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What Every BODY Is Saying: An Ex-FBI Agent’s Guide to Speed-Reading People | [Joe Navarro, Marvin Karlins]

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

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.
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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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    Garrett Lowell, MA, United States 04-02-12
    Garrett Lowell, MA, United States 04-02-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Body Language systematic consideration"

    I think the best thing about this book is that it makes it pretty clear that Body Language is an indicator for when you should be thinking about responsible follow-up exploration. Using shifts in body behaviors to not just taking things at face value. So in no way is there a means to tell if deception is occurring but the body will tell you if something is not right and single indicators are less reliable than multiple indicators such as the legs and arms behaving in a manner inconsistent with the words and face.

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    Dixie St, Louis 03-31-12
    Dixie St, Louis 03-31-12 Member Since 2014

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    "Interesting trivia-but reader... meh"
    What did you like best about What Every BODY Is Saying? What did you like least?

    Pretty interesting, but I may feel less positive had it not been on sale. Reader reminded me of 1960s-era educational filmstrip narrator. Not at all conversational.


    If you’ve listened to books by Joe Navarro and Marvin Karlins before, how does this one compare?

    n/a


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Paul Costanzo?

    Pretty much anybody with a more natural/conversational style.


    What did you take away from What Every BODY Is Saying that you can apply to your work?

    Many interesting bits of trivia. Might matter more to people in HR, sales, poker players, etc.


    Any additional comments?

    I found myself taking a lot of it with a grain of salt. For example the part about what legs/sitting positions suggest. I'm extremely short, and many of the behaviors described,in my case, mean nothing more than trying to get comfortable in chairs designed for taller folks! To the author's credit, he stresses that there are always exceptions.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Jay WICHITA, KS, United States 06-03-13
    Jay WICHITA, KS, United States 06-03-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Very Informative!"

    As a business owner, I have to deal with a lot of people. This book is a great start at understanding people's true intentions by reading their body language. I am sure their is more to learn, but I found this fascinating, informative, and insightful. The author is honest in saying that it is almost impossible to truly know if a person is being honest, but body language can help if you know what to look for.

    Make sure you have the pdf downloaded and available to look at. This is one book that might be better read than listened to because of the pictures referenced.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Al UK 05-29-13
    Al UK 05-29-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Fantastic introduction to body language"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I have recommended this book because it is informative and entertaining. So many insights that you will identify with.


    What did you learn from What Every BODY Is Saying that you would use in your daily life?

    I saw two people in a meeting at work, sitting close together but leaning far apart. It was having listened to the book that I could tell they really didn't like each other. So many insights you can apply to the real world. I also bought it in hard copy to see the images. Many are online.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Sandra 04-24-13
    Sandra 04-24-13

    language learner

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    "GET IT GET IT GET IT"
    Where does What Every BODY Is Saying rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    BEST BOOK ABOUT THE BODY LANGUAGE I KNOW.!!!!!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

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

    no unfortunatly i didnt


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    would be complicated film.i dont think it should be made in to film. but series of training videos- yes


    Any additional comments?

    get the book. read it twice.or more.but dont share:))

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    David México, Mexico 03-08-13
    David México, Mexico 03-08-13 Member Since 2013
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    "AMAZING!"
    Would you listen to What Every BODY Is Saying again? Why?

    This is an AMAZING audiobook. Just listen and practice, you will be surprised about the accuracy of the reactions described in this audiobook in literally ALL people around you. You can actually READ what everybody is saying.


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    Lester United States 03-08-13
    Lester United States 03-08-13 Member Since 2012
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    "great book!!! exactly what I was looking for"
    Would you listen to What Every BODY Is Saying again? Why?

    absolutely yes!!! thanks to this book, now I see life differently, from a better point of view. Joe Navarro knows exactly what he is talking about. People, pay attention to every detail, piece of info from this book, it will enhance your life dramatically.


    What about Paul Costanzo’s performance did you like?

    great performance!!! I like his voice


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    yes!!!


    Any additional comments?

    this is my first time rating any product on Internet. Thank you Joe Navarro, great work, by the way I was born in Cuba too.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    SANDRINE Mexico City, Mexico 03-03-13
    SANDRINE Mexico City, Mexico 03-03-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Very useful!"
    What insight do you think you’ll apply from What Every BODY Is Saying?

    I'll pay more attention to details when I speak to people and adapt the way I interview employees taking into account what Joe Navarro suggests.


    Any additional comments?

    Obviously, one has to be careful not to over interpret the body language of our peers. The life long experience of the author cannot be acquired just by listening to his book, but only by the careful practice of keener observation.

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    michael poway, Ca, United States 07-09-12
    michael poway, Ca, United States 07-09-12 Member Since 2007
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    "Best read in this field"
    If you could sum up What Every BODY Is Saying in three words, what would they be?

    Informative, interesting and practical


    What did you learn from What Every BODY Is Saying that you would use in your daily life?

    I've read most of the books on body language and I found this one to be the most informative with tips on how to put the theory into practice. The author does a great job of pointing out that every nervous reaction is not necessarily a sign of deception.


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    Connor 06-03-12
    Connor 06-03-12 Member Since 2011

    Enjoy the adventure

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    No wonder so many people who break the law get arrested and convicted. Their body language gives them up to the Police.

    Full of insights on how to determine if someone is telling us the truth. Are they being honest, or are they hiding something? This book gives us clues for answering that question.

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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.

    14 of 14 people found this review helpful
  • dr
    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
  • 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 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
  • 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 6 people found this review helpful
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