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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (113 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Hal Urban Narrator: Hal Urban Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2004 ISBN: 9780743539449
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Although we live in an ocean of words, we rarely acknowledge their power to uplift or put down, to inspire or discourage, to help or hurt. But in this jewel of an audiobook, Hal Urban -- parent, award-winning teacher, and author of the classic Life's Greatest Lessons -‹ shows us simple and immediate ways that we can use language to change lives -‹ both our own and those around us. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “It’s a thrilling thing to be aware that we have control over our words...An inspiring and motivational read.”

    Stephen R. Covey, New York Times bestselling author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

  • “A most insightful and thoughtful book from a most insightful and thoughtful man. Read it and grow.” 

    Robin Sharma, author of The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari  

  • Positive Words, Powerful Results is a delight. Don’t miss...it.” 

    Ken Blanchard,  coauthor of The One Minute Manager and The On-Time, On-Target Manager 

  • “If you want to complain less, compliment more, and use words to transform your life and the lives of others, read this gem of a book.”

    Thomas Lickona, author of Character Matters and Raising Good Children 

  • “Every parent, teacher, coach, and boss needs to read these wise principles.”

    Pat Williams, Senior Vice President, Orlando Magic 

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie Q | 11/3/2013

    " This is my 3rd time reading this. But will review properly when finished this time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Antioco | 9/13/2013

    " he is my best teacher... Hal Urban "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Goh | 9/9/2013

    " It never really occur to me that words have such powerful impact on our lives until i read this book. If you have been told that your words offend people, you should read this book :D "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elizabeth | 2/26/2013

    " A wonderful book about how we can freshen the world around us by using positive words. We also benefit from accentuating the positive! Thanks to Bill Collar for the recommendation! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Olivia | 6/25/2012

    " I think EVERYONE should read this book, it teaches a Wonderful lesson on making people happier and TO notice the other people in the world. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lizhen | 10/25/2011

    " it never really occur to me that words have such powerful impact on our lives until i read this book. this book is an inspiring read, dont miss it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cris | 7/9/2011

    " NIce reminder that we have choice - complain and blame or own and build "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karla | 6/22/2011

    " Very helpful in finding ways to affirm others! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katherine | 3/31/2011

    " This is my 3rd time reading this. But will review properly when finished this time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elizabeth | 9/16/2010

    " A wonderful book about how we can freshen the world around us by using positive words. We also benefit from accentuating the positive! Thanks to Bill Collar for the recommendation! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Goh | 9/21/2009

    " It never really occur to me that words have such powerful impact on our lives until i read this book. If you have been told that your words offend people, you should read this book :D "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lizhen | 9/19/2009

    " it never really occur to me that words have such powerful impact on our lives until i read this book. this book is an inspiring read, dont miss it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Donna | 1/16/2009

    " This should be a class in middle school or high school. Simple reminders that positive words can have a remarkable impact on yourself and those around you.
    Everyone should read. I have finished but keep re-reading parts.
    Working on a Positive Words contest for my library. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cris | 6/9/2008

    " NIce reminder that we have choice - complain and blame or own and build "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karla | 3/31/2008

    " Very helpful in finding ways to affirm others! "

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About the Author

Hal Urban was a high school teacher for many years and also taught at the University of San Francisco. He is a well-known leader in the character education movement and is in constant demand as a speaker at national conferences, schools, and community events. He raised three sons as a single father and now lives in Redwood City, California, with his wife.