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The Power of Body Language: How to Succeed in Every Business and Social Encounter | [Tonya Reiman]

The Power of Body Language: How to Succeed in Every Business and Social Encounter

The Power of Body Language is your practical, personal playbook for getting what you desire from others—and zoning in on what others are saying to you without words. In an insightful and engaging narrative peppered with fascinating facts, nationally renowned body-language expert Tonya Reiman illuminates the hidden meaning behind specific gestures, facial cues, stances, and body movements, giving you a life-changing, career-saving, troubleshooting skill.
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The Power of Body Language is your practical, personal playbook for getting what you desire from others—and zoning in on what others are saying to you without words. In an insightful and engaging narrative peppered with fascinating facts, nationally renowned body-language expert Tonya Reiman illuminates the hidden meaning behind specific gestures, facial cues, stances, and body movements - giving you a life-changing, career-saving, troubleshooting skill you will never leave home without. Learn how to:

  • Decode what other people are thinking and feeling
  • Take control of your own secret signals
  • Gain trust—and detect untrustworthiness
  • Ace a job interview
  • Read a face to know a person’s inner emotional state
  • Make a dazzling first impression
  • Exude confidence—even when you’re not feeling it
  • Recognize if someone is sexually attracted to you
  • Understand why men and women “speak” a different language… and much more

America’s body-language expert Tonya Reiman, who has appeared on The O’Reilly Factor, the Today show, Access Hollywood, and Fast Money, shows you how to unlock THE Power of Body Language. Learn to use it. Learn to read others. And tap into success like never before.

©2008 Tonya Reiman (P)2010 Gildan Media Corp

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    morton Rego Park, NY, United States 01-20-11
    morton Rego Park, NY, United States 01-20-11
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    "Helpful in All Areas of Life"

    I have loved watching Tonya Reiman on her frequent television appearances, discussing the body language of celebrities and politicians, and I'm so glad that she has written this book. Learning the techniques of exuding confidence and making a great first impression are essential for career growth...and being able to know when someone is lying is a valuable skill to possess. I loved listening to her and highly recommend this audiobook.

    20 of 21 people found this review helpful
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    Brady United States 02-12-11
    Brady United States 02-12-11 Member Since 2011
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    "Better in print"

    Great information. Straight forward. But better as a reference manual in print than an audible book. I would give this 4 stars in print, but 3 stars in audio.

    19 of 20 people found this review helpful
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    Quant Jockey Rockville, MD USA 08-13-12
    Quant Jockey Rockville, MD USA 08-13-12 Member Since 2012

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    "A manual on body language!"
    Where does The Power of Body Language rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This ranks as my first audio book ever so its the 'best' so far! I'm very pleased i found it useful & entertaining.


    What other book might you compare The Power of Body Language to and why?

    I compare it to books in the 'power and influence' genre of nonfiction so books such as 'The 48 Laws of Power', 'The Art of Seduction', and 'How to Read People Like a Book' come to mind. Tonya's book gears me toward direct and indirect use of personal power. Its an excellent primer on being both observed and observer of situations, proactive and subtle. The other books i mention are just examples of this field but this book also adds to your repertoir by helping you use your senses in practiced and practical manners. These other books are rooted in descriptive examples but this book is rooted in prescriptive action.


    What did you learn from The Power of Body Language that you would use in your daily life?

    I learned that a most valuable thing you can do to influence people is to make your body language 'effortlessly attractive'. Step back while communicating with others by being present to critique that other person will reveal just how much 'leakage' in nonverbal communication is going on. Those clues are everywhere so the more signals you pick up on, the more likely you'll know what to do to control the situation (or to not control). I especially liked the parts about identifying genuine happy facial expressions!


    Any additional comments?

    The only thing which bothered me was the sheer amount of advice being dispensed. I can't remember it all so it becomes overwhelming. It would be nice to have from Tonya some kind of memnonic or framework for keeping most of this knowledge organized in my mind.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Rob LEXINGTON, SC, United States 03-05-13
    Rob LEXINGTON, SC, United States 03-05-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Great book"
    Any additional comments?

    This would have been infinitely better in print with illustrations. In fact, it would be incredible on DVD. As an audiobook, it is a bit challenging sometimes to picture the facial features or body postures/movements she describes. Nonetheless, a thoughtful, well presented and stimulating listen. Just because something could be better in a different media format, I can't take away stars. It definitely earned what I gave it (4's and 5's).

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Aaron PORTLAND, OR, United States 01-19-13
    Aaron PORTLAND, OR, United States 01-19-13
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    "Change your body"
    What made the experience of listening to The Power of Body Language the most enjoyable?

    I learned a lot from this book that I haven't from other books. Although I enjoyed the other book by the FBI agent, Tonya has a much more pleasurable and sexy voice that kept my attention longer.

    I'll be listening to this book several times a year, at least, to keep refreshing me on how to be a better communicator.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I like that she not only gave descriptions of body language but also that she gave a perspective from the male AND female side. This has helped me to understand how my body language is perceived by the opposite sex.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Angela Hammond Park, Australia 06-29-12
    Angela Hammond Park, Australia 06-29-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Interesting and useful tools."

    This book was really interesting. It has some great information that could really give you an edge in your communication skills - if you could just remember it all! This book probably deserves a couple of listens if you actually want to benefit from the knowledge. Tonya Reiman's reading is good and gets better as she progresses through the book. This book is much more interesting that some of the other books about body language.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kathryn 07-14-14
    Kathryn 07-14-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Great, I really enjoyed it!"
    Any additional comments?

    It was a good insight into the world of body language and now I am hooked. Thanks so much

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Matt Burlington, IA, United States 03-28-13
    Matt Burlington, IA, United States 03-28-13 Member Since 2012
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    Where does The Power of Body Language rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Very helpful for those working with others to strengthen themselves in interpersonal relationships.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Power of Body Language?

    How you can change others feelings toward you with body language.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    David Visalia, CA, United States 02-23-13
    David Visalia, CA, United States 02-23-13 Member Since 2012
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    Would you listen to The Power of Body Language again? Why?

    I probably will listen to it again. Not that it was such a great book, it was a good book but it contained some good insights into behavior.


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    Bryan PROVO, UT, United States 10-03-12
    Bryan PROVO, UT, United States 10-03-12 Member Since 2009
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    What made the experience of listening to The Power of Body Language the most enjoyable?

    Reiman put together a wealth of information about body language. It's an enlightening experience. I finished the book feeling much more aware of myself and am excited to see how I can use it to be a better communicator.


    Any additional comments?

    She begins almost every comparison between men and women with the words, "Women are better than men..." It would have been better if she'd done a balanced treatment for both genders.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Vaughan
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    11/24/11
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    "Informative and well read."

    The material covered in this book is of a high quality and useful in everyday life.
    A good read even if you are just starting out on the topic.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • adina
    bucuresti, Romania
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    "Verry good for a first book in body language"

    You will find enough valuable information. Some things are common sense, everybody should know them and are not new but others are very interesting and offers a new way to address a meeting. This is the first book he read in body language and so far I've been a pretty confident person and naive, not really emphasized to read what others say. A person who has read or get a documented in this area should consider the book superficial but for someone like me is the ideal book. (english is not my mother language, hope you understand what i meant)

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