperback
Listening seems to be the simpler part of communication, but good listening is rare. In a busy, noisy world, it's difficult to focus on one thing, even if a loved one or colleague is trying to convey something important. Linda Eve Diamond does a terrific job of addressing the undervalued art of listening with humor, skill, and an obviously wide base of knowledge. Offering techniques for speaking clearly as well as listening closely, Rule #1: Stop Talking! provides something for everyone, including tips on how to deal with those who abuse the relationship, such as scrip talkers and hate-mongers.

The most unique aspect of her book is her acknowledgement that listening provides more than practical benefits. Though clearer communication between coworkers leading to better efficiency and greater success is very important, equally important is the transformation of relationships when people feel that they are being heard. Everyone has something to say, and it's a very powerful thing to be the person who listens for it. Even those who consider themselves good listeners will benefit from Diamond's insightful advice, and enjoy her lively writing style.
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This is a great book especially for those who find themselves interrupting the other person before the person one can get the next word in. Or the person who is always thinking before they are actually listening. It gives great tips on how to really listen to another person and because of this book, I have slowed down the way I listen to people. It really makes a hugh difference. However, I bought this book used and it was supposed to be in good condition. I could tell the book was dirty on the outside and the pages had been turned many times. I felt I paid too much for a used book, therefore the reason for the 4 star rating.
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By Janice on September 12, 2013
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This is a great book for anyone who deals with another person. That would be everyone. But this book is especially good for those of us who need to listen to our clients.

An easy read, full of wonderful tips and practical advice!
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By Lisa M. Wright on November 14, 2012
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I'm in an Effective Listening course at my college and my instructor chose this book as part of the curriculum, along with a pretty standard college textbook. This book teaches the subject of listening in a practical, easy-to-digest format! It's a quick read, too. I like how there's humor all throughout the book.
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More About the Author

Linda Eve Diamond is an author of educational, self-help, business and poetry books. With a background in corporate training and an interest in communication skills, she developed a strong emphasis on the quiet but powerful skill of listening. In addition to having a listening theme throughout many of her publications, she founded http://ListenersUnite.com, an informational Website and blog, in 2006. Linda is the recipient of a Coffee House Press Poetry Award and two awards from the International Listening Association.

The author's Website is http://LindaEveDiamond.com.