How to Talk to Anyone

How to Talk to Anyone

92 Little Tricks for Big Success in Relationships

Book - 2003
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"You'll not only break the ice, you'll melt it away with your new skills." -- Larry King

"The lost art of verbal communication may be revitalized by Leil Lowndes." -- Harvey McKay, author of “How to Swim with the Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive”

What is that magic quality makes some people instantly loved and respected? Everyone wants to be their friend (or, if single, their lover!) In business, they rise swiftly to the top of the corporate ladder. What is their "Midas touch?"

What it boils down to is a more skillful way of dealing with people.

The author has spent her career teaching people how to communicate for success. In her book How to Talk to Anyone (Contemporary Books, October 2003) Lowndes offers 92 easy and effective sure-fire success techniques-- she takes the reader from first meeting all the way up to sophisticated techniques used by the big winners in life. In this information-packed book you’ll find:

  • 9 ways to make a dynamite first impression
  • 14 ways to master small talk, "big talk," and body language
  • 14 ways to walk and talk like a VIP or celebrity
  • 6 ways to sound like an insider in any crowd
  • 7 ways to establish deep subliminal rapport with anyone
  • 9 ways to feed someone's ego (and know when NOT to!)
  • 11 ways to make your phone a powerful communications tool
  • 15 ways to work a party like a politician works a room
  • 7 ways to talk with tigers and not get eaten alive

In her trademark entertaining and straight-shooting style, Leil gives the techniques catchy names so you'll remember them when you really need them, including: "Rubberneck the Room," "Be a Copyclass," "Come Hither Hands," “Bare Their Hot Button,” “The Great Scorecard in the Sky," and "Play the Tombstone Game,” for big success in your social life, romance, and business.

How to Talk to Anyone, which is an update of her popular book, Talking the Winner's Way (see the 5-star reviews of the latter) is based on solid research about techniques that work!

By the way, don't confuse How to Talk to Anyone with one of Leil's previous books, How to Talk to Anybody About Anything. This one is completely different!



Publisher: Chicago : Contemporary Books, c2003
ISBN: 9780071418584
007141858X
Characteristics: xv, 345 p. ; 21 cm

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fledge
Nov 12, 2017

Common sense tips to help you start or maintain a conversation. Helpful, if you can remember 92 of these darn things, but not earth shattering.

AnnabelleLee27 Dec 07, 2016

This book was quick and easy to read (it was broken up into many short chapters) and had many good common sense suggestions for becoming more comfortable in social situations. While not particularly profound or deep, it was amusing and encouraging and several quick, easy ideas.

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jlcaine
Apr 22, 2011

This book about how to connect with people that you don't know well is well written and easy to read. There a lots of tips that one can immediately use to feel more at ease with talking to people. The book was so useful, I even took notes. Tips included not only commonly known tips (such as echoing the person you are talking to, talking about things that person knows well, or smiling gracefully when meeting someone new) but also less known ones (like the Tombstone Game). I'll let you read the book to see what that is. All in all, an mediocore book with a few nuggets of splendid advice.

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