This course was created by Madecraft. We are pleased to host this training in our library.
Skill Level Beginner
- All relationships, from international diplomacy to new hires to your oldest friend, live and die by the art of conversation. Great conversations are the seeds of change. They've spawned revolutions, toppled empires, catalyzed technology, and led to the birth of nations, ideas, and movements. The mere act of saying, "Here's an idea" can quite literally change the world. Whether your meaningful conversations take place in great halls and debate stages or kitchen tables and cubicles, you have the ability to command seismic conversations with almost anyone about almost anything. I'm Dr. Michael Shermer, and I've staked my career on having critical conversations with an array of people on a variety of topics. I'm a professor, an award-winning author, a magazine editor, a public speaker, and the host of the popular podcast "Science Salon." And for the past 40 years, I have conversed with many of the greatest minds of our time and had in-depth conversations with thousands of thought leaders in the arena of science, technology, philosophy, history, economics, politics, culture, on anything and everything. In this course, I'm going to teach you how to elevate your conversations and your thinking. I'll teach you how to master the power perspective, show you how to channel your inner Socrates, and give you a trove of questions to go deeper and faster. I'll offer insights on how to recognize negative emotions or spot fallacies and teach you how to steer any conversation toward honesty and productivity. The pursuit of knowledge and truth is an inalienable human right, and conversations are a great way to get there. And when you improve your ability to communicate, you improve the world around you. So if you're ready to take your conversations to the next level, let's get started.