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How to Make People Like You in 90 Seconds or Less | [Nicholas Boothman]

How to Make People Like You in 90 Seconds or Less

Whether meeting a new client or bumping into a potential mate, you only have a few seconds to make a favorable impression. Is that really possible? Author Nicholas Boothman, a lecturer and licensed master practitioner of neurolinguistic programming, believes yes! He introduces a revolutionary approach to face-to-face communication that will help anyone succeed at making meaningful, and immediate, connections.
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Publisher's Summary

Whether meeting a new client or bumping into a potential mate, you only have a few seconds to make a favorable impression. Is that really possible? Author Nicholas Boothman, a lecturer and licensed master practitioner of neurolinguistic programming, believes yes! He introduces a revolutionary approach to face-to-face communication that will help anyone succeed at making meaningful, and immediate, connections.

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.

What the Critics Say

"Boothman enthusiastically shares strategies for establishing rapport, building interpersonal relationships, gaining a competitive edge, and making favorable impressions." (Booklist)

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    Antonio Carlsbad, CA, United States 06-20-04
    Antonio Carlsbad, CA, United States 06-20-04 Member Since 2004
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    "Amazing Well worth it"

    This book is great. i listened to it in my car and the tips it gives are right on point.

    7 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Steph Seeker Australia 12-02-14
    Steph Seeker Australia 12-02-14 Member Since 2013

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    "EYE opening and Fun as well."
    Where does How to Make People Like You in 90 Seconds or Less rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Top 10 and I have read/listened to many books


    What was one of the most memorable moments of How to Make People Like You in 90 Seconds or Less?

    It was Fun.


    What about Nicholas Boothman’s performance did you like?

    I liked his voice. Sincere


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Laugh. A LOT !!!


    Any additional comments?

    It does open your eyes on another level to what you usually hear about body language. Very real and usable information.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kelly RN 05-25-14
    Kelly RN 05-25-14
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    "Great tips!"
    What made the experience of listening to How to Make People Like You in 90 Seconds or Less the most enjoyable?

    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!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jenni SIGNAL MOUNTAIN, TN, United States 04-16-14
    Jenni SIGNAL MOUNTAIN, TN, United States 04-16-14 Member Since 2009

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    Has How to Make People Like You in 90 Seconds or Less turned you off from other books in this genre?

    I'm more of the Dale Carnegie type...


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    A very breathy voice... hard to follow.


    Any additional comments?

    Mildly entertaining. Didn't finish listening to.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    bea tea SAN JOSE, CA, United States 12-29-13
    bea tea SAN JOSE, CA, United States 12-29-13 Member Since 2013

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    "I really can't understand the narrator"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    This book seemed like it would be great, but the narrator is hard to understand. English accents are great but he reads kind of fast. Also, if I try to slow down th audible it gets echo-de.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Story content was ok


    How could the performance have been better?

    Need better narration. I had to replay many sections.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Bernadette 11-24-13
    Bernadette 11-24-13
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    "Really enjoyed this book!"
    Any additional comments?

    This book has lots of practical exercises that can and will help change how you relate with others.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Lakota 11-18-13
    Lakota 11-18-13

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    "Fantastic for interviews, presentations, clients.."
    Would you listen to How to Make People Like You in 90 Seconds or Less again? Why?

    Yes. It's a perfect compliment to "charisma myth". Applicable for anyone dealing with the public, interviewing, presenting, or meeting new clients.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    uber cool New York, NY 11-09-13
    uber cool New York, NY 11-09-13 Member Since 2012

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    "Great book, short sharp and VERY useful"
    Would you listen to How to Make People Like You in 90 Seconds or Less again? Why?

    I really enjoyed the book. it was written vividly, read very well and really effectively and efficiently gave me new tools AND they work..

    I have listened to it twice and it helps to absorb what you started practicing...
    REALLY GOOD :)


    What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

    ask more questions about other people


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    UnderScore404 12-11-12
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    "Very good info"
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    Very useful book if you are looking to build your relations with others. Includes some philosophies from Neuro-Linguistic Programming, the book is a good intro to that as well.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Dr Clifton Springs, Australia 11-06-12
    Dr Clifton Springs, Australia 11-06-12
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    "Great little book"
    Would you consider the audio edition of How to Make People Like You in 90 Seconds or Less to be better than the print version?

    Different media, I find it difficult to compare. The audio book is excellent.


    What about Nicholas Boothman’s performance did you like?

    Clear and easy to listen to.


    What did you learn from How to Make People Like You in 90 Seconds or Less that you would use in your daily life?

    Learning to pick up on people's sensory preferences and speak to them using those preferences.


    Any additional comments?

    A really worthwhile book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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