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The Power of Body Language

An Ex-FBI Agent's System for Speed-Reading People
Narrated by: Joe Navarro
Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
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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.

©2009 Joe Navarro (P)2009 Nightingale Conant

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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.

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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.

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Get to the point!!!

spends first 60 minutes convincing you you NEED this book. Get to the Point!!!

He rambles too. I feel seriously condescended too. He has so far told me the same thing 11 different ways. I'm meant to be learning something START TEACHING!!!

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A fascinating insight into body language.

"The Power of Body Language" by Joe Navarro is a fantastic audio book! The first time I have managed to listen to an entire audio book, from start to finish, in just one sitting.

I found the content to be very educational, as well as a fascinating insight into the world of body language. I am a complete beginner with no prior experience or knowledge of the subject matter, just a keen interest. I found this audio book to be well paced & structured, with clear & professional audio.

The only two criticisms I have are as follows... 1) It's a little slow to start off with, just for the first 30 minuets or so... 2) The overall duration of the audio book is a bit short. I would have liked a few more hours to really explore some of the content in more detail.

Overall I had a really enjoyable & engaging experience. I would definitely recommend this audio book to anyone with an interest in body language.

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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?!

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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.

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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.

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Great book

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

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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.

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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.

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