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  • Improve Your Conversations

  • Think on Your Feet, Witty Banter, and Always Know What to Say with Improv Comedy Techniques
  • By: Patrick King
  • Narrated by: Joe Hempel
  • Length: 2 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 402
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 342
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 340

Does your mind blank in conversation and create awkward silence? Do you run out of things to say and struggle to keep dialogue flowing? (A) Conversation isn't scripted, (B) it's 100% unpredictable, and (C) it can be terrifying at times. How do you prepare for such a thing? By learning how to apply improv comedy techniques to roll with any punch and improve your conversations and social interactions.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • should be required reading or listening

  • By Jeff on 05-30-17

Loved It

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-13-19

I'm trying out the ideas in this book on a daily basis with every conversation I have, definitely worth reading!

  • Improve Your People Skills: Build and Manage Relationships, Communicate Effectively, Understand Others, and Become the Ultimate People Person

  • By: Patrick King
  • Narrated by: Gregory Sutton
  • Length: 3 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 301
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 252
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 249

If you (1) have trouble connecting with people beyond small talk or (2) are often left speechless and dumbfounded on how to handle certain people and situations, that feeling of dread isn't something you have to live with. Improve Your People Skills is your key to social intelligence and the better relationships to enrich your life that will inevitably follow.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I felt like the narrator was a close friend talking to me - things I needed to know but that no one told me

  • By hey hey hey on 06-28-18

Good Content

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-13-19

I just realized this was the second book by Patrick King that I bought in the last week. I enjoyed his other book "Improv(e) Your Conversations" much more.

I did like the concept of the Platinum Rule in this book as opposed to the Golden Rule, and I hadn't heard about Ethos, Pathos and Logos before so I'm interested in researching that more. Also the four personality types was interesting I'll try to remember that when interacting with different people. I guess there were a couple concepts this book introduced to me, but it seemed a little simplistic. I would recommend Patrick King's other book "Improv(e) Your Conversations" first.

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