The book is a very useful need for all of us who are not very diplomatic and people focused but rather direct and task oriented. A great enabler of strengthening emotional intelligence.
The author has not only great ideas but also amazing writing skills - the story is very engaging.
I already have. I loved how this audiobook intertwined stories with the theory of Just Listening!
Given I listen to the book in the car I found I was compelled to immediately hit play agin upon completing the book as I wanted to refresh the new skills I needed to implement.
I loved the story of the Pie shop and how it related to the content. Brilliant!
The Aha moment of the pie store owner in realising the opportunity she had before her and that she could create a store based on the morals of her Aunt.
To give my prospects an opportunity to look up and consider the possibilities.
I tried this strategy by asking a prospect if they had a magic wand and could have whatever training programs they could what would they look like. His eyes went to the sky and he starting reeling off all these programs.
It was enlightening and enabled me to create an opportunity to work with this prospect. Fantastic!
The suggestion that I should endeavour to be Interested and not Interesting has been a life changer for me.. I simply recall the word Interested and there you go ... I slip into that mindset.
I was aware my challenge was to sit back and listen and on occasion still chastise myself for not listening however I am now so much more aware of my propensity for this that I do it less and less.
It is something I need to work on constantly however now see the value of zipping it and Just Listening!
The Narrator was fantastic .. what a great voice to listen to. Easy and engaging!
Thank you Dr Mark for a fantastic book, I have now ordered more of your books!
This book was a great read for me after reading Dale Carnegie's "How to win friends and Influence People" It really has helped me in dealing with some of the more difficult people in my life. It truly changed my life. It was a great piece in the crash course in pschyolgy that I am giving myself on my car ride to and from work. Highly recommended! One of those reads you will find yourself preaching to friends but as you preach and they don't listen youll know why after this read!
I am offended by the author's irreverent use of God's name and crude language. Very unprofessional. When I lost respect for the author I also dismissed the content of the book.
It inspired me to become a better listener and reminded me why I should continue to listen to more books.
No, I am not interested in comparing books.
He did well.
Dr. Goulston explains how to successfully deal with out of control or difficult people by a formula designed to work with how our brains are designed. This is information that is useful in all human interaction, especially when things become heated, and also provides insight to the way our own brains work, helping explain why and how we react to stimuli. I found it contains information that I have learned from CBT/DBT, but in a more meaningful format for a person who has to survive in the business world. I'm so glad I got this book!
I don't know.
This is the first Walter Dixon narration I have listened to, and his presentation style is natural and entertaining.
How the 3 parts of the brain interact and how to move someone from the primitive reactionary brain to the human thinking brain. Also, how to avoid causing someone to respond from that primitive brain without realizing it.
Very valuable information for meaningful communication!
This book didn't speak to me. I listened for over an hour and a half and there is some beneficial material here. But I found the book hard to listen to and not to be worth my time.
Dr. Goulston did a fantastic job with this book. It has direct bearing on the workplace whether it's business of therapy. Even better there are some great ideas for communicating with your partner! I am going through it for the second time and plan on taking notes this time through.
How to avoid the amygdala hijack in high stress situations.
No I don't believe that I have but he sounds as if he is the author which is the ultimate goal in my mind for a narrator.
Which brain are you using?
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.