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How to Talk to Anyone: 92 Little Tricks for Big Success in Relationships / Edition 2
     

How to Talk to Anyone: 92 Little Tricks for Big Success in Relationships / Edition 2

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by Leil Lowndes
 

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ISBN-10: 007141858X

ISBN-13: 9780071418584

Pub. Date: 09/19/2003

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing

"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?

Overview

"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!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071418584
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
09/19/2003
Edition description:
List
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
41,579
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Part One: You Only Have Ten Seconds to Show You're a Somebody

Part Two: What Do I Say After I Say "Hi?"

Part Three: How to Talk Like the Big Boys 'n' Girls

Part Four: How to Be an Insider in Any Crowd

Part Five: Why, We're Just Alike!

Part Six: The Power of Praise, the Folly of Flattery

Part Seven: Direct Dial Their Hearts

Part Eight: How to Work a Party Like a Politician Works a Room

Part Nine: Little Tricks of Big Winners

A Final Word: Your Destiny

Notes

Selected Bibliography

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How to Talk to Anyone 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 68 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Us guys in the UK are generally a little more reserved than you folk in America (all part of being English I suppose?). Meeting and starting conversations with strangers doesn¿t usually come so easily for most of us. So when I came across this book 'How to talk to anyone' on my daughters bookshelf I decided to `borrow¿ it. I was quite impressed with some of the easy-to-use techniques the author suggested but hadn¿t really appreciated just how much they¿d obviously sunk in as I read through it. It was only when my daughter remarked to me a few weeks later 'Dad, have you been reading 'How to talk to anyone'?' 'Why?' I asked. 'Well, I¿ve been watching you recently, and you¿re going round talking to everyone like you¿ve known them for years. Even the way you stand, listen and look at people is different!'. I confessed, and we both laughed. Like I said, I hadn¿t realised how easy and just how well Leil Lowndes¿ techniques worked.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book!! It was one that I couldn't put down! It is a book on communication skills that is both informative and funny. Leil Lowndes has a fantastic way of teaching what not to say/do and what to say/do in all different situations. This book is a definate must read for all age groups, from teenagers up. Also excellent is her book How To Make Anyone Fall In Love With You.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was looking for something to give me tips to overcome some situational anxiety. I read the whole book. I disliked the arrogant and shallow methods, but I tried a couple to stay open minded. I felt like a fake and decided just to stay honest with people and act like myself.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you have trouble talking to others or fumbling over your words or getting red in the face, then read this book. There are 92 "tricks" the author tells about that can help a person overcome common pitfalls.
conroykirk More than 1 year ago
Teaches and entertains. A Good book for the introvert who struggles with 'small talk'. Dozens of helpful lessons. Helped me!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A lot of relationships is about talking and meeting new people. Ms. Lowndes knows this, henece this book. I learned a lot of how to approach/meet new people. The book contains lots of good info that can really help a person out in this arena.
Guest More than 1 year ago
'How to Talk to Anyone' is really up there with the best. With dating, it's mostly in the conversation and the author understands this while giving good tips on how to talk, how to find things to talk about. Highly recommended!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book as well as 'Talking the Winners Way' offers some REAL steps on how to communicate better! It gives you practical advice and doesn't bombard you with theories or idealism, but gets direct to the point about the behaviors that you have to exhibit and use in order to change your current communication style. What to change to be 'better' at something? Get this book! I can not recommend it enough!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's a desperate attempt to try and reinvent the wheel Dale Carnegie built already. Don't waste your time or money.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Instant results…how many other books can claim this? For example, Lowndes provides tips on how to correctly answer the phone in the business world—that I will not spoil by divulging—but I tried one and it worked instantly. Leil Lowndes book is a great companion to "How to Win Friends and Influence People," or it can be read independently. Either way, this is a practical guide on how to better relate to and communicate with other people. Even those who think that they have great interpersonal skills will enjoy it as a wonderful refresher and an enjoyable read. What sets this book apart from other communication skills books is that it is PRACTICAL…Lowndes not only addresses the “why” but also the “how”…which is rare.
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