The Small Talk Handbook: Easy Instructions on How to Make Small Talk in Any Situation [NOOK Book]

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Small talk with anyone!

There's a difference between communicating effectively and making small talk. Even if you have no fear of public speaking, you might still stumble over simple conversation when chatting with your superior, unexpectedly running into a friend, or breaking the ice with someone you just met. The Small Talk Handbook lays down the basics to engaging chitchat and teaches you how to enliven your personal and professional communication - no matter where you are. ...

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The Small Talk Handbook: Easy Instructions on How to Make Small Talk in Any Situation

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Overview

Small talk with anyone!

There's a difference between communicating effectively and making small talk. Even if you have no fear of public speaking, you might still stumble over simple conversation when chatting with your superior, unexpectedly running into a friend, or breaking the ice with someone you just met. The Small Talk Handbook lays down the basics to engaging chitchat and teaches you how to enliven your personal and professional communication - no matter where you are. It offers the necessary tools to focus on verbal strengths, minimize weaknesses, and leave the best impression.

So whether you're hosting a client dinner, attending a friend's cocktail party, or participating in a fundraising event for your children's school, you will always know just what to say with The Small Talk Handbook.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781440550171
  • Publisher: F+W Media
  • Publication date: 8/18/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 419,910
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Melissa Wadsworth has been a marketing and public relations professional for twenty years. Her company, Wadsworth Communications, specializes in PR programs for national corporate clients and entrepreneurs. She is a graduate of UCLA and an accomplished nonfiction writer, marketing copywriter, and photographer. She currently lives in Seattle, WA.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 9

Introduction 11

1 Small Talk Starter Kit 15

2 Talking It Up with Body Language 27

3 Savvy Socializing 45

4 Social Ease on the Dating Scene 61

5 Everyday Mingling 77

6 Nourishing Small Talk: Home Entertaining and Business Meals 91

7 Small Talk Muscle in the Workplace 105

8 Interaction Strategies Outside the Office 119

9 Taking Stock of Your Small Talk Skills 135

Appendix 149

Index 153

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