Never Split the Difference by Chris Voss Motivational Interviewing by William R. Miller Just Listen by Mark Goulston A Manual for Creating Atheists by Peter. Goulston, a psychologist, consultant, author and frequent contributor on TV, has written an insightful and example-laden book that explores. Embrace Possibility book notes for Mark Goulston’s Just Listen: Discover the Secret to Getting Through to Absolutely Anyone.

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Make everyone feel valuable. He teaches you how to listen, how to calm down enough to listen if the situation warrants it, how to move people through the stages from pure resistance and even animosity all the way to cooperation and action.

As a professional communicator, I often find it easier to write for an amorphous, anonymous large audience, or speak in front of jusg large room, rather than work one on one with people who are resistant or difficult.

Either way of how you feel, it’s worth testing them out yourself. Though the author doesn’t say so, it seems as though much of his approach is dependent upon his personality. But, if you’ve read other books of a similar type, you can probably pass on this one and not miss much. Jan 25, Leslie rated it it was amazing.

The only truvuak complain thing – I am not a big fan of run on chapters number across the sections instead of tell section 2 chapter 1 This make a bit difficult for audiobook listener to determine where they are.


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Just Listen: Secret to Getting Through to Anyone

To ask other readers questions about Just Listenplease sign up. Goulsyon knows what he is talking about: Mark Goulston, author of Just Listen: Vulnerability doesn’t make you weak, it makes you accessible. It also occurs when you think you perceive someone else accurately, but the other person doesn’t agree. Open your eyes and get shit done.

Keep pushing for what you want until you receive a “no.

May 26, George rated it liked it. Notice what they are noticing. An article would have sufficiently covered the context. Mark offers his perspective on positivity: First class noticing takes you out of yourself and your self preoccupation. At times, though, while I was reading certain chapters, it felt more like a guidebook on how to manipulate others and less like suggestions or recommendations on how to connect with people in a genuine, authentic way. If you want to learn how to reach out to people in your family, work, community, or even total strangers, you will definitely learn a lot of useful lieten from Mark Goulston in his book Just Listen.

To see what your friends thought boulston this book, please sign up. This book is a very practical, applicable, “how to” on getting people from a defensive position to one where they may listen to you. The only reason why I don’t give it 5 stars is because it’s a bit complex to implement all this at once, it would definitely require a lot of re-reading and creating a system.

The author has however managed to present the skills in a simple way so you can implement some of the skills from the book right after reading it.


Goulston does offer activities and exercises that you really should try. Want to Read saving…. Practice moving quickly from: Breathe deeply and with each exhale, let it go. Sep 15, Annie rated it it was amazing Shelves: Apr 08, Anton Antonov rated it did not like it.


The core message of this book is sound: I had much trouble listening to this audio version. Mar 31, TarasProkopyuk rated oisten really liked it Shelves: Want to Read Currently Reading Read. So slow down, and listen. Your ratings and comments will help a lot to spread the message! If you’re truly afraid to say “No,” you’re probably dealing with a toxic person.

Either way of how Goulston offers a great reminder: After I absorb the ideas, I would have to go back and find the methods and dialogues that would fit me. Book Summaries Listrn for a good book?

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Instead of hiding a weakness or problem, neutralize it. Great, but I wish it talked about confrontation, religion, and politics.

The power of “Hmmmm But keep it in your head. Start to think about damage control and making the best of the situation. Remorse, Restitution, Rehabilitation, and Requesting forgiveness.