Wednesday, March 01, 2017

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What are you saying without saying a thing? 

You can tell a tale with your body, and in this book, ex-FBI agent Joe Navarro will teach you how to read nonverbal communication like a pro. After reading the book you will be more aware of what other people are trying to hide or communicate to you, and also about your own involuntary hidden messages.


What Every Body is Saying; An Ex-FBI Agent’s Guide to Speed-Reading People
by Joe Navarro with Marvin Karlins, Ph.D.
Call Number; BF637.N66 N38 2008

Joe Navarro is an ex-FBI agent who specialized in nonverbal communication. The book is full of interesting real life examples of catching spies based on their body language.

The book is logically organized by going through the body parts from feet to face. Navarro tells the importance to find the base line for someone’s behavior and watch for changes.

The author explains that the most honest part of our body is our legs and feet, not our face. We learn how to hide our thoughts with facial expressions, but don’t think of hiding our leg and feet movements.

Next time you are at an interview, watch your leg/feet go into motion at an unpleasant question - if you can. The movement, or a sudden stop if you jiggled your feet, is automatic, and people often don’t even notice it.

The book is full with photos and figures of body language examples.

Southwestern College Library has two copies of this book, at the Main Campus library and at HEC National City. The call number is BF637.N66 N38 2008.

If you like to read more works from the same author, we have two ebooks available:
  1. Advanced interviewing techniques [electronic resource] : proven strategies for law enforcement, military, and security personnel / by John R. Schafer and Joe Navarro. 
  2. Hunting terrorists : a look at the psychopathology of terror / by Joe Navarro, M.A., FBI Special Agent (Ret.). 
Review by Erika Prange, SWC Librarian

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