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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (305 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Deborah Tannen Narrator: Deborah Tannen Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Are your words working for you?

You say something at a meeting and it is ignored; then when someone else says the same thing, everyone embraces it as a marvelous idea. You devote yourself to a project, but don't get credit for the results. You give what you think are clear instructions, but the job is not done, or done wrong. Sometimes it seems you are not being heard, not getting credit for your efforts, not getting ahead as fast as you should.

Now, Deborah Tannen brings to the workplace the same voice, eye, and insight that made That's Not What I Meant! and You Just Don't Understand bestselling classics. In Talking From 9 to 5, she explores the special world of work -- where we spend countless hours with people we may not understand or even like, and where the way we talk determines not only how we get the job done, but how we are evaluated for our efforts. Offering powerful new ways of understanding what happens in the workplace, from the simplest exchanges to the complex contemporary issues of the glass ceiling, Tannen explains a variety of conversational styles and reveals how each of us can develop the flexibility and understanding we need.

Since the publication of You Just Don't Understand, Tannen has been told over and over, "Your book saved my marriage." Talking From 9 to 5 will have the same dramatic impact on those who are struggling with co-workers, jobs, and companies, and will help entire companies as well as individual women and men thrive in a working world made up of increasingly diverse workforces and ever-more competitive markets.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Required reading...sharp and insightful...lively and straightforward...a novel and sometimes startling analysis of workplace dynamics.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “Tannen explains how women can bring authority to their conversational style without having to give up their individual voice.”  

    New York Daily News

  • “Her most intiguing work.

    Boston Globe

  • “For anyone who has ever sat through a meeting at the office, this book has the ring of truth.” 

    Christian Science Monitor

Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Rohit | 2/9/2014

    " This book would not tell you anything that you don't know, unless you never stepped out of your house for last 20 years. I think a book is a little too monotonous, factual and outdated for 21st century. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Becky | 12/23/2013

    " Some interesting insights of the difference between how men and women communicate in business situations. I listened to an audio book that Deborah Tannen also narrated - that was abridged - so it was a quick listen. I'm also going to read the full book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Elizabeth Johansen | 12/22/2013

    " Deborah Tannen really pulls back the curtain on different communications styles and how they may be perceived and misperceived. She also has great advice to help any individual get to where they want to go in the workplace. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Lori Grant | 12/8/2013

    " A should-read book on improving your business communication skills. "

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