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It's the Way You Say It: Becoming Articulate, Well-spoken, and Clear Paperback – March 11, 2013
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The maestro storyteller and reporter provocatively argues that what we think we know about speech and human evolution is wrong. Learn more
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—Patricia Fripp, CSP, CPAE, keynote speaker, executive speech coach, and president of Fripp & Associates
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I'm choosy about quality when I go looking for help dealing with challenges: these ubiquitous lists of "the 10 best techniques for (fill in your challenge)" just don't cut it for me. I want the deeper psychology, stories, strategy, specific exercises for the habits I want to change... all of it.
In "It's The Way You Say It," you'll find out the exact habits of speech and self-comportment that reveal your level of confidence, how to move the location of where you create sound to become more compelling and approachable, what small talk is all about and how to participate (it's so simple once you understand!), and how to end a conversation when it's time. Much more: rambling, mumbling, too loud, to soft, cold and unapproachable, too friendly, annoying sound quality, high voice, even how you look when you talk!
I love this book! It changed my life and could change yours too if you have communication issues that get in your way AND you're willing to put in the work to develop new more effective habits.
The book is quite repetitive and each chapter builds up to the next, however each chapter also passes without much being said. Worst of all is the actual advice, for example I'm sure most people who talk to fast know they talk too fast, and I expect most of them bought this book with the intention of learning a technique to master their fast talking, for example to know what trigger signs to look out for, to learn ways of slowing down mid-speech, I doubt many bought it to be told the way to avoid the problem of talking fast, is to not talk so fast.
Most of the advice is along the lines of: if you want to stop smoking, simply don't buy cigarettes. A statement of fact with little description of technique, other than keep practising (but keep practising what?).
Try the sample on the kindle, the book does not improve after that.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
To the books credit, it states the basics and sometimes that is good enough. Good place to start while you take your journey in self development.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Learned a lot from this book. By the end of the book I could already see a big difference .Published 5 months ago by JB
This book goes through your voice qualities in detail. It covers a lot of bad habits many people don’t know they have. You then learn how to correct any bad habits you have. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Kay
Great book. Gave me a sense of control over my voice. Knowledge on different aspects of the voice helped to learn how to get the best sound from my voice box. I recommend this bookPublished 10 months ago by Joseph James