You can go after the job you want...and get it! You can take the job you have...and improve it! You can take any situation you're in...and make it work for you!
"This is well worth listening too! Main points are."
The Like Switch is packed with all the tools you need for turning strangers into friends, whether you are on a sales call, a first date, or a job interview. As a Special Agent for the FBI's National Security Division's Behavioral Analysis Program, Dr. Jack Schafer developed dynamic and breakthrough strategies for profiling terrorists and detecting deception. Now, Dr. Schafer has evolved his proven-on-the-battlefield tactics for the day-to-day, but no less critical battle of getting people to like you.
"So far the best audiobook I've heard!!"
What is that magic quality that makes some people instantly loved and respected? Everyone wants to be their friend (or, if single, their lover!) In business, they rise swiftly to the top of the corporate ladder. What is their "Midas touch?"
"Great despite some bad reviews"
Perhaps once a decade, a book comes along that transforms people's lives in a very real, measurable way. This is one of them. Crucial Conversations exploded onto the scene 10 years ago and revolutionized the way people communicate when stakes are high, opinions vary, and emotions run strong. Since then, millions of people have learned how to hold effective crucial conversations and have dramatically improved their lives and careers thanks to the methods outlined in this book. Now, the authors have revised their best-selling classic to provide even more ways to help you take the lead in any tough conversation.
"There is something useful here"
Internationally acclaimed experts on communication between parents and children, Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish “are doing for parenting today what Dr. Spock did for our generation” (Parent Magazine). Now, this best-selling classic includes fresh insights and suggestions as well as the author’s time-tested methods to solve common problems and build foundations for lasting relationships.
"Best. Parenting. Book. Ever."
Getting to Yes is a straightorward, universally applicable method for negotiating personal and professional disputes without getting taken - and without getting angry. It offers a concise, step-by-step, proven strategy for coming to mutually acceptable agreements in every sort of conflict - whether it involves parents and children, neighbors, bosses and employees, customers or corporations, tenants or diplomats.
"Maybe I Could Go to Four and One-Half Stars"
Since taking over TED in the early 2000s, Chris Anderson has shown how carefully crafted short talks can be the key to unlocking empathy, stirring excitement, spreading knowledge, and promoting a shared dream. Done right, a talk can electrify a room and transform an audience's worldview. Done right, a talk is more powerful than anything in written form.
"One of the VERY Best!"
Building a Better Vocabulary offers an intriguing look at the nuts and bolts of English, teaches you the etymology and morphology - or the history and structure - of words, and delves into the cognitive science behind committing new words to long-term memory. By the end of the 36 enjoyable lectures, you will have a practical framework for continuing to build your vocabulary by discovering new words and fully mastering the nuances of familiar ones.
"Simply amazing. Also, bad reviews can be explained."
Celebrating the 75 anniversary of the original landmark bestseller How to Win Friends and Influence People, comes an up-to-the-minute adaptation of Carnegie’s timeless prescriptions for the digital age. Dale Carnegie’s principles have endured for nearly a century. Since its original publication in 1936, his timeless classic How to Win Friends and Influence People has gone on to sell 15 million copies. Now, introducing new listeners to Carnegie’s words of wisdom, comes How to Win Friends and Influence People in the Digital Age, a new guide for a new era.
"Stick with the Original"
What does it mean when a fictional hero takes a journey? Shares a meal? Gets drenched in a sudden rain shower? Often, there is much more going on in a novel or poem than is readily visible on the surface - a symbol, maybe, that remains elusive, or an unexpected twist on a character - and there's that sneaking suspicion that the deeper meaning of a literary text keeps escaping you. In this practical and amusing guide to literature, Thomas C. Foster shows how easy and gratifying it is to unlock those hidden truths.
What if charisma could be taught? For the first time, science and technology have taken charisma apart, figured it out and turned it into an applied science: In controlled laboratory experiments, researchers could raise or lower people's level of charisma as if they were turning a dial. What you'll find here is practical magic: unique knowledge, drawn from a variety of sciences, revealing what charisma really is and how it works. You'll get both the insights and the techniques you need to apply this knowledge. The world will become your lab, and every person you meet, a chance to experiment.
"An excellent treatment of a fascinating topic."
Every day there are moments when you must persuade, inform, and motivate others effectively. Each of those moments requires you, in some way, to play a role, to heighten the impact of your words, and to manage your emotions and nerves. Every interaction is a performance, whether you're speaking up in a meeting, pitching a client, or walking into a job interview.
"Presentation tips for beginners"
Ex-navy commander Mark Divine reveals exercises, meditations and focusing techniques to train your mind for mental toughness, emotional resilience, and uncanny intuition. Blending the tactics he learned from America's elite forces with lessons from the Spartans, samurai, Apache scouts, and other great warrior traditions, Divine has distilled the fundamentals of success into eight powerful principles that will transform you into the leader you always knew you could be. Learn to think like a SEAL, and take charge of your destiny at work, home and in life.
"An absolute must read"
In Never Eat Alone, Ferrazzi lays out the specific steps - and inner mindset - he uses to reach out to connect with the thousands of colleagues, friends, and associates on his contacts list, people he has helped and who have helped him. And in the time since Never Eat Alone was published in 2005, the rise of social media and new, collaborative management styles have only made Ferrazzi’s advice more essential for anyone hoping to get ahead in business.
"You might think you know what networking is..."
Listen to this book and send your nonverbal intelligence soaring. Joe Navarro, a former FBI counterintelligence officer and a recognized expert on nonverbal behavior, explains how to "speed-read" people: decode sentiments and behaviors, avoid hidden pitfalls, and look for deceptive behaviors. You'll also learn how your body language can influence what your boss, family, friends, and strangers think of you.
"Barely Made It Through This One"
33 Strategies of War is a comprehensive guide to the subtle social game of everyday life, informed by the most ingenious and effective military principles in war. It's the I-Ching of conflict, the contemporary companion to Sun Tzu's The Art of War, and is abundantly illustrated with examples from history, including the folly and genius of everyone from Napoleon to Margaret Thatcher, Hannibal to Ulysses S. Grant, movie moguls to samurai swordsmen.
Tap into the power of effective writing by developing the fundamental critical and analytical skills that transform your writing from "good" to "great." Regardless of your subject, goal, or occasion, these skills will help you organize your thoughts into a coherent piece, make a persuasive argument rooted in facts, and make responsible use of research materials.
"Really helpful overview."
In 24 lectures brimming with practical tips, tools, and techniques everyone can use to better manage conflict in his or her professional and personal lives, gain the essential skills of conflict management. As presented by Professor Dues, these lectures will show you how to effectively deal with conflicts of all kinds, using the "win-win" model that has dominated the field for the past six decades.
Do you want to become more charming and likable - instantly? Or just make sure you can defend yourself verbally, and not be a doormat? Do you lose arguments, find yourself speechless, or get taken advantage of by others? Or do you just want to build meaningful connections and friendships quickly? Sounds like you need to learn as many conversation tactics as possible! In this book you'll learn 18 powerful techniques that can be used for everything under the sun.
"Narrator is irritating"
How to Read a Book, first published in 1940, is the best and most successful guide to reading comprehension for the general reader. Now it has been completely rewritten and updated.
In Brian Cagneey's The 7 Laws of Communication: The Secrets of Being Comfortable, Confident and Unforgettable with Anyone! you'll learn the essential people skills of social interaction. Part of Brian's inspirational 7 Laws series on success and personal development, this book will help you improve your public speaking skills, interact better with old friends and new acquaintances, influence others, and present yourself well in social settings.
Conversation Tactics, Book 3 focuses on the subtle and nuanced tactics that will allow you to command any social situation. I'll shine a light onto the secrets of those that can own a room, always have a witty reply, and are never caught without just the right thing to say. I want this book to arm you with definitive tactics, maneuvers, and replies to whatever comes your way in a conversation.
This book is full of tips, techniques, and stories that will give you an inside look at what it means to have Asperger's. You will come away inspired and with a new understanding of how to communicate more effectively with those you love! Understanding Asperger's is the key to a happier and healthier relationship between you and your loved one. If you're concerned about someone you care about, or possibly even yourself, you owe it yourself to listen to this book!
In Frientimacy, award-winning speaker Shasta Nelson shows how anyone can form stronger, more meaningful friendships, marked by a level of trust she calls "frientimacy". Shasta explores the most common complaints and conflicts facing female friendships today, and lays out strategies for overcoming these pitfalls to create deeper, supportive relationships that last for the long-term.
The most well-known Buddhist teachers on the planet all have something in common: they are excellent communicators. This is not by accident, as the Buddha taught what are called the four elements of right speech over 2,600 years ago. In this one-of-a-kind book, certified meditation and mindfulness instructor Cynthia Kane has taken the four elements of right speech and developed them into a modern practice based on mindful listening, mindful speech, and mindful silence.
Many people wonder why the messages they try to get across never seem to get through, or why they can't seem to interpret those around them. A lot of problems with being understood and understanding others can be traced back to not knowing enough about body language. Although we typically assume that humans communicate mostly using speech, body language is the most important factor in communication.
Have you ever asked yourself why some people seem to attract others without any apparent effort and everyone just seems to be dragged to them? Would you like to become a people's magnet and be able to create deep long lasting connections instead of the just surface interactions? Then, congratulations, you have arrived in the right place! We live in a world where having social skills are just as necessary as any other aspect of your life. This is because it determines how you relate to people and the kind of relationships you build.
Social anxiety is a highly debilitating condition, leaving sufferers as complete nervous wrecks, no matter what the situation. There are always going to be people who tell you to "pull yourself together", without realizing exactly what it is you are going through, even though they themselves may feel of touch of anxiety when they are nervous or fearful about something. The fact is, social anxiety is a big issue, leading to far bigger symptoms that negatively affect your life.
Have your emotions been controlling you lately? Do you feel like there is nothing you can do? Do you feel hopeless? Have you ever wanted to be better? Do you struggle with communication? Are you always hiding your feelings and unsure of how to express them? Have you ever wondered what emotional intelligence is? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this book is for you. This book will give you experiences and examples to suit your needs.
Filled with the wit and observational prowess that shaped Stanley Fish's acclaimed best seller, How to Write a Sentence, Winning Arguments guides listeners through the "greatest hits" of rhetoric. In this clever and engaging guide, Fish offers insight and outlines the crucial keys you need to win any debate, anywhere, anytime - drawn from landmark legal cases, politics, his own career, and even popular film and television.
"Not what I was expecting..."
Do you think public speaking is terrifying? Public speaking can be a really scary experience. There is so much information on public speaking in the world, it's difficult to know where to start. This simple-to-follow book will equip you with everything you need to know and spare you from the clutter. Easily digestible and extremely actionable, this book will take you to a level of confidence that you didn't know was possible. With the help of this book you will be able to reach great heights when it comes to speaking in public, and all your fears will be vanquished completely.
Personal presence is difficult to define but easy to recognize. People with presence carry themselves in a way that turns heads. When they talk, people listen. When they ask, people answer. When they lead, people follow. Personal presence can help you get a date, a mate, a job, or a sale. It can help you lead a meeting, a movement, or an organization. Presence is not something you're born with - anyone can learn these skills, habits, and traits.
Do you want better results in your life? Are you looking to not only communicate better and with more confidence, but also be able to read what people really think and feel about you? If so, this comprehensive guide is your treasure chest of wisdom for developing better relationships, commanding more attention, and flourishing loyalty in friendships, family, and followers. This book is a step-by-step guide to help you analyze people instantly and be an amazing person to them.
Unfortunately, most people don't know why they hate public speaking; a lot of people don't know why they feel fearful and negative about it. If you don't have a clue, I will state your possible fears. I bet you have heard of the famous saying "conquer your fears". If only it were easy to achieve, but it's okay. You have to do something about it, and listening to this book is a good start. It tells me you are ready to learn and become a new version of yourself.
Learn helpful strategies and NLP techniques that will eventually change your thoughts so that you can change your behaviors. These steps are easy to follow and understand. They are practical ways to practice mind control to increase your productivity, improve your relationships with other people, and basically live a more productive and happier life. Many people feel stuck in patterns that keep them from realizing their goals, or they cannot change habits they know hold them back.
In Gabriella's third book (based on one of her popular presentations of the same name), we are shown hilarious scenarios of communication gone awry. But more importantly, we are given a glimpse of what it means to watch our delivery and how to become the kind of communicator others will want to be around.
Do you make excuses? Then start listening and help yourself by getting it done! Stop procrastinating and start living! These 50 excuses will be an eye-opener, as you may recognize some of them yourself (even I did). As human beings, we all make excuses, which is a softer form of lying, to ourselves and others. But facing the truth and doing something about it, help you progress faster and become more successful.
Why is a public speaker like an eager suitor? In this adroit guide to wooing your audience, James Wagstaffe explains how to get your message across by using techniques drawn from more personal encounters. Romancing the Room identifies the most important elements of public speaking: making a great first impression, presenting thoughts and ideas with charm and clarity, and getting people to agree with and commit to your proposals. Wagstaffe, a highly successful trial attorney and public speaking expert, reveals the ingenious tricks of the trade.
This audiobook is designed to help listeners understand how they and other people think, feel and behave. The author, an experienced coach based at Warwick University, shares a range of models based on key concepts from the psychological literature, such as the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Transactional Analysis, and Emotional Intelligence. Topics include understanding your personality type, how to handle conflict and influence others, and managing your time effectively.
What is it about those folks who simply have it all - looks, money, power, but most importantly...the ability to influence, persuade, and lead other people. What is this factor that draws others in and gets them to follow these natural leaders with undying loyalty and enthusiasm to the very end...because nobody can achieve success alone. It certainly does seem like an otherworldly magical quality, doesn't it?
In his defining work on emotional intelligence, best-selling author Daniel Goleman found that it is twice as important as other competencies in determining outstanding leadership. If you listen to nothing else on emotional intelligence, listen to these 10 articles by experts in the field. We've combed through hundreds of articles in the Harvard Business Review archive and selected the most important ones to help you boost your emotional skills - and your professional success.
"Mostly non-actionable unenlightening anecdotes"
Don't let problem people get to you! Whether it’s a manager who keeps moving the goal posts, an uncooperative colleague, negative friend, or critical family member, some people are just plain hard to get along with. Often, your immediate response is to shrink or sulk, become defensive or attack. But there are smarter moves to make when dealing with difficult people. This book explains how to cope with a range of situations with difficult people and to focus on what you can change.
"Excellent help book"
Storytelling has come of age in the business world. Today, many of the most successful companies use storytelling as a leadership tool. The reason for this is simple: Stories have the ability to engage an audience the way logic and bullet points alone never could. Whether you are trying to communicate a vision, sell an idea, or inspire commitment, storytelling is a powerful business tool that can mean the difference between mediocre results and phenomenal success.
"Proctor and Gamble Saves the World!"
Good communiation is essential to any healthy relationship, whether it's between spouses, family members, friends, or co-workers. In this book Susan Chapman, a marriage and family therapist and a longtime meditation teacher, explains how mindfulness can be brought to bear in the way we speak and listen to each other so that we can strengthen our connections and better accomplish our goals.
"Delivers on message, in a Clear and Meaningful Way"
Have you ever felt you're not getting through to the person you're talking to or not coming across the way you intend? You're not alone. That's the bad news. But there is something we can do about it. Heidi Grant Halvorson, social psychologist and best-selling author, explains why we're often misunderstood and how we can fix that. Most of us assume that other people see us as we see ourselves and that they see us as we truly are. But neither is true.
"this book was a waste of time"
It's easy to identify rage in people who lose their temper at traffic jams, unruly children, unresponsive coworkers, and unrealistic bosses. But we may not recognize more subtle manifestations of anger, such as being uncomfortable with loose ends, acting impatiently, or being overly critical. That is anger, too. And, as is so often the case, angry folks don't seem to realize that the behavior causing them problems at home or at work actually stems from unrecognized and unresolved pain and emotional injuries from the past. Is all this negative emotion inevitable, or are there choices about how to respond.
"Troubling but enlightening"
Whether it's among colleagues at lunch or an audience of 1000, a leader's role is to move and inspire others. It's not only the big occasions that test a leader's mettle, but the little ones as well - in a casual conversation in the elevator, in phone calls, or one of many incidental, seemingly "insignificant" interactions in everyday work life. Written by one of the world's leading communications coaches, Speaking as a Leader shows you how to make the most of your daily communications.
Why is the gap so great between our hopes, our intentions, even our decisions - and what we are actually able to bring about? Even when we are able to make important changes - in our own lives or the groups we lead at work - why are the changes are so frequently short-lived and we are soon back to business as usual? What can we do to transform this troubling reality? In this intensely practical book, Harvard psychologists Robert Kegan and Lisa Laskow Lahey help us answer these very questions.
"NEEDS TO BE READ"
Listening to this self-confidence and life-enhancing bible, bestselling author Robert Ringer guides you on the most exciting and rewarding journey of your life. This #1 bestseller will clearly demonstrate how to get from where you are now to where you want to be - with friends, lovers, finances, and all other areas of your personal world.
"Some good stuff, some not"
In The Referral of a Lifetime, author Tim Templeton frames a powerful plan for cultivating clients and customers in a fable about businesswoman Susie McCumber, who feels increasingly like a failure. A friend refers her to the mysterious Mr. Highground, who introduces her to four successful people. They show her how they transformed their businesses and their lives by determining how others view them and how they view themselves.
"A real path to success"
Jerry Weissman is the presentations coach to Microsoft, Cisco Systems, and many of America's top executives, including founding Yahoo CEO Tim Koogle, Intuit founder Scott Cook, Netflix founder and CEO Reed Hastings, and many others. The San Jose Mercury News says that Weissman's IPO presentation coaching "is worth 10% on a company stock." Learn why your body language and voice are more important than your words, how to present with poise and confidence naturally, and how to connect with any audience emotionally.
In business, school, romance, or your neighborhood, it is valuable to know what attracts people, what repels them, and what makes them tick. How do people see you? And how do you see others? In the new book, -Get People to Do What You Want, you'll find the practical answers to these questions and in the process, discover how to win people over.
"Not A Self-Help Book"
In this provocative yet practical audiobook, renowned speaking coach and communication expert Nick Morgan highlights recent research that shows how humans are programmed to respond to the nonverbal cues of others - subtle gestures, sounds, and signals - that elicit emotion. He then provides a clear, useful framework of seven "power cues" that will be essential for any leader in business, the public sector, or almost any context.
When it comes to creating ideas, we hold ourselves back. Thats because inside each of us is an internal editor whose job is to forever polish our thoughts, so we sound smart and in control, and so that we fit into society. But what happens when we encounter problems for which such conventional thinking fails us? How do we get unstuck? For Mark Levy, the answer is freewriting....
"Writing to right your way"
With more than 200 how-to entries and easy-to-use models organized into three comprehensive sections on work, school, and personal life, How to Write Anything covers a wide range of topics that make it an essential guide for the whole family. You want your boss to fund a special project. How can you write a persuasive email that will win his approval? It's time to apply to college. How can you write an essay that will stand out? The mother of one of your co-workers has died. What's the best way to express your condolences?
Jerry Weissman has made a career of coaching nearly 500 execs on their IPO roadshows, the most critical presentations of their lives. Now, he's written an indispensable guide to answering the toughest questions you'll ever face. Using compelling examples from Presidential debates to stock analyst meetings, Weissman teaches how to respond with perfect assurance. Discover how to avoid the defensive, evasive, or contentious answers that have destroyed political careers and ruin credibility.
"PDFS referred to aren't available on this site."
Your friend's mother-in-law is visiting from Korea. When greeting her, do you bow, shake hands, or kiss her on both cheeks? The meeting with his international customers is going well for the corporate president - until he gives the thumbs-up sign. Why? You welcome your new neighbors with a bouquet of your prizewinning daffodils. Yet your beautiful yellow blossoms are met with looks of shock and horror. Why? Discover the answers in this incisive, award-winning guide to etiquette.
"Helpful book. Worth the read."
Good conversation is at the heart of networking, meetings, interviews, negotiations and raising your profile. It can ease your way in work, enabling you to build alliances, create strong relationships with staff, bosses and clients, succeed at interviews, motivate and inspire. But conversation is something most of us were never taught! We learn to speak as babies, but how conversation actually works is something most of us pick up only haphazardly, and many have yet to learn.
"a must read"
In an age unhealthily obsessed with substance, this is a book on the importance of pure style, from the best-selling author of The Etymologicon and The Horologicon. From classic poetry to pop lyrics and from the King James Bible to advertising slogans, Mark Forsyth explains the secrets that make a phrase - such as 'Tiger, Tiger, burning bright', or 'To be or not to be' - memorable. In his inimitably entertaining and witty style he takes apart famous lines and shows how you, too, can write like Shakespeare or Oscar Wilde.
Constance Hale, the best-selling author of Sin and Syntax, zooms in on the colorful world of verbs. Synthesizing the pedagogical and the popular, the scholarly and the scandalous, Hale combines the wit of Bill Bryson with the practical wisdom of William Zinsser. She marches through linguistic history to paint a layered picture of our language - from before it really existed to the quirky usages we see online today. She warns about habits to avoid and inspires with samples of brilliant writing.
"Chafe, curse, demolish, adore – I heart the book"