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.
"Learn and practice to improve your life"
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.
"As titled, it brings the orig. to the digital age."
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?"
"Hard to take seriously"
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."
Are you held back by shyness? Do many things seem out of reach due to social anxiety? Many people have settled into thinking this is just how life is... "This is just the way I am." However, nothing could be further from the truth. In this inspiring, breakthrough book, Dr. Aziz guides you along the path out of social anxiety and into greater confidence in yourself. You will discover what is keeping you stuck in shyness and learn exactly what to do in order to break free. After suffering from social anxiety himself for many years, Dr. Aziz became determined to find a way to social freedom. His deep understanding if what creates the social fears, shyness, and limitations, displays just how much he gets what it feels like to be shy.
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"
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."
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!"
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.
"Strategy for Life"
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."
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.
On Nonviolent Communication, this renowned peacemaker presents his complete system for speaking our deepest truths, addressing our unrecognized needs and emotions, and honoring those same concerns in others. With this adaptation of the best-selling book of the same title, Marshall Rosenberg teaches in his own words.
"Relevant to a Job Hopper/3X Married"
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.
"Great book but could have been shorter."
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"
Do you want to boost your people skills to easily build rapport with anyone? Or just avoid uncomfortable misunderstandings and awkward situations? If you (1) have trouble speaking so others listen and respect you, and (2) never know what to say or how to act around new people, that feeling of dread and despair isn't something you have to live with. People Tactics is your key to social intelligence and better relationships.
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"
For business leaders and public figures in any arena, The Speed of Trust offers an unprecedented and eminently practical look at exactly how trust functions in our every transaction and relationship - from the most personal to the broadest, most indirect interaction - and how to establish trust immediately so that you and your organization can forego the time - killing, bureaucratic check - and - balance processes so often deployed in lieu of actual trust.
"Good Information, Hard to Listen to"
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"
We all know that you need to have the right mindset to be successful in any area of your life. Whether in work, sports or simply meeting women - your mindset is paramount to the level of success you achieve. By the end of this book you will have every tool you need in order to master communication.
MLK said, "People fail to get along with each other because they fear each other. They fear each other because they don't understand each other. They don't understand each other because they have not properly communicated with each other." This audiobook explains how to overcome these fears and communicate properly, especially in situations of cultural difference.
You're about to discover how to effectively persuade people with ease using a few strategies. In the world we live in today, one of the greatest weapons you could have is covert persuasive techniques. They can help increase your leverage in the game of life and maintain your lead in that game. Doesn't matter if you are a salesman, parent, a teenager, or just a regular Joe trying to get out of a jam, persuasive techniques are your best defense.
For anyone who has ever been inspired by a TED talk, this is an insider's guide to creating talks that are unforgettable. 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.
When you hear "FBI", you probably don't think the Friendly Bureau of Investigation. Well, you might be surprised to learn that during author Jack Schafer's twenty years working as an FBI behavioral analyst, he had to get people to like him. His role involved recruiting spies and getting confessions from perpetrators. His experience in behavioral analysis enabled him to read people simply by gaining a unique understanding of their human nature.
Communication expert Michael Sedler gives listeners practical strategies for identifying, counteracting, and responding graciously to gossip, criticism, and negative words. He shows listeners how to positively handle negative language, reconcile with those who have spoken harm to you, and build others up by speaking life-giving words, even when you don't want to. Our words can profoundly hurt - or heal. All of us can learn to build one another up - and stop words that hurt.
The most successful women are often not the most talented, the most gifted, or even the most experienced. What these women have is a knack for communicating that opens doors and gives them influence. Gleaning from powerful research, best-selling author and life strategist Valorie Burton unearths practical insights you can put to work in your life immediately.
Better Vocabulary in 30 Minutes a Day offers a lively and entertaining method for adding a more impressive list of words to your everyday speech, and for learning how to use them effortlessly and accurately. Besides giving definitions, this invaluable guide also provides root meanings and elements of words so you can increase your vocabulary base by thousands of exciting new words and use them with aplomb in sentences.
Do you find yourself wondering in the middle of a conversation what the other person really feels? And what about in situations where it falls to you to lead others? What does their facial expression and their body expression mean? Are they people you can trust, or do they secretly resent you? Imagine reading people like reading books.
Public speaking is a skill most people fear, dread, and actively avoid. Yet it is also one of the most invaluable skills a person can possess, in any field. This book is the culmination of a lifetime of work, research, and personal experience in public speaking. It covers preparation methods, vocal tonality, body language, common pitfalls, tips, tricks, and the ultimate psychology and methodology that goes into becoming an amazing public speaker.
At the root of all creative expression is a deep, inborn, and very human desire to be heard and understood. Ask yourself this simple question: why write at all? Once you've managed to answer this question for yourself, you'll have found something that will be incredibly valuable to your writing career, wherever it takes you: your purpose. Tapping into the deep roots of why you are compelled to write at all is a brilliant way to unlock your true motivations and your ultimate reason for writing.
Were you passed over for a promotion, or do you want to ensure that never happens? Are you sometimes unsure how to fit in and get along? The modern workplace is a stressful pressure cooker and a dangerous maze, and how you fare is determined not by your work - but by politics, your workplace conversation skills, and how to make yourself essential and likable.
Learn how to make high-quality speaking engagements and become a persuasive communicator. How will you feel when you see an increase in career opportunities, by becoming a better public speaker?
Because of my network, I have to consistently turn down job opportunities from powerful people because I simply cannot do them all. I'm not saying this to brag, I'm sharing this with you to prove that anyone can do this. When I graduated from school, I was nobody. The best advice I got was, "Just go network!" But honestly, what does "networking" even mean? Does that mean I have to suck up to people for them to like or notice me?
In this social-media frenzied world every individual and company needs a CSO - a Chief Story Officer. People and companies today are losing their ability to connect with others in meaningful, authentic ways. Visit any shopping mall, college campus, or city park, and what do you see? People are focused on their smartphones. They are zombies walking around with their heads down, staring at their screens, bumping into other zombies, but never engaging in conversation.
Having friends from different fields and locations can help you to get the support you need to survive in a volatile and unpredictable business environment. You need to create a strategy plan to convey your message to your target audience. Make plans for the long term and keep in touch with your network regularly. Remember to follow up on promises others make to you as well as promises you make to others.
For just a few dollars and under an hour, you can master the same influence skills Fortune 500 executives pay $2,000 for at seminars. How to Influence People and Win Over Anyone is based on 7 Secrets of Influence, the best-selling book and corporate seminar. It has now been condensed into a valuable, user-friendly audio program you can listen to in your home, office, or car.
Toastmaster's Secret is a complete guide to get the maximum leverage out of the Competent Communicator program. Based on experience of a committed toastmaster who has taken effort to create speeches as suggested by the manual, this step-by-step guide shows you how to craft speeches. It has explanation on selection of topics, delivery preparation, and much more.
You are on a mission for your team, you along only in a supporting role. Suddenly the team member who is supposed to give the key presentation is in an accident and can't make it in time. Your team leader gives you the job of preparing the speech and delivering it the next day. There is a problem, you haven't given a speech in years. You have to prepare and deliver it from scratch.
Social psychologist Robert Cialdini shines a light on effective persuasion and reveals that the secret doesn't lie in the message itself, but in the key moment before that message is delivered.
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!"
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"
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.
"It benefits me in strengthening my speech."
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"
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.
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"
Filled with logical yet counterintuitive answers to ordinary and extraordinary problems - whether it be buying a new home or pivoting a failing business model - Mudd's HEAD (High Efficiency Analytic Decision-making) methodology provides listeners with a battle-tested set of guiding principles that promise to bring order to even the most chaotic problems, all in five practical steps.
"Struggling With Big Questions?"
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"
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"
Every day, random encounters really can change lives, when you make them happen the right way and leverage the connection at the other end. Talk to Strangers explains how to stand out and tap the potential of others by taking notice of who is standing alongside you on the bank line, the latte pickup point, or the ticket counter at the airport. David Topus' life-changing message is that we should "always connect".
"A New Low."
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?
APE's thesis is powerful yet simple: filling the roles of Author, Publisher, and Entrepreneur yields results that rival traditional publishing. We call this "artisanal publishing" - that is, when writers who love their craft control the publishing process and produce high-quality books. APE is 411 minutes of step-by-step, tactical advice and practical inspiration.
"Progressive marketing anyone with online access"
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"
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.
"Perfection in every part."
The Truth About Confident Presenting reveals 51 proven and bite-size, easy-to-use presenting techniques that work. This isn't someone's opinion; it's a definitive guide to effective presenting - a set of bedrock principles you can rely on to help you win with any audience. It's all you need to know to make winning presentations--fearlessly and painlessly.
No matter how successful we are, we all face stressful and hard-to-handle challenges in daily life, and - if we want to be as happy and healthy as we can - we must learn to assert ourselves, make our voices heard, and approach life with confidence and self-assurance. This book is a roadmap to help you navigate your way through those challenging opportunities, hurdles, and milestones. Taking universal scenarios case by case, and packed with practical tips, this inspiring, down-to-earth book will give you the tools to build your self-esteem and become happier, healthier, and in control of your own destiny.
"Decent advice for many situations, not all."
The Pin Drop Principle is a step-by-step master class for anyone wishing to become a more confident and credible communicator. Lewis and Mills believe all business professionals ought to deliver their message in such an engaging way that one could literally hear a pin drop when they speak. The secret to doing so comes from an unusual world: professional acting. By activating "objective" and "intention" - the main tools of actors (and great communicators) - business people can give their messages meaning.
"How to put people to sleep....."