How to Make People Like You in 90 Seconds or Less

  • by Nicholas Boothman
  • Narrated by Nicholas Boothman
  • 3 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Whether meeting a new client or bumping into a potential mate, you only have a few seconds to make a favorable impression. Is that really possible? Author Nicholas Boothman, a lecturer and licensed master practitioner of neurolinguistic programming, believes yes! He introduces a revolutionary approach to face-to-face communication that will help anyone succeed at making meaningful, and immediate, connections. Whether selling, managing, job hunting, negotiating, pitching an idea, applying for law school, joining a new group, or on your knees with a marriage proposal, the secret of success is based on connecting with other people. And the most powerful new idea for making connections is revealed, step by step, in Nicholas Boothman's breakthrough program of rapport by design. Easily learned, it will help you make the best of any relationship's most important moment: those first 90 seconds. Never again let shyness get in the way of an appointment or interview. Or leave the making of an important contact to chance. Or find yourself tongue-tied or distracted in social situations. The key, according to Boothman and his plan for face-to-face communication, is simple: the way to make a person like you is to make yourself be like that person, if only for the 90 seconds or less it takes to establish rapport. Learn the power of a Really Useful Attitude, the secrets of voice tone and body language, the difference between "opening up" words and "closing down" words. And reinforcing all of these skills is knowing how to read another person's sensory preference; most of us are Visual people, some are Kinesthetic, and a few are Auditory. So when you say, "I see what you mean" to a Visual, you're really speaking his or her language. And then you're on your way.

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What the Critics Say

"Boothman enthusiastically shares strategies for establishing rapport, building interpersonal relationships, gaining a competitive edge, and making favorable impressions." (Booklist)

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Customer Reviews

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Some interesting content

Both recording quality and reader's performance (e.g., breathing and rhythm) are awful. Why to make people suffer and ruin good content when recordings can be produced in pro-level studios and with professional voice talents instead of some one-dollar transistor mic, a laptop, a kitchen table and an incompetent reader? The ability to do so does not mean that it should be done or that the result would be good and presentable.
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- The Nice Guy

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Didn't enjoy this - lasted an hour and being reinforced how to smile when greeting someone, look into the eyes, face "heart to heart" and a firm handshake.

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- MarkPT

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-03-2004
  • Publisher: Listen & Live Audio, Inc.