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"Every communication is two conversations: the verbal onethe contentand the nonverbal onethe body language. If the two are aligned, you can be a persuasive, authentic communicator. You may even come across as charismatic. If the two are not aligned, people believe the nonverbal communication every time."From the Introduction
In this book, acclaimed communications coach Nick Morgan shows how you can become an effective, charismatic speaker by communicating with authenticity and respect for your audience. Trust Me presents a four-step process (which Morgan perfected while teaching at Harvard) that enables you to find your own best personal communication style to maximize your persuasiveness and presence. This proven process works whether you're speaking to a group or in a one-on-one conversation.
As Morgan explains, we are all unconscious experts in reading each other's body language. When words and body language are in conflict, we believe the body language every time. This makes conscious efforts to change our unconscious behavior difficult. Even momentary lapses are perceptible to the audience. The key to success is to train your body language to unconsciously align with your message.
Trust Me outlines the four steps to communication success:
In addition, the book offers an in-depth analysis of the research that underlies the four-step process and includes tips for controlling fear when communicating.
At a time when there is little tolerance for hype and spin, this book offers a practical, clear guide for becoming a persuasive and authentic communicator.
Important examination of the subtle, hidden side of leadership communications. Well researched, well thought out and well written. Nick Morgan is a true leader in this field! Read morePublished 5 months ago by Mike Landrum
The content is pretty good, as some of the reviewers have already explained. However, I found that I was skipping a lot of the text and also that it was pretty repetitive. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Vladimir Kirichenko
One of the best books I've ever read. Invaluable for business owners, C-level people, entrepreneurs wanting to up their game.Published on August 10, 2011 by Veronique Palmer
Trust Me is powerful reading. It makes sense that when we communicate there are two simultaneous conversations--verbal (conscious) and nonverbal (unconscious)--where the ladder is... Read morePublished on January 18, 2009 by A. Kinnier