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I read it to deepen my communication softskills. I suggest a fast reading to catch up with only the crucial points. The book is easy to understand, it doesn't leave voids in the comprehension. I think the author main point was to lead our thoughts through a mechanic method and strategies to be successful in every conversation. Unfortunately he only thouched the surface of the art of comunication, but I think otherwise he would have to write a sort of bible. A "not bad" book to start.
I guess if you really need to learn these techniques and you don't have a lot of time (it's only 96 pages in big font) it might be useful as a general guideline, but if you expect to really get a grasp on the top ten techniques to build quick rapport, you should read proper psychological literature. It seems to be less about clear instructions and explanations and more about amusing anecdotes from the author's life which are supposed to serve as an example. I am sorry, but unless I am a middle aged man with a wife and two kids working in the FBI force these anecdotes only serve as mediocre entertainment. I can see what point he intends to make with these stories from his life, but with a title like that it is a bit annoying that all the author seems to talk about is himself. In general I appreciate examples to illustrate a point, but if one chapter contains half a page of explanation of a certain technique and the following five pages are just about a guy who did this specific thing in that specific situation with his awesome yet specific skill set it's just tedious to read. And for a reading experience to get tedious when it only is 96 pages long speaks for itself.
I am really disappointed, but I rated two stars due to the fact that the author added a couple of exercises at the end of the book. That is a step in the right direction, but it is, unfortunately, too little too late.
This book was a semi-easy read. The language was easy to comprehend, but the grammatical errors leaves the reader confused. As for the content of the book, you could boil it down to a 3 paged outline and leave it there. Throughout this book, Mr. Dreeke attempts to share his stories as personal examples. The only problem with this is that he ATTEMPTS to share his stories; he is simply not a storyteller. With his experience, I am confident in Mr. Dreeke's ability to build rapport, begin conversations, and the like, but he does a mediocre job at conveying his points to the audience.
I give it two stars for unnecessary length, spelling errors, grammatical errors, and poor presentation.
a tedious book. it's one of these deals where they string you along forever, reassuring you that what they're about to say is profound and life changing, before they drop the main point. And every chapter repeats earlier content ad nauseum. It could have been easily summed up in a blog post, and a short blog post at that.