Verbal Judo, Updated Edition

  • by George J. Thompson PhD, Jerry B. Jenkins, Lee Fjelstad - foreword, Pam Thompson - foreword
  • Narrated by Keith Szarabajka
  • 6 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

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.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful


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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- Wak3board3r


What would have made Verbal Judo, Updated Edition better?

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

What was most disappointing about the authors’s story?

Just awful

What didn’t you like about Keith Szarabajka’s performance?


You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Not good

Any additional comments?

Getting refund didn't even finish

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

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-07-2017
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.