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

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

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Award-winning actor Alan Alda tells the fascinating story of his quest to learn how to communicate better, and to teach others to do the same.

Author: Alan Alda

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9780812989168

Category: Self-Help

Page: 240

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Award-winning actor Alan Alda tells the fascinating story of his quest to learn how to communicate better, and to teach others to do the same. With his trademark humor and candor, he explores how to develop empathy as the key factor. “Invaluable.”—Deborah Tannen, #1 New York Times bestselling author of You’re the Only One I Can Tell and You Just Don’t Understand Alan Alda has been on a decades-long journey to discover new ways to help people communicate and relate to one another more effectively. If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face? is the warm, witty, and informative chronicle of how Alda found inspiration in everything from cutting-edge science to classic acting methods. His search began when he was host of PBS’s Scientific American Frontiers, where he interviewed thousands of scientists and developed a knack for helping them communicate complex ideas in ways a wide audience could understand—and Alda wondered if those techniques held a clue to better communication for the rest of us. 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, If I Understood You is a funny, thought-provoking guide that can be used by all of us, in every aspect of our lives—with our friends, lovers, and families, with our doctors, in business settings, and beyond. “Alda uses his trademark humor and a well-honed ability to get to the point, to help us all learn how to leverage the better communicator inside each of us.”—Forbes “Alda, with his laudable curiosity, has learned something you and I can use right now.”—Charlie Rose
Categories: Self-Help

Die Perlenohrringe meines Vaters

Die Perlenohrringe meines Vaters

Faludi sucht die Lösung dieses Rätsels in den Nischen ihrer Vorort-Kindheit und in den vielen Verkörperungen ihres Vaters: Jude im Budapest des Zweiten Weltkriegs, Abenteurer im Amazonasgebiet, All-American Dad und heute eine Frau, die ...

Author: Susan Faludi

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 9783423434188

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

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Das neue, große Buch der Pulitzer-Preisträgerin Die Nachricht trifft sie aus heiterem Himmel. Ihr Vater, mit dem sie kaum noch Kontakt hatte und der inzwischen wieder in seinem Heimatland Ungarn lebt, hatte eine Geschlechtsumwandlung vornehmen lassen. Welche Verbindung gibt es zwischen diesem neuen Elternteil, der sich nun "vollständig als Frau" identifiziert, und dem wortkargen, explosiven und teilweise gewalttätigen Vater, den sie kannte? Faludi sucht die Lösung dieses Rätsels in den Nischen ihrer Vorort-Kindheit und in den vielen Verkörperungen ihres Vaters: Jude im Budapest des Zweiten Weltkriegs, Abenteurer im Amazonasgebiet, All-American Dad und heute eine Frau, die ihr Judentum wiederentdeckt hat. Faludis Versuch, diese Metamorphose zu verstehen, lässt sie Grenzen überwinden – historische, politische, religiöse, sexuelle –, um sie schließlich zu der Frage unserer Zeit zu bringen: Ist Identität etwas, das wir wählen, oder ist Identität etwas, dem wir nicht entkommen können?
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Evolutionary Communication

Evolutionary Communication

New York: Garland Science. Alcock, J.E. (2018). Belief. Amherst, NY: Prometheus. Alda, A. (2018). If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face? My Adventures in the Art and Science of Relating and Communicating.

Author: James Lull

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429853036

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 342

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Evolutionary Communication presents the first comprehensive evolutionary approach to the study of human communication. Presuming no specialized knowledge of evolutionary theory, this reader-friendly textbook explains why and how communication became the determining factor in human development. Drawing from the latest scientific research, Evolutionary Communication represents a truly groundbreaking contribution to Communication Studies as a field of study. Opening up an inspiring new approach for teaching communication, the book can be used as a core volume or supplemental text for courses ranging from Introduction to Communication and Communication Theory to special topics and graduate seminars.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Health Humanities in Postgraduate Medical Education

Health Humanities in Postgraduate Medical Education

If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face? My Adventures in the Art and Science of Relating and Communicating. New York: Random House, 2017. Detailed description of work using improvisation to assist scientists in ...

Author: Allan D. Peterkin

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190849924

Category: Medical

Page: 224

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Most medical schools in the US, Canada and UK now incorporate some form of arts and humanities-based teaching into their curricula. What happens in residency is another story. Most postgraduate programs do not continue the thread of such teaching although many residents would like to deepen their understanding of the medical humanities before they move into practice. The humanities emphasize "the human side of medicine," and can provide a counterpoint to the reductionism of evidence-based medicine and technological hubris for young doctors as they apply new knowledge and skills in ambiguous, real-life encounters with patients who are living with complicated health problems. Humanities-based education can help both sides of the relationship: programs are shown to reduce burnout and mental health issues in young physicians, and can also help learning practitioners grapple with the most difficult aspects of their craft: how does one persuade patients on a course of treatment, while respecting informed consent? How does one work with families? How does one listen to and treat patients exhibiting self-harm tendencies? Available research may demonstrate the efficacy of such exposures, but provide little practical advice or resources for setting up programs across specialty and sub-specialty disciplines. Health Humanities in Post-Graduate Medical Education will fill this gap in knowledge translation for the thousands of residency programs worldwide, allowing educators, supervisors, and residents themselves to create robust and educationally sound workshops, seminars, study groups, lecture series, research and arts-based projects, publications and events.
Categories: Medical

Nonverbal Communication in Close Relationships

Nonverbal Communication in Close Relationships

If I understood you, would I have this look on my face? My adventures in the art and science of relating and communicating. Random House. Aldeis, D., & Afifi, T. D. (2015). Putative secrets and conflict in romantic relationships over ...

Author: Robert J. Sternberg

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030944926

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Improv for Democracy

Improv for Democracy

Creating Beyond the Theater (London: Methuen, 2018), and Alan Alda, If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face? My Adventures in the Art and Science of Relating and Communicating (New York: Random House, 2018). 27.

Author: Don Waisanen

Publisher: State University of New York Press

ISBN: 9781438481173

Category: Political Science

Page: 294

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Explores how improv-based teaching and training methods can bridge differences and promote the communication, leadership, and civil skills our world urgently needs. While much has been written about what democracies should look like, much less has been said about how to actually train citizens in democratic perspectives and skills. Amid the social and political crises of our time, many programs seeking to bridge differences between citizens draw from the surprising field of improvisational theater. Improv trains people to engage with one another in ways that promote empathy and understanding. Don Waisanen demonstrates how improv-based teaching and training methods can forward the communication, leadership, and civic skills our world urgently needs. Waisanen includes specific exercises and thought experiments that can be used by educators; advocates for civic engagement and civil discourse; practitioners and scholars in communication, leadership, and conflict management; training and development specialists; administrators looking to build new curricula or programming; and professionals seeking to embed productive, sustainable, and socially responsible forms of interaction in and across organizations. Ultimately this book offers a new approach for helping people become more creative, heighten awareness, think faster, build confidence, operate flexibly, improve expression and governance skills, and above all, think and act more democratically. Don Waisanen is Professor of Communication at the Marxe School of Public and International Affairs at Baruch College, City University of New York. He is the author of Political Conversion: Personal Transformation as Strategic Public Communication.
Categories: Political Science

Climate Change and Storytelling

Climate Change and Storytelling

Narratives and Cultural Meaning in Environmental Communication Annika Arnold. be uncovered. ... If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face? My Adventures in the Art and Science of Relating and Communicating.

Author: Annika Arnold

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319693835

Category: Social Science

Page: 136

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Climate change is as much a cultural phenomenon as it is a natural one. This book is about those cultural patterns that surround our perception of the environmental crisis and which are embodied in the narratives told by climate change advocates. It investigates the themes and motifs in those narratives through the use of narrative theory and cultural sociology. Developing a framework for cultural narrative analysis, Climate Change and Storytelling draws on qualitative interviews with stakeholders, activists and politicians in the USA and Germany to identify motifs and the relationships between heroes, villains and victims, as told by the messengers of the narrative. This book will provide academics and practitioners with insights into the structure of climate change communication among climate advocates and the cultural fabric that informs it.
Categories: Social Science

Sharing Your Education Expertise with the World

Sharing Your Education Expertise with the World

Story In the book If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face?: My Adventures in the Art and Science of Relating and Communicating, Alan Alda (2017) of the Center for Communicating Science tells an alarming-yet-funny tale of ...

Author: Jenny Grant Rankin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351120968

Category: Education

Page: 304

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This highly practical guide helps education experts of all levels share their knowledge, work, and research beyond their own field and colleagues. By pursuing the recommendations in this book, educators and researchers can increase the exposure of their ideas and impact more students’ lives (this also enhances readers’ CVs and careers). Chapters cover the most effective and efficient ways to share readers’ expertise with the world, such as: Branding (crafting your pitch and leveraging social media) Writing (landing book deals and succeeding in key writing opportunities) Speaking (giving TED Talks, delivering conference keynote presentations, appearing on NPR, landing interviews, and contributing to public dialogue) Participating and serving (making connections, influencing policy, and joining panels or advisory boards) Honors (winning awards and recognition to expand your platform) Rich in tips, strategies, and guidelines, this book also includes downloadable eResources that provide links, leads, and templates to help secure radio broadcasts, podcasts, conferences, and other publication opportunities.
Categories: Education

Gomo Learning Playbook

Gomo Learning Playbook

If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face?: My Adventures in the Art and Science of Relating and Communicating by Alan Alda. Random House Publishing Group (Kindle Location 280). Kindle Edition. 2 Google searches conducted ...

Author: Mike P. O'Brien

Publisher: SmarterMedium

ISBN: 9798621737665

Category: Computers

Page: 166

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A Practical Guide to Learning Experience Creation with Gomo Learning Authoring. Onboard new users to creating learning using Gomo Learning Authoring What is gomo learning? Gomo Learning is an online agile learning authoring system that offers a complete learning experience development platform. This agile approach to learning and training using Gomo Learning is shaped by interactions and collaboration with participants during the learning process. Developing new learning pathways, Gomo Learning tightens iterations between stakeholders and developers for faster development timelines and more fluid, dynamic results for learners and organizations. Why this Playbook? SmarterMedium works with customers and partners, pushing the development of innovative learning experiences to find new ways to engage employees. Our collaborations and discoveries using the Gomo Learning Authoring tools have spawned novel ideas and new ways of working with customers. What we have learned along the way powers the approach, lessons, and expertise within this playbook. Who is the Playbook for? This playbook is geared to organizations moving and embracing technologies like Gomo Learning and transforming traditional learning processes to create new learning experiences. For any organization onboarding to Gomo Learning, this playbook presents the tools and practical how-tos to develop and author content, providing a walkthrough of the concepts and benefits of new learning approaches, supported by step-by-step content, features, and functionality. New Masterclass Content for 2020: Inclusive Learning Continuous Scroll Content Post Course Surveys Crafting Learning Stories Create an Always-on Learning Experience In addition, we’ve expanded our coverage of learning to include a new section on translation and localization of learning experiences.
Categories: Computers

The Scientist s Guide to Writing 2nd Edition

The Scientist   s Guide to Writing  2nd Edition

How to Write More Easily and Effectively Throughout Your Scientific Career Stephen B. Heard ... Alda A (2018) If I understood you, would I have this look on my face? My adventures in the art and science of relating and communicating.

Author: Stephen B. Heard

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691219189

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 368

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"This is a new edition of The Scientists Guide to Writing, published in 2016. As a reminder the book provided practical advice on writing, covering topics including how to generate and maintain writing momentum, tips on structuring a scientific paper, revising a first draft, handling citations, responding to peer reviews, and managing coauthorships, among other topics. For the 2nd edtition, Heard has made several changes, specifically: - expanding the chapter on writing in english for non-native speakers - adding two chapters: one on efficient and effective reading and one on selecting the right journal and how to use preprint sites. - doubled the number of exercises - various other additons to existing chapters, including information on reporting statistical results, handling disagreement among peer reviewers, and managing co-authorships"--
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines