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this is an interesting and potentially useful read - it won't make you an instant expert, but does describe the tools and techniques that the experts use, and which provide a starting point to work from - having read it, I found myself in situations at work where I was able to steer the outcome of conversations and was much more aware of what might have been untruths or an attempt to conceal the truth
A very interesting read on how agencies will question people in order for them to spill the beans. Gives a good insight on not only how to interrogate but also on how to be interrogated. was a very fun and interesting read.
I read Spy The Lie and I found that to be useful for me because I could look back at my own life and see where some of it's information may have come into play in a variety of scenarios so it gave me something to think about. So I was fairly excited to read this one, but here's the thing; unless you happen to actually be in the type of job where you need to assuage people's temperaments in order to get them to open up and confess some wrongdoing this book really isn't going to be of any value for you, as it wasn't for me. It is kind of a manual for interrogators. If you happen to be a police interrogator than I would highly recommend this book. In fact I'd say it's essential. I read a lot of books on the topic of interpersonal communications just because I find it interesting, however with this one I got bored because there was no value in it for an average person. If you really want to read an interrogators training manual then go for it. But don't expect it to be all that exciting, or even indelible.
This book fills in the gap that I felt after reading Spy The Lie.
I often read business books, motivational books and spiritual books but the path of communication started with Talking to Strangers. It is exciting to get started down a new interesting path of reading material.
Some of the content can be skimmed as this book does contain a little bit of text from their previous book.
I actually like this book better than their first one. Specifically the details regarding developing the monologue and countering denials. I think they do a better job explaining it than some courses I have attended. Only problem is I wish they gave more on the topic instead adding the appendix they did. That could have been a separate book. Overall I would recommend it as a good primer for interviewing.