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The Definitive Book of Body Language (2004)

by Allan Pease, Barbara Pease

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This was a fantastic book- and very unique. It shows how we give ourselves away (and so do other people) without even realizing it, by our gestures and mannerisms. We cant really help it because it is done subconsciously. After reading this book, it will be much easier to figure out what other people are thinking. This book is especially useful for (but not limited to) anyone in sales. If peoples words don't match up with their gestures, then we know that it is the gestures which are telling the truth. I would recommend this book to absolutely anyone. I saw Allan Pease one time at a MLM seminar and he was absolutely great (and funny) ( )
  Andy-Holligan | Apr 16, 2016 |
يتحدث الكتاب عن أنواع الاتصالات وتعريفها وعلاقتها ​مع لغة الجسد وكذلك يذكر مكونات التواصل ، وخصائص وص​فات المتحدث الجسد وبعد ذلك يفصل الحديث عن لغة الجس​د وأنواعها مدعم بالصور التوضيحية التي من خلالهل يس​تيع القارئ تحليل شخصيته التي تبرز أثناء الحوار​ ( )
1 vote jamila1 | Jan 6, 2015 |
The authors have done a great job of clearly unfolding the details on intricate body behavior.

The simple language used to explain the theory behind the gestures helps you correlate between the gesture and the persons' intent. For example, folding hands indicates a person is covering his body from something he wants to avoid or something doesn't want to be a part of. Basics like this will help even amateurs to get on board with a complex subject with ease.

Many of the examples given in the book have 'office' connotations, like interview tips, business meetings or even casual talk with your colleagues. They are just as applicable to outside office environment.

There are gesture comparisons between women and men throughout the book that are truly impressive. This helped me better understand the opposite sex.

The book provides a ton of information and if you are someone new to this subject (like me), don't expect to get most of it with only one reading. Just like most other skills that you have developed, this one needs to be practiced with diligence to become better at. ( )
  nmarun | Mar 11, 2014 |
This was an excellent book. I have read it twice and plan on buying it after Christmas. I recommend this book to anyone in a leadership position. ( )
  garets86 | Nov 19, 2010 |
Generally useful, but full of stereotypes. ( )
1 vote varroa | Mar 5, 2010 |
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Pease, Barbaramain authorall editionsconfirmed
Murillo, IsabelTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0553804723, Hardcover)

Available for the first time in the United States, this international bestseller reveals the secrets of nonverbal communication to give you confidence and control in any face-to-face encounter–from making a great first impression and acing a job interview to finding the right partner.

It is a scientific fact that people’s gestures give away their true intentions. Yet most of us don’t know how to read body language–and don’t realize how our own physical movements speak to others. Now the world’s foremost experts on the subject share their techniques for reading body language signals to achieve success in every area of life.

Drawing upon more than thirty years in the field, as well as cutting-edge research from evolutionary biology, psychology, and medical technologies that demonstrate what happens in the brain, the authors examine each component of body language and give you the basic vocabulary to read attitudes and emotions through behavior.

• How palms and handshakes are used to gain control
• The most common gestures of liars
• How the legs reveal what the mind wants to do
• The most common male and female courtship gestures and signals
• The secret signals of cigarettes, glasses, and makeup
• The magic of smiles–including smiling advice for women
• How to use nonverbal cues and signals to communicate more effectively and get the reactions you want

Filled with fascinating insights, humorous observations, and simple strategies that you can apply to any situation, this intriguing book will enrich your communication with and understanding of others–as well as yourself.

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A guide to human body language explains how to decipher nonverbal communication, how to read other people's thoughts and emotions through their gestures, and how to insure that one's own gestures are sending the right message.

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