Overcoming Fake Talk
Be it in a professional or personal setting, our ability to communicate either creates respect, builds relationships, and achieves results — or it does not. Overcoming Fake Talk will help you master the nuances and skills for holding real conversations for results.
There are a number of dynamics that influence conversational effectiveness such as conversation styles, emotion, assumptions, intent, context, tone, tempo and reactive brain functions. Stoker discusses these and develops the eight principles that influence every conversation: awareness, knowledge, reflection, perception, preparation, expressiveness, discovery and connection.
Each principle is easy to understand and is easy to apply to your greatest personal challenges. This is the last communications book you will ever need.
About John R. Stoker (Salt Lake City, Utah Author)
For over 20 years, John R. Stoker has been facilitating and speaking to audiences, helping them to improve their thinking and communicating skills. He is an expert in communications who believes the human capacity to achieve astonishing results depends on the individual's ability to interact with others.
John holds a Master's Degree in Organizational Behavior as well as a J.D. Degree. His landmark book, Overcoming Fake Talk, is both entertaining and engaging, and it presents skills that help readers talk about what matters most.
In the past, John worked as a practicing criminal defense attorney, spent summers as a Grand Canyon white-water guide, and taught on the university level for 13 years. John has been happily married since 1994 and he and his wife Stephanie are the proud parents of five children.