The Secret Language of Business: How to Read Anyone in 3 Seconds or Less

The Secret Language of Business: How to Read Anyone in 3 Seconds or Less

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by Kevin Hogan
     
 

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Doing business is a lot like playing poker; you make calculated risks and tough decisions based on the best information you have. In poker or business, it always helps to know what the other guy is thinking. Is he for real or full of it? Is he telling you the truth, or just telling you what you want to hear? Whether you're negotiating a deal with a client or

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Doing business is a lot like playing poker; you make calculated risks and tough decisions based on the best information you have. In poker or business, it always helps to know what the other guy is thinking. Is he for real or full of it? Is he telling you the truth, or just telling you what you want to hear? Whether you're negotiating a deal with a client or collaborating on a project with a colleague, knowing what the other guy is thinking will always give you an edge.

In The Secret Language of Business, Kevin Hogan reveals the basics of body language and how it exposes and influences attitudes, actions, and outcomes. Everyone conveys information through body language, whether they know it or not. Interpreting body language isn't magic, but a science you can master. This practical guide is based on hard science, reputable sources, and real-world situations. Master the concepts you find inside, and you'll gain a big advantage in every aspect of your life—professional and personal.

Based on Hogan's twenty years of experience in communication, influence, and persuasion, The Secret Language of Business explains the key elements of body language and how they influence communication. It explores the meaning of what people wear and the symbols they surround themselves with and also details the importance of various contexts and environments in which communications take place. In addition to reading and analyzing the body language of others, Hogan will show you how to master and manipulate your own body language, regulating the information you reveal to others.

In order to be a truly successful professional, you need more than just communication skills; you also need the ability to interpret the nonverbal signals that we all display. The Secret Language of Business, for the first time, applies the little-known secrets of body language and nonverbal communication to the realm of business. If you're a manager, salesperson, negotiator, business owner, or any sort of professional who deals with other people on a regular basis, the skills and knowledge inside are invaluable tools for achieving success in business and in life.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470222898
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/28/2008
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Kevin Hogan is one of the nation's leading body language experts, as well as a public speaker and corporate trainer. He teaches, trains, and speaks about persuasion, influence, body language, emotional intelligence, communication, and motivation. He holds a doctorate in psychology and has consulted to many of the nation's biggest andmost well known companies and organizations.
For more information, visit www.kevinhogan.com

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Secret Language of Business: How to Read Anyone in 3 Seconds or Less 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
RolfDobelli More than 1 year ago
Despite the tantalizing title, this book by body language expert Kevin Hogan reveals few secrets as it introduces the study of nonverbal communication. However, much of the book's thorough material on body language is useful and accurate, though basic - the kind of thing most people know intuitively. Hogan explores how body language, physical positioning, appearance, tone of voice, eye contact and the like communicate more than words ever could. Then, he explains how you can use this knowledge to improve every interaction you have in business. Much of the advice is specific to western cultures, though the author discusses other norms. If you're looking for an easy-to-read overview on this subject, getAbstract suggests beginning with this user-friendly text. It covers the fundamentals, and the take-aways ending each chapter make it easy to digest.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago