Instant Persuasion: How to Change Your Words to Change Your Life

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Jeremy P. Tarcher/Penguin, 2005 - Self-Help - 290 pages
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Thirty-five fast, simple rules that will improve the way you communicate and change your life!

Instant Persuasion is a unique communication book that offers a creative way to reduce stress, resolve conflict, and enrich our relationships with family members, friends, and coworkers. Laurie Puhn cleverly translates complex mediation skills into simple, practical communication rules that readers can easily apply during everyday situations to instantly persuade others to listen to, cooperate with, respect, and like them. The rules are revealed through real-life anecdotes that show readers how to say the right words at the right time to convince others to give them what they want.

Some Instant Persuasion rules include how to:

- Find factual solutions.
- Be a problem solver.
- Disagree without being disagreeable.
- Beware of uncomplimentary compliments.
- Avoid superficial offers.

Puhn presents readers with a script that will allow them to smoothly implement these rules in everyday life and change the way they communicate forever. Instant Persuasion is an amazing tool that has the power to transform friendships, marriages, and careers.

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User Review  - Anne Daum - Goodreads

Good tips, could be much shorter. Wish it gave more positive examples of what to do rather than multiple stores about how not to handle situations. Read full review

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User Review  - Alex Rinehart - Goodreads

A bit dry, a little common sense, but very helpful! Read full review


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Laurie Puhn, J.D., is a Harvard-educated lawyer and professional mediator. She is the founder and president of the Laurie Puhn Institute, and a dynamic speaker who frequently addresses the academic, medical, legal, business, and personal growth communities.

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