30 Days to Taming Your Tongue: What You Say (and Don't Say) Will Improve Your Relationships
By Deborah Smith Pegues
Review by Rebecca Johnson
We all probably wish we hadn't said some things in our conversations. You can't take some things back. Imagine if you always thought compassionately before you spoke. This is what this book teaches. The author herself is not a perfect person but she is willing to admit her mistakes and gently guide the reader to a fuller knowledge of how to speak to people and not get into verbal trouble.
You will be amazed at how you've been very human in doing many of these negative things. If you are an A-type personality or very extrovert you will really relate to the author's struggles. Even as an introvert I sometimes struggle with not saying things this book discusses.
Some of the things discussed involve lying, deceitfulness and gossip. Those are the really obvious problems we all have. There are some other things like doubting someone or discouraging someone that could really affect someone's life.
So I think this book is good for anyone to read if they want to be a more smooth communicator, paving the way to success. The advice will help you in the workplace, at home or out with friends. You will just become a more likeable person if you take the message of this book to heart. For out of the heart, the mouth speaks. This will even help you with online written communication and how the world needs advice about that!
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