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Stand Your Ground!: How to Hold Your Own Against Group Think, Bullies, Agitators, and Professional Manipulatorsby B K Eakman
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How many times have you had the unsettling experience of being treated as a troublemaker as soon as you question or raise an objection to a school policy, a textbook, a course of study, a new county regulation, or a community proposal?
Every day, attendees of conferences, community forums, PTA meetings, and board meetings are made to feel uncomfortable and occasionally foolish by the person or persons leading the meeting. The speakers, moderators, or provocateurs—whom author B. K. Eakman refers to as professional manipulators—hold power over the room and know how to steer the discussion back to their agendas without ever answering audience questions or addressing their concerns. These people use techniques to ostracize those brave enough to stand and question or criticize them.
With Push Back!, readers will be able to counter group manipulation tactics by learning to:
Recognize psychologically controlled environments
Identify the professional agitator/provocateur
Examine components of psych war
Undercut faulty, distorted, and biased arguments of opponents
Squelch techniques used to rebuff audience members who complain or balk
Neutralize consensus-building techniques
And much more
The techniques of unethical consensus building and the secrets to winning psych wars—revealed.
About the Author
B. K. Eakman is an International Human Rights award winner, veteran educator, science writer, Washington political speech writer, and author of many books, including Cloning of the American Mind and Walking Targets. She has been a guest on more than seven hundred talk shows and has presented a lecture series nationwide based on Push Back! since 2001. She resides in the Washington, D.C. Metro Area.
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