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Review of Voice Power by Renee Grant-Williams

12 June 2008 | 23:52 | Confidence, Conversation Skills, Nonverbal Communication, Reviews | No Comments

This is a review of Renee Grant-Williams’ Voice Power: Using Your Voice to Captivate, Persuade, and Command Attention. Have you ever wondered why some people can grab people’s attention and make them listen to their every word? If your voice isn’t as powerful as you want it to be, you can learn to make it […]

Review of Fierce Conversations by Susan Scott

18 February 2008 | 19:26 | Assertive Skills, Conflict Management, Conversation Skills, Interpersonal Relationships, Leadership, Parenting, Reviews, Success | No Comments

This is a book review of Susan Scott’s Fierce Conversations: Achieving Success at Work & in Life, One Conversation at a Time. If you have ever felt the need to have an important conversation, but you couldn’t bring yourself to having it, then this is the book for you. Susan Scott details the exact methods […]

Review of Mind-lines by Michael Hall and Bobby Bodenhamer

31 January 2008 | 13:36 | Assertive Skills, Attraction, Confidence, Conflict Management, Conversation Skills, Happiness, Interpersonal Relationships, Leadership, Negotiation, Parenting, Reviews, Success | 9 Comments

This is a book review of Michael Hall and Bobby Bodenhamer’s Mind-lines: Lines for Changing Minds. You’ve been to told to see the glass as half full, but how do you do it? Have you ever wondered how your worries, fears, disagreements, interpersonal conflict, anger, and misunderstandings can be reinterpreted so that they empower you; […]

Why Smart People Have Poor Communication Skills – And What To Do About It

30 October 2007 | 22:00 | Attraction, Conversation Skills, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting, Success | 38 Comments

On October 23, 1990, David Pologruto, a high school physics teacher, was stabbed by his smart student Jason Haffizulla. Jason was not a teenager you think would try to kill someone. He got straight A’s and was determined to study medicine at Harvard, but this was his downfall. His physics teacher gave Jason a B, […]

Review of How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie

22 September 2007 | 17:35 | Conflict Management, Conversation Skills, Interpersonal Relationships, Leadership, Negotiation, Reviews | 15 Comments

This is a book review of Dale Carnegie’s all time international classic How to Win Friends and Influence People. It is a fairly large review with the occasional “diversion” from the topic because I feel it is appropriate for this classic book. The original version of this book was written in 1937 with just 5,000 […]

Review of The Memory Book by Harry Lorayne and Jerry Lucas

1 September 2007 | 13:15 | Confidence, Conversation Skills, Reviews | 1 Comment

This is a book review of Harry Lorayne and Jerry Lucas’ The Memory Book: The Classic Guide to Improving Your Memory at Work, at School, and at Play. I’ve written a review of the book because having a good memory is important in speeches, conversation subjects, and remembering people’s name. You forget a person’s name. […]

Review of Comedy Writing Secrets by Mel Helitzer

3 August 2007 | 19:46 | Attraction, Conversation Skills, Happiness, Reviews | 2 Comments

This is a book review of Mel Helitzer’s Comedy Writing Secrets: The best-selling book on how to think funny, write funny, act funny, and get paid for it. Mel Helitzer is a professor at the Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. Though a humorous professor seems like a bit of an oxymoron, he has been described […]

5. Principle of Influence: Liking

19 July 2007 | 11:00 | Attraction, Conversation Skills, Interpersonal Relationships, Leadership, Negotiation | 8 Comments

“Man prefers to think what he prefers to be true.” – Francis Bacon, Sr. “Leadership comes through respect, and a large part of respect is liking someone.” – Carol Leonard “Each man is led by his own liking.” – Virgil You arrive at a bus station where you wait for a bus to go to […]

Review of How to Talk to Anyone by Leil Lowndes

18 May 2007 | 20:24 | Attraction, Confidence, Conversation Skills, Reviews | 1 Comment

This is a book review of Leil Lowndes’ How to Talk to Anyone: 92 Little Tricks for Big Success in Relationships. Author, Leil Lowndes gives 92 tricks for becoming a better conversationalist and improving your relationships. The 92 tips are spread throughout the following 9 parts: How to intrigue everyone without saying a word: You […]

Review of The Game by Neil Strauss

18 May 2007 | 9:34 | Attraction, Conversation Skills, Reviews, Videos | No Comments

This is a book review of Neil Strauss’ The Game: Penetrating the Secret Society of Pickup Artists. The Game is a truly fantastic read. Author, Neil Strauss, takes the reader through his life changing journey of transformation from a geek to a woman magnet. He starts out as an unconfident, shy, passive, and introverted writer […]

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