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Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Mostby Douglas Stone
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A New York Times bestselling author reveals how to find the right words for every situation
Whether you are making a budget request, interviewing for a job, ending a relationship, or talking to children about divorce, the crux of success in those and other crucial situations is planned, effective communication. And yet, it is the tool people most often fail to use. In Perfecting Your Pitch, expert consultant and negotiator Ronald M. Shapiro presents his system of scripting, outlined efficiently as the Three Ds: Draft, Devils Advocate, Deliver.
Using real-life examples, Shapiro walks readers step-by-step through the process of creating an effective message, preparing for counterarguments, and delivering the results with confidence and grace across a broad range of situations. He also provides an excellent menu of stories and model scripts for communication challenges affecting business, family, friends and consumers.
Reaching out to readers of Difficult Conversations and Getting to Yes, Perfecting Your Pitch introduces a simple but powerful system we can all use for great results.
From the Harvard Negotiation Project, the organization that brought readers "Getting to Yes, Difficult Conversations" provides a step-by-step approach to having those tough conversations with less stress and more success. This edition includes a new chapter.
The 10th-anniversary edition of the New York Times business bestseller-now updated with "Answers to Ten Questions People Ask"
We attempt or avoid difficult conversations every day-whether dealing with an underperforming employee, disagreeing with a spouse, or negotiating with a client. From the Harvard Negotiation Project, the organization that brought you Getting to Yes, Difficult Conversations provides a step-by-step approach to having those tough conversations with less stress and more success. you'll learn how to:
? Decipher the underlying structure of every difficult conversation
? Start a conversation without defensiveness
? Listen for the meaning of what is not said
? Stay balanced in the face of attacks and accusations
? Move from emotion to productive problem solving
About the Author
Douglas Stone, Bruce Patton and Sheila Heen are members of the Harvard Negotiation Project at Harvard Law School in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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