Verbal Judo

The Gentle Art of Persuasion

Author: George J. Thompson, PhD

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0062031686

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

View: 3054

Improve communication, resolve conflicts, and avoid the most common conversational disasters through simple, easily remembered strategies that deflect and redirect negative behaviour. Verbal Judo is the martial art of the mind and mouth that can show you how to be better prepared in every verbal encounter. Listen and speak more effectively, engage people through empathy (the most powerful word in the English language), avoid the most common conversational disasters, and use proven strategies that allow you to successfully communicate your point of view and take the upper hand in most disputes.

Verbal Judo

Words for Street Survival

Author: George J. Thompson

Publisher: Charles C. Thomas Publisher

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 142

View: 5486

This book will help police officers and other contact professionals develop verbal strategies that can transform potentially explosive encounters into positive resolutions. It addresses the most difficult problems of the street encounter where quick thinking and spontaneous verbal response often make the difference between life and death. The author explores all kinds of confrontation rhetoric and offers both a theoretical and practical account of how to handle street situations. Following an introduction to the problems of street communication the author focues on five basic rhetorical elements perspective, audience, voice, purpose and organization. The principles and techniques described can be used in practically every verbal encounter. Each chapter includes case studies that give readers practice in developing rhetorical strategies for handling street encounters and dealing with the public. The final chapter provides a professional model for police officers. It presents a definition of the law enforcement profession that will command respect from the public and offer those in the profession a firm sense of identity.

The Gentle Art of Verbal Self Defense

Author: Suzette Haden Elgin

Publisher: Barnes & Noble Publishing

ISBN: 9780880292573

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 310

View: 6854

Don't turn the other cheek and fume quietly; know what to say when someone throws out the snide backhanded "compliment," subtle insult, cruel criticism, or outright verbal blow. Inside these pages is an arsenal of tools for fending off that attack and neutralizing the harm spiteful words inflict. Learn to identify modes of verbal assault, such as laying blame, and to recognize when someone is about to launch a linguistic strike and the motivation behind it. Sample scripts prevent you from getting tongue-tied, and a progress journal helps you use voice and body language for maximum effect. Find out how to handle the eight most common types of verbal violence, and redirect and defuse potential verbal confrontations so skillfully that they rarely happen. Special suggestions are included for college students, men, and women, and for handling emergency situations such as an angry crowd.

The art of persuasion

a National review rhetoric for writers

Author: Linda Bridges,William F. Rickenbacker

Publisher: Continuum Intl Pub Group

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 134

View: 6273

Here's the cure for the common style: an engaging, witty, blunt, and readable guide to good writing that's better than Strunk and White, more urbane than the New York Times--and great fun all the way. "Wise and spirited".--George F. Will. Foreword by William F. Buckley, Jr.

KODOKAN JUDO:THROWING TECHNIQUES

Author: Toshiro Daigo

Publisher: Kodansha International

ISBN: 9784770023308

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 284

View: 2539

Focusing on Kodokan Judo, this book contains full descriptions of all 67 throws, with variations and practice guides. In addition, it details the origins of some techniques, using old and rare photos of Kano in action. It is suitable for all judo practitioners. The author was a 3-times Olympic Judo champion in his youth, and became the chief instructor of Kodokan - the official Judo headquarters. This book is the successor to the perennial bestseller 'Kodokan Judo', by the founder Jigoro Kano, and contains full descriptions of all 67 throws, with variations and

Verbal Aikido - Green Belt

The Art of Directing Verbal Attacks to a Balanced Outcome

Author: Luke A. Archer

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781478198079

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 130

View: 4064

A comprehensive introduction to the art of Verbal Aikido: an effective and easy-to-use style of conflict management, based on the philosophy of the martial art. With three straightforward steps, make interpersonal conflict and verbal attacks a thing of the past. The first in a series of three volumes.

Protecting the Gift

Keeping Children and Teenagers Safe (and Parents Sane)

Author: Gavin De Becker

Publisher: Dell

ISBN: 0307833690

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 352

View: 6071

Safety skills for children outside the home Warning signs of sexual abuse How to screen baby-sitters and choose schools Strategies for keeping teenagers safe from violence All parents face the same challenges when it comes to their children's safety: whom to trust, whom to distrust, what to believe, what to doubt, what to fear, and what not to fear. In this empowering book, Gavin de Becker, the nation's leading expert on predicting violent behavior and author of the monumental bestseller The Gift of Fear, offers practical new steps to enhance children's safety at every age level, giving you the tools you need to allow your kids freedom without losing sleep yourself. With daring and compassion, he shatters the widely held myths about danger and safety and helps parents find some certainty about life's highest-stakes questions: How can I know a baby-sitter won't turn out to be someone who harms my child? (see page 103) What should I ask child-care professionals when I interview them? (see page 137) What's the best way to prepare my child for walking to school alone? (see page 91) How can my child be safer at school? (see page 175) How can I spot sexual predators? (see page 148) What should I do if my child is lost in public? (see page 86) How can I teach my child about risk without causing too much fear? (see page 98) What must my teenage daughter know in order to be safe? (see page 191) What must my teenage son know in order to be safe? (see page 218) And finally, in the face of all these questions, how can I reduce the worrying? (see page 56)

Tongue Fu!

Author: Sam Horn

Publisher: St Martins Press

ISBN: 9780312140540

Category: Self-Help

Page: 236

View: 6929

A manual for verbal self-defense explains how to transform hostility, eliminate aggression, handle tormenters, control emotion, and promote harmonious conversation.

Arresting Communication

Academy Edition

Author: Jim Glennon

Publisher: Calibre Press

ISBN: 0615871259

Category: Political Science

Page: 186

View: 3266

Arresting Communication: The Academy Edition was written by Lt. Jim Glennon a 30 year law enforcement veteran who also taught at a Police Academy for 12 years. The book can be used by academies as a blueprint for training as well as by recruit officers looking for the tools necessary to communicate effectively during any type of interaction. It includes subjects such as: body language, proxemics, detecting deception, how to get confessions, developing rapport, avoiding citizen complaints, and understanding the fundamental needs of the Human Animal. In addition, the book advises those entering the profession on how to make it through the Academy as well as the subsequent Probation Period that follows graduation and employment.

The Verbal Judo Way of Leadership

Empowering the Thin Blue Line from the Inside Up

Author: George J. Thompson,Gregory A. Walker

Publisher: Looseleaf Law Publications

ISBN: 1932777415

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 186

View: 8471

From the founder of the renowned Verbal Judo Institute What you say and how you say it critically impacts the outcome of your contact with people...be it subjects on the street or officers in your agency. - Discover the linguistic structures and strategies that made Verbal Judo so popular - Learn to apply both the art and science of using words & phrases to lead, persuade, clarify, diffuse...and generally navigate nearly any situation. - Become a solid, respected and highly effective leader Effective Communication Makes Effective Leaders Learn... - 3 key leadership ingredients - Behavior correction skills - Real lessons from the field - How to avoid ego errors - Communication profiling - The true power of listening

Dangerous Personalities

An FBI Profiler Shows You How to Identify and Protect Yourself from Harmful People

Author: Joe Navarro,Toni Sciarra Poynter

Publisher: Rodale Books

ISBN: 1623361931

Category: Psychology

Page: 256

View: 1459

What makes a narcissist go from self-involved to terrifying? In this national bestseller, Joe Navarro, a leading FBI profiler, unlocks the secrets to the personality disorders that put us all at risk. “I should have known.” “How could we have missed the warning signs?” ”I always thought there was something off about him.” When we wake up to new tragedies in the news every day—shootings, rampages, acts of domestic terrorism—we often blame ourselves for missing the mania lurking inside unsuspecting individuals. But how could we have known that the charismatic leader had the characteristics of a tyrant? And how can ordinary people identify threats from those who are poised to devastate their lives on a daily basis—the crazy coworkers, out-of-control family members, or relentless neighbors? In Dangerous Personalities, former FBI profiler Joe Navarro has the answers. He shows us how to identify the four most common "dangerous personalities" and how to analyze the potential threat level: the Narcissist, the Predator, the Paranoid, and the Unstable Personality. Along the way, he provides essential tips and tricks to protect ourselves both immediately and in the long-term, as well as how to heal the trauma of being exposed to the destructive egos in our world.

How to disagree without being disagreeable

getting your point across with the gentle art of verbal self-defense

Author: Suzette Haden Elgin

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9780471157052

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 190

View: 6293

As bestselling author Suzette Haden Elgin proves, you don't have to live your life on red alert. With her Gentle Art of Verbal Self-Defense techniques, you'll be able to respond clearly to hostile comments from others--or deliver necessary negative messages of your own--without sacrificing your dignity or principles. You'll learn to: * Keep domestic disagreements from escalating * Deliver criticism to coworkers, employers, or employees * Handle aggressive, negative comments about race, politics, or religion * Provide discipline without increasing hostility * Use language that reduces tension and creates rapport in every situation

50 Great Myths of Popular Psychology

Shattering Widespread Misconceptions about Human Behavior

Author: Scott O. Lilienfeld,Steven Jay Lynn,John Ruscio,Barry L. Beyerstein

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444360744

Category: Psychology

Page: 352

View: 4518

50 Great Myths of Popular Psychology uses popular myths as a vehicle for helping students and laypersons to distinguish science from pseudoscience. Uses common myths as a vehicle for exploring how to distinguish factual from fictional claims in popular psychology Explores topics that readers will relate to, but often misunderstand, such as 'opposites attract', 'people use only 10% of their brains', and 'handwriting reveals your personality' Provides a 'mythbusting kit' for evaluating folk psychology claims in everyday life Teaches essential critical thinking skills through detailed discussions of each myth Includes over 200 additional psychological myths for readers to explore Contains an Appendix of useful Web Sites for examining psychological myths Features a postscript of remarkable psychological findings that sound like myths but that are true Engaging and accessible writing style that appeals to students and lay readers alike

The Secrets of Body Language

An Illustrated Guide to Knowing What People Are Really Thinking and Feeling

Author: Philippe Turchet

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 162087072X

Category: Psychology

Page: 368

View: 9752

Reveals the secrets to decoding body language in order to more effectively communicate with and understand other people, and looks at how nonverbal communication transcends cultural and language barriers.

Get Smart!

How to Think and Act Like the Most Successful and Highest-Paid People in Every Field

Author: Brian Tracy

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0399183809

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

View: 8664

Discover the secrets for how to think and act like the most successful people in the world and reap the rewards! In today’s constantly changing world, you have to be smart to get ahead. But the average person uses only about two percent of their mental ability. How can we learn to unleash our brain’s full potential to maximize our opportunities, like the most successful people do? In Get Smart!, acclaimed success expert and bestselling author Brian Tracy reveals simple, proven ways to tap into our natural thinking talents and abilities and make quantum leaps toward achieving our dreams. In this indispensable guide, you’ll learn to: · Train your brain to think in ways that create successful results · Recognize and exploit growth opportunities in any situation · Identify and eliminate negative patterns holding you back · Plan, act, and achieve goals with greater precision and speed Whether you want to increase sales, bolster creativity, or better navigate life’s unexpected changes, Get Smart! will help you tap into your powerful mental resources to obtain the results you want and reap the rewards successful people enjoy.

Games criminals play

how you can profit by knowing them

Author: Bud Allen,Diana Bosta

Publisher: Rae John Publishers

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 228

View: 5156

A bestseller for over two decades, this fascinating resource exposes how criminals try to control the behavior of correctional personnel--how to recognize, prevent, and stop manipulation. Learn how inmates observe and select victims. Also, see how they gain their confidence and sympathy and make demands.

The Tactical Edge

Surviving High-Risk Patrol

Author: Charles Remsberg

Publisher: Calibre Press

ISBN: 093587805X

Category: Political Science

Page: 543

View: 4254

Extensive, advanced text of realistic tactical options for defeating violent offenders in life-threatening situations, including vehicle stops, domestic disturbances, armed robberies, building searches, barricaded subjects, and hostage officer crises. Addresses mental conditioning, tactical thinking and a host of special problems, whether you respond to dangerous calls alone, with a partner or as part of a tactical team. Used as a foundation for much training and for promotional exams.

The Charisma Myth

How Anyone Can Master the Art and Science of Personal Magnetism

Author: Olivia Fox Cabane

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101560304

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 8819

What if charisma could be taught? For the first time, science and technology have taken charisma apart, figured it out and turned it into an applied science: In controlled laboratory experiments, researchers could raise or lower people's level of charisma as if they were turning a dial. What you'll find here is practical magic: unique knowledge, drawn from a variety of sciences, revealing what charisma really is and how it works. You'll get both the insights and the techniques you need to apply this knowledge. The world will become your lab, and every person you meet, a chance to experiment. The Charisma Myth is a mix of fun stories, sound science, and practical tools. Cabane takes a hard scientific approach to a heretofore mystical topic, covering what charisma actually is, how it is learned, what its side effects are, and how to handle them.