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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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  • Grant
  • Medicine Hat, AB
  • 05-14-12

Overrated

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Nothing in this book that anyone with average intelligence doesn't already know or surmise. No revelations here.

Has What Every BODY Is Saying turned you off from other books in this genre?

Authors such as this guy simply rely on the sizzle with no steak. NO substance in this book.

Did Paul Costanzo do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

OK

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

NO

Any additional comments?

NO. enough said.

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  • Richie
  • Miami, FL, United States
  • 05-14-12

Very good inside. Practical and informational

What did you love best about What Every BODY Is Saying?

The practicality, and the examples

Any additional comments?

It refers a lot to a PDF file that I can't find, is important to have that handy in order to absorb the knowledge correctly.<br/><br/>Is would't be for that I would have rated this as a 5 stars.

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Great info -

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

This audiobook is full of useful information, I really enjoyed learning about different gestures and how to read them and the lack of them. I have already recommended it to a friend who had to go to a court hearing and she was so glad I had found it. She adjusted her posture and body gestures based on this book. Some people complained about the narrator, but I found that I was focusing on what he was saying so how he was saying it did not bother me at all.

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  • Cliff B
  • Bedford, NH, United States
  • 05-14-12

Good information, poorly read

WHILE the BOOK is INFORMATIVE, I found THE reader's CHOICE to INAPPROPRIATELY accentuate EVERY other WORD to BE really DISTRACTING and ANNOYING. See what I mean?

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  • Renee
  • Jacksonville, FL, United States
  • 05-14-12

Subject Interesting...Narration the pits.....

The subject is very interesting especially from it's source. This book could've been great BUT....the book is written and narrated for someone in grade school. It is true the narration is so robot like I... had.... to... BEEP.... laugh! It appears that the narrator was told to read very slowly, pronounce every syllable and remember he is not reading to intellectuals ...he ...is...so.. detached from the reading as if he was just learning the English language and didn't understand the words.... which is too bad. Get a new writer and narrator- the book still has some legs to make it worthwhile. The book reminds me of reading Dave's Story of Wendy's hamburger fame..... grade school level writing.

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Very useful information

As a teacher I've relied often on Body language to read the tone of my class, my students and how the message is being received. This book confirmed a lot of what I already knew and expanded my intuition on what I was reading in people.

Very informative. Writer reminds us too many times that he was in the FBI... ok... we get it. But if you can look past this, it's a wonderful audiobook and the supplemental PDF is wonderful.

HIghly recommend if you are in social, retail, education or executive positions.

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Excellent resource for anyone who must hire staff

The information is timeless. There is enough information that listening for a second time would not be boring just more enlightening.

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  • T
  • Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • 05-08-12

A must listen

The information in this book is invaluable. However simple...it can change how you view interactions on every level of your life. Just knowing someones intentions (agression, bordom etc) when you are talking to them, how their words are different from their thoughts, is hugely helpful. It can help you guide a conversation in the direction you want it to go in and know when one is over...if you want it to be or not.
More that a study on mirroring (which can be really creepy when done on purpose) it goes through all kinds of body language communications that will help you no matter where you apply them.
Has my recommendation.

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Not very encouraging information by the author

Would you try another book from Joe Navarro and Marvin Karlins and/or Paul Costanzo?

Well it seems that the information in this book only leads to a 50% reliability rate by the author

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

Disappointing

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

More inflection and a desire of excitement concerning the content and subject.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

NO

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  • Mike
  • Oakdale, MN, United States
  • 05-07-12

Facinating and immediately applicable

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would and have. One key point he makes is that there are certain signals that can clue you in that something MAY be amiss. No one and nothing is a true polygraph, even a polygraph. But it definitely gives you hint on how to be tipped off, especially by tuning into non-verbal clues. An easy way I have found to practice this is to watch tv commercials with the sound off, suddenly you can really pick up on all the subconscious messaging going on!

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

The toughest thing about this book is the narrator's style. Each line is read tortuously slow and precise. Great if you are trying to catch everyword of a sentence, but really annoying if you are listening to a whole book! The really great thing about the Kindle Fire is that I could just increase the reading speed. I set it at 150% and then it was much better. If I had thought to do that right away I would have been much better off. So before you elect not to buy based on this comment, allow me to reiterate that just speeding up the replay made it fine to listen to. In fact, the narrators clear and precise style allowed it to be sped up without any loss of clarity.