Verbal Judo, Second Edition: The Gentle Art of Persuasion

Verbal Judo, Second Edition: The Gentle Art of Persuasion

by George J. Thompson PhD


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Verbal Judo is the martial art of the mind and mouth that can show you how to be better prepared in every verbal encounter. Listen and speak more effectively, engage people through empathy (the most powerful word in the English language), avoid the most common conversational disasters, and use proven strategies that allow you to successfully communicate your point of view and take the upper hand in most disputes.

Verbal Judo offers a creative look at conflict that will help you defuse confrontations and generate cooperation from your spouse, your boss, and even your teenager. As the author says, "when you react, the event controls you. When you respond, you’re in control."

This new edition features a fresh new cover and a foreword demonstrating the legacy of Verbal Judo founder and author George Thompson, as well as a never-before-published final chapter presenting Thompson’s "Five Universal Truths" of human interaction.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062107701
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 12/17/2013
Edition description: Updated
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 39,603
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About 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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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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