People Skills for Analytical Thinkers by Gilbert Eijkelenboom
6 February 2021
Book Category: Self-Help
Are you an analytical thinker? Do you ever get stuck when it comes to having a conversation with people at work or in social situations? Then I highly recommend reading People Skills for Analytical Thinkers by Gilbert Eijkelenbook. Here’s why.
People Skills for Analytical Thinkers, so far in 2021, is one of my favorite books. It will help people who have had a hard time communicating their thoughts using the four parts of the book.
Four Parts of People Skills for Analytical Thinkers
The thing that you’ll love about this book is Gilbert’s sense of humor and ability to put a hard-to-understand concept, like communication, into an easily understandable formula with color visuals to help you understand even better. The book is analytical but fun at the same time.
Take for example when he taught the reader about the Batman and Joker algorithms.
👉Batman algorithms are the ones telling you right from wrong, good from the bad. Batman has the courage to act even when it’s hard.
👉Joker algorithms are the part of you that is scarred by the past. The Joker tells you false stories and tricks you into doing or not doing something when you should or shouldn’t.
This part of the book is one of the best as it’s easy to remember. There are several other examples and visuals that help you understand what Gilbert is teaching us.
PEOPLE SKILLS FOR ANALYTICAL THINKERS HAS GOT IT ALL
When reading this book you will truly be able to tell that Gilbert put all of his time and effort into crafting a piece of art that helps analytical and introverted people to learn how to understand themselves first, build on their empathy skills, and grow their confidence and influence.
Communication is a skill that is no doubt needed in every situation of life. If you follow Gilbert’s suggestion you will not only be more confident and able to express what’s actually going on in your mind but you will also be able to listen better to other people because you can relate to them.
Or as Gilbert said close to the end of his book, ‘Walk to the other side of the table. An IKEA table, to be specific.
-What are they interested in? Don’t dive into technical details. Instead, tell the audience how it will impact them.
-What do they already know? Tell them something new, but don’t make it too difficult. This is a tricky balance. Stay away from jargon. Use words that they understand. Or even better, use words that they use.
-What stories and examples would help to illustrate your key points?
Avoid assumptions about the audience’s interest, knowledge level, and the best way of engagement. Better to check beforehand than waste people’s time.’
As I mentioned before, People Skills for Analytical Thinkers has many great examples, (real examples), and lovely illustrations to help you apply the main takeaways of this book. It’s a book I wish I had read in my teens and am very happy I have this knowledge under my belt now.
I highly recommend getting yourself a copy of this amazing book to add it to your collection of life-changing books.
Visit Gilbert’s amazing website called MindSpeaking to learn more about his book or buy it as well as information about his workshops. Click on the picture below.