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

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Jeremy P. Tarcher/Penguin, 2006 - Family & Relationships - 290 pages
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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 to everyday situations in order 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 saying the right words at the right time can convince others to give them what they want.

Some Instant Persuasion rules are:

- 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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Instant persuasion: how to change your words to change your life

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Harvard-educated lawyer and mediator Puhn has written an interpersonal communication handbook to help us "say the right thing at the right time to the right people." The 35 chapters each address a ... Read full review

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A good read. The analogies in the book do a great job of explaining the communication "blunders" and "wonders". Read full review

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About the author (2006)

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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