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Body Language: How to know what's REALLY being said [Kindle Edition]

James Borg
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Change the way you communication – forever.

This is the one language that everyone speaks but only few really understand. But in 7 easy lessons, you can discover and learn everything you need to use body language to your advantage and become adept at reading the hidden signals of others.

The new edition of this bestselling book will show you how to:

Apparently ‘read’ the minds of other people with a degree of accuracy you never thought possible, whilst you gain a deeper understanding of what they’re thinking, how they’re feeling and why they do what they do.

Find out what non-verbal signals you may be giving out to others, how you can use this to communicate and elicit the response you want and how you can adapt your body language to change the way you’re perceived.

Get ahead in most professional and social situations as you become expert at reading moods, anticipating and handling conflict, and understanding what’s really motivating other people and their agendas.



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"In seven chapters, Borg takes the reader through the shocking ways our bodies reveal boredom, dislike, anxiety, indifference, mendacity - and, in happier moments, liking and even attraction - and shows how you can control your own gestures and mannerisms to make life less fraught".

The Independent, 25th October 2011

 

"It is definitely a five-star read".

San Francisco Book Review, March 2012


 

From the Back Cover

This book will change the way you communicate forever.

 

Over half of our communication is through the body, but how many of us actually know how to use body language and, most importantly, use it well?

 

The power and influence of body language is huge. Whether you need to sell an idea, get your point across, or simply understand what other people really think, body language is at the root of all communication. Get it right and communicating with others will be a breeze, but get it wrong and you’re in for a struggle.

 

Body Language will make sure you get it right every time. In seven simple lessons you’ll become an expert at reading others and controlling your own gestures to get the response you want. You’ll discover a whole new language at your finger tips.

 

Welcome to the silent language of success!

‘This book shows you how to use your body language to your advantage.’

Short List magazine

(‘THE YEAR’S BEST BOOKS’ 2009)


Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1838 KB
  • Print Length: 281 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0273758799
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 5 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
  • Publisher: Pearson Life; 2 edition (21 Aug. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00A8EZMUQ
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #300,975 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best body language training book I've read 20 Jan. 2013
By FHC
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This was clear, concise and well focussed, enormously informative. Excellent for developing self observation and self awareness in relation to others in our orbit. We're transmitting information all the time, others are receiving it all the time and responding accordingly, insight into this process is invaluable in all situations.
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4.0 out of 5 stars The Language of Lies and Love. 19 Nov. 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
A lot of people think they know about body language. They've heard something about mirroring, or they've read an article in a magazine about negative posture or something, and suddenly they're experts and can decipher every action a person makes. But the truth is, most people, even the faux experts, don't know as much as they think they do.

This book tries to bridge that gap--to fill in the holes of knowledge and to explain that not everything can be deduced from a simple arm-cross or shoulder shrug, although they may be significant; if the action doesn't mean anything specifically by itself, clustered with another piece of body language, it can reveal a lot. The book does well at explaining the complexity of pattern observation and clusters. As well as its breakdown of negative and positive body language, and how we can manipulate our own body language, or that of other people, to suit our needs, it also delves into the area of lying and how we can tell if somebody isn't being truthful with us. Again, like body language as a whole, it's not as simple as "he touched his nose; he's lying"--it's more complicated than that, and the book tries to convey this message in a straightforward and simple manner.

Overall it's an interesting read. There may be more comprehensive books on the market regarding body language, but this is the only one I've properly read all the way through, and it contains enough hints and tips that I'd say it was worthwhile.

If you want to master your own body language, or that of a friend or lover, then I'd suggest taking a look at this book, and then maybe do some follow-up research.

That's it.

Now stop crossing your arms--it's defensive.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very useful 23 Feb. 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I found it very enlightening and made me aware of myself. I can see now how important body language is and be used in the proper manner.
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This book only gives a description of what we notice in other people anyway. It does not give explanation to why we act in certain ways, what are the reasons or meaning behind. The lesson about lies is quite enjoyable but to be honest, I don't know any more about how to read body language than I did before reading the book. I believe the author is an expert, but he did not manage to share any of his knowledge in this piece, I am afraid. Definitely not worth buying.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Body language 2 April 2013
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Yes a good insight to how people's body can tell u a lot about them, I would def recommend it
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