SECTION: WHAT TO READ

Become a Master Conversationalist

by Anita Byoma (Nigeria)

For a moment, Picture yourself effortlessly connecting with others, building strong relationships, excelling in business dialogues, overcoming social anxiety, conquering difficult conversations,  and achieving your personal and professional goals. These can be achieved by ;Mastering the Art of Effective and Successful Conversations: Unlock the Secrets to Amazing Conversations.’ Be ready to enjoy the remarkable possibilities that await you in this book.

A few Years ago, when I started my career as a non-profit storyteller and case manager, I struggled with communicating my ideas effectively. As is familiar with most professionals, I downplayed the need to practice deep listening skills, reading nonverbal cues, and recognising the emotions of my listeners. This posed a significant challenge to my work.

To build better relationships and effectively carry out my job as an advocate of peace in the communities where I worked, I had to actively grow my communication skills & expand my knowledge on how to communicate effectively, especially how to handle effective conversations in both personal and professional settings.

In case you might be wondering,

What exactly is the secret of individuals who effortlessly hold the attention of a room?

Why do others struggle to have successful conversations with their colleagues at work?

What leads to violent conflicts, and how can they be handled?

What makes some people avoid social situations like the plague, which inevitably makes them lose opportunities and unable to accomplish their goals?

If you have asked these questions, I bet you are not alone.

Millions of people need help conversing effectively with their colleagues, friends, and family; This leads to constantly failed relationships and stunted career goals.

Martha C. Nussbaum, an American philosopher, and professor at the University of Chicago, once remarked, ‘Conversational skills are not just a means of communication; they are the bedrock of democratic societies. Through thoughtful dialogue, we can foster empathy, understanding, and cooperation, paving the way for a more inclusive and harmonious world.’

Let’s dive into the incredible benefits this book offers:

Benefit: Build Meaningful Connections

In today’s fast-paced world, forging meaningful connections has become increasingly challenging. This book will teach you powerful techniques to establish genuine relationships with people. Discover how to become an active listener, paying attention to verbal and non-verbal cues. By doing so, you can create a deep sense of empathy and understanding, fostering connections that go beyond surface-level conversations.

Just listen to what Felicia Moses, a Cybersecurity professional and Harvard Aspire leader alums, has to say about this book’s impact on her personal and professional life:

‘Anita Byoma has completely changed how I approach conversations. Her insights and techniques have helped me build authentic connections with others, leading to deeper personal and professional relationships. Mastering the art of effective conversations has been instrumental in my success.

‘As a professional, I found the strategies in this book invaluable. It has elevated my ability to engage in difficult conversations and negotiate confidently. It’s a must-read for anyone looking to excel in their career.’ – Seun  Adejumo., Data Analyst.

Source: iCN Issue 42  (Business Coaching); pages 10-12

About Anita Byoma

Anita is a passionate advocate of rhetoric and persuasion with a wealth of experience in advertising and marketing communications. As a student of Noble Manhattan, the world’s leading coach training company, and an alumnus of the esteemed McKinsey Forward program, she has honed her skills in coaching and empowered individuals to reach new heights.

With a diverse background spanning non-profit, fintech, media, advertising, and education, Anita has guided organisations and individuals in realising their vision and making a lasting impact. Her expertise in crafting compelling narratives and her dedication to helping businesses establish strong brands through the power of words set her apart.

Anita’s unwavering belief in the transformative power of effective communication fuels her commitment to excellence. Through her strategic guidance and captivating storytelling, she empowers others to unleash their true potential.