Verbal Judo, Second Edition: The Gentle Art Of Persuasion by George J. ThompsonVerbal Judo, Second Edition: The Gentle Art Of Persuasion by George J. Thompson

Verbal Judo, Second Edition: The Gentle Art Of Persuasion

byGeorge J. Thompson

Paperback | December 17, 2013

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Verbal Judo is the martial art of the mind and mouth that can show you how to be better prepared in every verbal encounter. Listen and speak more effectively, engage people through empathy (the most powerful word in the English language), avoid the most common conversational disasters, and use proven strategies that allow you to successfully communicate your point of view and take the upper hand in most disputes.

Verbal Judo offers a creative look at conflict that will help you defuse confrontations and generate cooperation from your spouse, your boss, and even your teenager. As the author says, "when you react, the event controls you. When you respond, you’re in control."

This new edition features a fresh new cover and a foreword demonstrating the legacy of Verbal Judo founder and author George Thompson, as well as a never-before-published final chapter presenting Thompson’s "Five Universal Truths" of human interaction.

George J. Thompson, PH.D., was the president and founder of the Verbal Judo Institute before his death in 2011. A former 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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Title:Verbal Judo, Second Edition: The Gentle Art Of PersuasionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.5 inPublished:December 17, 2013Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062107704

ISBN - 13:9780062107701

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Verbal Judo I found that there are many helpful tips, the author does seem to have the experience and knowledge to be and expert on the topic, and I feel that there is a lot to take away from this book. However I did not enjoy reading it, I found it very repetitive in spots and over all not engaging. I still think if you are someone who has to deal with difficult people and or de-escalate situations this would be a very beneficial book to read.
Date published: 2017-10-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from awesome I enjoyed this book. Helpful for communication.
Date published: 2016-11-08