This book is great for any interpersonal engagement. Now when I have business meetings, hang with friends or even discipline my kids, i am so much more aware of what they are not saying... Its a goodie for sure!
Yes, because it contains many very interesting concepts, and you cannot remember everything
When the author tells explains concrete cases he has lived
Currently reside in Kingston Jamaica. Originally from Western Canada. Retired. Former CEO and corporate executive. Active in fitness.
Nothing in this book that anyone with average intelligence doesn't already know or surmise. No revelations here.
Authors such as this guy simply rely on the sizzle with no steak. NO substance in this book.
NO. enough said.
The practicality, and the examples
It refers a lot to a PDF file that I can't find, is important to have that handy in order to absorb the knowledge correctly.
Is would't be for that I would have rated this as a 5 stars.
This audiobook is full of useful information, I really enjoyed learning about different gestures and how to read them and the lack of them. I have already recommended it to a friend who had to go to a court hearing and she was so glad I had found it. She adjusted her posture and body gestures based on this book. Some people complained about the narrator, but I found that I was focusing on what he was saying so how he was saying it did not bother me at all.
WHILE the BOOK is INFORMATIVE, I found THE reader's CHOICE to INAPPROPRIATELY accentuate EVERY other WORD to BE really DISTRACTING and ANNOYING. See what I mean?
The subject is very interesting especially from it's source. This book could've been great BUT....the book is written and narrated for someone in grade school. It is true the narration is so robot like I... had.... to... BEEP.... laugh! It appears that the narrator was told to read very slowly, pronounce every syllable and remember he is not reading to intellectuals ...he ...is...so.. detached from the reading as if he was just learning the English language and didn't understand the words.... which is too bad. Get a new writer and narrator- the book still has some legs to make it worthwhile. The book reminds me of reading Dave's Story of Wendy's hamburger fame..... grade school level writing.
As a teacher I've relied often on Body language to read the tone of my class, my students and how the message is being received. This book confirmed a lot of what I already knew and expanded my intuition on what I was reading in people.
Very informative. Writer reminds us too many times that he was in the FBI... ok... we get it. But if you can look past this, it's a wonderful audiobook and the supplemental PDF is wonderful.
HIghly recommend if you are in social, retail, education or executive positions.
The information is timeless. There is enough information that listening for a second time would not be boring just more enlightening.
Say something about yourself!
The information in this book is invaluable. However simple...it can change how you view interactions on every level of your life. Just knowing someones intentions (agression, bordom etc) when you are talking to them, how their words are different from their thoughts, is hugely helpful. It can help you guide a conversation in the direction you want it to go in and know when one is over...if you want it to be or not.
More that a study on mirroring (which can be really creepy when done on purpose) it goes through all kinds of body language communications that will help you no matter where you apply them.
Has my recommendation.