The Best Kept Secrets of Great Communicators: Nine Secret Weapons to Shine Socially

Version: Unabridged
Author: Peter Thomson
Narrator: Peter Thomson
Genres: Business & Economics, Self Development, Language, Relationships, Marriage & Family
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio/Nightingale-Conant
Published In: July 2003
# of Units: 6 CDs
Length: 6 hours
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When we investigate the most powerful and influential people in the world, we discover that they all have something in common: effective communication. Using the principles of powerful communication, they developed the ability to influence others in a profound way, all the while winning both respect and admiration.

The powerful art of persuasion and effective communication extends beyond mere words. Body language, intention, positioning, and other factors play a significant part. Peter Thomson helps make the unconscious aspects of communication conscious and maximizes our persuasive powers so that we can become more charismatic and influential communicators.

In The Best-Kept Secrets of Great Communicators, you will learn:

# Active listening techniques and the impact they have on enhancing your personal and professional relationships
# How to handle difficult communication situations with effectiveness
# The hidden power of questions that can turn challenging situations into winning achievements
# How to be more confident and persuasive in any endeavor that you pursue
# Body language -- how to spot whether people are lying or telling the truth

Reviews (9)

Ok - for sales

Written by Anonymous from Litchfield, MI on June 27th, 2009

  • Book Rating: 4/5

This books gives some good practical advice on communication. It covers a lot about non-verbal, which is great. But, it gets very heavy into closing the sale, or getting to yes. I am not in sales, so that part wasn't as interesting to me, although it would be to someone it the field. It also gets pretty technical in some areas. A lot of good take-aways.

Best kept secrets of great communicators

Written by Paul S on October 29th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 3/5

Over the top in presentation. 1st secret of great communication, be brief. Author could have covered the material in 4 CD.

Best Kept Secrets of Great Communicators

Written by Brent Warnock on January 31st, 2007

  • Book Rating: 1/5

Possibly one of the worst and most difficult books I have ever listened to. His self-righteous attitude, over-inflated ego, and lack of a clear, worthwhile direction drove me crazy. Don't waste your time.

Not bad...just too long

Written by Anonymous from Logan, UT on February 8th, 2006

  • Book Rating: 3/5

Offers some good information and suggestions, but I constantly found myself checking to see what track I was on to see if the disc was almost finished. It seemed to just keep going on and on.

Not the best kept secret

Written by Anonymous from Olathe, KS on August 3rd, 2005

  • Book Rating: 1/5

I struggled to finish these cd's. Good information, just took to long to make a point. Didn't hold my interest.

Best Kept Secrets of Great Communicator

Written by Anonymous on July 29th, 2005

  • Book Rating: 5/5

This book was fantastic!! I really learned a lot. You learn something new each time you listen to it. I am going to go and buy a copy!!

Not really 6 CDs

Written by Cherissa on July 14th, 2005

  • Book Rating: 3/5

Was not impressed by the fact that CD #6 is just a repeat of CD #5. Suprisingly poor quality control.

Best Kept Secrets of Great Communicators

Written by Anonymous from Burlington, MA on April 20th, 2005

  • Book Rating: 4/5

I liked it. Lot's of useful information. Gets lengthy at times though.

Nothing short of fantastic!

Written by Chris from Montreal, QC on March 10th, 2005

  • Book Rating: 5/5

This title is simply amazing. Unless you are living on a desert island, you always have to communicate. This book really gives you the best secrets on how to create rapport and communicate with anyone. Gives you tricks you can apply in your everyday communications. I loved it!

Author Details

Author Details

Thomson, Peter

Peter Thomson is Founding Producer and Senior Editor of NPR's "Living on Earth" and recipient of 19 awards for excellence in broadcast journalism; currently freelance environmental journalist and member of Executive Committee of Society of Environmental Journalists.