Overcoming Fake Talk: How to Hold REAL Conversations that Create Respect, Build Relationships, and Get Results

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9781480519190: Overcoming Fake Talk: How to Hold REAL Conversations that Create Respect, Build Relationships, and Get Results

Make every conversation a REAL conversation that benefits all.

Overcoming Fake Talk explains why we often fail at our most important communications and offers proven advice for turning challenging confrontations into rewarding exchanges that foster collaboration, improve performance, and achieve results.

You'll develop an understanding of the skills for holding a REAL conversation, including both the "said" and the "unsaid" elements present in any conversation; discover the framework for preparing and holding difficult yet meaningful conversations; and learn to no longer avoid the tough conversations they need to have. In Overcoming Fake Talk, business communication guru John R. Stoker offers proven advice for turning challenging confrontations into rewarding exchanges that foster collaboration, improve performance, and achieve results.

Overcoming Fake Talk is a thorough compendium of ideas, frameworks, examples, and actions to improve conversations. Stoker’s four ‘REAL’ conversation skills and eight principles give the novice and master insights and guidelines for improving conversation.” —Dave Ulrich, Professor, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan; Partner, The RBL Group; and author of The Why of Work

“Adhering and implementing to these principles will dramatically increase your ability to communicate and improve your relationships in your professional and personal life.” —Hyrum W. Smith, cofounder, FranklinCovey

“An insightful blend of rock-solid theory accompanied by compelling examples of the huge distinction between real and fake communication.” —John H. Zenger, CEO, Zenger Folkman, and coauthor of How to Be Exceptional

“Stoker teaches true principles for getting Results, Respect, and great Relationships using REAL conversation.” —Brent D. Peterson, PhD, coauthor of Fake Work

“Great questions, great suggestions.... Bravo! I will put Stoker’s ideas to use in my own practice.” —Beverly Kaye, founder and co-CEO, Career Systems International, and coauthor of Help Them Grow or Watch Them Go

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About the Author:

John R. Stoker is the founder and president of DialogueWORKS, LC. In these roles John has worked extensively with numerous organizations, helping them increase their capacity to enhance effectiveness and improve results.

Review:

"Overcoming Fake Talk should be the mantra of anyone who's determined to get great results, consistently. It is a breakthrough book because it so clearly identifies communication problems that relatively few people understand how to solve. It offers the principles, practices, and skills so necessary for honest, trust-building conversation. If you're truly interested in respect, relationships, and results, this book is for you."
 
-Stephen M.R. Covey,
Bestselling author of The Speed of Trust and Smart Trust

"Not only does the author deal effectively with the psychology for holding any difficult conversation, but he also offers practical tools and techniques that can be applied in the toughest business and personal situations. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to hold REAL conversations and build better relationships in their personal and professional lives."
--Ricardo Lillo, president and CEO, DOOR Training International 


"Nothing about authentic leadership is fake--and that includes all forms of talk and walk. So, if you are now a leader--or if you aspire to be a leader--you need to learn how to have REAL conversations. John Stoker's enlightening and entertain- ing book, Overcoming Fake Talk, will help you to gain and maintain influence with key stakeholders by holding REAL conversations that get results."
--Marshall Goldsmith, New York Times bestselling author of MOJO and What Got You Here Won't Get You There 


"John Stoker's book Overcoming Fake Talk is a thorough compendium of ideas, frameworks, examples, and actions to improve conversations. His four REAL conversation skills and eight principles give the novice and master insights and guidelines for improving conversation. His book will help get people talking in ways that create respect, build relationships, and get results."
--Dave Ulrich, professor, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan; partner, The RBL Group; and author of The Why of Work; rbl.net 

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