Power University – Reviews

These are just SOME reviews and testimonials.

And later in the page you also have the reviews of “those who didn’t like it”, together with my responses.

Let’s start:

Power University is literally changing my life. More than one person came to tell me I’m different -for the better-. Not to mention how more confident I feel now knowing and noticing the power moves happening all the time. Of all the money I’ve spent on self-help books and courses this was by far the best investment.


I was expecting good content, but I also thought I was going to read things I already knew. Boy, I was wrong. It’s the first time I’m hearing about most of this stuff, even though I bought dozens of other courses and had a mentor for a year. I only went through module 1 but I can already see what potential this knowledge has to improve my life. Power University paints the big picture and connects the pieces of the puzzle. I think the course is worth much, much more.


I had my reservations before signing up, but with only module 1 done I learned SO much more about the power dynamics that happened in my own relationships than I had EVER. Which is both awesome and disturbing

-Dayane

I’m completely blown away by the material of this course. I have an elite background, first class education, and yet I didn’t have a clue about this stuff. This material is so powerful that I couldn’t help but feel angry that I had been kept in the dark.


The lessons on frame control and video examples have opened my mind. I can come up with frame control techniques on the fly.

– Anthony R.

Power University is amazing. It already helps me to unnecessarily lower my power. It gives me strength and clarity, and keeps me from going back to my shy and defensive behavior.

– Kevin S.

I’ve never seen before something so complete, deep, and versatile in one program. And It works. In a few weeks I’ve increased my social intelligence by many folds.

– Ang

I discovered that I was sending lots of submissive signals (…) and giving my power away. And if I’m unconsciously communicating that I don’t deserve respect, why should other people bother. (…) A necessary wake-up call for me, and now I can correct course. (…) I highly recommend this course.

– Leon

Public Reviews

These are public reviews.

You can check them for yourself by following the links.

Keep in mind the course was previously called “Social Power”, so some reviews reference “Social Power” instead of “Power University”, but they’re the same thing (actually, “Power University” is far better as it’s gone through several updates).

  • Most actionanable course out there

I took a lot of courses (…) from well-known individuals and respectable institutions (…) Mindvalley, Tony Robbins, Robbin Sharma, Robert Moore, Vanessa Van Edwards among many others. I learned a ton but the best, the ultimate course I have joined so far belongs to a man I had never heard before. His name is Lucio Buffalmano.
(…)
This is a life changer (…) his course works and is probably the most actionable course out there. I truly recommend it to anyone who wants to gain social power. Because when you gain social power, you gain success.

M. Coleman

See the review here.

  • That course is genuinely amazing

See the review here.

for full disclosure, the full review is:

That course is genuinely amazing despite it looking like some 12 year old fresh off a power trip from 48 laws of power wrote the advertising for it

I appreciated the feedback on the marketing side :).

  • There is no course that even comes close (when it comes to dealing with people)

Power University is the best course I’ve ever taken. I’m confident that there is no course that comes even close to covering the Power University curriculum of dealing with other people as well as Power University does

You can see the review here.

  • Acquire real-life frame control superpowers

See this public review here.

  • You will gain an edge in life

And the sooner you start, the better:

a customer review of the power university course

You can see this review here (plus my answer).


  • You will see results in your real life
Power University success story

You can see this thread here.

Note: John actually came up with the strategy that he applied himself, putting together different pieces of information, so all the credit to him. 
I then added that strategy to Power University (thanks, John!).


  • One of the best investments for personal wealth

As somebody who’s starting to come to the end of a carer I can say (…) this is literally the best investment you could make

Read this comment here.

That’s talking from a career perspective (there is a whole module on career strategies and power dynamics). 
The little money you’re paying now, will likely turn into 10x more income and success during your career.


  • Social ju-jitsu techniques take your social skills to advanced level
a review from power university in the forum

I was blown away by this concept. It completely changed my way of interacting with people, for real.

This was a case study on handling micro-aggressions and covert aggressions, which together account for probably 90% of all aggressions you’ll go through in your life.
Now, thanks to John’s initial question and feedback, it’s a lesson in the “advanced social skills” module.

You can see this review here.


  • You will get rid of submissivness and become more assertive

What I learnt in the course is gonna extend to a lifetime ahead of me. It really helped me in terms of asserting myself. I can not describe my gratitude for this knowledge of power.

You can read this review here.


  • Astounding developments await you

No one graduates from Power University without astounding developments

Read this post here.


  • It’s so good you will get hooked

You can read this one here.


  • Two lessons of Power University better than a whole course on Udemy:

I got more value from two lessons in Lucio’s course than I got from the entire Udemy course.

You can read that one here.


  • Helps you turn over a new leaf:

I am finally seeing results and a light at the end of the tunnel.

You can read this review here.


  • Using Power University’s lessons to ace casting jobs:

You can see the review here.


  • One of the best investments you can do on yourself:
power university public review

One of my best investments

You can see that forum comment here.


  • Entrepreneurs learn to develop better businesses
a review of power university

(PU) has helped me immensely in multiple business situations as an entrepreneur

This is part of a question in the customer-only area of the forum. Only Power University students can access that private area.

  • Daily habits that make you more effective

Power University and your blog are stellar. Much of what I’m doing now I learned from you.

See it here.

  • You have no idea what you’re going to learn

This site is far ahead of the curve. Prospective customers don’t know what they don’t know

It’s here, in the private part of the forum.
And he goes on to explain that it was the same for him when he first stumbled upon a red pill website.


Email Reviews

Some of the email feedback:

  • So good you wanna keep it secret
a student feedback on power university

For me this course is too valuable to ever let it have search history

My answer: don’t worry about others studying the same. First of all, this website is niche enough that you will most likely not meet anyone else who has taken this advanced type of training. And two, most people are too lazy to train themselves to elite levels.

So, yeah… That’s your chance, guys:


  • Groundbreaking: there’s no comparison on the market

It’s the first time I’m hearing about most of this stuff, even though I bought dozens of other courses and had a mentor for a year. The course is worth much, much more.


And:

Eye-opener (…) the subtle and hidden power moves totally mind-blowing (…) I feel so lucky (…) Thank you for teaching me the most valuable currency in life


And:

what a customer says about power university

Since then the course has improved 5x


And:


And:


And:

customer review of power university by lucio buffalmano

And:

power university review from a customer

Mind-blowing stuff. I’m getting a ton out of it.

Yeah, it’s a life-changing course, but full access is a different product. On the other hand, Power University covers all the basics, so you might not need the full website access.


And:

It’s by far the best self-help I’ve ever come across

Note: the course was previously called “Social Power”, that’s why the subject line


And:

email snapshot of a review for power university

I’m blown away by the value of your course. I’m not even at chapter 2 yet.


And:

an email feedback for power university

And:


And:

The Power University is literally changing my life (…) each small thing I learn about social dynamics makes me realize how oblivious I was. More than one person came to tell me that I’m different somehow, for the better. This was, by far, the best investment.

And if you’re interested in competing products, take a look at this thread:

Or go straight to what’s been proven to work:

Customer Service

The people enrolling in Power University are actively improving their lives.

And I feel like we are kindred souls. 
People who want more for themselves and their lives, and take concrete steps to have it.

And without them, this website wouldn’t exist.
I always prioritize customers above anything else:

That was one of the first customers. And since then, the customer experience has only improved


Those Who Didn’t Vibe With It…

ThePowerMoves.com is not your typical business.

To begin with, it prioritizes product over marketing (there still isn’t even a video or a teaser to advertise Power University).

Another way ThePowerMoves.com is different is by being far more open as to what happens behind the curtains.

So I’m including here the feedback of those who didn’t vibe with Power University.
It’s rare, but anything can happen. 

This alumnus was looking for something shorter:

Power University can be a life-changer… If you are willing to spend some effort

I immediately refunded P, no questions asked.
P was not a good fit for the course, and I knew it.
We aren’t yet in an era where we can install wisdom and skills by plugging a cable in our brain (and trust me sometimes I wish we were already :).
In our era, life doesn’t change without some action. So you still need to do your part.


When Female Power Was Lacking

Power University constantly improves its curriculum.

The last major update was thanks to a customer called Kristina.
Kristina thought Power University was too male-centric:

I am extremely grateful for Kristina’s feedback. 
This is what she went on to say:

Kristina had a great point.
There is no such resource to teach women how to strategically handle power and success while still remaining likable and feminine.

And that’s exactly what this website provides: smart social strategies for life success.

Since then and for 5 months I did nothing but research women and power.
All of my quarantine 15-hours workdays also all went into this project.
So I got the books she suggested. And many more. I delved into the research literature for women and power, and women in the workplace. 
I recalled all instances of powerful women I’ve met, and I scoured movies and YouTube for real-life examples.

And I condensed all that knowledge into a few lessons tailored for women only. One addressing the mindsets, one addressing career strategies, and one on how to combine power and femininity.
All with practical examples and videos.
Now Power University is the best course on the market for women who seek to combine personal success with social success.

So if you’re a woman, this might be for you:


When PU was not yet typo-proof and “concentrated”

From Reddit

There is good feedback in there.

And to reply to his last sentence:

No mate, it’s all good, and (except for the reviews thing) not only I didn’t take it personally, but I also appreciate both the plenty of good things you wrote in there, and your feedback in general :).

Here’s my reply:

I don’t know when he went through it, and that can make a HUGE difference.
PU is a live and breathing product going through constant upgrades.
And it has gone through some MASSIVE ones.

At the time of writing, Power University is 10x times more “concentrated” and more practical than just a few months ago.
The 7th upgrade was a big step in that direction, and it also addressed the dating section as it was in parallel with “Seduction University” development.
The dating section was heavily reorganized and became more concentrated and more practical-oriented around November-December 2022. That might be relevant since the user was writing on a subreddit on seduction.
Personally, I believe this might be an older review because I truly see little fluff now.

And it also is 10x times more “grammatically correct”, so to speak.

BUT… I agree that typos haven’t been PU’s strongest suit.
And still, it’s improved a lot, and constantly improving also thanks to other alumni’s help (something that, BTW, shows that his doubt on the reviews is probably unfounded, keep on reading).

On the “hard to prove the power of the author”, he raises a question I also often have about those who teach something.
The author himself doesn’t present himself as the ultimate incarnation of power -and neither does he think he should-.
There is a difference between explaining something and “incarnating the ultimate version of what you explain”.
Same as Robert Greene shouldn’t necessarily be the ultimate powerful man or as Machiavelli shouldn’t necessarily be the ultimate expression of Machiavellianism to produce some of the best work in this field.

But the main point is that I don’t think that’s even the right question to ask.

I strongly agree with him that it’s far better for someone who teaches X to show at least some success in X.
However, there are some assumptions there on what constitutes the ultimate success of going through PU. The ultimate success of PU might certainly be to be “as powerful as possible”.
However, not in the strict sense.
The success of PU is in understanding people, games, power and social dynamics so that you can make the most out of it.
What “the most” means varies from person to person.
And it’s different for Lucio than it is for anyone else.
Making the most out of it might even mean that you call yourself out of the race for status and power that most people are after. And that instead you use that wisdom and skills to find a different way to succeed in the way you want to succeed.
As a matter of fact, Lucio has largely called himself out a game purely based on power, status, and “achievement” -at least achievements in the way that society most frequently recognizes as such, also see “small pond fallacy”-.

Another thing to note is that S. writes on a seduction subreddit for “discussion about pickup companies, coaches, programs, books”.
PU has a section on dating and sexual strategies and much of what you learn on power/strategies applies to successful dating.
But it’s also larger scope.
Seduction University would be a better fit for that.

Finally, I’d note that S was taking notes while going through PU.
And he was expending quite some effort into it by copying and saving, and coming back to the course for the examples.
Power dynamics tells us that expending effort = seeing value in something.

And then there are some parts I plainly disagree with.
It’s factually not true that “all reviews of PU” are on this website. There are plenty of links here to outside reviews (just look at the review below, for example).
And there are also plenty of reviews on the forum of people who didn’t like PU -including one I published myself-.
This same review from S. here is not exactly stellar, and it’s here.

When it comes to the reviews in the forum, doubting their honesty would mean that Lucio wrote them himself -or what else?-.
Those users have a history of posting though.
So faking those reviews would mean that Lucio spent… A lot of time to make that lie credible over years and over thousands of posts.
And if someone thinks that I spent days and days of my time to make up a lie when I could spend that time to make it a reality, well… I may understand the initial doubt. But I also take some offense to that. Working on a lie means you don’t have the confidence that you can develop a great product and actually make people happy about.
And that’s exactly what TPM takes pride on: a focus on the product(s) and on advancing the discipline of power dynamics / social strategies.

As a matter of fact, the forum is a community and that community is the driving force and beating heart behind much of the innovation around power and social strategies.
So for those doubting the forum, I’d personally tell them “don’t buy this course” -or just read it a bit more and you’ll notice that each user has his own styles, approaches, and life situations they reference to-.

When you hate PU (and its author) because you got kicked out of it

Well, this was interesting.

I removed this user from PU and refunded her the initial price she paid.
And that eventually led the user to say it was “the worst experience she’s ever had”.

I fully accept the reality of her negative experience seen from her point of view.

On the positive side, if you think about it, the fact that one got so emotional and so badly wanted to stay in PU tells you a lot about how good it can be for you.

And then she says:

Her complaint confirms that every time we said that “the price will go up”, we told the truth.
And the only reason why the price has gone up 10x is that the quality has gone up 100x.
So you actually get far better value now.

By the way, you can also learn more about how to handle challenging situations like an irate customer in PU.


And I will end with another public review. 
This is what Alexander, an early student of Power University, says of the people he has learned from:

You can see that review here.


Full disclosure on vid reviews: since some students wish to remain anonymous, for some videos, I hired a professional to read the reviews aloud. The speaker’s gender, race, and skin color are random.
To keep the videos short and meaningful I sometimes cut the original (video)reviews. Overall, the videos preserved the original meaning. And I believe the video reviews are a faithful and realistic representation of the full (text-based) reviews.

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