NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Award winning actor Alan Alda tells the fascinating story of his quest to learn how to communicate better, and to teach others to do the same With his trademark humor and candor, he explores how to develop empathy as the key factor.Invaluable.Deborah Tannen, 1 New York Times bestselling author of Youre the Only One I Can Tell and You Just Dont Understand Alan Alda has been on a decades long journey to discover new ways to help people communicate and relate to one another effectively If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face is the warm, witty, and informative chronicle of how Alda found inspiration in everything from cutting edge science to classic acting methods His search began when he was host of PBSsScientific American Frontiers, where he interviewed thousands of scientists and developed a knack for helping them communicate complex ideas in ways a wide audience could understandand Alda wondered if those techniques held a clue to better communication for the rest of us In his wry and wise voice, Alda reflects on moments of miscommunication in his own life, when an absence of understanding resulted in problems both big and small He guides us through his discoveries, showing how communication can be improved through learning to relate to the other person listening with our eyes, looking for clues in anothers face, using the power of a compelling story, avoiding jargon, and reading another person so well that you become in sync with them, and know what they are thinking and feelingespecially when youre talking about the hard stuff Drawing on improvisation training, theater, and storytelling techniques from a life of acting, and with insights from recent scientific studies, Alda describes ways we can build empathy, nurture our innate mind reading abilities, and improve the way we relate and talk with others Exploring empathy boosting games and exercises,If I Understood You is a funny, thought provoking guide that can be used by all of us, in every aspect of our liveswith our friends, lovers, and families, with our doctors, in business settings, and beyond.Alda uses his trademark humor and a well honed ability to get to the point, to help us all learn how to leverage the better communicator inside each of us.ForbesAlda, with his laudable curiosity, has learned something you and I can use right now.Charlie Rose...
|Title||:||If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face?: My Adventures in the Art and Science of Relating and Communicating|
|Number of Pages||:||461 Pages|
|File Size||:||687 KB|
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