The fear of talking to people is very real and effects millions of people - but fortunately it is completely curable. Overcome it fast with easy practical steps.
Feeling incapable of chatting to people is a horrific curse and one which can affect every part of your life. Don't let it ruin your life. Overcoming shyness, social anxiety, and low self-confidence fast. Get on with your life!
Dr. Jennifer Alisons' How to Talk to Anyone is a much praised international best seller, thanks to its practical and easy-to-implement advice. You do not need to become a doctor and learn endless and often useless medical jargon to become a great conversationalist or know to deal with difficult situations in your life. You just need good solid advice you can implement into your daily life immediately with ease.
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My problem has always been shyness, since i was a kid. I hated social situations or anything i didn't have full control over. I have been following the advice in this book for about a month now and can feel myself gradually but surely getting better.
I no longer have huge fear over social situations, i am getting there slowly and for that i am very grateful to the author of this book. x
I liked the narrator a lot...only criticism would be the cover of this book which is not great.
Much much better than I expected. I had heard good reports about this book but took me a few months before i took a chance on it…and i am very very grateful i did. I found the book to be full of genuinely good advice whilst still keeping on the right side of realistic.
Very happy wth my purchase, already listened to it twice and picked up different new things each time.
Definitely! This book exceeds expectations. A lot of books like this take a very generic approach and I'm happy to say that this one really stood out. I've read a few of Jennifer Alison's books now and they just keep getting better. Her style is refreshing. Unlike so many other authors, she seems to really respect her readers. She doesn't patronise or offer loads of generalised advice. Rather, she always starts by encouraging you to really think about yourself, your experience, your feelings and your behaviours. Then she guides you through the self progression. I have found that this approach really works; the more you understand your fears, flaws and anxieties, the more you get out of the advice that follows. She challenges you to step outside your comfort zone and she gives you the confidence you need to do so. In my opinion, this is another winner from a great writer.
I love the chapter on conversation in the digital age. It's very current and really it's something we could all benefit from reading. The fact that we spend so much time texting and emailing nowadays really does make face to face conversation harder. Nearly everyone I know has social anxiety to some degree and this part of the book really gets to the bottom of it.
I think this book would be good for just about anyone. Whether you have social anxiety or you just don't know how to successfully strike up a conversation. I got it because I get nervous when speaking to groups at work and I'd like to feel more comfortable going out on dates. So far I'm happy to say that it's definitely working :)
I really enjoyed this book. It's very easy to understand and relate to in real world situations. The narrative was excellent. Very engaging, calm and easy to listen to. Thank you to the Creator, Narrative and Audible. My next book will be from Jennifer Alison.
Really useful nook, full of very good practical advice. I have been dealing with general social anxiety, shyness etc for most of my life. This is not an overnight cure but i can sincerely say I am handling difficult situations so much easier. I can now see why so many people have recommended this book to me.
Perfect length. Not too long, not too short. The perfect length to get the message across. Narrator i would say was 4 / 5.
Great book, i feel so much better and will continue to use the advice in this book everyday!
I would because sometimes we all need reminded of stuff. We all have our hard days and this will be very helpful at this times.
?? It wasn't a story! But what I liked most about the book was it was full of stuff i was able to use in my own life. It was very realistic which made a nice change.
Nice voice, nice to listen to.
No idea how to answer that, sorry!
I liked this a lot and i find it helping me on a daily basis since I got it. Very good value for money too, a lot better than other books i have read in this section.
If we are talking about non-fiction then I would say it is in my top 5 books, up there with classics by people like Dale Carnegie.
No but i liked her voice, easy and nice to listen to
I found it best to listen to in sections, to let the advice and information seep in. Listening to it all at one go may be a little difficult to really get the best out of it.
I am giving this a 10/10. Very happy with it, helped me a lot, especially when dealing with social situations, talking to people at work and helped me get over a lot of my shyness and social anxiety. Those 'i dont know what to say" moments are a lot less now. Very happy.
That it worked!
Not that i know of.
Her voice was great.
Easy to understand and to follow.
Cry once...in the best way.
Because I felt a positive change inside.
I hate how i am in public situations, to the point i often avoid them.
I feel awkward, never know what to say, i feel nervous and at times properly frightened.
Avoidance is easier than tackling it.
Things have changed and I put it 90% down to this book and 10% to myself.
Advice anyone can use.
I am so much better and for that I am eternally grateful to the author. I still have a little bit more to go but i have never felt so positive.
Knowledge is power, i am trying to be the best version of myself.
Real, Truthful, Informative
That realization that you are not the only person who is thinking about people seeing you in a negative light.
This book is very honest and talks about the way the society is right now. How human communication has changed and the impact this has had on society. We have been socially conditioned to act differently and this has given us an irrational fear which is why it has become so difficult for some people to connect with people these days.
I found this book to be very useful as it goes into depth about a great deal of subjects in this area which opens your eyes so you can see that you are only perceiving the world in a negative light because of your own inner fears and beliefs.
The information is very straightforward and easy to digest. I would recommend listening to it a few times so that it really starts to sink in. I would say that this is one of those essential books that you will find will help you with your anxiety, stress and shyness. I have already seen the change after only one read.
As my subject says, this was a hugely informative but also hugely enjoyable book to listen to, really helping me with everything from shyness to making small chat and actually mostly with dealing with an upcoming wedding and upcoming job interview. I feel more prepared, more relaxed and more realistic.
Terrible cover but great book! :-)
Very helpful book, full of very good practical advice - the best part is the advice actually felt realistic, it felt like things i could actually do in my own life.
Narration was very good. Loud, clear and engaging voice.
I guess the thing to remember is the things you will learn from this book will take time to seep in (although i found positive changes immediately!) as you cant expect to change a life-time of habits overnight, but stick with it, it does work. I am walking testament of that!
Dealing with social anxiety / anxiety / self-esteem / shyness issues is not easy but it can be beaten. This is a fantastic book that will give you a lot of the tools you need to progress in life.
This book is the kind of book that I think everyone should read and/or listen to. Jennifer provides very real strategies and advice for overcoming the doubt or anxiety that may be associated with certain social situations. Social anxiety can be a crippling thing, and it’s something that many of us go through. I think that Jennifer does a great job in offering her advice. The best part about it is that what she offers, her solutions, are incredibly practical and easy to apply to your own life. That’s what makes it such a great read. If you’re looking for answers to problems that keep surfacing—shyness, the inability to maintain a quality conversation, difficult thoughts, feelings, tough circumstances—then you will want to check this out.
Definitely going to recommend this to my friends. In a way, helping spread this information to other people kind of helps all of us in the end. If we all approach social interactions with a level of openness and comfort then it just means that conversations, social gatherings, etc will be more fun and engaging. Glad that I read it!
Helpful, genuine and life-changing.
A genuinely incredible book, helpful to myself who suffers from social anxiety and shyness issues and I'm sure helpful to people from all walks of life.
I now find small-chat and striking up conversations quite easy - this is something i used to find, literally, impossible!
Excellent book, very helpful.
"Dr. Jennifer Alison Saved My Social Life"
I was that person who, if you could get me to a party, would always slink in the corner and not want to talk or do anything. If I ever did talk, I never felt like I said the right things, and my conversations were always filled with those dreaded awkward silences.
After taking the time and patience to listen to what Dr. Alison had to say, I am now a much more confident and social person, with many more lasting relationships than I've ever had.
Thank you for saving my social life Dr. Alison!
"Feel more at ease in social situations"
Absolutely fantastic book and most definitely my favorite in a very long time. Helped me deal with a load of issues. Social anxiety and shyness issues have always plagued me and they are most definitely not easy to overcome but i found the advice in this book to be excellent.
Of course not everything worked immediately, it did take a week or two for some things to click into place and their is one section (to do with social occasions) i had to listen to several times, but that is fine - u cant expect a life long list of bad habits to be eradicated with a single listen. It does take time but it is worth it.
A wonderful book and i hope it helps you as much as it has helped me.
"Shyness is almost totally gone"
Well i guess some people prefer to read books but personally i find audiobooks a lot easier to consume
Liked her voice, simple and easy to follow and understand.
IT ACTUALLY WORKS...which makes a change for books in this genre!
I would give this book 9 out of 10. I would have liked a few more of examples of other people who got better but apart from that I LOVED the advice and tips and found it all very very useful!
"Different, but in the best possible way"
It was different from the other books i have read about this sort of thing...which was a good thing!
So much about small talk, how to impress people in an HONEST way and not being manipulative or fake.
Fantastic. Helpful. Great. An awesome book I have already recommended to many people.
"So much better than i expected it to be"
So much better than i expected it to be. I learned so much and got real practical SOLID tools to use in my own life, really helping with shyness and being able to talk to people, especially strangers or difficult / awkward situations. Highly recommended.
"Genuinely helpful and informative!"
A genuinely helpful and informative book, dealing with many issues to do with knowing what to say in many situations. For me I had issues with social situations. At times it was shyness, at times it was social and other anxieties and at times it was just being stuck for words, or worse saying the wrong or inappropriate thing. I found the flow of conversation a hard thing to get. Whilst I am not exactly perfect now, by half way thru this book i did see a noticeable improvement which has carried on ever since.
Absolutely. This is a really great book full of solid practical advice with just the right amount of self discovery. It covers a wide spectrum of conversational skills; from body language to conversation starters. There is a lot of focus on how to get people to enjoy talking to you, including some top notch advice on how to be a good listener and how to show people that you're interested in what they have to say. I hadn't ever thought about conversation in this light and I really think the author did a fantastic job with it.
There are quite a few humorous moments throughout the book which is quite rare in books about self progression. I love the fact that it's impactful without being too heavy or monotonous.
Initially I did listen in one sitting but I'm planning to listen to it again over the space of a week or two so I can really focus on it and get even more out of it.
Conversation is such an integral part of life. Feeling confident when you're speaking to people can make such a difference to your experience with others. I feel a lot more secure in myself now and I already feel less anxious about socialising (including when talking to people I find intimidating!). I highly recommend this book and I think anyone could benefit from it. It's great to learn how to really have time for other people and keep our communication with one another healthy and enjoyable!
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