Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Words People Love to Hear

My book began as a little guide of personal reminders. I wanted to say the right thing, or at least not say the wrong thing.

After all, I’m not well known for saying the right thing at the right time. In fact, I can usually be counted on for placing my foot in my mouth and producing more wrinkles than smiles. I wanted a handy dandy little guide to help me remember to say the right things.

I decided that my relationships with the people I loved were important, so important that I’d better try to do something about my tendency to speak in a less than satisfactory manner.

So I started to keep track of the things that when said went over well. After all, if you’re going to do some personal self-improvement, you’ve got to pay attention to the impact you are having on other people.

And if it works, you do more of it. If it doesn’t, stop doing it.

It’s just that simple. And of course, the little list of good things I could say grew and grew and grew. I listened to other people and tried out what I learned. If it works well, it’s in the book. Turns out there are lots of things you can say that help other people experience a little happiness.

Now, it's your turn--tell me what you think of my book. If you've seen it, read it, or own it--I'd love to know what you think about it! Comment away. . .

Paul Krupin, Author
Words People Love to Hear


Rose Cummings said...

What a precious little book. It should be required reading for every spouse, male and female… Nice gift for engagements, weddings, and anniversaries. It may even help the divorce rate go down.

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AutoGirl said...

A friend gave me a copy of "Words People Love to Hear" and I promptly put it on the kitchen table. I had hopes that my cynical teenage daughter would pick it up and be reminded that words matter. Much to my delight I watched her picking it up on a daily basis and scan the pages randomly. Sometimes she would snort, other times chuckle, but she made no comments about what she was reading.

It took a couple of weeks before she would read one out loud. Mostly she would be making fun of it, but this opened the door to conversation and gradually she would read one and admit she liked it. I knew it was a home run when I was doing the “Mom-thing” as she calls it, reminding her of what she forgot to do that day and how it made my day harder. She picked up the book, leafed through it and read “I can’t help it. It is just one of the forces of nature.” We both started laughing and we able to start anew!

Derelict said...

I'm interested in reading this book, but can't seem to find it anywhere. I've looked on amazon and googled it to no avail. Anyone know where I can find it?