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Advice & How To - The Power of Observation [Kindle Edition]

Dr. Harry Jay
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Advice & How To - The Power of Observation - The Power of Observation is a series of online observation training courses designed to enhance your leadership skills training and general awareness. You look but you do not see EVERYTHING; you listen but you do not hear Dr. Harry Jay's compelling book "The Power of Observation" teaches a person how to see EVERYTHING that the eye takes in and how to evaluate it in the conscious mind so the person misses nothing. Learn how the mind filters out stimuli and how to reprogram your filters to take advantage of everything you see and hear using the latest education information technology. Every sales and marketing executive should read this book and take advantage of this brain training online. This book is for anybody in business and investing, marketing and sales, and small business & entrepreneurship. The courses offered are the exact same online police training courses used to train law enforcement. When it comes to observation training, not only is this one of the only courses available, it is the best online training available.


Product Details

  • File Size: 440 KB
  • Print Length: 123 pages
  • Publisher: EPW.com, LLC; 1st Edition edition (December 5, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006IU99EY
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #848,276 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Power of positive thinking, in depth. April 20, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
After purchasing the book, i thought i would be launched into lessons on what to look out for when observing in a variety of situations, much like a detective. This was not the case.
The author, Dr Jay, starts out by gradually building the reader up in understanding how the mind works (or doesn't work) when observing or listening. He goes into great depth and detail explaining how our brains filter out information we have observed, and yet apparently missed. Dr Jay then gives the reader exercises to practice observation in a variety of ways, with the reader now aware of their own blockages and filters to the information observed.

The book at times reminded me of Norman Vincent Peales, "The Power of Positive Thinking", only concentrating on the in depth theory behind it all.

Dr Jays answer for observing is simple, "Focus", and an awareness of what distracts us from that focus in observing.

I found this an interesting book, but i would not consider it light reading.
Has it improved my observation ? yes, most certainly.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Powerful Information January 11, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
This book is filled with the kind of information that no one has ever told you about why people fail to see what is right in front of them and why they fail to hear what has been clearly said. The author has done a fantastic job of going behind the scenes to spell out the obstacles to seeing, hearing and experiencing what is going on around us. The first part of the book is interesting and useful but the second part of the book is what make this book truly a cut above other books that aim to explain the power of observation. In the second half of the book the author gives us the tools that we need to be better listeners, better observers, more persuasive, better communicators, more intelligent and intuitive and ultimately more successful. I cannot imagine anyone leaving this book without an arsenal of new information that will improve their home life, their work life and the quality of their life in general.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Practical Guide for Using Your Powers of Observation January 12, 2012
By Sandy
Format:Kindle Edition
Never before have I read the many ways that the simple act of really observing can make a difference in your relationships and your work. This book is not really a self help book but once you read it you realize how many times in your life you have experienced something without really 'getting it'. The problem is that if you do not 'get it', you then have no way to make this experience useful, productive or even meaningful to you. The author explains how many great opportunities are lost because we simply did not give the experience the attention that it should have received. You will leave this book a better person because you will not walk into a room again and superficially 'see'. This author gives you the tools to see deeply, efficiently and effectively. I got a lot out of this book and I feel that most people would as well. I feel that everyone needs to to read this book as all of us would benefit from improving our power of observation whether we know it or not.
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8 of 12 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Product Description Misleading January 24, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I give this book two stars with considerablel regret.

As a huge Sherlock Holmes fan I was hoping the book would inflict me to a minor degree with "Holmes' curse": the curse that the legendary sleuth could not help observing everything.

While it has been reported that some austistics may be capable of of powers of observation that are extraordinary, it is neurologically considered impossible that once can observe everything
in their field of vision. This is because the world is simply too overwhelming (in terms of visual stimuli) for the brain to process everything the eyes can take in, so much of visual experience is
"edited out" before the brain goes to work on it. Again, in retrospect, not heeding this scientific truth I took the product description literally--as hyperbolic as it is and it is, in my opinion,
way over the top.

This is not to say that there is nothing of merit in the book. There are a few very interesting exercises but these come a bit late after the author--for reasons that elude me--
takes off on a tangent to discuss religious faith and while I have no qualms with discusions of faith, the book seems to rest not merely on the psychology and neurophysiology
of perception but on theological considerations.

At the end of the day, I believe rather than attempting to see everything a person would be better served to try to crack the tough nut of microexpressions as discussed in Paul Ekman's
"Emotions Revealed" and study those fleeting telltale expressions that can almost be frighteningly accurate in assessing the "state" of a person's feelings.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Scammed September 10, 2013
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This book is being sold under two separate titles and even the "author' is listed as a different person. "THE POWER OF OBSERVATION" by Dr Harry Jay. AND "The power of TRAINED observation" by "DR" Leland Benton. I purchased the first title months ago, and I nearly purchased the second title but luckily I downloaded a sample first.

I have to say I think this is a scam, and not only because the author is being misleading. But also because the book is completely useless.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars A waste of time and money.
I would not recommend this book. It provided no practical information on how to improve the power of observation. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Lorna L. Engleman, MD
5.0 out of 5 stars Observation Training
Change your focus and you can change your life. Sound too simple to be true? Author Dr. Jay has delivered an excellent book on how to get out of your "self" and start observing and... Read more
Published 24 months ago by Alice Byers
5.0 out of 5 stars Improve your life
This wonderful book shows the readers how to improve their lifes.
Do you want to be a better person? Read more
Published 24 months ago by Leseratte
5.0 out of 5 stars The power of observation
This book is an in depth review of both the theoretical and practical aspects of observation. It revs up with info on how we observe, what is going on in our brain. Read more
Published 24 months ago by Mr Night
5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating Study of the Mind
If you like delving into how the mind works, you will enjoy this book. It shows us how our mind, body, soul, and spirit work together to form our perceptions in life. Read more
Published on December 18, 2012 by Dr. Diane Chesson
5.0 out of 5 stars How to Focus and Really Hear and See
This book can help you learn how to really see, really focus, really hear and discover how we translate stories or sights into our own stories and own lives. Read more
Published on December 18, 2012 by Kathryn Merrow
5.0 out of 5 stars Power of observation
This is a great reading. I didn't really expected I could like it so much! I thought it could be entertaining but it really made me understand how much I often miss. Read more
Published on December 18, 2012 by C. Daniela
1.0 out of 5 stars :(
I am sorry that I bought this book. it is fool of crp. based on nothing. and on top of it it looks very ugly so hard to read
Published on March 16, 2012 by Oleg
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More About the Author

Dr. Harry Jay is Director of Research for AppliedMindSciences.com, a mental health and mind research group of Applied Web Info, and is the author of over 100 books and research papers as a behavioral scientist.

In his 31-year career, Dr. Harry Jay has contributed many new mental health treatment treatments and protocols using some of the new advances he has discovered in Energy Psychology.

He specializes in addictions of all kinds, sexual abuse, child predation and gender relationships.

He is also a board member to ePubWealth.com and serves on the science committee assisting non-fiction science writers in book publishing and promotion.

As a leading behavioral scientist, he provides profiling services to the company's ForensicsNation.com unit as well as criminal psychology research to aid in identifying and apprehending child predators and cyber-criminals of all kinds.

He resides in Southern Utah and enjoys the outdoors, fishing and photography.


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