Thanks for telling us about the problem. The book is inspiring and makes you want to learn more. It teaches so many techniques Obama's reference to the preacher from Georgia MLK is one such method to bring an audience to the 'same' page.

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Read this book, it might not change your life, but it will give you a reason to smile.

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Book ratings by Goodreads. May 22, Matthew ayer rated it it was ok. Well, you'd have to fljpnosis some serious reconstructive surgery for some of this to work but there are some ideas for you to work on. The book is riddled with allegories and examples, which can be easily overused. What is interesting is then the presentation of psycopaths as natural-born persuaders, and the ideas on the limits of persuasions the mirror man, cognitive dissonance, flipnsois in behavior biases as supported by recent fMRI and clinical studies.

Flipnosis: The Art of Split-Second Persuasion by Kevin Dutton

Part read, almost halfway through and couldn't stick it out. This is the kind of high-wire psychological espionage which, in the right hands, 'What if I were to tell you that a psychopathic arsonist might also be the person most likely to save you from a burning building?

Influencing is a critical skill that we should all aspire to master. Review Text "[A] wide-ranging and entertaining tour of the science of persuasion and influence.

Another great example of the power of group influence at work is how a normally sane and logical person can be persuaded to participate in a riot as a result of group frenzy.

Aug tlipnosis, Zack Zefferini rated it really liked it. However the book reads more like a series of case-studies into persuasion from the biological level up to the social level.

Also, it helps if you're a psychopath. Apr 08, Robin M rated it it was amazing.

A guy steps up to him and asks him if he too can have a cigarette!! No trivia or quizzes yet. Next time you just can't resist that certain someone; have a good look at the shape of their face. Preview — Flipnosis by Kevin Dutton. So, I saw this at the library i. I understand from his examples that masters of these techniques exist, but this is very much like telling me that 10, hours of directed practice will lead me to Carnegie Hall.

That alone is the best example of persuasion I encountered reading the book. Facts and data analysis are rarely influential. Unfortunately, it was mediocre According to Kevin Dutton, influence is not only a survival concept for society, it is what creates society. It doesn't just turn the tables, it kicks them over.

In this book, Kevin Dutton combines stories and anecdotes of real world persuasion in action. This is not necessarily a bad thing, but we all feel better when we are aware that we are following and not because we are simply emotionally hooked.

Flipnosis : The Art of Split-Second Persuasion

I don't find British humor funnyand there are little vignettes throughout the book that are enjoyable to read. So what makes some of us view this vital skill as dangerous or black belt mind control?

Here's a book that strings together a lengthy list of gee-whiz anecdotes and facts. If you flipnosie to find out why someone has more charm than you do, read Flipnosis. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. At least super big books. Dutton's text is thus yet another one on the topic, which is rather establised now yet preserves all its unnerving and disillusioning charm. The title of the book is misleading.