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Truth and Lies

What People Are Really Thinking

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A fresh, insightful guide to reading body language in the post-digital age

Whether you’re at a job interview or a cocktail party, searching LinkedIn or swiping right on a dating site, you want (no—need) to understand what people are really thinking, regardless of what they’re saying. Understanding what others are trying to tell you with their posture, hand gestures, eye contact (or lack thereof) or incessant fiddling with their iPhone might all be even more important than what you’re projecting yourself. Do they plan on making a deal with your company? Are they lying to you? Can you trust this person with your most intimate secrets? Knowing what others are thinking can tell you when to run with an opportunity and when not to waste your time, whether at work, in a crucial negotiation or on a promising first date.

Bestselling authors Mark Bowden and Tracey Thomson, principals at the communications company Truthplane, illustrate the essential points of body language with examples from everyday life, leavened with humour and insights that you can use to your advantage in virtually any situation.

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Critical Praise

“A thoughtful and remarkable book, by two thoughtful and remarkable people. This year’s must-read on nonverbal communications and human behavior.” —Joe Navarro, former FBI counterintelligence agent and author of the international bestseller What Every BODY Is Saying

“What you think you know about body language? Probably lies. What’s in this book? A way of getting to the truth. Bowden and Thomson share a simple, tested process to help you figure out what’s really going on with that other person, in business and in life.” —Michael Bungay Stanier, author of the Wall Street Journal-bestselling The Coaching Habit

“The cluttered space of body language clickbait continues to grow, but Truth and Lies clears a path to clarity and focus.” —Scott Rouse, body language analyst and military interrogation trainer

“A thoroughly insightful read, packed full of useful information to put to immediate and practical use. Let Mark and Tracey guide you to success and increase your awareness of other people.” —Craig Baxter, author of Behind The Mask: What Michael Jackson’s Body Language Told the World

“If you’ve ever wondered what selfies say, why people ‘ghost,’ and how to detect the signals of deception in the physical and digital world, then Truth and Lies is the definitive, non-verbal communication book of this generation.” —Jamie Mason Cohen, handwriting analyst to criminal profilers and TEDx speaker

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9781443452090
  • ISBN 10: 1443452092
  • Imprint: Collins
  • On Sale: 02/06/2018
  • Pages: 320
  • List Price: 21.99 CAD
  • BISAC1: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Skills
  • BISAC2: PSYCHOLOGY / Applied Psychology
  • BISAC3: SELF-HELP / Communication & Social Skills

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