Preface and Chapter 1 of the Online Book Club this Week!

June 2, 2014 | Diana Stancy

This week, the Online Book Club will be discussing the Preface and Chapter 1 of Deborah Tannen’s book, Talking from 9 to 5: Women and Men at Work, “Women and Men Talking on the Job.”

Social habits of men and women are inherently different and Tannen evaluates the impact of gender in social settings.  Although many factors such as geographic region, age, education, and occupation all contribute to an individual’s personal mode of communication, common themes appear when examining both genders.  For example, men typically include jokes and friendly banter as part of their speech, while women tend to be more concerned with the other person’s feelings during a conversation.  In academic and professional settings, men are more hesitant than women to ask questions in attempt to appear confident.  Furthermore, this confidence associated with men is difficult for women to attain without negative ramifications.  As a whole, Tannen examines these differences that occur as a result of speech patterns and states the significance of understanding these differences.

We hope you will join in our discussion this week!

Happy reading!

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