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Publisher's Summary

One wrong move can undercut your message. Believe it or not, our bodies speak louder than our words. Postures, gestures, and expressions convey reams of information - and often not what you'd expect. A smile, for example, is usually considered welcoming. But crook one corner of your mouth higher, and you project superiority, subconsciously chasing other people away. Without Saying a Word explains how even the subtlest motions have meaning.

Distilling decades of research, the book deciphers these unspoken signals: from facial expressions and fleeting micro expressions to positive and negative body language. Discover which postures and gestures indicate confidence and build rapport - and which reveal disinterest, arrogance, or even aggression. Learn to end off-putting habits, accentuate good ones, and become an authentic and effective communicator.

Exhibiting body language that is open, honest, and self-assured increases your social influence and enhances your skill as a negotiator...while the ability to read the emotions and intentions of others is equally indispensable. Whether you're making a presentation, pitching a project, or closing a deal, the right body language can be your best ally.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2018 Kasia Wezowski, Patryk Wezowski (P)2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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common sense

You do not need this book to learn that wide opened eyes shows surprise and a furrowed brow shows anger or concern, or that a subtle glance between two people while others are talking suggests a secret between them.

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More list than book

This book is made up of list after list after list. It doesn’t tell much of a story. In addition, so much of what is taught is given a caveat that it could be interpreted in more than one way. I did not find this book to be helpful.

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Ugh

I couldn't get through the introduction. It reminded me of a high school paper. My facial expression as I listened to the phrase 'body language' for the fiftieth time in a matter of minutes would have been interpreted by the author as abject disgust. Or perhaps joy. Or maybe sadness. Context matters, as I learned from this enlightening work of art.

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Constantly pushing political dogma's

This book is constantly pushing a political agenda and viewpoint.

I didn't finish it because of that.

Aside from this, it's not really a beneficial read in this format, because it amounts to a never ending summary/list describing body postures that aren't really useful without images.

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Leave the politics out

Bad Taste in my ears. The political agenda makes the writing void. You can't believe anything here because of the obvious author's political slant.

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If the printed book has the diagrams, get that instead

Good attempt at describing all the visual cues, but a picture is worth a thousand words. Many body language items are pretty intuitive, but it is nice to put them together for a more complete sense of meaning.

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  • LJ
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Excellent Practical Guide

Books on body language that are in audio format would be difficult without being able to see what the authors were talking about.

Fortunately, this book comes with a pdf that is everything from the print book that you need to understand the audible version. You can always reference the illustrations to get an idea of different forms of body language that are discussed.

I found this audible to be the perfect quick--yet comprehensive--guide to the practical use of body language. I have already implemented some of the ideas and have noticed a big difference both in terms of how I feel, as well as how I interact with others socially.

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Helpful

Interesting and helpful. Would probably be more helpful in the print version. It’s a great quick reference with lots of good points.

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A book full of mushy double talk.

The author contradicts themselves on the usefulness and ease of reading body language, which is the entire point of the book.

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Great Content, but Needs Visuals to be Effective

The accompanying PDF is helpful to reference later, but if you're not using it as you listen, a lot can be missed.
Body language is something that takes much practice to be able to read well
Reflecting on body language can help tell how someone was feeling during a particular moment. Refer back to the book when this is the case.
Self confidence and timidity are common themes in body language.
Taking up space/being up right and forward show confidence, but this could be interpreted as arrogance.

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Excellent

This book is absolutely great. Everything is nicely explained and detailed so you can re-read it many times