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Publisher's Summary

Interpreting people by understanding the verbal and non-verbal cues they give us can provide something beyond a superficial reading of their behavior. Adding psychology to a sociological analysis of human behavior provides a broader, deeper pool of information, especially when seen through the lens of communication. When we're able to interpret people where they stand, it's possible to exploit the information they freely offer and steer them toward our desired outcome.

While manipulation may have a bad name, it's not always a bad thing. Sometimes being able to manipulate people can lead to desirable outcomes for all involved. The trick is to know how to achieve this effect without those you're manipulating catching on.

In this book you will learn:

  • How the term manipulation can be deciphered
  • What leads people to manipulate others into doing things a certain way
  • How to manipulate in the real sense of the term using body language and communication
  • The role of verbal and non-verbal communication in manipulation
  • Improve communication skills to improve your manipulation skills
  • Neuro Linguistic Programming and its role in manipulation
  • NLP to master the art of manipulation
  • How to be tactical in order to secure a win
  • Common mistakes to avoid
  • The psychology of influence and manipulation
  • Applying social manipulation<

©2016 Open Spirit Publishing, LLC (P)2016 Open Spirit Publishing, LLC

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it turned into a social rehabilitation book

the book was mildly helpful and it slowly turned into a social Rehabilitation book I didn't appreciate this, when I'm reading or listening to a book about body language and psychological skills I don't like it to single me out and assume that I am antisocial. overall the book and gave me a very small amount of knowledge into body language a lot less than most of the body language books I've read and a lot less psychological skills then I thought it would possess.

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  • JD
  • 12-30-16

Miss leading title.

Basic info on communication with others. Still, a few good nuggets. Just a very elementary read.

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Manipulation

1. Sam Bogart is not a good voice and a lot of what you hear is what you can't hear or understand, very low and deep voice that fades out.
2. The book has a lot of interesting chapters but talks about subjects that you will have to go elsewhere to get the details or the how to.
3. Don't recommend!

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Terrible

Vague brushed over statements with terrible narrative voice. No direct info and everything is repeated.

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survey of others almost no depth

mostly just summarization of other techniques. Very very little in the way of actionable information.

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not a highlight

this book tells you what to do, but not how to do it, not impressed.

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What a joke

For a book about manipulation or influence this greatly falls short. The narrator is almost as bad as the incoherent garbage that drones on

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Missed the mark

Save your money. The books title is wrong. What I am expecting are phrases and “ “ sets to control an environment. This book is high level and useless.

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Terrible Narration

This narration makes the book nearly impossible to understand. Despite the fact that the book probably has good information, it is extremely difficult to follow due to the absolutely horrible narration. I recommend purchasing the kindle or paper version rather than the audible version.

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Pure fluff

This is just a bunch of fluff. This could’ve easily been a pamphlet. I don’t recommend it.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-19-17

Terrible

Couldn't get past the tone and style of the narrators voice. Ended up gettin angry at it

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  • Nicolas Dao
  • 05-15-18

Good for starters, useless for confident people

If you're shy or struggle to read people or understand others, then that book is useful. This book might also be useful for students curious about improving your communication skills.

In the other hand, if you're already a confident communicator who can read people and persuade them, then skip this book completely. There is nothing new here and this book won't help you improving your game. The NLP bits are so shallow that you'll be better off learning online.