How to Talk to Anyone

How to Talk to Anyone by Leil LowndesHow to Talk to Anyone by Leil Lowndes is a book giving 92 tips to enhance your ability to talk to other people – particulary people you don’t know in a networking/social situation.

You know what it’s like when you go to a networking event and there are one or two there who seem to just breeze around the room, there being greeted by loads of people they already know and talking to new people with ease? Wouldn’t you love to be just like that? I know I would, patient but instead I’m the one nervously standing in the door desperately looking around for a friendly face. Actually, I’m not as bad as I used to be, I’ve definitely got more confident but I would like to feel more comfortable with striking up a conversation with someone I’ve never met before.

One of my fears when it comes to networking is not knowing what to say when I meet someone for the first time. This book provides you with techniques for overcoming that – not just things to say, but the whole thing from how to enter a room and choose who to talk to, to how not to answer certain questions that might leave the other person at a loss as to how to respond. Great stuff! I can certainly see how I can do things differently. A lot of it is being more aware of how you are reacting to the situation.

I’ve got this one down as a book to dip into every now and then. I don’t think I’m going to be able to go out there and put all 92 tips into practice straight away, I’d never remember them all. So, I think the thing to do would be to try out one or two at a time and see how they help, gradually improving my networking and conversational skills.

Rating: ★★★★☆
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