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!
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The information in this book is not earth-shattering, but it is extremely interesting and a good refresher for how to act with others.
Much More Than I Expected
I applaud Nicholas Boothman for writing such a brilliant book. It was easy to understand yet captivating to listen to. I could not help but be amazed as the book revealed the tricks, secrets, and keys for establishing good rapport with someone. Many of the techniques I never heard of before yet I found many of them to be practical and easy to integrate into my everyday life. This book made me further appreciate people and my relationships with them. It changed my thinking and perspective on social interaction. To be honest I could see an improvement in my social life before I even finished the book. It exceeded my expectations.
Fascinating Concepts, Instantly Implementable
Nicholas Boothman, in a great voice from the other side of the big pond, articulates with panache some relatively complex concepts in a way that anyone might easily understand. Indeed, I was worried when I couldn't finish this in a day, and had to wait several days to resume it, that I'd forget where I left off. That, however, is a strength of the book - it is all so easy to absorb and remember, so finishing this book over the span of several days was no problem for me.
His interesting take on the concept of neurolinguistic programming, or NLP, is one that more people ought to hear. Although the ideas presented are actually quite complex, he makes them seem easy. Is this a shortcoming of the book, or is this simply his way of viewing those concepts? I'm not sure, but regardless, I'd have liked a bit more complexity towards the end of the book, when the reader/listener understands clearly the basics.
You can also try these concepts out immediately in your own life! Once you understand the importance of synchronization, sense detection, and the other social tools he makes seem so simple, you can experiment with everyone you see in your daily life. That's very exciting!
The only downside, and why I'm here giving four instead of five stars, is that the concepts are not as easy to implement as he claims they are. Oh, there's no doubt that they are simple - deceptively so - but it would take a great deal of practice to ingrain in your life some of his ideas, like detecting a person's favorite sense and playing to it in conversation.
Otherwise, this is an excellent little audiobook, and one that anyone interested in social concepts ought to listen to.