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Discover the powerful way to transform your relationships with friends, loved ones, and even coworkers, with proven strategies that you can put to work immediately on improving the way you communicate with anyone in any environment. 

From climbing the career ladder to making new friends, making the most of social situations, and even finding that special someone, communication is the powerful tool at your disposal to help you achieve the success you truly deserve. 

In The Science of Effective Communication, you'll learn how to develop and polish that tool so that no matter who you are, where you go, or what you do, you'll make an impact on everyone you meet for all the right reasons. 

Discover the Secrets Used by the World's Most Effective Communicators

We all know that one person who positively lights up any room they walk into, who seem to get on with everyone they meet, and who lead a blessed life as a result. Yet here's something you may not know: Those people aren't blessed with a skill that is off-limits to the rest of us. You too can learn the very same techniques used by everyone from Tony Robbins to Evan Carmichael to that one guy in your office who everyone loves, and put them to work in getting what you want - without bulldozing over everyone in your path. 

Bursting with actionable steps you can use IMMEDIATELY to transform the way you communicate, this compelling, highly effective book serves as your comprehensive guide to better communication.

©2018 Ian Tuhovsky (P)2018 Ian Tuhovsky

What listeners say about The Science of Effective Communication: Improve Your Social Skills and Small Talk, Develop Charisma and Learn How to Talk to Anyone

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Nice one...

God bless you for your Writing and it’s effective tool in improving communication in all areas of life..😍

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Simple and effective

Simple book with simple tips and suggestion which can create an impact in the way we communicate

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Good book

Loved the book. the author was clear in the ideas.
Easily adaptable changes and motivational.
thank you..

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A wonderful improvement journey

Very informative. Deep knowledge and strategies shared on how to improve different aspects of communication. A complete package which caters to polishing to each and every aspect of communication skills.

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Powerful

Clear and sound advice. Worth reading again and again. The author has tackled almost every situation related to speaking.

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must read book. its awesome!

the narrator was quiet good, i really suggest this book who seriously wants to learn the effective way of talking to others.

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Truly and genuinely impressed

I have listened to the narration by Randy Streu and I must say that the content as well as the rendering is perfect.I really think that after listening to the book I have started making good progress in my life by adapting some of the examples given

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  • Erryn Barratt
  • 13-03-18

Great book with concrete suggestions

Great book with concrete suggestions (an audio review)

I have a degree in English and a speech communications minor, so I wasn’t sure I had much to learn in the bastion of communications. I thought it was all pretty straightforward.

I’m happy to say, I learned a lot while listening to this audiobook. I took tons of notes, and so will pick and choose the sections I think were most valuable. Overall, though, this is well worth your time to listen to. Everyone can come out with something from this book.

The section on how to deal with people who are hard of hearing and deaf was wonderful. As an aware person, I always want to be inclusive. Now I have practical tips on how to converse with people with hearing issues. I especially liked the idea of a talking stick in a large group of people. It is a way of showing the person who is hard of hearing who is speaking, but it is also a visual reminder to others that speaking over each other is unhelpful. In fact, I think there are many times when a talking stick would be helpful in other interactions.

Preparing for a job interview may seem straightforward, but this book offers concrete advice on how to answer the five most common questions. If I had known some of these things, I am sure I would have been more successful in previous interviews.

The author makes suggestion on how to speak clearly, discussing intonation, enunciation, and breathing through your diaphragm. All of these are things I learned in my vocal class and are very helpful. He also discusses a ‘digital detox’, acknowledging that people say things online that they would never say to a person’s face. Being aware of our ability to hurt people with words is a good reminder that not all communication is clearly understood. He also makes suggestions on how to deal with rejection. He encourages the person who has been hurt to fight the urge to strike back.

The concept of empathy is addressed and I have experienced the power of being known as someone who is empathetic through my interactions with others. People feel comfortable opening up to me and it has made me better able to put myself into other peoples’ shoes. This book offers suggestions on how to approach someone who is hurting, to let them know you’re open to listening without pressure or judgement. Also, the author reminds us to fight the urge to solve their problems, instead let them know they are believed and valued for their honesty. In the days of the #MeToo movement, these skills are more valuable than ever. That being said, when someone is opening up and sharing painful issues, it is not the time for you to share your story. Find someone else if you are triggered, otherwise, the person trusting you may think you’re insensitive.

In discussing gossip, the author says to ask yourself questions such as “why am I feeling the need to pass this on, what are my motives, and do I even know if this information is true?” These are all questions I will consider the next time I’m going to pass along information.

Apologies, long-distance relationships, conflict, and how to give compliments are all addressed in detail. I could go on and on about all the great advice, but I truly urge you to listen for yourself. There is something in this book for everyone. I know I am going to hold onto my notes and review them at different times when I am having communication difficulties or when I am heading into a challenging situation. I’m so glad I listened to this book.

My only issue is that the author threw in that people who are good communicators are getting the “most attractive partners” and that this book will help you get “better romantic relationships”. That almost caused me to stop listening. As you can tell by the review, I’m glad I didn’t. Is the advice in this book helpful? Of course. Is this the best place to find advice on romantic relationships? Not really. Becoming more confident and improving your communication skills are important and should be the goals unto themselves. If you are a better communicator, you could possibly open yourself up to meeting many different people and that is another laudable goal. The “more attractive partners” line cheapens the power of the self-improvement suggestions.

I have to discuss Randy Streu. He was perfect for this book and he owned it. I had to keep reminding myself that he wasn’t the author because he was so beautifully authentic.

This is a great book with practical and useful suggestions that everyone can learn from.

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  • justmyopinion
  • 09-01-19

I sucked at small talk before this!

I always felt like a good communicator, although recently I felt like I faltered at small-talk and feared difficult meetings. This really helped to raise my level of confidence with practical advice and once again feel like I can talk to anyone. Thank you Ian. Great job with this one!

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  • Cortney
  • 29-06-18

Excellent!

Great suggestions! I feel more confident walking into a situation when I don’t know anyone. FORD! Thank you!

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  • Sheri Shea
  • 03-02-20

Good advice, but not for mature audiences

First, the guidance is good, but very basic. I had hoped for more advanced techniques.
Second, while the narrator had a strong and commanding voice, he didn’t allow any pause for sentence and paragraph breaks. Would have enjoyed it a bit more with some feeling instead of robotic reading.

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  • by D. From MD
  • 29-08-19

Career and Social Growth

This book is great if your goal is career and social growth. I enjoyed it.

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  • NaJa
  • 06-01-19

Wish I’d read it when I was younger

I struggled with small talk and being an introvert when I was younger and only recently started to feel comfortable. This book gives very practical advice in a variety of situations. Love the FORD model. I’m going to recommend it for my kids and nieces and nephews - all in their 20s.

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  • Albert Canedo
  • 18-09-18

Not That Helpful

A lot of the content is common sense and just tips. Some tips were helpful but the majority of the read was just filler.

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  • Jack Wendel
  • 17-09-18

A little basic...

This book is a bit more basic than I would have liked. It would be great for a young person or someone early in their career. But there are very few advanced communication techniques or ideas. Due to the subtitle, I was hoping for specific examples and techniques for improving my small talk, since it is sometimes do not care for. If this is what you are seeking then this is not the right book.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-05-18

Alot of eye opening information

This book has somthing for everybody and is definitly worth cheacking out. It will become increasingly important as electronic comunication diminishes our face to face comunication skills.

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  • Kimberly
  • 24-10-18

Nothing new here

Very basic simple common sense stuff. Nothing really new here. It could be helpful for someone with social anxiety or severe communication deficits.

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  • J. Daniels-Kennedy
  • 17-07-18

Exactly what i needed!

Great audio book to help with social skills, easy to understand and put into practise

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  • Adam S.
  • 13-04-21

Helpful

Good tips for conversation, especially regarding the FORD method. Will be useful in everyday life.


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  • Connor Andrews
  • 20-12-20

Great Resource

An elegantly composed and simple to fathom manual for improving correspondence, an indispensable part of living for any individual. Strongly suggested.

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  • Georgia Tyler
  • 20-12-20

Very good description

This set is densely packed with useful information. Good advice to up your communication skills. Keep this one handy, you'll be back time and again.

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  • Harvey Shor
  • 20-12-20

Best one

Good collection of research facts and exercises for a person interested in behavioral psychology and self-improvement, written in an easy-to-listen style.

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  • Amelia Knight
  • 18-12-20

Best Book

The author did a good job and spent quite an effort on his subject. He is well informed and has thoroughly researched his topic. It's an enjoyable subject and well worth the listen.

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  • Daisy Barber
  • 18-12-20

This is an awesome audiobook

Communication and relationships-both difficult techniques to master. Ian Tuhovsky provides both practical and relevant information plus excercises to practice your new-found techniques. I'll be re-listening to this several times as I put things into use.

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  • Matilda Sims
  • 17-12-20

Helpful and Extremely Clear!

There is a great deal of data contained in the books. I discover the data in the book is perfect for my necessities and I can leap to points that I need to at whenever. Much obliged Ian for your extraordinary distribution!

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  • Leo Richards
  • 17-12-20

So happy that I got this book

Great books. I’ve learned a lot from these books. It was very helpful for all. Very informative. Thank you!

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  • Lilly James
  • 17-12-20

A must listen!

The creator covers parcel of various relational abilities ...gives great tips on the most proficient method to utilize the aptitudes for positive experience while collaborating with someone else. Elegantly composed books.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-03-20

Where's the science?

Pretty disappointed and left feeling misled. almost entirely anecdotal and conjecture. Extremely limited mentions of any real science

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  • Anonymous User
  • 27-09-20

Not scientific at all, lots of cliche points nothing new

Honestly lots of rules to follow up with and just basic information maybe useful for someone who has very very basic knowledge about communication skills..

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-03-20

essential

a thorough explanation on how to have a decent conversation, a must for young adults.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 20-09-18

Already a winner

I implemented a couple of these stratergies last night (before finishing the book today). It was the most productive talk I've had with my partner in a long time.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 24-03-20

Quite basic

Basic information. Would be useful if you were really struggling on how to interact socially. not so much if you can hd basic conversations, most of the book is just common sense such as look into other persons eyes when they are speaking.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-03-20

Good content, poor delivery

Ian, Its not a race, slow down, you talk waaaay too fast! It's hard to listen to what your saying. I had to stop listening 4 times to try and take in what your were trying to convey.

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  • Celeste
  • 16-08-18

Helped with my social anxiety

Good practical tips that helped me feel less anxious in conversations. Thank you, I enjoyed it. It was well read, too.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-06-21

Good overview of communication

Generally very helpful and some good, easy action tips. Perhaps not so much the ‘science’ but actually more delving into why conversation and communication is important and actionable ways to resolve it.

Some ideas a tiny bit dated (if nit picking - I.e the good/bad/good sandwich), and not many ‘innovative’ ideas (it’s no Netflix rules of no rules) but good solid advice that work well for individuals in many different scenarios.

Thank you!!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-05-21

Trash from beginning to end.

I struggled to listen to this book. The author has basically taken ideas from other books, repackaged them, and redelivered the messages - often in a condescending manner. His advice to people who have social anxiety is to get over yourself because your not the centre of attention. The author suggests to lie to increase the influence you have on others. The author also suggests to just read headlines on social media for your news sources (for conversational points) - a horrible suggestion given the qty of fake news. And many more advise which is just rubbish personal opinions the author has. He presents very little evidence in any of his suggestions; rather he just tells personal anecdotes (which are likely BS).

Don't waste your time.

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  • Divan
  • 03-05-21

Practical communication advice

This book is full of practical advice to become a better conversationalist. I like how it provided the information in a straightforward way. It felt like I was being reminded of all the common sense I had forgotten or ignored. Parts that really stood out to me was types of listening, overcoming outsider syndrome and how to keep a conversation going.