When you're with other people, do you open up or clam up? Are you a conversation starter or a shrinking violet? Feeling nervous about talking to other people is completely normal, but it's important not to let fears about what people might think of you, or what to say first, stop you from starting one in the first place.
Being a confident communicator creates success and happiness. Every conversation could be the start of something new: a new career, a new business idea, or a new friendship. When you clam up in public, you close off all of those opportunities as if they never existed. How to Talk to Absolutely Anyone will help you see conversation differently; as an enjoyable, positive activity that might just change your life.
All the tools you need to help you talk, listen, and build rapport with absolutely anyone are here. Start communicating more confidently today and increase your chances of getting the outcomes you're looking for, more often.
Mark Rhodes is an entrepreneur, business mentor, international speaker and trainer in success. He sold the Internet software company he built from scratch to a Silicon Valley organization in 2001; now he shows businesses how to massively improve their results with little or no extra effort, using the very same approaches, ideas, and techniques that he used himself.
This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?
Don't imagine anyone would.
Any additional comments?
I found the book to be a repetative pep talk about how great it is to connect with strangers. However, it lacked any substace or meainingful suggestions on how to make that connection leap. It is filled with the obvious and uses examples that are so basic they insult your intelligence.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
What disappointed you about How to Talk to Absolutely Anyone?
Not a lot of substance. I was hoping for more about how to talk to people. this was more about building up courage and not a lot about conversation.
To be honest, I didn't finish the book. since I was listening to it while doing something else I didn't mind the fact that it wasn't very good. I made it about two thirds through when it became too much to bear.
7 of 10 people found this review helpful
listening to it again! then probably again in a few weeks. great information, I thought!
If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?
I really am at a loss to think who might enjoy this book!
What was most disappointing about Mark Rhodes’s story?
Just a statement of the obvious, and I just felt like it was written with the aim of making money from sales.
What didn’t you like about Ben Elliot’s performance?
The story was narrated very well, and I would say Ben Elliot is one of the better narrators I have experienced
What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?
dissapointment, dissapointment and errmmm....... dissapointment!
Any additional comments?
Have you ever read a book, where you are waiting for the real gems of insight or wisdom to appear, you keep turning the pages and thinking, soon the real interest will start, then before you know it you are at the end! Well that was my experience here.Maybe I read this book with the wrong expectations, I was expecting this book to help me network in my job. But in the end the book was really just a overly verbose statement of obvious things; don't worry, be confident, just talk to people, don't be nervous, its OK. Whilst reading it I really felt as though it had been created just to cash in and make money. I had no feeling that the book or author actually cared about the subject or why the reader may want to purchase such a book. The only thing I thought the book did reasonably well, is to just tread the line of not quite being patronising. This was my opinion of the book, and as I said at the start, I may have had the wrong expectations, but it is hard to know what expectations I could have had to make the read seem worth while.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
I did enjoy this book and picked up a few good pointers but most of it feels to involved to actively think about doing while communicating with someone.
3 of 4 people found this review helpful