Yes, this can be an excellent addition to understanding the reasoning behind why certain gestures are working, and why others, that aren't, might be misguided.
He is one of my favorite narrators. His demeanor is that of a knowledgeable educator.
I must admit, I had been trying to communicate with somebody listed under those to give up on (a person likely to have either borderline or narcissistic issues) and this book helped me sort through how my various attempts at communication with a difficult case could be categorized and how, in almost any other situation, it would be effective.
I have actually gained a much more positive impression of my mother- who is an increasingly better communicator and follows a lot of the suggestions mentioned in this book.
“Just Listen” does have a strong business lean to it but it is really applicable to people looking to communicate with anybody. This book can help, also, with the basic understanding of some of the neuroscience behind communicating with others (ex. the description of ‘mirror neurons’). This book doesn’t assume an all-powerful stance as might be suggested by the title that mentions getting through to “absolutely everyone”. There is a chapter dedicated to the identification of people who have major psychological issues (narcissists, borderline personality disorder and sociopaths) that truly do not want to be reached and are incapable (or nearly) of caring about others.
It does contain a lot of information that might be considered common knowledge but it adds a supplement to it that is not to be undermined. This is a worthwhile listen.
I always wanted to listen to a bit more of the book even though I didn't have time.
It is just a good solid book with some common sense reminders.
Took a bit to get into, there are some quality points made which I have gone over a couple of times.
Fair delivery, inflections and emphasis used to keep you engaged - was not boring.
It has a lot of identifiable information on why interactions sometimes fall apart and how to "fix" it.
The part on giving power thanks. It made me think about the many people I've been inspired by, and how I can give something small back.
I have already recommended it. We all are faced with sticky situations where we have difficulty coming to agreement with someone. I have a friend whose mother is executor of her parents' estate, and that often brings out the worst in a family. I'm hoping some of the techniques will help her maintain her relationship with her siblings.
That there was some neuroscience expressed with the techniques.
It is evident that he has worked with a lot of business people. That is the tone of the book. It got on my nerves, but I realized that, and I also realize that this can also make it of greater appeal to others.
Not yet. I think I need to read it again before starting.
This is a pretty good book as this kind of business book. It is basically a recycling of the Dale Carnegie principles applied towards the skill of listening. Those timeless principles are important and therefore cannot be repeated too much.
I am not in the businessman's situation. When I am in that situation, I may listen again to learn more about business technique.
There were senarios in each example. I liked it.
English is my second language. He was articulate and clear, so it was easy for me to listen to.
Not really. Each chapter deals with different situations, but the techique is same. I read with anticipation.
Definitely...it is interesting and offers tips to help you with any and all relationships.
The difference between "Thank you," and a POWER THANK YOU
A great guide to improving communications and relationships of all types
Poet at Heart
The story was excellent which made the narrator's task much easier. That said, it flowed well; it was relevant and well written, the content interesting, thought provoking, timely and immediately applicable.
The section that covered venting: letting that process happen without judgement and then saying, "Tell me more". I am a counselor. I tried it. it worked!
The conversational but connected tone in his delivery; he understood the material and conveyed the material in a way that remained "almost excited" for entirety of the book.
When being right isn't the only or best right answer....
Loved this book; recommended it to colleagues and friends for professional and real- life support.
I've been listening to this book and am enjoying every page. I find myself stopping the audio to take notes during specific portions. I want to buy a copy for my husband and for each of my two sons. I think EVERYONE could benefit from what the author is saying to us.
It was ALL memorable...I would have to put the entire book in quotes to answer this question
How to listen so that you can achieve what you want to achieve. He shows us how to listen and deal with anybody. And for those who can't be listened to, he suggests what to do with those people too