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By Mr. J. A. Ball on 08-06-18
A book that says a lot without saying much
Firstly, the narration is horrible. It's so one tone and airy that it might as well be text to speech. That factor really didn't help.
Apparently, common sense isn't common at all. That's all this book really is. I saw as campaigns on Facebook and this was being offered as revolutionary understanding. What BS! There's nothing here you won't get in a million other personal development books. The author seems to think she discovered common sense and has packaged it up in corporate speak.
I listened all the way through, trying to find one redeeming quality or bit of information. I found none. Even the usual misinterpretation of Albert Meharabian's %'s of communication was in here.
If you've never read a self help book, taken a course or had much common sense and you like having obvious things handed to you with special names, this book is for you.
It's rare I use Audible's returns option on personal development books but this one is going back. Save yourself the bother and get something useful.
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By Boris K on 11-12-17
Some good points behind the words
Would you try another book from Judith E. Glaser and/or Karen Saltus?
Would you recommend Conversational Intelligence to your friends? Why or why not?
Maybe a summary of the book
How did the narrator detract from the book?
Yes, the narrator's tonal quality was difficult to listen to while driving, the words did not come across clearly.
If this book were a movie would you go see it?
Any additional comments?
This book had some critical skills and points for humanity but it was couched within so much psycho-babble and pseudo-science that it made if difficult to listen to. The author uses the term Conversational Intelligence almost every 2nd or 3rd sentence as well as "pre-frontal cortex," "amygdala," and "functional magnetic resonance imaging (F-MRI)." I'm sure her findings have some basis within science, but it feels as if the reader/listener is beaten over the head with these words to show you she is not making it up. I think all of her findings are valid and have some very useful take-aways, but it is very difficult to sort through all the extra words and find those nuggets, especially in the listening format.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
By Curiousgeorge on 16-05-14
What did you love best about Conversational Intelligence?
This book was a really nice look at how conversations can spark great things, but more importantly, giving some insight into what stops us have great conversations.
4 of 5 people found this review helpful