Now more than ever, people are engaging in “fake talk” rather than talking about what matters most.


Sometimes we just don’t know what to say or how to say it in a way that helps us get what we really want.

I know there are a lot of books out there that deal with the what and why of interpersonal communications. BOvercoming Fake Talkut this book is truly comprehensive and acts as a how-to guide for holding any difficult conversation.

Here’s some of what Marshall Goldsmith wrote in the foreword of Overcoming Fake Talk:

Nothing about authentic leadership is fake—and that includes all forms of talk and walk, so if you are now a leader—or if you aspire to be a leader, you need to learn how to have REAL conversations. John Stoker’s enlightening and entertaining book, Overcoming Fake Talk, will help you to gain and maintain influence with key stakeholders by holding real conversations that get results.
Marshall Goldsmith
New York Times bestselling author of MOJO and What Got You Here Won’t Get You There

Overcoming Fake Talk has many, many endorsements from a wide range of respected people. Here are some samples:

Overcoming Fake Talk is not only a terrific book title, it should be the mantra of anyone who’s determined to get consistently great results. John Stoker’s book is breakthrough because it so clearly identifies a common problem that few have really talked about and offers principles, practices and skills so necessary for honest, trust-building conversation. If you’re truly interested in respect, relationships, and results, this book is for you.
Stephen M.R. Covey
Bestselling author of The Speed of Trust and Smart Trust

Wow! I just finished reading Fake Talk. I have taught communication skills for over forty years. I wish Fake Talk had been available forty years ago. The book provides the most needed and helpful communication tools in a very effective manner. Stoker teaches true principles for getting Results, Respect, and great Relationships using REAL Conversation.
Brent Peterson
Co-author, Fake Work: Why People Are Working Harder Than Ever but Accomplishing Less, and How to Fix the Problem

I love the title of this book! How often do we get the sense that another person is not speaking their truth? How often do we wear our own political or social masks in the workplace? What a great book to help us stop both of these disingenuous conversations and turn around the opportunities in front of us. This conversation book is truly worth adding to your shelf… and maybe even replacing others. The author knows his material and takes a straight-forward, practical look at the subject. He reframes old notions and applies the principles to anyone, anywhere, in any position. Great questions, great suggestions…that is, if you want to change. Bravo! I will put his ideas to use in my own practice.
Beverly Kaye
Founder, Co-CEO: Career Systems International
Co-author: of Help Them Grow or Watch Them Go: Career Conversations Employees Want

Let’s face it: Whether you are a leader, manager, individual contribution, team member, volunteer, parent, or a partner, you need to be able to talk about what matters most. This is a skill you must have.

My friend John Stoker is a recognized expert in dialogue, conflict resolution and emotional intelligence. He has consulted with the largest corporations to individuals who seek to be more effective with people.

This book will benefit anyone who wants to create respect, build their relationships, and improve their results.

Because the publisher wants to make a big splash for the official launch, you’ll get a long list of valuable bonus gifts when you order the book today, May 17!

My gifts to you include a free CHANGE-friendly LEADERSHIP self-assessment with a 10-page summary of my best-selling book, CHANGE-friendly LEADERSHIP, a free subscription to my blog, and a chance to win an autographed copy of CHANGE-friendly LEADERSHIP.

In addition, when you buy Overcoming Fake Talk today, DialogueWORKS is offering the following gifts:

  • An article on how to increase “Productivity and Profitability”
  • “The Lost Chapter” that was omitted because of the length of the book
  • REAL Conversation self-assessment to measure your ability to hold REAL conversations
  • Two Conversational Recipes-an online solution for “Improving Employee Performance” and “Reducing Emotion”
  • A self-directed learning program for crafting a REAL conversation
  • A free day of on-location training by the author for any organization that buys 100 books or a two –hour webinar
  • Plus many other gifts offered by our partners who are participating in the book launch


This is a rare opportunity to learn a crucial life skill and get a number of gifts that are worth far more than the cost of the book. Click on this link to read more

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