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Conversation Tactics Audiobook

Conversation Tactics: Strategies to Charm, Befriend, and Defend

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Publisher's Summary

Do you want to become more charming and likable - instantly? Or just make sure you can defend yourself verbally, and not be a doormat?

Do you lose arguments, find yourself speechless, or get taken advantage of by others? Or do you just want to build meaningful connections and friendships quickly?

Sounds like you need to learn as many conversation tactics as possible! In this book you'll learn 18 powerful techniques that can be used for everything under the sun - charming people, befriending strangers, increased charisma, and even arguing effectively.

You can never underestimate the power of a simple conversation.

It can be the start of something beautiful, or it can potentially ruin your day. These 18 techniques, learned from years of coaching social skills and conversations, will ensure better conversations and fewer arguments.

In addition to incredibly shrewd and nuanced insights to make conversation flow, you'll learn how win arguments and diffuse dirty tricks.

  • What actionable and realistic conversation tactics will you learn?
  • How standup comedians use conversational high points for great reactions.
  • What the two-second rule is and how it makes you appear incredibly attentive.
  • How interrupting artfully can be your secret weapon to bonding.
  • The singular best way to warm up for any conversation, anywhere.

Also the following insights:

  • The foolproof method of rehearsing only your hellos and goodbyes.
  • The 2:1 ratio and why math even matters in successful conversations.
  • The logic of not laughing at your own jokes.
  • The five most common argument tactics and how to neuter them.
  • How to deflect any ridicule.

©2015 Pei Kuo (P)2015 Pei Kuo

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    Ayesha 03-03-16
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    "Narrator is irritating"

    Interesting but not really mind blowing. One thing I hated is the narrators voice and the way he speaks, it is so irritating, it's like he's trying to sound so cool and laid back but it was just distracting.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Carmen 11-26-15
    Carmen 11-26-15
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    "Nailed... My innate?? "

    He did a really great job at laying down what he had. Thing is, I already knew and do much of this book like I breathe.

    Also it sits on the verge of my personal morals. He says it's not manipulation, yet I can only support that if when you follow his guidelines that you reeaaalllyy ARE interested. Otherwise.... It's manipulation.

    Liked it. Just didn't learn anything new.

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    Kevin Goad 05-05-16
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    "Tips for sociopaths"

    This was OK but the underlying agenda and liberal overtones really diminished any lessons that I should have received from this book.

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    Thomas J. Olofsson 01-28-16

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    "Introduction to Conversation"

    This is a book for people who have only recently begun speaking with other humans. The scientist or med student who looked up from their books to notice humanoid life forms passing close to them and decided to attempt communication. Not a bad thing but if you have any facility talking with people you won't learn much here.

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    David X. He 11-30-16
    David X. He 11-30-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Good advice for improving conversation"
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    I enjoyed the book and got some good tips on how to build rapport with new acquaintances, how to be a fun person that others want around, and how to defend myself if someone is fighting dirty. The stories were fascinating and to the point. I recommend it for anyone trying to become a more interesting conversationalist.

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    "AMAZING!!"

    By far the best book that I have found on enhancing conversation. He gives simple, practical and easy techniques.

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    Tim 09-03-16
    Tim 09-03-16 Member Since 2015
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    "excellent"

    easy to listen to, short and sweet, and already put some tactics to use with positive feedback! I utilized the jokes tactic to the tenth degree, and it worked. something I used to struggle with, and now a hindsight. Thx Patrick!

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    Amazon Customer 07-23-16 Member Since 2012
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    I liked that each chapter explained what was going to happen and help. the information was helpful

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    JB 07-23-16
    JB 07-23-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Helps to sharpen"

    this book helped to sharpen social skills lost over time. Its good for those who are launching into the social scene after years of being gone.

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    Kyle 07-03-16
    Kyle 07-03-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Foundational and Accurate"

    A basic foundation, nothing revolutionary or unique in perspective. I would recommend this to anyone as the basics are fundamental to every effort of conversation.

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    "helpful and incisive "

    very easy methods to practice and review to hone skills and techniques. Iiked it and will seek more from same author.

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