The Power of Body Language: How to Succeed in Every Business and Social Encounter

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Simon and Schuster, 2007 - Psychology - 334 pages
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Nationally renowned body language expert Tonya Reiman illuminates what until now has been a gray area in interpersonal communication: harnessing the power of your nonverbal cues to get what you want out of every aspect of life, from professional encounters to personal relationships.

Unlike other books on this fascinating topic, The Power of Body Language is your practical, personal playbook for getting what you desire from others -- and zoning in on what others are saying to you without words. Once you know the hidden meaning behind specific gestures, facial cues, stances, and body movements, you will possess a sixth sense that can be a life-changing, career-saving, trouble-shooting skill you will never leave home without! Learn how to:

Take control of your own secret signals

Gain trust -- and detect untrustworthiness

Ace a job interview

Shake hands (the right way)

Make a dazzling first impression

Exude confidence -- even when you're not feeling it

Recognize if someone is lying

Understand why men and women "speak" a different language

Read a face to know a person's inner emotional state...and much more.

In an insightful and engaging narrative, Tonya Reiman analyzes all of the components of body language -- the languages of the face, the body, space and touch, and sound. She shows you how to become a Master Communicator with The Reiman Rapport Method, a surefire system for building an instant connection with anyone, in any situation. And she shares the experiences of her clients, from executives to politicians to relationship seekers: Learn from Cindy, a confident and ambitious manager who turned her career around by altering the subconscious messages she was sending her male colleagues...and Peter, the wedding DJ whose client list blossomed as soon as he practiced the art of social smiling!

Peppered with photos and fun facts, The Power of Body Language is as entertaining as it is instructive. Get the power to send and receive the messages you want -- and never be left in the dark again.


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User Review  - LaPhenix - LibraryThing

This eyeopening book explores the subtle, non-verbal messages we're conveying when we speak. I had a wonderful time discovering what stories my body is telling. Read full review

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User Review  - amimariscal - LibraryThing

I'm not quite finished yet, but I'm dissapointed... The information is pretty basic. As a woman of 30 years in this world, I knew 90% of the gestures she talked about. Most of the information is directed towards business relationships & people who want to flirt better. Read full review


The Power Behind Body Language
The Language of the Face
The Language of the Body
The Languages of Space and Touch
The Language of Sound
Mastering First Impressions
Reading Their Secret Signals
Using Your Own Secret Signals

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About the author (2007)

Tonya Reimanis a body language expert who appears weekly on Fox News Channel'sThe O'Reilly Factor. A motivational speaker, consultant, and corporate trainer, she has also appeared onAccess Hollywood,Extra,Your Morning,Fast Money,New Morning, and several other television shows. In addition, she has been heard on ESPN radio and has contributed to national publications includingThe New York Times,The Wall Street Journal,Cosmopolitan,Time,Positive Thinking, and New York Newsday. She lives in Long Island with her husband and three children.

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