How to Talk to Anybody About Anything: Breaking the Ice With Everyone from Accountants to Zen Buddhists

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Citadel Press, 1999 - Family & Relationships - 289 pages
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Leil Lowndes has a special knack for breaking the ice. In How to Talk to Anybody About Anything, she details the most appropriate, provocative, and specific questions to ask in order to communicate effectively. Alphabetized by subject, this newly updated version contains tips on how to talk to more than 200 types of people, based on their careers, occupations, hobbies, and other interests.
  

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Contents

New Icebreakers
3
Aerobics Enthusiasts
11
Anthropologists see Scientists
18
Archeologists see Scientists
20
Ballroom Dancers
34
Bodybuilders
47
Boxers see Athletes Professional
55
Chess Players
62
Masters see Cruise Ship Personnel
151
Musicians
165
Nurses
174
Plastic Surgeons see Cosmetic Surgeons
181
Producers see Actors and Actresses
187
Psychologists see Psychiatrists and Psychotherapists
189
Ranchers see Cowboys
196
Rollerbladers see Roller Skaters
203

Coast Guard Personnel see Military Personnel
70
Commercial Artists see Artists
76
Corporate Risk Managers see Insurance People
79
Cruise Directors see Cruise Ship Personnel
86
Detectives see Private Investigators and Police Officers
93
Druggists see Pharmacists
101
Farmers
108
Fishkeepers see Aquarium Hobbyists
115
Geologists see Scientists
122
Hams see Amateur Radio Enthusiasts Hams
128
Ice Skaters see Roller Skaters
134
Judo Practitioners see Martial Arts Practitioners
138
Sailboat Owners see Boat Owners
209
Screenwriters see Actors and Actresses and Writers
215
Skin Divers see Scuba Divers
221
Snorkelers see Scuba Divers
223
Surgeons see Doctors
230
Joggers see Runners
234
Tennis Players
238
Tropical Fish Enthusiasts see Aquarium Hobbyists
244
Weight Training Enthusiasts see Bodybuilders
251
Yacht Owners see Boat Owners
258
Where Do I Go From Here?
273
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About the author (1999)

Leil Lowndes is an internationally acclaimed communications consultant and speaker whose work has been praised by the "New York Times", the "Chicago Tribune", and "Time" magazine. She is the author of five books, including the bestselling "How to Talk to Anybody About Anything, How to Make Anyone Fall in Love with You", and "Talking the Winner's Way", as well as the award-winning audiocassette series "Conversation Confidence".

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