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.
I was in search of a book - which would provide me with a set of communication tools - with the purpose of forming closer bonds and connections with others. A variety of them are presented within in the book and special mention is made of practising them often iot become proficient. There was one angle which I was most uncomfortable with and disappointed in however. The angle is a direct consequence of the Age of Personality, which is “what can I get out of others?” The very same tools were shown to be just as effective in manipulating others iot get what you want! IE: Con the Personal Assistant into thinking that you have her best interest at heart while you only want access to the CEO. This is poor form but a characteristic of the times that we live in.
There are great tools but I plead with the listener to use these tools wisely. Use them to form a closer bond with those around you BUT with sincerity and integrity.
I am an independent certified health coach. My goal is to learn & grow my knowledge...but I also enjoy some "fluff" fictional books too
This is one of my favorite self-development books! This author gave you practical methods to effectively communicate with others.
I enjoyed the part about being "interested" and not "interesting", showing interest in other people and making them feel "felt".
I was worried that this book may be too technical & boring since it was written by a psychiatrist. I was pleasantly surprised that it was very interesting. The author expressed excellent strategies to use along with good examples of conversations. These will be very useful in everyday situations. I am currently listening to the book a second time (hoping that I can remember everything).
If you would like to learn how to effectively communicate with people, you should definitely get this book!