He says that's his best offer. Is it?
She says she agrees. Does she?
The interview went great - or did it?
He said he'd never do it again. But he did.
Listen to this book and send your nonverbal intelligence soaring. Joe Navarro, a former FBI counterintelligence officer and a recognized expert on nonverbal behavior, explains how to "speed-read" people: decode sentiments and behaviors, avoid hidden pitfalls, and look for deceptive behaviors. You'll also learn how your body language can influence what your boss, family, friends, and strangers think of you. You will discover:
Filled with examples from Navarro's professional experience, this definitive book offers a powerful new way to navigate your world.
PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.
©2008 Joe Navarro (P)2011 HarperCollinsPublishers
The book does an excellent job explaining how to speed-read people, so I have found myself doing this without even trying now. Very intriguing!
I am definitely going to listen to the book again. After finishing the book I am more aware of my body language and the messages I am sending non-verbally. I also have observed the behaviors as described in the book in waiting rooms etc. It was incredible to see what I had listened to come alive before me.
Writing a screen play and adding this dimension to one of my characters.
Interesting and educational
dunno - can't really remember the characters
When Her Looks tell Lies
The book covers the whole spectrum of body language.
Being able to apply the knowledge was enjoyable.
I rarely listen to a whole book all at once.
Fascinating; helpful; insightful
Hearing how revealing our legs and feet are in signaling messages.
Be more observant
This is valuable information for everyone in dealing with family members, friends, work colleagues and especially for meetings and interviews.
Sure- it's informative. Packed with little hints, it's easy to forget some cues and worth revisiting to remember details.
He's a good narrator, good voice and tone for instructive writing
I was wondering what the pictures look like that are referred to in the narration. It's not a total loss to not have the pictures- as the description is very good.
Crazy Dog Lady
I would absolutely listen to this book again! I look forward to using it as a reference, because I don't think you can learn all the information in just one listen. As a crisis counselor for disasters, I will be putting the information from this book to good use to facilitate my understanding of non-verbal cues during conversation.
Probably not, this is Joe's specialty and I didn't care for Paul's narration
The narration had odd pauses, especially the first half. This interrupted the flow for me.
I think anybody who doesn't live by themselves in a cave could benefit from this book.
This is great material that I will use in my personal and professional life. I actually bought the paper book to pass around my office to my employees so they can be more effective in meetings.
The audiobook suffers from two issues, however. The narration is weak, with strange cadences and pauses that break up the reading and make it sound unnatural. An example from Chapter 1: "Whenever I'm teaching people about, body language, this question, is invariably asked. Joe, what got you interested in study non verbal behavior, in the first place?" This passage includes passive voice and five pauses when there should be only two (after "language" and "Joe"). This might seem petty, but over the course of hours it adds up. It does seem to get better toward the end of the book.
The second issue concerns what we used to call "meatballs" in writing. There is a lot of rambling and repetition about how important and useful what you're about to hear truly is. These are the noodles and I want the meatballs. Yes there needs to be setup and context, but it seems to take quite too long before you actually dig in to the good stuff that you got the book for.
That said, when you finally get to the information, it is as good as promised. It makes perfect sense that our bodies communicate without us knowing it, and that our limbic brains betray our "freeze, fight, or flight" heritage. There is so much to learn here that I will probably want to go through it all twice. (Which of course will make the cadence problem even more annoying.) So there is my mixed review.
More situational descriptions and applications of the techniques. Lots of references to a pdf that they say is included with the audio-book, but I was unable to find to download.
Yes - I would make available for download the PDFs that are frequently referenced in the audio version.
The materials were interesting and gave me food for thought.
Not really - his cadence and tone are not compelling.
There are over 50 diagrams referenced during the audio presentation - how can a listener access the PDF, which I presume comes with a CD version?
I thought this might struggle as an audio book but it does work. There is a lot about the reasons behind body language which enabled the author to clump body language in to bite sized chunks to make it digestable.
"Sensible and well balanced."
Unlike some books on the subject, this author is very clear that there is no 'Pinnochio effect' which is to say you cannot see a gesture and declare someone is lying. What does happen is that we give off signals of stress or comfort, and reading these signals is very easy and rewarding if you are in a business meeting. His years of experience in the FBI and as a trainer are often included and fascinating in illustrating the book.
The things he says and the way he describes them are easy to understand and actually laughable when you notice for yourself or at someone else. I think this book is quite comprehensive to satisfy my interest at speed reading people for personal life and business.
"Great story poorly told"
This is a really good book and gives you a lot of insight into body language - you start noticing things that you wouldn't have previously - the story is very drawn out though and it is not helped by the narrator of the audiobook who speaks in a dull, monotonous tone. If you are able to get past that the book is well worth listening to.
"Amazingly interesting and ultimately life changing"
I have been enjoying a spate of non-fiction and decided to try this book. It is excellently written and very informative and has already made me look at myself and my posturing. Its amazing how much you give away with body language.
The best part of the book is the discussion on deception which blows a large hole in the premise of the TV show "Lie to me" which is utter nonesene as with most myths about falsehood and detection.
This book is full of wisdom and insight. Joe Navarro doesn't simply provide his (expert) opinion but explains the mechanisms behind body movement and the types of movement which reveal hidden emotions. This is not another book on Body Language, this is a book about the interaction between the brain and the body and how to read body movement to gain insight into the concealed emotions of an individual. A fantastic listen.
This was a great listen, full of well-explained non-verbal clues that people exhibit involuntarily, due the limbic brain's natural responses to certain situations. Highly recommended!
"Listened Once - need to listen a few more times"
Much along the lines of another reviewers comments, I'm sure the narration could have been tightened a little though, the writing style of the author is very much 'why use one word when you can use 10'.
That being said, I thought the content was very interesting and useful in both a business and personal context.
Will have to listen to it a few more times yet before I'll start using the tools and tricks in earnest.
Sat in a meeting today feeling myself doing some of the things mentioned herein, the things that I could or should have been gaining from their faces rather than portraying in mine. Nonetheless, shows that the content has stuck in mind and therefore value cleaned from the 7 or so hours this book took.
A nicely laid out book with some really interesting points. Joe's years of experience really come through, especially as he freely admits even he can still get it wrong!
He's like a real Cal Lightman (Lie to Me) and gives some very useful tips to interpret body language.
"This Is A Must"
This book ive listened to a matter of 5 times and cant get bored it teaches you what to look for in people and shows you tue signs also a good book to have starting out on the road of cold reading and decepting people
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