Interesting, informative, surprising
As an avid observer of people and of body language I was interested to see how many instincts that I have relied on that were correct. More importantly, with 2 teenagers at home and a staff of approximately 700 this book has given me additional clues and cues when people are happy, not comfortable, and their limbic responses to one another or to me. I highly recommend it. I have referred it to my boss as well. Great read.
You really do need to hear this.
We focus on the words and face so much that we neglect to read what 75% of the body is shouting.
The way he uses inflection to keep me alert and engaged.
More like shock. I immediately starting observing people and discovered with great alarm and surprise how much information I was missing.
I'm now looking for more material on this subject.
Yes, there is so much information. I am very interested in the topic and the author did an excellent job conveying the message.
Paul Costanzo makes me feel as if he were just talking to me. The book flows and the words come to life.
I now am more intrigued in people watching. Reality tv just got more interesting. The body language is so revealing, so much more than the words that are spoken.
I think that most enjoyable part of listening to this book was listening at the gym and watching as people interacted. I tried to determine if the people liked each other based on what I was learning for this book. Very interesting.
When Mr. Navarro is talking about how the feet never lie. I now find myself looking at people's legs and feet while they are sitting and talking with myself or others. It is interesting what the lower half of the body can tell you.
repition is good one learns more points that at first missed
He's Experance is Great
Give us more info :One can Learn and have more of an open thinking
When I looked at the PDF before starting the book I thought I was going to be disapointed - I was not. I think many of us, at least I do, pick up on people's mood or trustworthness by what I have always assumed was intuition. What we have really be doing all along was acuratly reading people's body language.
This book complements perfectly The Gift of Fear - A book which Joe Navarro gives mention to.
I appreciated the fact that Joe Navarro emphasises that we cannot judge someone guilty of something just by their body language as they may simply be under stress or have a neurological disease. Understanding what we are seeing, being it discomfort or nervousness, and nutralizing stressful situations can help you get a better read.
Whilst listening to this book I became very aware of how I self soothe constantly and I find myself wondering what other people must make of this! I consider myself an extraverted introvert and perhaps I manage this by subtle self soothing habits! :-D
Immediatly after completing the book I witnessed a freind talking about an incident in the past as if it didn't bother them any more - however they were dramatically self soothing by stroking in large circles over one leg! It was clear that they were still upset. I felt so much more compasion and understanding now Knowing what I was witnessing and stayed in the moment longer with them than I might have.
As for the narration - it was indeed a little strange but you either get used to it or it diminishes during the book; it is hard for me to tell as I listened to this book from beginning to end in one sitting. If you have ever watched The Matrix then I would liken Paul Costanzo's narration to be similar to Agent Smith with the emphasis falling strangely on the wrong words. Having said that I wouldn't let discourage you from giving this book a good listen.
This is a great book if you're willing to do what he teaches you. It isn't something you read for entertainment more to train your mind to watch for body signals. I took notes and now I'm seeing these body gestures all over the place. This could really help you in work and your personal life.
the narrator. It was almost like Max Headroom was reading the book.
no ending, not a story.
He was way to dramatic! He kept pausing and accentuating every 'and'...very distracting
Yes, it is full of information and coaching particularly to help the listener keep the skill of reading people in perspective.
Interesting but would have been better with a different reader!
This was truely enlightening. Everyone knows the old chestnut about folded arms being a physical communications barrier, but this book puts all of the jigsaw pieces together. It also points out that eg. folded arms, alone, is not the full story. The delivery by Paul Costanzo was a little cluncky in areas, almost like the narrator took a breath mid sentence or mid word.
I will listen to this one again to pick up the subtleties that I missed in the magnitude of information.
In reality, the less people that listen to this book, the more I will have the upper hand in negotiations etc. It is easy to put into practice the "secrets" that Joe explains. I was noticing minute body cues after the very early parts of the book.
Thee. Narrator. Talked. Like. Joe. Friday. Ma'am. Hard to. Listen To.
Mispronounced 'the' in the same way that George W Bush did when followed by a word starting with a consonant.