At home, on the job, in a personal relationship, it's often not what you say but how you say it that counts.
Deborah Tannen revolutionized our thinking about relationships between women and men in her #1 bestseller You Just Don't Understand. In That's Not What I Meant!, the internationally renowned sociolinguist and expert on communication demonstrates how our conversational signals—voice level, pitch and intonation, rhythm and timing, even the simple turns of phrase we choose—are powerful factors in the success or failure of any relationship. Regional speech characteristics, ethnic and class backgrounds, age, and individual personality all contribute to diverse conversational styles that can lead to frustration and misplaced blame if ignored—but provide tools to improve relationships if they are understood.
At once eye-opening, astute, and vastly entertaining, Tannen's classic work on interpersonal communication will help you to hear what isn't said and to recognize how your personal conversational style meshes or clashes with others. It will give you a new understanding of communication that will enable you to make the adjustments that can save a conversation . . . or a relationship.
Deborah Tannen is Professor of Linguistics at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. Her books include the New York Times bestsellers You Just Don't Understand, You're Wearing THAT?, Talking from 9 to 5, and You Were Always Mom's Favorite!. She has written for and been featured in numerous major newspapers and magazines, including the New York Times, Newsweek, USA Today, the Washington Post, and Time.
Great insights into communications styles, especially regarding men and women. A lot of insights about abuse of women over the internet, just the lastest place where women have to... Read morePublished 1 month ago by C. Lee
It's quite interesting. I learned a lot about different ways in which men and women communicate.Published 2 months ago by Bernice Buckman
Tanner provides an insightful framework to better understand and more appropriately interpret many of life's simple arguments that revolve around communication.Published 3 months ago by Sean Miller
its a good book, a bit dated but still a good reference tool on communication.Published 8 months ago by YTG
Quick, easy to read with powerful information on how to improve communication.Published 10 months ago by Wendy Mayfield