Whether selling, managing, job hunting, negotiating, pitching an idea, applying for law school, joining a new group, or on your knees with a marriage proposal, the secret of success is based on connecting with other people. And the most powerful new idea for making connections is revealed, step by step, in Nicholas Boothman's breakthrough program of rapport by design. Easily learned, it will help you make the best of any relationship's most important moment: those first 90 seconds.
Never again let shyness get in the way of an appointment or interview. Or leave the making of an important contact to chance. Or find yourself tongue-tied or distracted in social situations. The key, according to Boothman and his plan for face-to-face communication, is simple: the way to make a person like you is to make yourself be like that person, if only for the 90 seconds or less it takes to establish rapport. Learn the power of a Really Useful Attitude, the secrets of voice tone and body language, the difference between "opening up" words and "closing down" words. And reinforcing all of these skills is knowing how to read another person's sensory preference; most of us are Visual people, some are Kinesthetic, and a few are Auditory. So when you say, "I see what you mean" to a Visual, you're really speaking his or her language. And then you're on your way.
©2000 Nicholas Boothman; (P)2001 Listen & Live Audio, Inc.
"Boothman enthusiastically shares strategies for establishing rapport, building interpersonal relationships, gaining a competitive edge, and making favorable impressions." (Booklist)
Not likely, although there were some interesting thoughts/tips it was really not ground breaking compared to other more in depth books I have read.
I didn't want to judge this book by it's cover which seemed a bit gimmicky, but it essentially was. It referred to many other deeper theories about first impressions, trust, confidence, and interpersonal connections, but other books have done a better job. I think this book's niche is in the quick and easy surface stuff which comes across gimmicky.
Not an issue.
It did refer to important underlying considerations for why interpersonal connectedness is important, but was too surface level not to be gimmicky. I see it more as a seminar than as a book.
Top 10 and I have read/listened to many books
It was Fun.
I liked his voice. Sincere
Laugh. A LOT !!!
It does open your eyes on another level to what you usually hear about body language. Very real and usable information.
I recently started a new job that requires me to meet with many different people on various levels within the organization. This book gave me numerous good tips to make a good first impression. I have used many of the suggestions within this book, and all I can say is so far so good!
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