How to Work a Room

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Harper Collins, Feb 24, 2009 - Business & Economics - 336 pages

This is the fully revised and updated edition of the ground–breaking self–help book on improving communicating and socializing skills in business and life. How To Work A Room lays down the fundamentals for savvy socializing, whether at a party, a conference, or even communicating online. RoAne clearly shows how to overcome the five roadblocks that keep most people from making new contacts; mix chutzpah and charm to start and end conversations smoothly; know when to use humor––and when not to; and follow simple rules of etiquette. Incorporating years of feedback from hundreds of presentations, as well as anecdotes from around the globe, RoAne keeps How To Work A Room fresh and on target. New chapters include: strategies starting, maintaining, and exiting conservations; and advice on commutating effectively in today's tech driven world.

 

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Contents

Great Opening Lines
107
Breaking and Entering
113
Extricating Yourself
116
RoAnes Reminders
120
WORKING THE WORDS SEVEN
122
Clip and Collect
129
Listen Actively Not Passively
136
HOW TO WORK AN AUDIENCE
142

The Mystique
47
EMailstrom
53
The ENote of Thanks
59
Mr or Ms Sleazes Disguises
65
DONT SHY AWAY FROM
71
Get Set
75
EIGHT STEPS TO PERFECTLY PLAN YOUR PRESENCE
77
Adopt a Positive Attitude
78
Dress for the Occasion
79
Focus on the Benefits of the Event 4 Plan Your SelfIntroduction
83
Check Your Business Cards
84
Prepare Your Small Talk
88
Remember to Make Eye Contact and Smile
90
Practice Your Handshake
92
The Business Kiss
94
Another Touchy Subject
95
RoAnes Reminders
97
SEVEN STRATEGIES FROM JUMPSTART TO SMOOTH STOP
98
The Buddy System
99
The WhiteKnuckled Drinkerand Other Accessible Folk
101
Name Tags That Pull
103
Heres Looking at
148
WORKING THE RULES
154
RoAnes Reminders
168
The Business Social
174
Scrap Snap Judgments
181
RoAnes Reminders
187
New Face to Place
194
RoAnes Reminders
201
Theres Gold in Them Thar Booths
208
Conventional Charm
214
RoAnes Reminders
220
SelfImportance Syndrome
226
LowTech No Toys
232
HOW TO WORK THE DIVERSE ROOM
234
Techno Friends
240
Public Speaking
246
RoAnes Reminders
252
FOR THOSE DESPERATELY SEEKING SUSAN
261
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS FAQS
277
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Susan RoAne is an in-demand professional speaker and the bestselling author of seven books. The self-described Mingling MavenŽ, RoAne has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, the New York Times, Cosmopolitan and the Financial Times and on CNN, CBSNews.com and businessweek.com. She lives in the San Francisco area.

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