How to Make People Like You in 90 Seconds or Less

  • by Nicholas Boothman
  • Narrated by Nicholas Boothman
  • 3 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Whether meeting a new client or bumping into a potential mate, you only have a few seconds to make a favorable impression. Is that really possible? Author Nicholas Boothman, a lecturer and licensed master practitioner of neurolinguistic programming, believes yes! He introduces a revolutionary approach to face-to-face communication that will help anyone succeed at making meaningful, and immediate, connections. Whether selling, managing, job hunting, negotiating, pitching an idea, applying for law school, joining a new group, or on your knees with a marriage proposal, the secret of success is based on connecting with other people. And the most powerful new idea for making connections is revealed, step by step, in Nicholas Boothman's breakthrough program of rapport by design. Easily learned, it will help you make the best of any relationship's most important moment: those first 90 seconds. Never again let shyness get in the way of an appointment or interview. Or leave the making of an important contact to chance. Or find yourself tongue-tied or distracted in social situations. The key, according to Boothman and his plan for face-to-face communication, is simple: the way to make a person like you is to make yourself be like that person, if only for the 90 seconds or less it takes to establish rapport. Learn the power of a Really Useful Attitude, the secrets of voice tone and body language, the difference between "opening up" words and "closing down" words. And reinforcing all of these skills is knowing how to read another person's sensory preference; most of us are Visual people, some are Kinesthetic, and a few are Auditory. So when you say, "I see what you mean" to a Visual, you're really speaking his or her language. And then you're on your way.


What the Critics Say

"Boothman enthusiastically shares strategies for establishing rapport, building interpersonal relationships, gaining a competitive edge, and making favorable impressions." (Booklist)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Absolutely Wonderful

When I tried the ideas and techniques that are presented in this book, people couldn't help but know that there was something about me they liked. I could then talk to them, and learn more about them. Soon, I had many friends. It was a wonderful idea. The author's voice was very entertaining. Whatever you do, don't throw away such a wonderful experience because of length. The author knows how to teach everything without wasting time. Unbelievably good. Great for all ages- my daughter read this book, loved it, and soon could understand her current friends and make new ones. And, if nothing else that I said convinced you to buy this book right away, the music that separates sections and starts and ends the book is very fun to listen to.
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- Maggie Martos

Worth a Try

Connecting with people is a complex skill that comes more easily to some than to others. This book offers some interesting yet easy to apply techniques for the socially challenged that are at least worth a try. I think it will surely boost the confidence of shy people, while improving the effectiveness of communication among the bold. The author provides many helpful examples to explain the concepts he puts forth and does so without getting too wordy or wasting time. He also does a good job at narration.
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- reggie p "reggie"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-03-2004
  • Publisher: Listen & Live Audio, Inc.