How to Talk to Anyone: 92 Little Tricks for Big Success in Relationships

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McGraw Hill Professional, Sep 22, 2003 - Psychology - 368 pages
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"You'll not only break the ice, you'll melt it away with your new skills." -- Larry King

"The lost art of verbal communication may be revitalized by Leil Lowndes." -- Harvey McKay, author of “How to Swim with the Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive”

What is that magic quality makes some people instantly loved and respected? Everyone wants to be their friend (or, if single, their lover!) In business, they rise swiftly to the top of the corporate ladder. What is their "Midas touch?"

What it boils down to is a more skillful way of dealing with people.

The author has spent her career teaching people how to communicate for success. In her book How to Talk to Anyone (Contemporary Books, October 2003) Lowndes offers 92 easy and effective sure-fire success techniques-- she takes the reader from first meeting all the way up to sophisticated techniques used by the big winners in life. In this information-packed book you’ll find:

  • 9 ways to make a dynamite first impression
  • 14 ways to master small talk, "big talk," and body language
  • 14 ways to walk and talk like a VIP or celebrity
  • 6 ways to sound like an insider in any crowd
  • 7 ways to establish deep subliminal rapport with anyone
  • 9 ways to feed someone's ego (and know when NOT to!)
  • 11 ways to make your phone a powerful communications tool
  • 15 ways to work a party like a politician works a room
  • 7 ways to talk with tigers and not get eaten alive

In her trademark entertaining and straight-shooting style, Leil gives the techniques catchy names so you'll remember them when you really need them, including: "Rubberneck the Room," "Be a Copyclass," "Come Hither Hands," “Bare Their Hot Button,” “The Great Scorecard in the Sky," and "Play the Tombstone Game,” for big success in your social life, romance, and business.

How to Talk to Anyone, which is an update of her popular book, Talking the Winner's Way (see the 5-star reviews of the latter) is based on solid research about techniques that work!

By the way, don't confuse How to Talk to Anyone with one of Leil's previous books, How to Talk to Anybody About Anything. This one is completely different!

 

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Good advice, good tips. - Goodreads
Easy to read and to the point. - Goodreads
Some good tips and some obvious ones. - Goodreads
A nice, light, book, with some good social tips! - Goodreads
Useful tips for communication. - Goodreads
Many great tips on how to communicate with people. - Goodreads

Review: How to Talk to Anyone: 92 Little Tricks for Big Success in Relationships

User Review  - Library - Goodreads

*audiobook* This version only had 62 tips. The narrator was the author and her overanimated reading was annoying. Whereas examples are good for reinforcing understanding, here the anecdote examples too long and detailed which made them distracting from the tip. (DNF @ tip #13) Read full review

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User Review  - Charlie Gers - Goodreads

There were some grammatical/spelling errors, which is a bit puzzling; other than that, this book is bathed in life-lasting tips. It is crucial to know how to deal with people and this book is an ... Read full review

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Contents

How to Intrigue Everyone Without Saying a Word You Only Have Ten Seconds to Show Youre a Somebody
1
How to Know What to Say After You Say Hi
43
How to Talk Like a VIP
93
How to Be an Insider in Any Crowd What Are They All Talking About?
143
How to Sound Like Youre Peas in a Pod Why Were Just Alike
171
How to Differentiate the Power of Praise from the Folly of Flattery
199
How to Direct Dial Their Hearts
229
How to Work a Party Like a Politician Works a Room The Politicians SixPoint Party Checklist
265
How to Break the Most Treacherous Glass Ceiling of All Sometimes People Are Tigers
293
Notes
343
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About the author (2003)

Leil Lowndes is among today's most sought-after communication consultants and the author of the international bestsellers How to Make Anyone Fall in Love with You and How to Be a People Magnet.

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