Tongue Fu!: How To Deflect, Disarm, And Defuse Any Verbal Conflict by Sam HornTongue Fu!: How To Deflect, Disarm, And Defuse Any Verbal Conflict by Sam Horn

Tongue Fu!: How To Deflect, Disarm, And Defuse Any Verbal Conflict

bySam Horn

Paperback | March 15, 1997

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If you've ever been tongue-tied - or if you've ever given a tongue-lashing (and regretted it), Tongue Fu! offers constructive alternatives that will turn hostility into harmony and help you avoid a mental breakdown in the face of aggression. With straightforward strategies and proven techniques, Tongue Fu! examines almost every kind of verbal conflict - from fights with your spouse or a stalemate with the kids - and shows how to use martial arts for the mind and mouth to deflect attacks, disarm disputes, and defuse any explosive situation. With Tongue Fu! you will learn words to use (and words to lose) in tense situations, the power of the phrase "You're right," the tools to use when people push your "hot buttons," how to handle a verbal bully who enjoys attacking and tormenting, how to gracefully exit an argument, what to say when you don't know what to say, how to use silence to your advantage, how to be pleasantly unpleasant, and how to take charge of your emotions.

Sam Horn, president of Action Seminars, has given workshops to 350,000 people in more than fifty cities across the country and has also written Concrete Confidence. She hosts a weekly radio show called Sam Says on Maui's most-listened-to station, KLHI. Tongue Fu! has been featured in Family Circle, Cosmopolitan, Reader's Digest, and US...
Title:Tongue Fu!: How To Deflect, Disarm, And Defuse Any Verbal ConflictFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8.22 × 5.54 × 0.7 inPublished:March 15, 1997Publisher:St. Martin's PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0312152272

ISBN - 13:9780312152277

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Communications Book! An excellent book that provides a humourous and enlightening approach to communications. The result is knowledge and confidence to pursue harmonious and strong relationships and to solve communications problems before, or as they are occurring. Usually, one seeks this type of book when struggling with an issue. How refreshing to find the right information and it makes you laugh! Get rid of the frustration of wishing you had said something, wishing you had said something different, or wishing you had said nothing at all!
Date published: 2006-07-10

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"Tongue Fu!" is a handbook for verbal self-defense that provides dozens of real-life, constructive alternatives to giving a tongue lashing or to being tongue-tied. "Tongue Fu!" is destined to be a classic!"--Jack Canfield, co-author of "Chicken Soup for the Soul"

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"This is a great book! Tongue Fu! puts a new twist on communiction. Everyone should read it.!" -John Gray, author of Men Are from Mars, Women are from Venus"Tongue Fu! is a practical and easy-to-read book on the important topic of interpersonal relationships. Many stories beautifully illustrate the immediate, usable ideas on how to get along better with just about anyone, anytime, anywhere. The world would be a more peaceful and harmonious place if people practiced the enduring principles presented in this book. Tongue Fu! is destined to be a classic." -Jack Canfield, coauthor of Chicken Soup for the Soul"Tongue Fu! is filled with delightful tools for keeping both feet on the ground instead of in the mouth. Both young and old need to learn its lessons for creating connection instead of alienation." -Susan Jeffers, Ph.D., author of Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway and End the Struggle and Dance with Life"This book is a gold mine for anyone who deals with the public. The great strength lies in two things. First are Horn's unimpeachable ideas. She's added to the legacy of ideas on dealing with people left by Abraham Lincoln, Benjamin Franklin, Dale Carngie, and many others. That takes skill. Second are the examples she uses. This a comprehensive manual for getting ahead--while inviting others to join you." -Executive Book Summaries"In this delightful book, I found many gems of practical wisdom for everyday life. Among books on effective communication and improved relationships, this is one of the finest ever seen. An important work--fun to read, learn from, and apply." -Dan Millman, author of Way of the Peaceful Warrior and The Laws of Spirit"Frustrated? Try some verbal kung fu. These verbal techniques for 'fast-forwarding through frustration' help keep inner harmony." -the Chicago Tribune"This is a terrific book, full of verbal 're-engineering' designed to refocus us toward greater fulfillment in our dialogues with others through better communication." -Anthony Robbins, author of Awaken the Giant Within and Unlimited Power