Gain the advantage in any verbal encounter by learning the secret language of covert communications.
Shine socially, uncover opportunities, and be perceived as smarter, sharper, and savvier... using the nine "secret weapons" of the world's greatest communicators!
The most powerful and influential people in the world all have one critical thing in common: effective communication. They know exactly what to say and do in order to influence others in a profound way, while winning both respect and admiration.
World-renowned communications expert Peter Thomson has worked with many of the most powerful of these master communicators, and in this revolutionary program, he reveals their prized personal secrets to you.
Based on over 20 years of experience and research, The Best-Kept Secrets of Great Communicators provides you with a multitude of theories, practical tools and exercises guaranteed to make you a much more charismatic and influential communicator. You'll discover more than 500 tested, proven, life-changing communication secrets, including how to:
Change a negative response into a positive one
Break an embarrassing silence instantly
Open people up without putting them on the spot
Turn potentially challenging situations into winning achievements using the hidden power of certain questions
Spot a liar - or know that someone is telling the truth - by reading their body language
Ask for and get raises, promotions and jobs
And so much more!
As you implement these strategies at work, at home, and out in the world, you will be amazed by how much the quality of your life improves. Integrating these practices into all your endeavors will help you maximize your persuasive powers and have a much greater impact on those with whom you interact.
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The first half of the book was actually very good and informative. I would highly recommend it based upon that. I was surprised to begin hearing a vocabulary list for the last half... hundreds of vocabulary words with definitions, how they are used in sentences, and common grammar usage issues. While I have to admit, most of these were helpful, quite a few are already present in my everyday communication. I kept skipping ahead, hoping to hear more content, but instead, found more vocabulary.
When I look for one of these books, I look for substance (both length and content). I feel the content was adequate and very useful. The length of the book left me with a feeling of being taken advantage of.... kind of like someone who writes a term paper and packs it full of filler words to meet the minimum word requirement.
He may not have meant it that way, but it gave that disappointing impression anyway.
Have not listened to any of his other books.
I hate to have people completely disregard this book based upon the vocabulary list. He does offer a lot of great information. If you are basing your decision on the length of the book, consider the overall length of the book to be about 4 1/2 hours shorter than the stated length. It may help you feel a little better about the last half. The final chapter does "sum things up" but ultimately, the meat of the content is in the first 9 chapters.
Hope this helps.
- John W