Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion, Revised Edition


Arguably the best book ever on what is increasingly becoming the science of persuasion. Whether you’re a mere consumer or someone weaving the web of persuasion to urge others to buy or vote for your product, this is an essential book for understanding the psychological foundations of marketing. Recommended.

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The Accelerated Learning Handbook: A Creative Guide to Designing and Delivering Faster, More Effective Training Programs


Discover how today’s corporations are benefiting from accelerated learning to speed training time, improve results, and reduce costs.

Accelerated learning is the use of music, color, emotion, play, and creativity to involve the whole student and enliven the learning experience. The Accelerated Learning Handbook is the first definitive book to explain state-of-the-art accelerated learning techniques to trainers and teachers, and features 40 techniques designed to save money while producing far better results.

Leading expert Dave Meier provides an overview of the background and underlying principles of accelerated learning, and reviews the latest supporting research results. Training professionals will look to The Accelerated Learning Handbook to:

  • Improve the long-term value of training
  • Cut course development time by half
  • Discover tips for music- and computer-based learning

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Without Conscience: The Disturbing World of the Psychopaths Among Us


Most people are both repelled and intrigued by the images of cold-blooded, conscienceless murderers that increasingly populate our movies, television programs, and newspaper headlines. With their flagrant criminal violation of society’s rules, serial killers like Ted Bundy and John Wayne Gacy are among the most dramatic examples of the psychopath. Individuals with this personality disorder are fully aware of the consequences of their actions and know the difference between right and wrong, yet they are terrifyingly self-centered, remorseless, and unable to care about the feelings of others. Perhaps most frightening, they often seem completely normal to unsuspecting targets–and they do not always ply their trade by killing. Presenting a compelling portrait of these dangerous men and women based on 25 years of distinguished scientific research, Dr. Robert D. Hare vividly describes a world of con artists, hustlers, rapists, and other predators who charm, lie, and manipulate their way through life. Are psychopaths mad, or simply bad? How can they be recognized? And how can we protect ourselves? This book provides solid information and surprising insights for anyone seeking to understand this devastating condition.

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People I won’t Hypnotize

I had a hypnosis session scheduled for January 1st.

Perhaps that is not too strange considering how people use the New Year to make changes in their lives. What made it strange was what my prospective client was asking of me.

She wanted to know if I could help her uncover certain memories.  I explained about how the field of “forensic hypnosis” is used to help witnesses uncover greater details of an event.

At the time of the appointment, on January 1st, she and her boyfriend showed at my office. She explained she wanted to know what she did during a certain night about one year ago. I suspected I was to help recover a forgotten password or lost valuable.

Upon further questions her boyfriend interrupted to explain on that night they were both drinking and while he was passed out on the bed he believed she was having an affair with one of his family members. She said it didn’t happen and there is no memory of it. She believed that by being hypnotized she could prove her innocence, or at least uncover something forgotten.

Now you know the details here are my questions: would you take them as a client? If not, how would you tell them?

Over the years I’ve been faced with this dilemma in various forms. One was a man who was convinced by his girlfriend to see me so he wouldn’t stare at women’s butts. Spouses have asked several times if I could covertly instruct their partner to be different and not remember being hypnotized for these instructions. They all share the trait of wanting me to change their spouse so they wouldn’t have to face their own problems.

My answer is a firm “No. I’m not going to hypnotize you.” The reason why is that regardless of how I use hypnosis it will become a focal point of a family problem.

“This is not a hypnosis problem. This is a relationship problem and I don’t do that. I only do hypnosis.”

There’s no amount of money I’ll accept to take a client like that. There are ethical and moral considerations whether I should try to help them. Working with people who ask this type of request is not what I want to do. Problems would loom on the horizon.

I’d love to know your thoughts! What would you have told these clients?

David Barron
aka Dantalion Jones


About The Author

David Barron owns New Hampshire Hypnosis and  is a veteran hypnotist with over 20 years of experience. He regularly teaches hypnosis and has published multiple books about mind control under the pen name Dantalion Jones. Click here to read his amazon authors page.

Snoop: How to be REALLY good at Snooping.

By looking deeper at your surroundings you can learn much more about people than you ever thought.

It pays to be a good Snoop.

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Learn how to be a good snoop!

People leave clues about themselves, their hopes and fears, everywhere you look. You just have to know how and where to look.

For that reason I’m highly recommending the book Snoop: What Your Stuff Says About You.

As children we learn about people first by watching them and trying to manipulate them to fulfill our needs the best we can, usually by crying. With experience we learn more subtle ways to influence others and get what we want.

As we grow we learn that some people can be more easily influenced by relying on one behavior over a another. This begins the training program we all enter. The outcome of this training will be that we can better control the people in our lives and learn to thrive.

A major goal for anyone in life is to gain more influence over our would. Sadly we haven’t ever been given a complete  instruction manual on how to do that.

The book Snoop: What Your Stuff Says About offers great ideas on how to uncover peoples hopes, dreams and deepest motivations by simply examining the environment they have built for themselves.

  • Someone’s car, desk or bathroom you can help you learn volumes about them.
  •  The things people collect you can determine what they are trying to tell the world about themselves.
  •  You can also determine what articles people use to remind them of their hopes, dreams, goals and values.
  • See peoples vulnerabilities everywhere they go.
  • You can visibly see the mental clutter people use to avoid uncomfortable decisions.

Snoop: What Your Stuff Says About wonderfully combines a child’s curiosity with the rigor of a seasoned anthropologist. Snoop shows you what to look for to uncover the secret lives hidden by the people around us.

David Barron
aka Dantalion Jones


About The Author

David Barron owns New Hampshire Hypnosis and  is a veteran hypnotist with over 20 years of experience. He regularly teaches hypnosis and has published multiple books about mind control under the pen name Dantalion Jones. Click here to read his amazon authors page.