That's Not What I Meant!

Abridged Audiobook

Written By: Deborah Tannen

Narrated By: Deborah Tannen

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Date: May 2001

Duration: 2 hours 9 minutes

Summary:

You know the feeling: You thought you said exactly what you wanted to, but somehow a different message comes across. You end up feeling misunderstood...and the relationship that you're building -- at home, on the job, on a date, or in an interview -- slips a little further out of your control.

Talk is the key to any relationship and conversational style is the key to any conversation. In That's Not What I Meant!, Dr. Tannen helps you recognize your own conversational style and understand the styles of others.

Whether you are dealing with a person who's too quiet or someone who's a conversational bulldozer, learning to understand conversational style will help you deal with any situation. Through this understanding, you can prevent small differences from sparking big arguments, really hear what was said -- and what wasn't.

That's Not What I Meant! will give you the tools to save any conversation -- or relationship.

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  • Darlene

    Did not add much insight. I did not pick up any good pointers.

  • TJR

    What this book states is true. The way we converse with others is everything. The book was a little boring but the facts seemed real life.