Verbal Judo, Updated Edition: The Gentle Art of Persuasion

By George J. Thompson, PhD , and Jerry B. Jenkins
Foreword by Lee Fjelstad  and Pam Thompson
Read by Keith Szarabajka

6.13 Hours 02/07/2017 unabridged
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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: People feel the need to be respectedPeople would rather be asked than be toldPeople have a desire to know whyPeople prefer to have options over threatsPeople want to have a second chanceStop 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.

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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.

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Author Bio: Jerry B. Jenkins

Dr. Jerry B. Jenkins, former vice president for publishing and currently chairman of the board of trustees for the Moody Bible Institute of Chicago, is the author of nearly two hundred books, including the bestselling Left Behind series. Twenty of his books have reached the New York Times bestsellers list, seven debuting at number one. Formerly editor of Moody magazine, Jenkins is now a contributing editor to Writer’s Digest, and his writing has appeared in Time, Reader’s Digest, Parade, Guideposts, and dozens of Christian periodicals. His nonfiction includes as-told-to biographies of Hank Aaron, Orel Hershiser, Walter Payton, Nolan Ryan, and many others. Jenkins owns the Christian Writers Guild, which mentors and trains writers.

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Author Bio: George J. Thompson PhD

George J. Thompson, PhD, was an 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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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Self-Help
Runtime: 6.13
Audience: Adult
Language: English