If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face?
My Adventures in the Art and Science of Relating and CommunicatingDownloadable Audiobook - 2017
--If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face? In his wry and wise voice, Alda reflects on moments of miscommunication in his own life, when an absence of understanding resulted in problems both big and small. He guides us through his discoveries, showing how communication can be improved through learning to relate to the other person: listening with our eyes, looking for clues in another's face, using the power of a compelling story, avoiding jargon, and reading another person so well that you become "in sync" with them, and know what they are thinking and feeling-especially when you're talking about the hard stuff. Drawing on improvisation training, theater, and storytelling techniques from a life of acting, and with insights from recent scientific studies, Alda describes ways we can build empathy, nurture our innate mind-reading abilities, and improve the way we relate and talk with others. Exploring empathy-boosting games and exercises, ---Lawrence M. Krauss, author of---Charlie Rose "Sit back and enjoy Alan Alda's scientific journey of communication."---Roger Rosenblatt, author of Thomas Murphy
Publisher: [New York] : Random House, 2017
Characteristics: audio file 1 online resource (1 sound file) : digital