Verbal Judo, Second Edition

Verbal Judo, Second Edition

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by George J., PhD Thompson PhD
     
 

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"When you react, the event controls you. When you respond, you're in control."

Verbal Judo is the classic guide to the martial art of the mind and mouth that can help you defuse confrontations and generate cooperation, whether you're talking to a boss, a spouse, or even a teenager. For more than a generation, Dr. George J.

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"When you react, the event controls you. When you respond, you're in control."

Verbal Judo is the classic guide to the martial art of the mind and mouth that can help you defuse confrontations and generate cooperation, whether you're talking to a boss, a spouse, or even a teenager. For more than a generation, Dr. George J. Thompson's essential handbook has taught people how to communicate more confidently and persuasively in any situation. Verbal Judo shows you how to listen and speak more effectively, engage others through empathy (the most powerful word in the English language), avoid the most common conversational disasters, and use proven strategies to successfully express your point of view—and take the lead in most disputes.

This updated edition includes a new foreword and a chapter featuring Dr. Thompson's five universal truths of "human interaction":

  1. People feel the need to be respected
  2. People would rather be asked than be told
  3. People have a desire to know why
  4. People prefer to have options over threats
  5. People want to have a second chance

Stop being frustrated and misunderstood. Stop finding yourself on the losing end of an argument. With Verbal Judo you’ll be able to have your say—and say what you mean.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062331434
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
12/17/2013
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
89,823
File size:
328 KB

Meet the Author

George J. Thompson, PH.D., was the president and founder of the Verbal Judo Institute before his death in 2011. A former English professor and a black-belt master of karate, he created and crash-tested verbal judo when he was a police officer on an urban beat.

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Verbal Judo, Second Edition: The Gentle Art of Persuasion 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As a 23 year criminal justice professional, this book is a staple to one's "career toolbox". I wish that I would have had this book years ago!
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This book was amazingly detailed and helpful. It was also enjoyable to read, and I would recommend this book to anyone an everyone!!!