The Fine Art of Small Talk: How to Start a Conversation, Keep It Going, Build Networking Skills -- and Leave a Positive Impressionby Debra Fine
Do you spend an abnormal amount of time hiding out in the bathroom or hanging out at the buffet table at social gatherings? Does the thought of striking up a conversation with a stranger make your stomach do flip-flops? Do you sit nervously through job interviews waiting for the other person to speak? Are you a "Nervous Ned or Nellie" when it comes to networking? With… See more details below
Do you spend an abnormal amount of time hiding out in the bathroom or hanging out at the buffet table at social gatherings? Does the thought of striking up a conversation with a stranger make your stomach do flip-flops? Do you sit nervously through job interviews waiting for the other person to speak? Are you a "Nervous Ned or Nellie" when it comes to networking? With practical advice and conversation "cheat sheets," The Fine Art of Small Talk reveals techniques and strategies to feel more comfortable in any type of social situation, from lunch with the boss to an association event to a singles party where you don't know a soul. Small talk can be a powerful conversation tool if you know how to use it correctly. This book will help you meet people easily; introduce yourself naturally, allow you to gracefully shift from one topic to another. It provides a light "appetizer" to business conversations and helps you get and keep people involved in what you are saying.
This program will help you…
- Come across as composed and self-assured when talking to people or entertaining clients at conventions, trade shows and other work-related functions.
- Feel more at ease at parties, interviews, networking events, meetings and receptions.
- Engage anyone in conversation with poise and confidence.
- SmallTalk Publishing
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- Edition description:
- Unabridged, 1 CD, 2 hours 6 minutes
- Product dimensions:
- 5.00(w) x 5.50(h) x 0.50(d)
Meet the Author
Former engineer Debra Fine was a wallflower if there ever was one. But when she found herself a single mom and divorcee at 40, who had watched her more affable colleague get promoted around her, she decided she needed to step up her conversational skills. And in doing so developed a system she now teaches to countless others. Debra has become a nationally recognized expert on communication skills, presenting keynotes, training sessions and workshops for numerous corporations and organizations along with hundreds of insurance, real estate, legal, financial, and health care associations.
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If you really need this book, you must have been home-schooled all your life and are interacting with other people for the very first time. This book is strictly small talk. No real conversation advice. If you need to learn how to ask "what do you do for a living?" then buy the book.