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Publisher's Summary

Are you having problems with the boss? Wishing you could be a better spouse? Not communicating well with your employees? Having trouble building business relationships? Or would you just like to improve your people skills and your ability to make strong, lasting impressions on the men and women you meet every day? The solution is Skill with People! Les Giblin's timeless classic has what you need to get on the fast track to success at home, at work, and in business.

Life lessons from the Master of basic people skills. Described as "the most wisdom in the least words", Skill with People has sold over 2 million copies and has been translated into 20 languages. Credited with transforming the lives of its many readers, Skill with People is a must-have for everyone's personal library. Learn to communicate with impact; influence with certainty; and listen with sensitivity.

©1968 Les Giblin Books Inc. (P)2014 Les Giblin Books Inc.

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  • A. Z.
  • Los Angeles
  • 01-28-15

very short but to the point

Very short but to the point. The narrator was excellent. I wish I had extra samples for every subject,

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Simple but it works!

This is a simple but very effective book. I recommend it to people wanting to improve their communications in any field. Sure there are more things and strategies to try but this is a good foundation to start with.

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Fantastic, buy it

This book is brief and direct, but well thought out. The principles are fleshed out just enough so you can listen and immediately start working on improving. It’s takes dale carnegies win friends and influence people, but adds significantly more - in a just over 31 minute book. Fantastic. Buy it.

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Great people skills book Listen and take notes!

this book should be at the top of everybody's list! to many notes to write down first time listening. great people skills book!

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  • Biloxi, MS
  • 03-30-18

Excellent, to the point information!

No fluff, just exactly what you need to know in as few words as possible.

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Excellent

We deal with people all day everyday. Makes sense to learn how to handle our interactions the best way.

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  • Todd
  • Gaithersburg, MD
  • 01-28-18

Really good review tool for other books...

I like Les Giblin very much. He says the same thing that Dale Carnegie says in How to Win Friends and Influence People in Les' book How to Have Confidence and Power in Dealing with people. Although, I think Les gets more to the point with less storytelling. Both mentioned books are equally worth reading. Truth be told... I enjoyed Les' book more.

This book, Skill with People, is a good review of those previously mentioned books without having to reread either. I'm not sure this book stands on it's own very well. Had I not read the others first, this book would have left me wanting more. As it stands, I feel like this book is a really good and quick review tool, but nothing more. The narrator was good as well.

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Short and Powerful

The book is short and to the point and the points are powerful and useful. I am beyond thrilled to have this in my library!

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One of the Best books about dealing with others

If you could sum up Skill with People in three words, what would they be?

People Skills Tutorial

What other book might you compare Skill with People to and why?

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Which character – as performed by Pat Reilly – was your favorite?

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Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

This book is a tutorial outline of the various skills one should master if he or she wants to interact skillfully with others. It is brief and to the point, just the way I like it. I liked it all, and have read or listened to it over two dozen times. It works.

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Highly recommended if you wish to be better at relationships with others. I rated the story a 4 because it is more of an instructional text than a story.

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straight to the point and very valuable info

Love the no stories to fill up. Dives straight into learning and the content is extraordinary.

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  • DEREK
  • 01-21-17

inter-personal skills guide

What made the experience of listening to Skill with People the most enjoyable?

The short behaviour management guide is both practical and an easy listen. I listened to it twice in a row, while out for an early walk. Very enjoyable.

What did you like best about this story?

Not so much storybook. This is more of a tool box of tips to help you develop interpersonal skills in the workplace and at home.

What does Pat Reilly bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Pat Reilly has the voice of a friendly mentor. Great delivery and an enjoyable listen.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I plan to listen to this book on a regular basis just to remind myself of how to get more from life.