If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face?

If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face?

My Adventures in the Art and Science of Relating and Communicating

Book - 2017
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The actor and founder of the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science traces his personal quest to understand how to relate and communicate better, from practicing empathy and using improv games to storytelling and developing better intuitive skills.
Publisher: New York, Random House,, [2017]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780812989144
0812989147
Characteristics: xviii, 213 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.

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Aug 07, 2017

A readable, funny and insightful book outlining how doctors, lecturers, managers can improve communication skills by strengthening empathy through improvisation exercises. Alda is a good writer and his intelligence as well as his modesty come through as he explains the scientific studies of empathy, how it is measured, enhanced and re-measured in lab settings. The book also describes people's feelings about how their personal and professional interactions became more effective after taking part in improvisation exercise sessions.

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