I read another book that I hoped would improve my social skills today, it’s called Exactly What To Say, The Magic Words for Influence and Impact by Phil M Jones
This was quite a short book. I listened to the audiobook version, and it was about an hour long. That doesn’t mean the content isn’t good or not worth your time. In fact, quite the opposite.
Phil M Jones goes through a list of words and how to say them in this book about influencing people. At first I didn’t think much of it, but as I got further into the book I started to pay more and more attention.
The book is divided into small chapters about different kinds of word combination, each part being quite short in its duration. One of the phrases that the book recommends is using “if – then” word combination to influence people, for example: “If you were to study harder, then I’m sure you’d have a great career in the future” (my own example, and not the best, I know) could be used as an encouragement tool towards someone, rather than going and shouting at someone with words such as “Why aren’t you studying?!” (Another example of mine, also quite bad).
I don’t want to spoil what’s in the book, as it is quite short, but I hope you do end up getting this book, as it is more valuable than you might first think.
I highly recommend it for anyone who is interested in influencing people through words and words alone.
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