Bring nuance, depth, and meaning to every conversation you have
The Art of Communication is for anyone who senses that they could be communicating on a deeper level. Perhaps you are a confident communicator but suspect there may be more to the art of conversation that you have not yet been able to access. Or perhaps you feel that your conversations lack depth and meaning and that you'd like to enrich your relationships with others, if only you knew how. This book will address your concerns and show you how to engage wholeheartedly with others.
There's more to conversation than just clear, rational thinking. Left-brain rationality is important, of course, but neuroscience increasingly shows that the right-brain skills of creativity, intuition and spontaneity are essential in good communication. In this guide, you'll discover ways of tapping into the full conversational potential that lies dormant within you, adding a level of nuance and watching the result as your relationships blossom. You may even find that untapped value in the form of new insights, ideas and creative thoughts, emerges from your daily conversations.
- Access the more nuanced arts of conversation to create strong connections and tangible results
- Build cross-disciplinary, cross-cultural connections to communicate effectively with people from different backgrounds
- Activate your whole mind - not just your intellect - to bring creativity and depth to communication
- Learn to be open-hearted, spontaneous, vulnerable, intuitive, and captivating in every conversation you hold
From communication guru and bestselling author Judy Apps, The Art of Communication will show you how to breathe life into your relationships and produce powerful new thinking enabling you to transform the world you live in.
Judy Apps is an Author, Coach, Public Speaker and Trainer. She specialises in voice and presentation, with an emphasis on authenticity, connection, and integrity. She is founder and Director of Voice of Influence - and runs an open course "Voice of Influence" for presentation confidence and voice know-how; and NLP Diploma - 3 two-day workshops entitled Communication & Relationships, Leadership & Influence, and Coaching & Change. She is a NLP Practitioner and a qualified coach for face-to-face, telephone and Skype coaching. An experienced speaker and conference facilitator, her specialties include voice coaching, finding your voice in all senses of the word, overcoming performance anxiety, public speaking, communication issues including conflict, team group executive coach, coach training, NLP and assertiveness.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Part 1: Introduction: Amazing Conversations 1
Part 2: Opting for Control 13
Part 3: The Alternative World of Real Communication 39
1. Use Both Hemispheres of the Brain 43
2. Be an Awakener 57
3. Be Spontaneous in the Moment 91
4. Be Wholehearted 109
5. Call Forth Creativity and Intuition 127
6. Enjoy Communion and the Emergence of
Something New 151
People Index 181