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Taking a brass tacks approach to communication, How to Have Confidence and Power in Dealing with People explains how to interact with others as they really are, not as you would like them to be. The goal is to get what you want from them successfully - be it cooperation, goodwill, love or security.

Les Giblin, a recognized expert in the field of human relations, has devised a method for dealing with people that can be used when relating with anyone - parents, teachers, bosses, employees, friends, acquaintances, even strangers. Giblin shows step by step how to get what you want at any time and in ways that leave you feeling good about yourself. Moreover, the people who have given you want you want wind up feeling good about themselves, too. The result? Nobody gets shortchanged. It's a win-win situation.

Each chapter includes a handy summary, so there's absolutely no chance of missing the book's key points. You can also use these recaps to refresh your memory after you've finished the book. Instead of feeling miserable about your interpersonal skills, listen to this best-selling guide and learn to succeed with people in every area of your life.

©1956 Les Giblin (P)2016 Les Giblin LLC

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A little dated, but good

You can tell it was written in the 50s by some of the language, but if you can get past all that, it's a solid book with some really good principles to employ.

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  • JR
  • 11-03-19

It is directed at people skills and leadership

This book complements Dale Carnegie's "How to Win Friends and Influence People." In fact, the author references Carnegie's principles and Frank Bettger's "How I Raised Myself From Failure to Success in Selling" a few times, as well as other great books. I worried he was not going to have anything original, but I was impressed. He incorporated a lot of research throughout this book and added a significant amount of great things not found in those other books. I would highly recommend this book in general to anyone who wants to work on their people skills, but in particular, it would be a huge benefit to anyone in a leadership position of any sort, which pretty much includes everyone alive in one capacity or another (not just business). It was a great read, and I will certainly read it again, which is not something I plan to do with very many books, but this is one that deserves multiple readings.

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good info

read lots of leadership books. this one is a good compliment to How to Win Friends and Influence People.

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Please Read This Book

Simple, easy to follow, and excellent advice all master closers should know! Strong recommend for anyone looking to master their domain in a positive environment where all can become winners.

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growth

Great book on dealing with people and relationships including with ones self as well as others.

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a must read

this book is a miracle in itself. If you sell anything at all this book can help.

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Powerful!!

I recommend this book to anyone seeking to improve their communication skills! very easy to follow.

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Good Book

I can't say there were any huge insights. It reminded me a lot of How to Win Friends and Influence People. The narrator wasn't exactly exciting, but he was polished. I think the questionnaire in Chapter 29 should be at the beginning and end of the book, kind of like some Dale Carnegie audios. I listened in one sitting, and I can't say I paid close attention. I intend to listen a few times through and study it closer in Kindle format.

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This is a wonderful book.

Straight forward and practical to implement. One of the most influential books I've read. Timeless.

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Not as good as I hoped

Reminds me of a sunday school teacher that has a few good ideas and a lot of not so good ideas as well.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-14-19

Written by a right winged, bible bashing idiot

Don’t waste your money unless you a partial to the views of a bible bashing idiot. The theories and ideas he puts forward are basic and puerile at best.

AVOID!!!!

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  • Jaydip Guha
  • 01-05-19

A good book mechanically narrated

Overall, lot of takeaways in this book with a balance of storytelling and contents.
I like the voice quality of the narrator. The book would have been providing a more impactful listening experience if the narrator focus more on the contents rather than the tonal quality and punctuation. Sometimes little difficult listening experience.

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  • Mohammed W.
  • 04-05-21

Incredible Book for Communication

This had an incredible break-through insight for me in my communications. Points are clear and well presented.

Length is perfect for absorbing and implementing ideas without being overwhelmed. Stories told kept me engaged as well.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-19-18

Great ideas

Loved the book. Easy listening. Definitely applicable to everyday life. I highly recommend this audio.

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  • farzane
  • 06-19-18

lots of good tips

easy to listen to. good tips. well explained. similar to "win friends and..." but lots of other different good points.