The Art of Mingling: Proven Techniques for Mastering Any Room

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Macmillan, Oct 31, 2006 - Self-Help - 208 pages
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- Opening lines that really work
- Tips and tricks for the tongue-tied
- The etiquette of escape
- Mastering the fine points of eye contact, small talk, introductions, and more
- Feel terrific at any party -- business or social

Does the idea of talking to a lot of people you don't know make you weak in the knees? You may be suffering from mingle-phobia -- a secret fear of parties. The Art of Mingling will show you how to overcome your fears, meet new people with charm and confidence, and acheive social success at every kind of party -- business or pleasure. Filled with dozens of simple techniques, tricks, lines and maneuvers, The Art of Mingling will help you:
- Develop the right mindset for entering a room full of strangers
- Choose your first mingling target
- Deliver opening lines that really work
- Keep the conversation alive and interesting
- Master the etiquette of escape
- Circulate with grace and style
- Use advanced mingling techniques such as body language, accents, props, toasts, and name tags for maximum effect
- Recover from faux pas -- everything from spills and memory lapses to wrong attire
- Negotiate tough rooms (too crowded, too empty, too "too")
- Feel completely at ease at any kind of party

 

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User Review  - turtlesleap - LibraryThing

I picked this book up at a used book sale and, frankly, if I had paid more than a dollar for it, it would have been too much. The attempts at humor are labored and cliche-ridden, nor is the book ... Read full review

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User Review  - jayne_charles - LibraryThing

It is quite amazing how easy mingling seems, in theory, after reading this book. There are so many topics of conversation suggested that it seems inconceivable that anyone could ever be lost for words ... Read full review

Contents

Overcoming Minglephobia
1
Making a Successful Entrance
13
Now What? Tools and Rules
29
Bailing Out and Moving On
61
Advanced Mingling
81
A Case of Mistaken Identity O FumWtng In O The Interruption
98
Handling Unusual Situations 1 1 7
117
A Recurring
133
Mingling in the Twentyfirst Century
149
Index
185
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About the author (2006)

Jeanne Martinet is a freelance writer. She lives in New York City and loves to attend parties where she tests and hones her mingling skills.

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