This has to be one of the best "Great Courses" books I have listened to. Professor Livermore has a great delivery and is incredibly knowledgeable of the topic. Anyone that travels or works with different cultures needs to listen to this course.
Based on groundbreaking research, these 24 lectures address dynamics and customs related to working, socializing, dining, marriage and family - all the areas necessary to help you function with a greater level of respect and effectiveness wherever you go. You'll also encounter practical tips and crucial context for greeting, interacting with, and even managing people from other parts of the world.
"Quite possibly my favorite of The Great Courses"
Are you as happy as you you'd like to be? Feeling satisfied with your job? Getting along well with family members? Experiencing serenity, at least some of the time? Do you think your life situation is contributing to your longevity or pushing you toward an early grave? Nothing is more critical to the quality of our lives than our relationships, and nothing is more critical to our relationships than how we communicate.
To get the truth from someone, you need two sets of skills. The first is the interpersonal skills necessary to get the facts. But the second group of skills is equally if not more important: they enable you to assess whether the facts actually fit together--whether they are true--and identify the emotions that shaped them. In Nothing but the Truth, top intelligence experts from the worlds of espionage, business, and law enforcement reveal how they get the information they need and give you the key tools to get the information you need.
This short audiobook generalizes on how emails should be constructed. I relate email to our current postal system in the United States. I indicate on why email is important, especially the manners that must be strictly enforced on each level of email from friendly to professional. From a business perspective, an email can represent your business outlook on its future as well as management behavior. We must be careful when we email, and I reveal all about the infamous email, in this audio.
I was there, once upon a time. I remember how horrible it was during my teen years, seeing other happy families. It felt as though I had been cursed and that everyone around me had been blessed. The truth was I was not a socially inclined person. Raised in an abusive and neglecting family, I had a social stunt that prevented me from naturally clicking with people. It was during those teen years that a teacher of mine noticed my plight.
Imagine how much better your life is going to be when you have unshakable belief in yourself, pure self-confidence! Confidence is not something you are born with; it is a mind-set you are supposed to learn during your formative years. Sadly most of us are not taught to be confident--we are told to conform and follow the rules of others. We are shown how to be passive sheep and not the masters of our destinies.
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.
Congratulations you landed a job interview but now you are worried about wasting the opportunity by not performing on the day.You don’t need to worry a moment longer; by using this powerful hypnosis training download you can ensure you nail the interview and get the job. World-renowned confidence coach Craig Beck uses proven subliminal techniques to install a successful interview process into your subconscious mind.You will discover:
Do you DREAD networking events? Parties where you don’t know anyone? Work functions? Social situations where you need to be able to turn it on at a moment’s notice – they’re horrible aren’t they? Having to put a face on, perk up, and have the same conversation for hours? Draining. These situations can be terrible if you don’t have the genuine social habits to deal with them
Communication and Self-Confidence go beyond what you say and do. They are matters of consciousness and energy-exchange. This book addresses everything you wanted to know about Communication that is not taught in Academia or Corporate Courses because they dismiss ideas about "consciousness" and "energy". Learn how to send good vibes, neutralize bad vibes, speak publicly, strengthen your aura and presence, develop humor and integrity and be spontaneous in your self-expression.
Before you can lead change, you must first learn to communicate effectively.Sync or Swim will help you: break through apathy and cynicism to inspire teamwork; empower and energize frustrated colleagues; and create an engaging work environment.
Mike Wickett's personal success is surefire proof of his unique communication and persuasion skills! Mike Wickett likes to quote psychologist William James: "Most people live, whether physically, intellectually, or morally, in a very restricted circle of their potential being." Mike has learned - and will teach you - how to tap into that potential and become the confident, sensitive and enthusiastic person you are meant to be. When Mike teaches, it becomes instantly apparent that he knows what he's talking about.
In today's climate of high-velocity change, you can't get the results you want alone. You need to be able to inspire those around you to do what's necessary to make the impossible a reality.
Your personal and professional success is largely determined by what you say and how you say it. Let communication expert Bert Decker be your guide to the effective communication so essential to today's society (and your place in it!).
Now you can possess charisma, confidence, and true personal power all winners have: the power of rapport.Instant Rapport allows you to forge an immediate bond with anyone, anywhere. It will literally remake the way the world sees you. Author Michael Brooks, nationally acclaimed communications expert, shares the same Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) techniques he has taught to Fortune 500 executives in his renowned seminars.
Excellent speaking and presenting skills give you a huge career advantage. You can be more visible and influential in your company, organization or community with Power Speak.
No matter what your career objectives are, Communicate What You Think will help you achieve them. You'll do a better job in selling ideas, plans, or procedures to associates or customers. Your sales presentations will sparkle. Your turn at the conference table will be a happier, more rewarding experience. More people will tend to seek you out at social events and want you to head up community projects.
Your career depends on your ability to express exactly what you mean. Here are the keys to effective communication in both written and face-to-face encounters.
Unlock the key to your charisma quotient, social skills, and elevating the rest of your life with Magnetic. Years of date and social skill coaching have led me to the extremely intuitive and advanced guidelines I present through my 20 keystone magnetism principles - and they are unlike the generic advice presented anywhere else.
This book teaches you the vital skills you need to confront others, communicate effectively, and live a more conflict-free life. In this updated edition, communications expert Barbara Pachter shares a practical, step-by-step guide to tackling conflicts in any situation, including a new section on navigating sticky situations online.
Grow Up: A Man's Guide to Masculine Emotional Intelligence appeals to men who want more out of life and their partners who often are the ones to encourage them to change. The book comes out of years of working with men and developing free men's groups. The recently released film About Men documents the power of one of these groups.
Word Workout is a practical audiobook for building vocabulary - a graduated program featuring thousands of words that begins with those known by most college graduates and ascends to words known only by the most educated, intelligent, and well-read adults. This workout is a comprehensive program, chock-full of information about synonyms, antonyms, and word origins, and replete with advice on proper usage and pronunciation.
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."
TED talks have redefined the elements of a successful presentation and become the gold standard for public speaking around the world. TED and associated Tedx conferences are held in more than 130 countries and are being viewed at a rate of 1.5 million times a day. These are presentations that set the world on fire, and the techniques that top TED speakers use are the same ones that will make any presentation more dynamic, fire up any team, and give anyone the confidence to overcome their fear of public speaking.
"Gallo cuts to the chase..."
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."
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"
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."
We live in a world that's very different from the one in which Emily Post came of age. Many of us who are nice (but who also sometimes say "f*ck") are frequently at a loss for guidelines about how to be a good person who deals effectively with the onslaught of rudeness we all encounter. To lead us through this this miasma of modern manners, syndicated columnist Amy Alkon - The Advice Goddess - gives us a new set of manners for our 21st-century lives.
"Hilarious and a Direct Hit - Must Listen"
Regardless of age or occupation, conversation can be tricky. But like it or not, it's one of the most important things you do on a daily basis. Successful conversations help you advance professionally and make, maintain, and deepen relationships. Moreover, research shows that talking, when done on a substantive level, is correlated with a feeling of happiness and general well-being.In just six lectures, Professor Curzan teaches you key strategies that can dramatically improve your ability to converse with anyone, from strangers to supervisors.
"An truly entertaining introduction"
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."
From asking a waiter for an unusual substitution to urging a service manager to get your car finished sooner to swaying your significant other toward a particular film or show, many of the decisions you make are decided by talking. And no matter why you engage in face-to-face talk, there's no way to insulate yourself from the dangers of miscommunication. These 24 mind-opening lectures are your chance to learn more about how you communicate verbally, the common problems you can encounter in doing so, and how you can improve your own effectiveness.
"Interesting Lectures with a Misleading Description"
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.
"Not what I expected."
Don't just let influence just happen to you. Instead, take charge of your life by grasping the science behind how influence works and by strengthening your own skills at using it to your advantage. In this dynamic 12-lecture series, you'll discover how to tap into the hidden powers of influence - and use these powers to enhance your life in ways you never thought possible. Using clear and accessible language, Professor Brown teaches you how and why influence works.
"More for consumer vs. sales person"
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.
"Preaching to the choir"
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.
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"
You’ve got a business colleague who’s hostile...a client who’s furious...a staffer who’s deeply cynical—how do you get people to do what you want in tough situations like these? In Just Listen, veteran psychiatrist and business coach Mark Goulston reveals the secret to how to get through to anyone, even when productive communication seems impossible.“Here's the challenge,” Mark says.
"Not for everyone"
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.
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"
In The Sense of Style, the best-selling linguist and cognitive scientist Steven Pinker answers these questions and more. Rethinking the usage guide for the 21st century, Pinker doesn’t carp about the decline of language or recycle pet peeves from the rulebooks of a century ago. Instead, he applies insights from the sciences of language and mind to the challenge of crafting clear, coherent, and stylish prose.
"Defence against Grammar Nazis"
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.
"Provided stories to use in business"
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.
"A Must Read"
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.
"Ok, But No Actual Tools to Help"
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"
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"
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"
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"
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"
Being assertive is being able to express yourself with confidence so that you don t have to resort to being passive, aggressive or manipulative. By developing assertiveness and becoming aware of our own strengths and weaknesses, you can learn how best to modify your behaviour in social and business interactions. Develop Your Assertiveness offers simple techniques to enable you to become more assertive.
"Empowers your conversations skill in a day."
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"
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."
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"
Whether you are looking to position yourself as an industry expert, extend your sphere of influence, or gain the support and backing of vital constituencies, The 7 Principles of Public Speaking will give you the tools you need to achieve your goal.
"Don't waste your money and time"
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."
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.
Following the success of several recent inspirational and practical books for would-be writers, Poemcrazy is a perfect guide for everyone who ever wanted to write a poem but was afraid to try. Writing workshop leader Susan Wooldridge shows how to think, use one's senses, and practice exercises that will make poems more likely to happen.
"Her Words, Her Voice..."
Everyone working in an organisation has seen unworthy executives advance up the corporate ladder while more competent alternatives have been overlooked. Why does this seemingly unfair situation occur over and over again? It is because many dedicated and competent executives concentrate on doing their jobs to the very best of their ability but fail to promote themselves as valuable organisational members.
This book has no pretension about it whatever -- it is neither a Manual of Rhetoric, expatiating on the dogmas of style, nor a Grammar full of arbitrary rules and exceptions. It is merely an effort to help ordinary, everyday people to express themselves in ordinary, everyday language, in a proper manner.