How to Speak How to Listen

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Simon and Schuster, Apr 1, 1997 - Self-Help - 288 pages
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Practical information for learning how to speak and listen more effectively.

Drawing on decades of experience as educator and philosopher, Mortimer J. Adler gives the listener a short course in effective communication filled with the Adler wisdom and wit. Both instructive and practical, How to Speak, How to Listen will be invaluable to everyone: salespeople and executives involved in conferences and negotiations, politicians, lecturers, and teachers, as well as families seeking to improve communication among themselves.

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This is a well written book, for an educated mind only.
I got this book hoping to Learn skills to help me speak and listen to others. As it is a skill I have problems with. but after reading the
first chapter I found that the words in it where way beyond my education levels.
The one thing I found funny is even Adler states in his book that people that lack this skill have fallen to the grounds of poor schooling and lack of parental involved ment. yeah he writes his book where some on under educated can't get though one sentence, then have to reach once again for the dictionary to figure it out.
I personally did not like this book. if you already have the skill and the education to be able to read this book. it will be helpful but at this point I don't like it.
 

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The author provides many helpful tips on speaking and listening well, differentiating and explaining the different kinds of speaking and listening and what should be involved. He reminds the reader ... Read full review

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About the author (1997)

Dr. Mortimer J. Adler was Chairman of the Board of the Encyclopedia Britannica, Director of the Institute for Philosophical Research, Honorary Trustee of the Aspen Institute, and authored more than fifty books. He died in 2001.

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