Thursday, November 14, 2019

I Hear You by Michael S. Sorensen

I Hear You by Michael S. Sorensen was an unexpected read for me as I came across this unabridged audiobook purely by accident on Audible... It was one of their daily deals for members! 

I couldn't resist the subject matter for I Hear You by Michael S. Sorensen. Who wouldn't want to learn "the surprisingly simple skill behind extraordinary relationships"? 

Besides the listening time for I Hear You by Michael S. Sorensen is 2 hours, 45 minutes, which makes learning this simple skill much more appealing to me... The message is simply stated by the author and easy to understand. Now it's time to put the four steps I learned into action!!

The following is the publisher's summary for I Hear You by Michael S. Sorensen from Audible:
What if making one tweak to your day-to-day conversations could immediately improve every relationship in your life?
In this three-hour, conversational listen, you'll discover the whats, whys, and hows of one of the most valuable (yet surprisingly little-known) communication skills - validation.
Whether you're looking to improve your relationship with your spouse, navigate difficult conversations at work, or connect on a deeper level with friends and family, this book delivers simple, practical, proven techniques for improving any relationship in your life.
Mastery of this simple skill will enable you to:

Calm (and sometimes even eliminate) the concerns, fears, and uncertainties of others. 
Increase feelings of love, respect, and appreciation in your romantic relationships. 
Quickly resolve, or even prevent, arguments. 
Help others become open to your point of view. 
Give advice and feedback that sticks. 
Provide support and encouragement to others, even when you don't know how to "fix" the problem. 
And much more.

In short: this skill is powerful. Give the principles and practices in this book a chance and you'll be amazed at the difference they can make.
I am giving I Hear You by Michael S. Sorensen a rating of 5 stars out of 5 stars.

Until my next post, happy reading!!


  1. Communication is the cornerstone of relationships, it is striking how many people really struggle with the ability to communicate well..

    1. Yes, communication skills are essential. I am always looking to improve myself and my relationships with others.

  2. These sound like very practical and doable steps to improve our skills at communicating. Thank you for bringing this book to our attention.

  3. My husband says I am able to talk to almost anyone and make it go well. I learned that from my mother. But I am sure I could learn a few more pointers, especially for my relationship with him!

    1. Learning to be able to engage/converse with almost anyone and have it go well is really an art form... I'm pretty shy when I don't people very well so can be quiet at parties and public speaking makes me cringe!