Conversation: What to Say and How to Say It

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The Floating Press, May 1, 2009 - Self-Help - 111 pages
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Does the mere thought of engaging in small talk strike fear into your heart? Do you ever steer clear of social events just so you'll be able to avoid the awkward silence that inevitably descends when you run out of chit-chat? If so, you need the comprehensive and straightforward advice that Mary Greer Conklin dispenses in Conversation: What to Say and How to Say It. A must-read for shy or socially challenged readers.
 

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Contents

Preface
5
Chapter I What Conversation is and What it is Not
9
Chapter II Discussion Versus Controversy
17
Chapter III Gossip
34
Chapter IV What Should Guests Talk About at Dinner?
49
Chapter V Talk of Host and Hostess at Dinner
62
Chapter VI Interruption in Conversation
75
Chapter VII Power of Fitness Tact and Nicety in Business Words
91
Chapter VIII Conclusion
99
Endnotes
110
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