Persuasion

An Ex-Spy's Guide to Master the Art of Mind Control Through Powerful Persuasion Techniques & Conversational Tactics for Ultimate Influence in Any Situation
Narrated by: Tom Taverna
Length: 2 hrs and 4 mins
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Publisher's Summary

Imagine how different your life would be if you could effortlessly persuade the people around you to get the most out of every situation.

You will never quite know how many opportunities you have missed by lacking the persuasive powers to truly get what you want out of life. Whether it's attaining more influence at work, or simply getting the kids to do the dishes. All too often people are left wanting, as they aren't equipped with the right psychological tactics to get these things done.

Not anymore.

James Daugherty is an intelligence expert & former CIA Spy who specializes in all forms of human behavior. But there's one communication trait which is critical to winning - persuasion. A spy would be highly ineffective without it.

However, he never realized quite how much his ability to persuade others, whilst working in the field as an American spy, would help everyday people in civilian life.

Imagine if you could effectively massage conversations in your favor, without manipulation or deception, to effortlessly bring people round to your way of thinking.

In this insightful and functional audiobook, Daugherty gives listeners a firsthand look into the trials and tribulations he dealt with in the field as a CIA operative.

This no nonsense guide reveals how to:

  • Better understand Cialdini's Six "Weapons" of Influence
  • Interpreting the classic human psychological motivators
  • What Aristotle can teach you about persuasion
  • The different types of persuasion techniques explained
  • The right way to use the "reverse psychology" principle
  • Spy tactics for high-pressure/stakes situations
  • Conversational strategies and personality traits to win over even the toughest adversary
  • Importance of small talk, greetings, and goodbyes in persuasion
  • Dealing with insults/arguments like a professional

©2017 James Daugherty (P)2017 James Daugherty
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waste of time and money

the story doesn't educate or explore any techniques.....just mentions them and at t by e end tells you to explore the information on. your own.

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I expected more

Is this book meant to be fiction or nonfiction? There is some basic stuff in here but nothing a government agent trained in tactical communication shouldn’t know his first day in school?

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Give me a break!

What a bunch of textbook pablum! That’s 2-1/2 hours of my life I was “persuaded” into listening to a dud!

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lots of facts, but a painful read

tough listen. some good details presented in very concise form, but overall very few examples. it seems better served as a summary reference. much of the material was a challenge to relate to

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Waste of Money!

There is nothing useful in this book, he just keeps referring to his other books “so he won’t repeat it here” Just Google Persuasion and you’ll get a lot more

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boring

Very difficult to follow the monotone presentation. Most of the audio is describing what the person did as a spy.

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Dont waste your time

If you have any experience in life at all, this book will not add any further value. It is pretty close to worthless.

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Wonderful!

I truly feel that these audiobooks are fundamental for handling unbalanced discussions in the working environment especially as I am a female and ladies are exceptionally under spoken to in my industry.

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Helpful!

There is one thing that can change any accountability conversation it's the audiobook we tell ourselves before we start the conversation.

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Extremely valuable listen

It really is a helpful audiobook, but put together so well I feel it is easy to use.These are extremely valuable skills that every one should grow up learning to have constructive.

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  • Brooke Hill
  • 07-08-20

Excellent Book!

Skills in Conversations is an excellent tool and guide. I really loved and would recommend this book to anyone.

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  • Skye Patterson
  • 07-08-20

Valuable resource

I hope it will teach me comfort and interest in the way of life of homes and organisations alike, and I will learn some valuable tips for developing my social skills and connecting with others.

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  • Daniel Evans
  • 07-08-20

Enjoyed this listen

Everyone and basically anyone should listen to this audiobook. This is a great piece of information for anyone fighting confrontations.

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  • Morgan Quinn
  • 07-08-20

Well explained

As part of all state supported public education initiatives this audio book will be compulsory. On professional, I have benefited emensely personally.

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  • Cameron Hodgson
  • 07-08-20

Very effective listen

I had a lot of fun listening to this! It has knowledge that can be used to effectively communicate, particularly in those tough situations.

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  • Joseph Evans
  • 07-07-20

Useful guidance

I know a conversation is not going well indeed is really helpful. Most of us are caught up in our own thoughts in order to remember that there are other minds to consider in talking to each other really.

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  • James Kirk
  • 07-07-20

Very insightful

That's going to lead you. It's an audible book very insightful for learning that. If you want communication skills to be strong then get this audible book.

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  • Connor Barlow
  • 07-07-20

Enjoyed this listen

I enjoyed this audible book really, and would recommend it to everyone. This audible book provides an easy-to - follow model of a positive chat.

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  • Charlie Buckley
  • 07-07-20

Great listen!

I think of all the great communicators I meet, the lessons of this audio book are already followed to some degree. We will all strengthen the way that we interact with those around us.

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  • William Simmons
  • 07-06-20

Lots of techniques!

I really feel that all these audiobooks are important for handling unbalanced discussions in the workplace , particularly as I am a woman and ladies in my industry are exceptionally talked to.