Just Listen, ranks as the one of the very best audiobooks I've listened to because Mark Goulston describes the three areas of the brain in such a profound and educational way. Perhaps it has something to do with where I'm at in life, however, after all of the books I've listened to and read this one laid it out in such a "it all makes sense" manner. I was so intrigued by the audiobook that I purchased the hard copy!!
Many of the marketing books and courses I purchased didn't address methods of communication in this manner...
His voice was warm and a pleasure to listen to. His style was more conversational.
I was intrigued by each chapter...waiting/wanting for "what was next?"
Thank you Mark!
I enjoyed this book very much. It had many useful tips to becoming a better listener.
Also the audio book narrator has a smooth easy to listen to voice.
I listen to many audible books each week and this is one of the best for this topic
In fact, I have listen to it a couple times.
Dale Carnegie books
Awesome and interesting.
It made sense and I could relate it to everyday life.
Yes but it's best to do it over a few days.
Great book and well read. I'd happily recommend this one.
Easy to understand as well as implement!
Learning how the three brains work... or don't :)
Walter speaks as Mark Goulston believably.
HOW to listen in order to be heard.
The teaching is applies to everyone DAILY!
I ended up listening to this book twice end to end as some of the advice was so useful that I wanted to make sure I engrained it in my memory.
I'm surprised just how easy many of these techniques are, yet so seldom practiced by most people. That was eye opening.
Highly recommend this book. The only difficult part was that the middle of this book started talking about dealing with people who have mental disorders that most of us do not deal with on a day to day basis. That section of the book would have been more helpful if I was a mental health professional. However, I still strongly recommend this book to everyone.
The Truth shall Set Ye Free
If the author wasn't so stuck on himself and if he could be consistent in how he categorizes people. He can't write his way out of a wet paper sack, it doesn't matter that he has a medical degree and fancies himself to be a 'shrink'. He is NOT a good mentor. Waste of time.
The narrator was ... hmmm, he was an actor without a job. He was reading the book as though he were reading to a six year old at bedtime. Too slow, too 'emotive', but since he was reading tripe who can blame him, really? The narrator was a clear speaker, with an interesting voice, he just did not have anything worth reading. I would listen to another book he narrated, yes, but not by this author.
Just about everything. The author clearly was only advertising HIMSELF. He did not have a content editor, that was obvious to this longtime content editor. If you want to learn how to communicate with people that might be perceived as 'difficult' then buy Dale Carnegie's "How to Win Friends and Influence People". Although published in the 1930s the overall message of Mr. Carnegie's is truly 'timeless'. His message doesn't focus on Mr. Carnegie but on his AUDIENCE. I have listened to that book several times and it has greatly helped me improve my communication style and mentoring abilities. By the way, there are no 'difficult people', there are only lost and lonely souls trying to communicate with a world that is getting crazier and crazier. I didn't hear any acknowledgement of that from the author, who, as a shrink, SHOULD know that. Dale Carnegie is timeless. HE knew about people.
I don't think Audible should buy books for sound recording without actually READING them first, and clearly, no one read this book. People are far too busy to waste time listening to someone 'I I I' himself. Hey, we can all do that in front of our own mirrors, we don't need to pay to listen to someone else laud himself. (I don't care if you post this review or not, but I've been a professional 'behind the scenes' content editor and ghost writer since the age of 17 and that's 48 years now. This book was not worth the few bucks it cost. "Psychiatrist" indeed! Now I know why I never bothered with those people. P.S. I'm returning this book. P.P.S. The only reason I continued to listen to this book was that I listened to it on my walk today and today I did a 10-mile walk AND I have a new cellphone and only this one book downloaded onto it. Oh well.
I listen to it while working in the office. And i feel guided in a positive and more opening direction to deal with the in coming problems at work. I find myself being able to see more details touch more with people and having more patient and understanding. saying better thing connecting more with people. it's almost hypnotic. i love this book so much.
I think the most difficult but the most powerful one is to really hear where the conversation coming from from each ppl you encounter. The funny thing i noticed is my dialogue changed totally and ppl response new answers if not better than before! Suddenly i response with people in a whole new set of point of view that i don't normal come from. And it's new and it's fascinating. It's a whole new experience in the same old everyday life.
i really feel the power of communication now. i never really pay attention on it before. And i was never aware of how powerful it can be. It's almost like knowing how to feed other people's soul by being able to hear them and share where they are. It's a magical thing when communication really reached. to me it's a must have skill. This book is wonderful.
The author is a real expert and professional, some ideas are very interesting.
The author is selling too much himself and his book, he try to manipulate the listener to have a good review on Amazon, I am sure he didn't decide to do so, some other "marketing guru" may have convinced him to do so.I am sure he could have done a better book if not pressed by the need of selling at any cost.
First of all let me say I really liked the book.
The reason I don't give it a perfect score it's becasuse I was expecting the book to relate to more personal relations (spouse, kids, parents, friends, etc) Instead of professional relations (clients, managers, emploees, etc.)
I don't think the author had anything wrong, it was my expectation that was wrong...
If you struggle with influencing others this is the book for you.
This book is tactical. Mark gives you real stories about useful techniques and not fuzzy theories.
Walter is a good reader. He doesn't have distracting ticks and is pleasant to listen to. I will look for him in the future.