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Verbal Judo, Updated Edition Audiobook

Verbal Judo, Updated Edition: The Gentle Art of Persuasion

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Publisher's Summary

When you react, the event controls you. When you respond, you're in control.

Verbal Judo is the classic guide to the martial art of the mind and mouth that can help you defuse confrontations and generate cooperation, whether you're talking to a boss, a spouse, or even a teenager. For more than a generation, Dr. George J. Thompson's essential handbook has taught people how to communicate more confidently and persuasively in any situation. Verbal Judo shows you how to listen and speak more effectively, engage others through empathy (the most powerful word in the English language), avoid the most common conversational disasters, and use proven strategies to successfully express your point of view - and take the lead in most disputes.

This updated edition includes a new foreword and a chapter featuring Dr. Thompson's five universal truths of human interaction:

  • People feel the need to be respected
  • People would rather be asked than be told
  • People have a desire to know why
  • People prefer to have options over threats
  • People want to have second chances

Stop being frustrated and misunderstood. Stop finding yourself on the losing end of an argument. With Verbal Judo you'll be able to have your say - and say what you mean.

©2010 George J. Thompson (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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    This book kept explaining why verbal judo is a good concept and how this book would guide readers through it. It did this over and over again. I would think, "haven't we already been doing that?" Also, most of the stories are about using verbal judo as a police officer, which is not really applicable in the work world. I wish there were more business scenarios.

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    Pashy 05-18-17
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    "Some of the best advice I've ever heard"

    The reader was STELLAR. Awesome examples read clearly, amazing content, highly highly recommended. I can't wait to listen to it at least two more times for the messages to stick.

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    Tevin Mychal 05-12-17 Member Since 2017
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    "More than helpful, life changing."

    I needed this book more than I thought I did when I purchased it. Very helpful, well written and easy to follow. I would say Im only listening to two chapters, then I find myself eight chapters in.

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    stephan j. murphy 05-05-17
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    great book that should be taught at every level of Education industry business law enforcement and government. highly recommended....

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    Deena Happel 05-03-17 Member Since 2017
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    "liked so much bought paper to read while listening"

    A communication MUST for every child, parent, teacher, student, employer, & employee! Get it now.

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    Gk2009 05-02-17 Member Since 2016
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    "This book changed my life"

    I never knew any of this and now I see the world in a completely different way

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    "truly life changing"

    no other non-relogious book can be this life altering. after only one day on the job employing these tactics, I had I stand positive results. you will not be disappointed.

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    Joseph B Chico, California, USA 04-27-17
    Joseph B Chico, California, USA 04-27-17 Member Since 2016

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    "excellent"

    Very simple and clear concepts. This book helped me a lot in both my professional and home life.

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    Wak3board3r 03-01-17
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    This book opened my eyes to what skills I was missing in my communication. I will definitely listen to it again!

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    Paula tomassi 04-18-17 Member Since 2017

    Married happily!! We have 2 beautiful grandchildren! I am all about self help books and books that inspire!

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    What would have made Verbal Judo, Updated Edition better?

    Stupid common sense stuff don't waste your time on this awful book


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    Not good


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    Getting refund didn't even finish

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