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Have you ever wondered what it would really be like to have the ability to influence others?

Imagine having the power to read a person correctly, understand his/her personality, and use that information to influence the person. From the moment you open your eyes in the morning until you fall asleep in the evening, you are exposed to an infinite stream of persuasions and manipulations. 

Sometimes, you cannot prevent yourself from being influenced and, in turn, influencing other people as you go through life. We are convinced that it is impossible to predict what the other person is thinking, but here is the good news: It is possible to read and understand the personality of a person even before you talk to them!

There is always someone who wants to teach you something. Therefore, over the years, I have identified several ways of doing this. As a life coach and researcher specializing in personal development, I have engaged with a lot of people from different walks of life. The tips, techniques, and skills shared in this book are the most effective techniques for building effective conversations and manipulating relationships. However, it takes time and practice to be able to apply them correctly. On the brighter side, once you learn them, it becomes very easy to detect and protect yourself from toxic and abusive people. 

By listening to the book, you will be able to learn about:

  • What are the different types of communication techniques available to you that you can match to different situations that you come across in everyday situations, be it in your personal life, workplace, social settings, or business scenarios
  • How you can go about improving your listening skills in a simple and step-wise manner
  • What are practical, proven tips developed over time and in varied scenarios to achieve the skill of active listening
  • How to improve your listening skills even further by developing the skill of active listening
  • How to build highly successful, unique, individualized relationships
  • How to incorporate these skills into your daily routines

Don't wait any longer! Get the audiobook to find out more about different types of personalities, toxic people, manipulators, and effective boundary setting, and discover this secret world.

©2019 Joseph Sorensen (P)2019 Joseph Sorensen

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  • Conner Stephanie
  • 18-06-2020

I have to listen to lately,

This is not your usual learning how to make a conversation audiobook. The author explains simply and is very encouraging. I now have a better understanding of conversational skills and am putting to use what I learned here. My only complaint is that this audiobook, as well as many others I have to listen to lately, needs better proof of listening! Years ago you never saw mistakes in an audiobook. Now I find mistakes all the time. What's going on?

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  • Hector Betty
  • 18-06-2020

I listen to the audiobook and thought.

I listen to the audiobook and thought it was very methodical. It has activities in it to do with your children. My 10-ur-old son is in the middle of listening and has asked me to do some of the activities with him. He has been very good at socializing lately.

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  • White Muriel
  • 18-06-2020

This is a great audiobook full of examples.

This is a great audiobook full of examples and ideas and scenarios for how to have super ninja social skills and figure things out, from making and keeping friends, navigating school, to manners, and tricky social pressures. Great for elementary school.

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  • Vernon Simon
  • 17-06-2020

The great audiobook for all counselors!

This audiobook has some great activities for talking to kids and getting kids to talk to you. As a counselor, it is my job to have kids feel comfortable talking and this audiobook makes it very easy. The great audiobook for all counselors!

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  • Kim Micl
  • 17-06-2020

My wife got this for me expecting.

My wife got this for me expecting I would learn something. She didn’t think that yelling random things at strangers, farting on people and licking doorknobs. Well, I was doing these activities in public and I think it has helped.

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  • Chris Siebr
  • 17-06-2020

I love how simple yet complex these activities.

I love how simple yet complex these activities are. They are very thought-provoking even for those of us with good social skills. This is an audiobook that can be worked through at your own pace and one that you may go back through a few times.

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  • Janet Alex
  • 16-06-2020

This audiobook has some great activities.

This audiobook has some great activities for talking to kids and getting kids to talk to you. As a counselor, it is my job to have kids feel comfortable talking and this audiobook makes it very easy. The great audiobook for all counselors!

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  • Michail Padio
  • 16-06-2020

This is a great audiobook full of examples.

This is a great audiobook full of examples and ideas and scenarios for how to have super ninja social skills and figure things out, from making and keeping friends, navigating school, to manners, and tricky social pressures. Great for elementary school.

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  • Porter Bryan
  • 18-06-2020

I love how simple yet complex these activities.

This audiobook doesn't just touch the surface on why you should learn social skills, it also goes into HOW to actually do it. And do it in an honest and great way for both you and the person you're trying to connect with.

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  • Meg O
  • 31-10-2020

what’s with all the “victim” reference??

i will give this more time, i’m only about 2-3 chapters in.
so far, i think the consistent reference to “manipulation” and “your victim” is just odd. i had the impression this would be beneficial for general listening skills, communication, and being understood. It has a tone from the start that sounds more sinister and, well, manipulative! I shouldn’t have to feel like i’m playing head games or being an evil genius if i want to get my boyfriend to do house chores more easily, or ask for a long overdue raise, right?? also makes me skeptical that reviews are sparse online, and the posted reviews are all glowing, yet worded poorly- as if badly translated or robotic. hmmm. also it’s quite boring with the repetition of obvious manipulation techniques. like, ask your parents for something while you’re doing chores! cry in public to make others feel bad for you! dress attractive to remind your spouse you are special?!?! weird book.

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  • Elijah
  • 12-11-2019

Happy listening.

This book had given me enough focus and advance information in learning the capacity,yet the rest is up to me.This book is an uncommonly astonishing advantage for scrutinize an individual.In this book,the insider realities of analyzing people have been discharged.Thanks author.

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  • Benjamin
  • 12-11-2019

Nice book

I truly appreciate perusing this arouses in light of the fact that it helps me make progress in life. There is a piece of this book I adored is the part with the standards that everybody needs to pursue make progress throughout everyday life. Improve your social aptitudes is genuinely easy to peruse, I'm infatuated with this.

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  • Daniel
  • 12-11-2019

Ultimate guide...

I read this book and I am impressed. If you want to analyze a people inaccurate way then get this book. its will guide you about that. learning approach provided. I would recommend this to anyone wanting to get a grasp of what it is to analyze a person and to be able to better understand that person when interacting with them.

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  • Harrison
  • 12-11-2019

Good guide to follow.

The data in this book gives me inside and out more instruments for finishing my obligation.I have likewise discovered that we can't control our whole non-verbal correspondence,yet we can control its predominant part.I have in like way discovered that through our non-verbal correspondence,we can influence various people,portray confirmation and ooze quality.The essayist well explanation I really benefitted to scrutinize this book.

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  • Samuel
  • 12-11-2019

Recommend

I am keen on this subject and my companion suggested me this guide.I really value scrutinizing this stimulates in light of the way that it encourages me gain ground in life.This book had given me enough center and advance data in learning the capacity, yet the rest is up to me.This book is an exceptionally amazing asset to peruse an individual. In this book, the insider facts of examining individuals have been released.So ,I highly recommend this well book.

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  • Matida
  • 12-11-2019

Discover People

The essayist well explanation I genuinely benefitted to examine this book.This book is an outstandingly stunning resource for scrutinize a person. In this book, the insider actualities of inspecting people have been released.So ,I exceedingly suggest this well book. Much valued.

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  • Max
  • 12-11-2019

Manipulation and Persuasion

The data in this book gives me by and large more instruments for finishing my commitment. I have likewise discovered that we can't control our whole non-verbal correspondence, yet we can control its predominant part. I have in like way discovered that through our non-verbal correspondence, we can influence various individuals, depict affirmation, and ooze quality.

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  • Finley
  • 12-11-2019

Science & Examples Bring Results!

I have learned a lot about body language from listening this book. It's obvious that the author has developed a lot of knowledge by using body language in his law enforcement work. I liked how the book starts with a simple discussion of brain structure and functions. This leads to the basic human reactions of freeze, flight, and fight and how they translate into basic body language reactions.

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  • Kenneth J. Lewish
  • 26-10-2019

Trying to bribe my wife to listen it as well

I have listen numerous books and invest the greater part of my energy learning deals and promoting and social financial matters, I had consistently passed on listening this book since I thought it was simply one more self improvement, self-improvement book and I had listen enough of those. Anyway when I was presented for by one of my guides in the advertising and deals field to listen this book I chose to try it out. The substance of this book apply to any field and I can genuinely say that I have seen an emotional improvement in my work therefore. However, the improvement in my general individual and open life is something that I can't deny, it feels as though, without a moment's delay, I simply detonated with progress toward each path. This book is a distinct advantage regardless of what field of study or work you're in.

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  • Annette H. Barnes
  • 26-10-2019

A Must Have Read for All

More genuine words were rarely verbally expressed. It's very extraordinary guidelines for us all to live by. There would be less contempt and battling if everybody rehearsed these standards. Regardless of whether you've listen the book in your previous days, as I have, it regarded re-tune in and revive my memory. It additionally enabled me to glance back at my life and check whether I lived by these gauges. I would state generally, I did. It's a decent book to consistently keep at hands reach. Here and there we go over a circumstance and not exactly sure how to deal with it. You'll discover your answers for tight spots in it. This ought to be compulsory tuning in for everybody, youthful and old.

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