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How to Start a Conversation and Make Friends

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 8, 2008

    Good ways to get conversing and get connected

    The easiest way to get to know people is through conversation. Don Gabor outlines the basics of engaging in conversation, and provides tips and techniques to help you overcome initial shyness, ease your way into good conversations and, thereby enhance your business and social life. He applies plenty of practical troubleshooting advice to many typical conversational scenarios, and points out some potential roadblocks that can impede good conversation. Before you even open your mouth, you need to become aware of your body language and that of others. Gabor suggests ways to build up your sensitivity to nonverbal communication so you can apply various conversational techniques, such as ¿active listening¿ and scoping for ¿hot button¿ topics to start, build up and maintain a dialogue. getAbstract recommends this primer as a quick boost to help you reach out and connect with people in all settings.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 9, 2005

    Recommend

    I agree this book provide plenty of simple steps to better communication. The book is better than the CD.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 28, 2003

    Great book for learning how to converse with anyone.

    This book describes how to converse with business assciates, social aquaintances, friends, and loved one. The writing style is enjoyable, easy-to-read, and filled with examples. I thought this book was so useful that I included it in a college course I teach.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2004

    Definitely worth the read

    I thought this was an informative and useful book. It provided useful tips in various types of communications and environments.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 3, 2014

    This is a very good book on conversation types and styles. It d

    This is a very good book on conversation types and styles.

    It describes Small Talk as a ritual. That's an improvement over describing it as boring or unimportant as is often done. This gives examples of the different types of questions and explains their purpose. Shows how to listen for Key Words in conversation, and to utilize them.

    Explains why most people have trouble remembering names and has ways to improve that.

    This lists 4 main conversation styles. Tells how each works. Gives the strengths and weaknesses of each style. Shows what to do and not to do when speaking to someone favoring a particular style.

    Included is a test to determine which style works for an individual. A high score is what someone favors, low is what can't be used. This shows that those who score medium in 2, or more, levels can shift from one to another. Someone medium in all 4, doesn't have a favored style. Unlike other conversation books, this book considers that an asset. Someone like that can learn how to understand all 4 styles, and to utilize each.

    The one complaint is that this should have been entirely a conversation book. The non-conversation parts weren't thorough. For example the section on Body Language was quite basic.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 4, 2013

    Help

    Im having so much trouble making friends. Just let me know what it says and stuff. I cant buy it. Desperately need help pleeseez. Gosh i need help

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2013

    OhEmGee!

    Anyone want a fabulously crazy friend? If so, email me at jaymiemorgan0215 @ gmail .com without the spaces sorry it won't let me post it without the spaces. And if you want advice on anything email me. Love y'all! Stay beautiful.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 10, 2012

    Highly Recommended must read

    the book will be good read if you open the pages.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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