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How to Have Confidence and Power in Dealing with People | [Leslie T. Giblin]

How to Have Confidence and Power in Dealing with People

This lively and dramatic audio program reveals powerful and proven-effective methods and techniques to help listeners achieve power and influence over people.
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This lively and dramatic audio program reveals powerful and proven-effective methods and techniques to help listeners achieve power and influence over people.

©1956, 1985 Leslie T. Giblin (P)1996 Phoenix Audio

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    James London, United Kingdom 11-07-12
    James London, United Kingdom 11-07-12
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    "Like "How To Win Friends"... but better!"
    Any additional comments?

    I am a huge fan of How To Win Friends and Influence People, it was a book that changed my life by helping me develop my people handling skills. My disappointment with it however was that the bulk of it was made up of stories and not enough psychological insights or practical advice. How To Have Confidence and Power In Dealing With People however covers the very same topics but does the complete opposite. It provides a very thorough explanation on what the strategies are and why they work rather than making a point and merely using an anecdote back it up. So if you feel the same way as me about HTWFAIP then you're going to love this one.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Anthony A. Saint Petersburg, FL 04-19-13
    Anthony A. Saint Petersburg, FL 04-19-13 Member Since 2013

    Software developer (Java, Ruby on Rails, Android) and all-around computer nerd, as well as an avid reader and listener of intercommunication- and psychology-related books. Not much for fiction, but I love cool non-fiction!

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    "Powerful, but Short"

    This is a good book and contains many good concepts and techniques. The narration meets expectations. All-in-all it's worth the buy, but the ideas and theory could have been elaborated on a little bit more; the listen was over in no time at all, which is why it lacks the fifth star for me. I'm not into "filler content" just for the sake of length, but am convinced that more metaphorical, exemplary stories are in order so that one could teach the *unconscious* the material contained within, not just the conscious mind.

    If you're considering buying the book, go ahead and do it. You can listen to it easily in one afternoon and glean quite a bit of information from it. You will probably want to listen more than once to ingrain the information into your knowledge and habits.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Lisa 04-30-15
    Lisa 04-30-15
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    "This is NOT the book - it is BASED on the book!"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    As mentioned in the title don't be deceived, the content is NOT as advertised!!

    This is *not* the book in audio, it is *not* narrated by the author, and obviously *not* unabridged, as it is listed.

    It is a program BASED on the book, and while good, it is not what I paid for, therefore the low ratings. I will be contacting Audible about this, and hopefully they can correct this totally inaccurate listing.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Leslie T. Giblin again?

    It isn't Leslie T. Giblin.


    How could the performance have been better?

    If it were actually the book as advertised, if it were actually the author narrating as advertised, if the listing was accurate.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from How to Have Confidence and Power in Dealing with People?

    All of it, and would put the advertised book instead.


    Any additional comments?

    This is NONE of the things that it is listed as - not the book in any form, especially unabridged. It is not the author narrating.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    William Milan, MI, United States 04-19-15
    William Milan, MI, United States 04-19-15 Member Since 2015
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    "*Not* an unabridged recording with author narrator"
    What would have made How to Have Confidence and Power in Dealing with People better?

    This audiobook is *not* an unabridged recording of the book, and it is *not* narrated by the author, Leslie T. Gilbin. It says so right in the audio preview that this is a *program* that is *based* on the book. The audio preview also has two narrators. I don't know what is wrong with Audible and this item. This is nothing more than an improved-quality edition of the telephone-quality edition that has been removed from the site, except that now they have added "unabridged" and "read by the author" to the cover picture and item, both of which are blatant lies.

    Audible is engaging in false advertising to say this is an unabridged recording of the book narrated by the author. Neither of those are true, and Audible has made me waste money.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Audible is engaging in false advertising to say this is an unabridged recording of the book narrated by the author. Neither of those are true, and you've made me waste money.


    Any additional comments?

    Audible is engaging in false advertising to say this is an unabridged recording of the book narrated by the author. Neither of those are true, and you've made me waste money.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Badtothebones 09-02-15 Member Since 2012
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    "I have confidence and power in writing this review"

    I’ve always been dubious about self-help books. Even name of the genre seems like a trick- it’s not really self-help if you’re reading someone else’s advice- so it’s only lately I’ve come around a few well worn titles a try.

    My first attempt was The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, and I would have reviewed that book if I could have finished it. While it seemed like there might be some good advice hidden in there, it was written in such a gently stupid way that I couldn’t get past the first few pages.

    There’s a certain type of ego-maniac who believes that he’s the only grown man in a world full of children, and addresses his audience as such (Jonathan Franzen, I’m looking at you). Seven Habits blends this technique with a complete lack of writing ability. The end result is akin to having Doctor Phil explain bowling to you in minute detail. Still, more than one person has told me its worth working my way through. Maybe one day I’ll get over my own sunburned sense of dignity and give it a second try, but I doubt it.

    My second dip into the self-help pool was How to Win Friends and Influence People, probably the seminal human relations manual of the modern era. I made a crucial decision with How to Win Friends: I listened to it on audiobook. This helped made me realize two pivotal points about the self-help genre.

    First, they ALL talk down to you. My experience with Seven Habits was the norm, not the exception, which makes a lot of sense from a certain perspective. It’s not like you would be reading (or listening) if you had your act together, while at the same time the author you’re reading has made a successful career out of telling other people what to do. They have at least some reason to be patronizing.

    Second, I realized is that when you’re resolved to working your way through a patronizing book it is much MUCH easier to stomach when it’s read to you in the style of a 1950’s educational film. The unbelievably levels of smarm in the narrator’s voice is like WD40 for the soul, preventing any emotional friction from building up. I got through How to Win Friends and Influence People and actually learned quite a bit along the way.

    Which is what led me (finally), to the book I’m reviewing: How to Have Confidence and Power Dealing with People, by Leslie T Giblin. Apparently Mr. Giblin was a top salesman, not to mention a hit with the ladies, back in the sixties or seventies, and wrote a book to help sad saps become better people people.

    Having learned from previous experience, I downloaded How to Have Confidence as an audiobook. It opened with a trill of flutes and synth music that could only have come from the eighties. At first, I was disappointed, but I soon learned that eighties smarm, with its thin veneer of political correctness and inordinate love of background music, could be every bit as lubricating as its predecessor. A man and woman traded off giving me basic “yet truly effective” tips on how to have confidence and power when I deal with people.

    Despite the ridiculous presentation, How to Have Confidence is actually a fairly good guide to dealing with people. It doesn’t so much teach as remind. We all know people don’t want to listen to us whine. We all know that everyone wants to talk about themselves. Books like this just force us to remember these truths and bear them in mind when dealing with friends and coworkers.

    How to Have Confidence is too short (only three hours long) to be too useful though, and it cribs a lot off of the self-help books that came before it. You’d probably be better off reading How to Win Friends and Influence People if you felt inclined to improve yourself in any lasting sense.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    John G 08-19-15
    John G 08-19-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Not unique"

    Not about how to have confidence, but certainly effective for power and social relations in the workplace.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    chad d 07-01-15
    chad d 07-01-15
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    "Follow through or this won't help"

    Although most of these things seem obvious, this book is a reminder that they really do matter. Even though something like, "put a smile on your face" seems cheesy, it truly works in the world. Don't brush off these ideas 'til you've tried them. You will see results.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Madelin D. 04-28-15
    Madelin D. 04-28-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Outstanding"

    Timeless principles to live by.
    I especially like how the treatment of the ego is explained.

    This is a must read for anyone in a management or sales capacity.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kenneth 03-15-15
    Kenneth 03-15-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Useful information but not engaging"

    The information presented is very useful for everyday personal and professional life. However, the content did not engage me enough to get excited to go out and try it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Pascal 01-21-15
    Pascal 01-21-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Very helpful professionally and personally"

    It help me both professionally and personally improve my interactions and dealings with others. These are important basics skills valuable to anyone and everyone.
    I fully recommend it
    Pascal

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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