Overcoming Fake Talk

Be it in a professional or personal setting, our ability to communicate either creates respect, builds relationships, and achieves results — or it does not. John R. Stoker, founder and president of DialogueWORKS, LLC, has more than 20 years of experience helping organizations and individual leaders learn how to use clear, direct communication that will convey the message without creating resistance or tension.

John used his experience to write Overcoming Fake Talk: How to Hold REAL Conversations that Create Respect, Build Relationships, and Get Results, helping those who read it master the nuances and skills for holding REAL conversations for results. There are a number of dynamics that influence conversational effectiveness such as conversation styles, emotion, assumptions, intent, and context. John covers these dynamics, and more, in his book and through his work with corporations, managers, and HR personnel all across North America.

In celebration of the book's 5-year anniversary, watch as John and Becky discuss principles and ideas found in Overcoming Fake Talk, and what it means to have a R.E.A.L. conversation. You will discover the true barriers to effective communication, see the real power behind asking questions, and learn the four-step process for holding any difficult conversation.

If you enjoyed this video, you may also enjoy our upcoming webinar with award-winning entrepreneur and author Bonnie Marcus, considering what the #MeToo movement means for workplace culture and politics. This movement was all over the news, internet, and social media. But what, if any, has its impact been in the workplace?

Join Bonnie and Becky Robinson on September 11th at 1 PM ET to explore the dynamic of office politics, how women can use the tools in the political toolkit to become politically savvy, and what companies can do to help support women in the workplace. Learn more and register here.

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