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Tim David

The Science and Secrets Behind 7 Words That Motivate, Engage, and Influence

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Magic Words by Tim David is a guide on how to use simple yet effective verbal strategies for better communication. It offers practical tools to enhance relationships and achieve greater success in both personal and professional settings.

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    Magic words connect you with others by motivating them.

    What’s a magic word? Maybe words like “Abracadabra” or “Alakazam” come to mind – but, outside the realms of fiction and illusion, “magic word” means something entirely different.

    Magic words motivate others, and thus make you a more effective communicator. And, of course, communication is key no matter what you want out of life, whether your dream is starting a business or devoting yourself to raising your children.

    Yes, you can try to force people to do what you want, but that rarely works. After all, people don’t like to be bossed around. That’s why it’s important to motivate their actions – and that’s where magic words come in.

    Furthermore, magic words help you express yourself more clearly. There’s a lot to consider when you’re trying to influence other people. In fact, Albert Mehrabian, a noted psychologist, wrote in 1967 that words only constitute about seven percent of what we communicate – the rest is body language and tone of voice.

    Luckily, magic words are here to help. They’ll improve your communication, making your speech clearer even if your body language and tone aren’t perfect.

    A word of warning, however: magic words only work when they go hand in hand with a strong, positive human connection. We increasingly communicate with each other in cold and unfriendly ways. So you have to start caring more about other people if you hope to get them to cooperate with you and help you work toward your goals.

    So what are the magic words? Read on to find out.

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    What is Magic Words about?

    Magic Words (2014) discusses seven words that will motivate people into action. You need people to work with you, no matter your goals, and these blinks offer advice on building meaningful connections and getting your friends and colleagues to work with you on what you want.

    Magic Words Review

    Magic Words (2016) is a captivating book that explores the power of language and communication in our everyday lives. Here's why you should definitely read it:

    • With its practical strategies and techniques, it equips readers with the tools to enhance their relationships, influence others, and navigate difficult conversations.
    • Through compelling stories and real-world examples, the book demonstrates the impact of words, allowing readers to see the power they hold and use them more intentionally.
    • By delve into the psychology behind language, the author deepens our understanding of how words shape our perceptions, build trust, and contribute to successful interactions.

    Best quote from Magic Words

    Its pretty hard to be a leader if no one is following. If you want to move mountains, then you need to be able to move people.

    —Tim David
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    Who should read Magic Words?

    • Managers and entrepreneurs
    • Team members
    • Anyone who works with others

    About the Author

    Tim David is a professional magician, mentalist and trainer. He runs a popular YouTube channel and focuses on helping others build more effective communication skills.

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    What is the main message of Magic Words?

    The main message of Magic Words is the power of language and communication in influencing others.

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    Is Magic Words a good book? Is it worth reading?

    Magic Words is worth reading as it provides valuable insights on effective communication and persuasion.

    Who is the author of Magic Words?

    The author of Magic Words is Tim David.

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