Talk Less, Say More

  • by Connie Dieken
  • Narrated by Connie Dieken
  • 3 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Talk Less, Say More is a revolutionary guide to 21st-century communication skills that will help you to be more influential and make things happen in our distracted, attention-deficit world. It's loaded with specific tips and takeaways to ensure that you're fully heard, clearly understood, and trigger positive responses in any business or social situation.
This is the first book to deliver a proven method to master the core leadership skill of influence. Talk Less, Say More lays out a powerful three-step method called Connect, Convey, Convince (R) and guides you in how to use these habits to be more influential. This succinct book solves modern communication issues in today's demanding, distracted world at a time when interaction skills are plummeting.
Communication is the single greatest challenge in business today. It takes just three habits to conquer it. Talk Less, Say More will help you achieve more with less. Less wordiness. Less tune-out. Less frustration. You'll gain more time. More positive outcomes. And more rewarding relationships.

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What the Critics Say

"Talk Less, Say More is packed with powerful advice to get your points across and make things happen in today's time-pressed world. Connie's forward-thinking, actionable communication shortcuts can elevate anyone's game." (Bruce Carbonari, Chairman and CEO, Fortune Brands)
"Connie Dieken is a true communication virtuoso and a genuine phenomenon. She is on a mission to elevate our ability to communicate. Talk Less, Say More should be required for all leaders and emerging leaders. (Robert Johnson, Managing Counsel, McDonald's Corporation)
"Yes, the actual book is phenomenal (I have it too); but hands down, the audio version is the smart buy. Best business communication book I've ever read made better on audio. NOT all the same tired principles from every communication book with slightly new faces. A unique perspective filled with proven tactics. I like to retain and then employ useful information. Listening in my car and on my mp3 player has turned this from a great book into a rally point in my career. Read by the author who is a former TV personality, news anchor and voice-over specialist - the book on audio is stunning. What a powerful communication tool and absolutely a keeper. Connie Dieken's book Talk Less, Say More is nothing short of brilliant." (Rick Hubbell, President, Rick Hubbell Business Growth Services)

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Worst audio book I ever heard...

I hear to a lot of audio books. This one is the worst ever. The author talks too much and says too less. Ironic. Don't waste your credit on this.
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- Deepak Raj

Full of generalities, short on substance

Connie Dieken had me at the introduction but lost me after an hour of failing to deliver on any of the hype indicated in the introduction. Whatever she had to say, she said it in the introduction. She didn???t deliver on the tease. She ???connected??? but failed to ???convey??? or ???convince???, to use her own words.

She name dropped Bill Clinton, Dr Ruth, and Jack Welch, but didn???t talk about them. She said you need to connect, convey and convince, but didn???t say how. The examples she gave were general and artificial in nature and not real-world. She may have actually done the research she claims to have done, but she is not a practitioner the method she promotes.

She did talk about the importance of candor. So, candidly, I think it???s not worth the time.
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- Ken

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-31-2010
  • Publisher: onPoint Audio