In Say What You Mean, Oren Jay Sofer offers a unique and pragmatic approach to deepening and improving relationships by transforming our patterns of speaking and listening. With a step-by-step approach for lasting changes in our fundamental orientation to communication, Oren brings a clear, new voice to the world of interpersonal communication. Learn to:
Feel confident during conversation
Stay focused on what really matters in an interaction
Listen for the authentic concerns behind what others say
Reduce anxiety before and during difficult conversations
Find nourishment in day-to-day interactions
“I'm a therapist who works with families and am constantly thinking about and working on my own ability to communicate. No other book I've read has helped me with this as much as this book has.”
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“This book stands out above and beyond all the other communication books I have read. I highly recommend it to anyone.”
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Having a clear and positive intention can transform a dialogue. Learn more in this excerpt from “Say What You Mean.”
The success of our relationships, our work, and life in general rests heavily on communication, yet few of us ever receive explicit training in this area.
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These four principles build our primary relationship with students, strengthen healthy classroom culture, and support learning-readiness.
An exploration of the connection between gun violence, gender, and societal norms of masculinity.
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