Verbal Judo: The Gentle Art of Persuasion

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Zondervan, Oct 12, 2010 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 224 pages
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Improve communication, resolve conflicts, and avoid the most common conversational disasters through simple, easily remembered strategies that deflect and redirect negative behaviour.

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.

  

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An interesting book and topic. After reading this I've become much more conscious of what I'm saying and how I'm saying it. Read full review

Review: Verbal Judo: The Gentle Art of Persuasion

User Review  - Donnapotamus - Goodreads

An interesting book and topic. After reading this I've become much more conscious of what I'm saying and how I'm saying it. Read full review

Contents

A Decade Later
9
INTRODUCTION Communication as a Noncontact Sport
11
Birth of a Communication Samurai
15
Motivating the Disagreeable
21
Baptism of Fire
25
Taking Crap with Dignity and Style
31
The Nice the Difficult and the Wimp
39
Eleven Things Never to Say to Anyone And How to Respond If Some Idiot Says Them to You
47
Translation
111
Mediation
121
What Makes This All So Difficult
127
ReadinRitin and Rhetoric
135
How to Diagnose a Verbal Encounter
147
The Language of Reassurance
153
How to Fight Fair
161
Take the Giant LEAPS
167

The Crucible of the Street
55
The Most Powerful Word in the English Language
63
The Greatest Speech Youll Ever Live to Regret
71
The Only Way to Interrupt People and Still Have Them Love You
79
Verbal Judo Versus Verbal Karate
87
The FiveStep Hard Style
95
Representation
103
Applying LEAPS to Your World
175
Persuasion for Fun and Profit
179
The Misunderstood Motivator
185
You Can Punish Without Drawing Blood
195
Dancing When You Might Have Stumbled
199
Verbal Judo as an Automatic Response
211
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About the author (2010)

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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