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What Every BODY Is Saying Audiobook

What Every BODY Is Saying: An Ex-FBI Agent’s Guide to Speed-Reading People

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Publisher's Summary

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:

  • The ancient survival instincts that drive body language
  • Why the face is the least likely place to gauge a person's true feelings
  • What thumbs, feet, and eyelids reveal about moods and motives
  • The most powerful behaviors that reveal our confidence and true sentiments
  • Simple nonverbals that instantly establish trust
  • Simple nonverbals that instantly communicate authority

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

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    A.Will san leandro, ca, United States 04-24-12
    A.Will san leandro, ca, United States 04-24-12
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    What did you love best about What Every BODY Is Saying?

    This book made me more aware of people's body language in all settings.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of What Every BODY Is Saying?

    While listening to the chapter that discussed genital framing, I noticed an individual displaying this behavior.
    I also noticed how individuals either had their thumbs in or out of their pockets.
    When I observed both behaviors, I just smiled. It was now so obvious.


    Have you listened to any of Paul Costanzo’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No


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    nancyshrode 04-24-12
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    "don't bother"

    The information discussed in this book is so "common knowledge". While listening to it, I kept wanting to say out loud: "Well, DAH!"

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    Church 04-24-12
    Church 04-24-12 Member Since 2009

    I am a web professional who loves reading but life doesn't afford enough time if you are living at the speed of the internet. Audio books were my salvation. I love Science Fiction first and foremost, then Fantasy, and then anything else I can find that sounds interesting.

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    "Exactly what I expected it to be"

    After reading some of the reviews I expected a so-so performance with excellent information. I was surprised at how often I kept going back to listen after I took a break from the monotonous voice though - that usually isn't like me. Once I leave an audio book, it is generally for good.

    The information is useful and the author uses real examples when possible to explain his points.

    I'm not sure what they could have done with the narrator they used but I really liked the book.

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    "Very Informative and well presented"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    If human nature interests you, if you work with others, or if you are often taken advantage of, this listen has something to teach you.


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    Fort Worth Jedi Fort Worth, Texas, United States 04-24-12
    Fort Worth Jedi Fort Worth, Texas, United States 04-24-12
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    "Unbelievable! You will never see people the same."
    If you could sum up What Every BODY Is Saying in three words, what would they be?

    Learn to read what people are screaming with their body around you all the time.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    the main character Joe.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Did not have just one.


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

    How you feet is the most honest part of your body.


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    Mike 04-24-12
    Mike 04-24-12
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    Would you consider the audio edition of What Every BODY Is Saying to be better than the print version?

    audio is always better than print


    What other book might you compare What Every BODY Is Saying to and why?

    I have been looking for another book that would compare


    What does Paul Costanzo bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Who is Paul?


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

    no


    Any additional comments?

    I've been trying to use the techniques in the book

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    Barbara J. Walker Rehoboth, DE 04-24-12
    Barbara J. Walker Rehoboth, DE 04-24-12 Member Since 2009
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    What did you learn from What Every BODY Is Saying that you would use in your daily life?

    It is hard to hold a conversation with anyone now without watching their movements and trying to understand what they are saying without speaking it.


    Any additional comments?

    I will never look at anyone the same way again without that little voice in my brain sizing everything up.

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    Dave 04-23-12
    Dave 04-23-12
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    "Good book but missing referenced PDF."
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    This audiobook is well written and well performed. One does come across references in the audio version that references a table of illustrations representing what one should look for. Descriptions used are passable enough not to need them but it causes questions as to what the audience might be missing.


    Any additional comments?

    Contextually useful. Would be fun to listen to a continuation of thought by how to approach different situations to provoke the nonverbal language. Would rate it higher if I could see PDF.

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    William Catherwood 04-23-12 Member Since 2016
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    Would you consider the audio edition of What Every BODY Is Saying to be better than the print version?

    Only heard the audio version, but there were many references to descriptive pictures in the book and those would have helped.


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    jacques delson, QC, Canada 04-23-12
    jacques delson, QC, Canada 04-23-12
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    the example chosen are not realy practical......... sometime example are referng to a special person not to general use.

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  • Alistair
    Norwich, United Kingdom
    6/16/12
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    "Excellent"

    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.

    15 of 15 people found this review helpful
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    PRESCOT, United Kingdom
    11/25/12
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    "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.

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Hafþór
    Odense V, Bolbro, Denmark
    12/23/12
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    "Very interesting"

    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.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Eoin
    Ireland
    4/8/13
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    "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.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • P
    London, United Kingdom
    5/23/13
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    "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.

    Highly recommeded.

    PJ

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Neil
    Weymouth, United Kingdom
    4/13/13
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    "Wonderful"

    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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Lyn Ryan
    Manchester, UK
    4/7/13
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    "Fantastic book!"

    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!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Gary
    Bristol, United Kingdom
    2/13/13
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    "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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Mr
    Chester, United Kingdom
    12/5/12
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    "Very interesting"

    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.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • guilio
    BALDOCK, United Kingdom
    12/23/12
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    "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

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful

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