The book does an excellent job explaining how to speed-read people, so I have found myself doing this without even trying now. Very intriguing!
I am definitely going to listen to the book again. After finishing the book I am more aware of my body language and the messages I am sending non-verbally. I also have observed the behaviors as described in the book in waiting rooms etc. It was incredible to see what I had listened to come alive before me.
Writing a screen play and adding this dimension to one of my characters.
Interesting and educational
dunno - can't really remember the characters
When Her Looks tell Lies
The book covers the whole spectrum of body language.
Being able to apply the knowledge was enjoyable.
I rarely listen to a whole book all at once.
Fascinating; helpful; insightful
Hearing how revealing our legs and feet are in signaling messages.
Be more observant
This is valuable information for everyone in dealing with family members, friends, work colleagues and especially for meetings and interviews.
Sure- it's informative. Packed with little hints, it's easy to forget some cues and worth revisiting to remember details.
He's a good narrator, good voice and tone for instructive writing
I was wondering what the pictures look like that are referred to in the narration. It's not a total loss to not have the pictures- as the description is very good.
Crazy Dog Lady
I would absolutely listen to this book again! I look forward to using it as a reference, because I don't think you can learn all the information in just one listen. As a crisis counselor for disasters, I will be putting the information from this book to good use to facilitate my understanding of non-verbal cues during conversation.
Probably not, this is Joe's specialty and I didn't care for Paul's narration
The narration had odd pauses, especially the first half. This interrupted the flow for me.
I think anybody who doesn't live by themselves in a cave could benefit from this book.
This is great material that I will use in my personal and professional life. I actually bought the paper book to pass around my office to my employees so they can be more effective in meetings.
The audiobook suffers from two issues, however. The narration is weak, with strange cadences and pauses that break up the reading and make it sound unnatural. An example from Chapter 1: "Whenever I'm teaching people about, body language, this question, is invariably asked. Joe, what got you interested in study non verbal behavior, in the first place?" This passage includes passive voice and five pauses when there should be only two (after "language" and "Joe"). This might seem petty, but over the course of hours it adds up. It does seem to get better toward the end of the book.
The second issue concerns what we used to call "meatballs" in writing. There is a lot of rambling and repetition about how important and useful what you're about to hear truly is. These are the noodles and I want the meatballs. Yes there needs to be setup and context, but it seems to take quite too long before you actually dig in to the good stuff that you got the book for.
That said, when you finally get to the information, it is as good as promised. It makes perfect sense that our bodies communicate without us knowing it, and that our limbic brains betray our "freeze, fight, or flight" heritage. There is so much to learn here that I will probably want to go through it all twice. (Which of course will make the cadence problem even more annoying.) So there is my mixed review.
More situational descriptions and applications of the techniques. Lots of references to a pdf that they say is included with the audio-book, but I was unable to find to download.
Yes - I would make available for download the PDFs that are frequently referenced in the audio version.
The materials were interesting and gave me food for thought.
Not really - his cadence and tone are not compelling.
There are over 50 diagrams referenced during the audio presentation - how can a listener access the PDF, which I presume comes with a CD version?