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The Power of Body Language Speech

The Power of Body Language: An Ex-FBI Agent's System for Speed-Reading People

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Publisher's Summary

Instantly discover what's really going on around you!

Know the truth before you ever hear a word!

Approximately 80% of communication is expressed nonverbally. When you know how to unlock the secrets of people's nonverbal cues, you'll always have the upper hand in any situation.

In The Power of Body Language, former FBI counterintelligence officer and recognized global expert on nonverbal behavior Joe Navarro teaches you how to "speed-read" people: decode sentiments and behaviors, avoid hidden pitfalls, and look for revealing behaviors. You will discover:

  • How the subconscious limbic system drives all body language.
  • Why the face is the least likely place to gauge a person's true feelings.
  • What thumbs, feet, and a simple handshake reveal about moods and motives.
  • The most powerful behaviors that reveal our confidence and true sentiments.
  • Simple nonverbals that instantly establish trust and communicate authority.
  • Why things taught about nonverbals in the '70s and '80s are incorrect.
  • And more!

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

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©2009 Joe Navarro (P)2009 Nightingale Conant

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    Robert 01/12/2015
    Robert 01/12/2015
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    "Insightful"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    There are a few friends that i think would find this interesting but i think the majority would find it tedious. I'd recommend it to anyone interested in body language.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    Well I definitely wasn't surprised by the ending. It’s not like it turned out the author was lying the whole way through. Like all non-fiction books the endings are usually quite obvious.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The narrators voice started to grate on me after a while and i needed to take frequent breaks. His voice did make it difficult to listen to.


    Could you see The Power of Body Language being made into a movie or a TV series? Who would the stars be?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    Overall the content was very interesting and insightful. I have noticed i have started actively observing people a lot more and trying to spot the meanings behind their movements. It’s also interesting to spot my own pacifying behaviour and note when and why i am doing it. I enjoyed the author’s anecdotal explanations of his work with the FBI which helped to add credibility to what he is conveying. The only thing that let the audiobook down was the author’s narration. I understand why he has decided to narrate his own book but sadly his voice was not engaging and i found him very difficult to listen to. The content of the book however outweighed the narration so on the whole i enjoyed this audiobook.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Andre 18/01/2015
    Andre 18/01/2015
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    "Informative and eat to listen too"

    Well structured and helped me see things that I sort of knew in my subconscious but it validates what I thought was happening.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    MarkPT 07/06/2017
    MarkPT 07/06/2017

    Personal Trainer and Life, Mind and Body Coach

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    "Interesting stuff"

    Yeah, interesting topic and content, Joe seems a down to earth and reasonable fella, and thought the information was good if not life changing!

    Just a very weird and non relevant advert at the end of the book?!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    DalBex london, england 18/05/2017
    DalBex london, england 18/05/2017 Member Since 2017

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    "Recommended"

    Easy to listen to. Extensive content. I will introduce some of the visual clues that I have learned from this book into my Self-Protection teaching.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    S. Gupta UK 12/12/2016
    S. Gupta UK 12/12/2016
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    "Good starter"

    Interesting to provoke imagination and get the first taste of body language. Doesn't get into a lot of depth.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Gman 15/09/2016
    Gman 15/09/2016 Member Since 2015
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    " Great book"

    Great insight into human behaviour, well worth the money. The narrator definitely knows his field.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mr J Phan 03/09/2016
    Mr J Phan 03/09/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Powerfull, Thoughtfull and eye opening"
    Would you listen to The Power of Body Language again? Why?

    Yes, there is to much in this book that can be easily forgotten.

    His book is insightful, old movies like Ocean eleven would have you believe you can tell if someone is lying if the person looks up left or right. What you take from his book is you can't tell what they are thinking precisely, you can tell how people feel or what mood they are in. Which can give you que's to ask follow up questions to know why they feel the way they do.

    IT helped open my eye's and made me monitor myself not so I could decisive, but to practice mindfullness. I am able to now think about some of the que's and know what I am feeling with more accuracy which helped me work through my emotions rather than be ruled by them.


    If you’ve listened to books by Joe Navarro before, how does this one compare?

    I have not read other books


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    He was very methodical, however his tempo or reading speed made it difficult to stay interested during the technical dissection of his examples.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No, there is to much to absorb in one go.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    www.FASANO.co.uk 12/01/2015 Member Since 2015
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    "Superb!"

    I have enjoyed this Audio book from the beginning to the end. It gave me a very good insight of everything i needed to learn.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    DaveDude1975 13/09/2017
    DaveDude1975 13/09/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "defo worth checking out"

    more of an idea into how to read comfort and discomfort. defo worth checking out.

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    Amazon Customer 29/08/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "sooo good to listen"

    An amazing book, I learnt so much. so easy to follow and imaging illustrated situations.

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  • Jeanne
    13/05/16
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    "Helped me with my disabled daughter!!!!"

    I decided to purchase this book to help me with my disabled daughter. My daughter is severely disabled and her ability to communicate when she is in distress is limited. She has lots of conditions including autism and OCD which give her much distress. I was looking for any tools to help me recognize when she is first experiencing stress so maybe I could intervene before she goes into full blown mania. I was not disappointed! Mr. Navarro gave me some valuable tools to use in observing my daughter's behavior. The suggestions in the book have already helped me recognize early stress behaviors in my daughter.

    This book also gave me tools which I am excited to start practicing when observing other people's behavior. This could be fun! ;-)

    The narration of the book is in a slow, methodical speech pattern which may annoy some people. However, I found that this type of delivery helped me better process the weighty information.

    Thank you, Mr. Navarro, for writing this book!!! I am about to listen to the book again.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Kindle Customer
    09/11/15
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    "Reread of What Everybody's Saying"

    Informative but needs a professional reader. Slowww and droll read. First book, What Everybody's Saying is much better.

    10 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • bea tea
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    18/10/15
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    "good story, terrible narrator"
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    overall content was very interesting, but i found it VERY very hard to listen to the guy reading the book. He sounds very arrogant and uninterested, like reading this book is a very difficult effort.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • seana
    26/03/15
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    "A Must Read for Every Human"

    Terrific (& valuable) information!
    The one (& only) problem I had with this audio book was the author's speed in narration...it was painfully slow (he should've used someone else). I adjusted the speed in my Audible app to 1.25 & it worked like a DREAM!
    With the speed up to par I could actually concentrate on what the author was saying...& the information was AMAZING!
    You will really come away from this with concrete knowledge on the "how's" & "why's" of all types of body language a person will use during a conversation!
    I cannot believe I didn't know this stuff...& the meaning behind different gestures, twitches, motions, pauses (I could go on & on...there's SO much to learn) that people use EVERY DAY, ALL DAY!!!
    What else can I say...? An amazing book!!!

    11 of 13 people found this review helpful
  • Kip
    Aitkin, MN, United States
    10/04/15
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    "Same as his other book "What every body is saying""
    Would you try another book from Joe Navarro and/or Joe Navarro?

    This is my second book by Mr. Navarro because I enjoyed the first one I downloaded. There is no new information in this book. It is the exact same set of stories and examples in a format that is a bit more "raw" or unpolished than the other book. If he comes up with anything new I will check it out.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Huge disappointment it is the same as his other title just recorded by him.


    15 of 19 people found this review helpful
  • Samuel
    02/07/15
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    "Worth it"

    It was good information, some of it a bit cliche, but overall worth listening to it you find this stuff interesting.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • averagedude
    Alabama
    08/09/16
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    "Alot has changed."

    Alot has changed since, How to Read a Person Like a Book. Good information and well worth it. Be patient with the presentation and focus on the content.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • lorenzo rodriguez
    07/02/15
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    "Life-changing book"

    I have been practicing what I learned from this book and it is amazing. This has been by far the best book on body language that I have came across. It was a little slow during the first chapter, but trust me it does get better. I highly recommend this book to everyone.

    7 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Greg
    10/05/15
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    "Very informative topic with excellent examples."

    Aside from being an interesting topic, the examples Joe provides will convince even the most critical skeptic of the topics utility in everyone's daily life.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Cesar Delgadillo
    Texas
    18/09/17
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    "Must read if you are in customer service business."

    gives great insight and information for laying a solid foundation for reading nonverbal communication. awesome

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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