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Verbal Self Defense 101

How to CRUSH the Most Common Verbal Attacks and Insults and Protect Yourself from Verbal Bullying and Bullies
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Created by Min Liu
Last updated 11/2016
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  • 32 mins on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What Will I Learn?
Crush the most common verbal insults and attacks with ease, wit, and social intelligence
Experience less stress and anxiety in social interactions
Say goodbye to a hurt feelings and hello to a brand new you
More confidence with social interactions
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  • Nothing! Just bring an open mind and a hunger to learn.

What is Verbal Self Defense 101 about?

This is an INTRODUCTION to the art and science of verbal self defense, an essential life and social skill.

In life people will always provoke and test you. They do this in order to find out what you're made of. Just like on the playground, your social standing depends on your ability to deal with people's social tests. If you do not know how to fight back verbally when people verbally provoke, bully, or test you, you will find yourself on the lower end of the "social totem pole".

This course will teach you how to "fight back" with wit and social intelligence. It will do this by identifying for you the MOST COMMON verbal attacks and insults that you will experience and teach you the BEST ways to respond.

What kind of materials are included?

This course consists of FIVE short video lessons and a PDF file summarizing the material in this course.

Two bonus lectures are also included.

How long will the course take to complete?

This course will only take you roughly 30 minutes to complete. In only 30 minutes, you will be able to deal with and crush all the most common verbal attacks and insults!

How is this course structured?

Not only will this course teach you HOW to respond to the most common verbal attacks and insults, you will also learn important mindsets and non-verbal communications NECESSARY to implement these responses to their full effect.

Finally, the course will finish with some exercises to help you reinforce the material in this course.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for people who suffer from verbal bullying, verbal attacks and insults, and teasing. Verbal self defense is an essential life and social skill.
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Curriculum For This Course
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Verbal Self Defense 101
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In this video, I answer the following questions:

  • Who is this course for?
  • What will I actually learn in this course?
  • Why am I the right instructor for you?
  • Will I be bored in this course?
Preview 02:07

Before getting into the "meat and potatoes", learn WHAT verbal self defense is and WHY it is so important. After this module, you will realize that verbal self defense, a concept most people know nothing about, is actually an essential life and social skill.

Preview 05:31

Skillful verbal self defense is not possible without having the right mindsets. In this Module 2, you will learn what mindsets are necessary to defend yourself skillfully.


This module is the "meat and potatoes" of this course. Learn what the TEN most common verbal attacks and insults are. You won't be very surprised because most people are not very creative! In addition to identifying the most common verbal attacks and insults are, learn the BEST ways to respond to them with WIT and SOCIAL INTELLIGENCE.

The TEN Most Common Verbal Attacks and Insults

Learning the most common verbal attacks and insults and the best ways to respond to them are not adequate in and of themselves. In order to bring the responses you learned in Module 3 to life, you must deliver them with appropriate non-verbal communications, such as confident body language and unflinching eye contact. Learn what non-verbal communications need to be developed in order to fully implement the content you learned in Module 3.

Non-Verbal Communications

Here's an exercise to help you reinforce the material learned in this course. Also, learn what to do next to continue your education in verbal self defense after this introductory course.

Exercise and Next Steps

In order to help you get beyond the introductory level in verbal self defense, this bonus module will lay out a simple 3 step process for verbally defending yourself. You will learn how to start figuring out your OWN responses to verbal attacks and insults.

Preview 02:53

There are times when someone gets the better of you in a verbal confrontation and you are left speechless. However, there is still a way you can battle to a "draw" in such a situation. Learn HOW in this bonus video lecture.

Bonus Content: How to Get the Last Word in a Verbal Confrontation

Bonus Content: The Next Ten Most Common Verbal Attacks & Insults
About the Instructor
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Author and Corporate Lawyer

Min Liu is the author of the books "The King's Mindset: Twenty Mindsets To Transform Ordinary Men Into Kings", "On: The Introvert's Guide To Turning It On", "Verbal Self Defense 101", "People Games: The Ten Most Common Power Plays and Mind Games People Play", and "The New Art of Being Right: 38 Ways to Win an Argument in Today's World".

He is also the author of the online courses "Verbal Self Defense for the Socially Intelligent" and "Verbal Domination", a course on the offensive use of verbal skills.

Based in San Francisco, CA, his mission is to help people not only improve, but become EXCEPTIONAL at verbal, communication, social, and people skills in as little time as possible. Everything he knows about these things, he learned from his many different lives as an instructor at UC Berkeley, a nightclub promoter, a corporate and securities lawyer, and most importantly, as an observer of self, people, and life.

He's especially aroused by basketball, meditation, reading books on psychology and inspirational people, people who are value givers, and most of all, constantly breaking out of his comfort zone and helping others break out of theirs. On the other hand, he absolutely cannot stand mediocrity, lazy thinking, and wearing sweaters.

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