Talk to Strangers: How Everyday, Random Encounters Can Expand Your Business, Career, Income, and Life

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John Wiley & Sons, Apr 24, 2012 - Business & Economics - 191 pages
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Connect to the world around you and realize the enormous potential in talking to strangers

Everyday, random encounters really can change lives, when you make them happen the right way and leverage the connection at the other end. Talk to Strangers explains how to stand out and tap the potential of others by taking notice of who is standing alongside you on the bank line, the latte pickup point, or the ticket counter at the airport. David Topus' life-changing message is that we should "always connect," which means going beyond online relationships and engaging in the random, real-life interactions that have unlimited potential to supercharge businesses, accelerate careers, and enrich your life.

  • Why there is opportunity through the people you meet wherever you go
  • The four key beliefs of successful random connectors
  • Techniques for creating comfort and trust quickly with complete strangers
  • How to optimize and monetize your newly-established contacts

When you connect to those in your everyday world, you'll discover the life-expanding potential of random encounters and unlimited opportunities.

 

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Contents

Chapter
7
New Faces in New Places
9
The Limits ofOnline Connections
25
8
37
11
53
15
75
17
89
Chapter 20
105
A Case Study
133
Create a Basis for Continued Contact
137
Add Velocity to the Relationship
141
SuccessDesired Leverage Achieved
147
Be Googleready
149
GenderNeutral Random Connecting
153
Mastery Insights and the Talk to Strangers Mastery Program
165
Conclusion
183

Leveraging the Connection
119
Map the Road to Opportunity
121
BuildYour Momentum and Credibility With a Followup
127

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About the author (2012)

David Topus is a mega-connector, opportunity builder, and internationally recognized business communications innovator, trainer, and thought leader. He has conceived, developed, and marketed millions of dollars worth of intellectual content for some of the most influential Fortune 500 corporations in the world. As President of TOPUS, with the trademarked tagline "Turning Reputations into Revenue," David has helped dozens of companies, thousands of salespeople, and hundreds of senior executives to define and articulate their value propositions more effectively. Today, his expertise is sought by companies, associations, and individuals across the country and around the world.

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