Communication is an art, and anyone???whether shy or outgoing???can improve his or her conversational skills. In Confident Conversation, Mike Bechtle offers a straightforward guide to making good conversation that works for any personality type. He highlights the art of give...
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Communication is an art, and anyone???whether shy or outgoing???can improve his or her conversational skills. In Confident Conversation, Mike Bechtle offers a straightforward guide to making good conversation that works for any personality type. He highlights the art of give and take, stresses the importance of listening, and gives confidence to those who hesitate to strike up a conversation. He shows readers that they don???t have to have a stockpile of great stories to tell in order to make good conversation. Instead, he encourages an ???explorer??? mind-set and gives readers the tools they need to talk to anyone, anytime, anywhere.
If you . . .don't know what to say,feel like you can't start a conversation,or wish you could speak up more often,. . . you might be an introvert.If you . . .usually dominate the conversation,can wax eloquent about almost any subject,or find yourself talking more than listening,. . . you might be an extrovert.Either way, with the right attitude and a little know-how, you can excel in the art of confident conversation.For most people, great conversation doesn't come naturally. Whether you're an introvert who agonizes over what to say or an extrovert who has no trouble talking--but forgets to listen--you'd probably like to improve your conversational skills. By harnessing the strengths of your personality style and employing practical tools for success, you will be able to start, continue, and end a conversation; listen more effectively; be an explorer, not a supplier; and enjoy yourself in the process!"Mike is a student of the art of communication. He will make a good teacher for every reader of Confident Conversation."--John Ortberg, author and pastor, Menlo Park Presbyterian Church"Does anyone really know how to communicate well? Mike does, and this is a great tool to develop more intimate relationships and deeper connections in any situation."--Steve Arterburn, New Life MinistriesDr. Mike Bechtle is a senior training consultant with an internationally recognized time and productivity management firm, where he's taught over 2,500 seminars to the majority of Fortune 500 companies. He is a frequent speaker and the author of Evangelism for the Rest of Us: Sharing Christ within Your Personality Style.
Mike Bechtle (Ph.D., Arizona State University) is a senior training consultant with Franklin Covey Company. His articles have appeared in publications such as Discipleship Journal, Moody, and Entrepreneur. A frequent speaker and former minister of worship, Dr. Bechtle lives in Brea, California.