• Conversation Tactics: 43 Verbal Strategies to Charm, Captivate, Banter, and Defend

  • By: Patrick King
  • Narrated by: Joe Hempel
  • Length: 4 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: Erotica, Sex Instruction
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (60 ratings)
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Beyond simple small talk: what to say and when to say it to be likable, connect, and make a memorable impression.

Actionable and applicable verbal maneuvers for just about every phase of conversation - good and bad. Whatever your conversational goal, you’ll find tactics to put you in a winning position - in a literal sense with arguments, and in a figurative sense with making friends. You can never underestimate the power of a simple conversation.

No more interview mode, awkward silence, or struggling to hold people’s attention.

Conversation Tactics is unique. It provides guidance for every social situation you’ll come across, including what should I say, hello, how was your weekend, I disagree with you, stop doing that, here’s a story, and goodbye.

You’ll find 100% actionable, nuanced, and subtle tactics to salvage your worst situations and enhance your best - all field-tested and proven through thousands of conversations. In addition to shrewd insights to make conversation flow, you’ll learn to win arguments and diffuse dirty tricks.

Learn the art of verbal self-defense - and offense.

Patrick King is an internationally best-selling author and social skills coach. His writing draws of a variety of sources, including scientific research, academic experience, coaching, and real-life experience. He suffered for years as a shy introvert and managed to boil human interaction down to a science - first for himself, and now for you. He is without doubt a uniquely qualified individual to teach you these tactics.

©2018 Patrick King (P)2018 Patrick King

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Great for introverts!

If you are an introvert, this is a book for you, but as an extroverted introvert person who has gone through a long journey to lean more toward extrovertnesness, 70% of these strategies were redundant for me. The first few chapters of the book offers nothing I personally haven’t learned from Dale Carnegie books. However, the last phase of the book about defensive and offensive strategies were eye opening concepts and I really enjoy listening to them over and over fine tuning my approach dealing with certain situations. Overall a great beginners book, I would’ve given 5 stars if the book was less generalized and more focused with more real life examples.

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great practical skills you can use every day

this book definitely had some gold nuggets that will be with me forever. if you aren't sure about certain social situations this book walks you through different situation and how to handle it

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Decent information, not the best narration.

This book is just okay. There is some useful and good information but also some quirky advice and silliness, not funny silliness more like nonsense.

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one of the best-liked books

loved it,it really gave me some room to talk more confidence and inspiration thank you

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wish my parents taught me this

King has some big daddy energy when it comes to teaching you life changing advices. All his books are amazing and applicable to one's life. You might even call him King daddy by the end of the book

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  • soozoo
  • 07-30-18

Packed with fascinating info

This book is absolutely worth the read, and almost certainly warrants a 2nd or 3rd read as well, as concentration of useful information is so high, there’s no way you could catch it all in one go.

There’s no forced life success stories, subtle religious undertones, or pointless red herrings with way too much detail.

There was not a single moment in this book where I felt it was filler. I’ve seen reviews on similar books with reviews that claim they’re “straight to the point” and “waffle free”, but trust me.

It’s well structured, examples of use are given for nearly everything covered, and the humour is not forced. This of course is complimented by how well it’s read.

My most useful takeaway is the conversation resume, but I also have a whole notes file of quotes that I found motivating or just clicked with me as well.

If you have to pick a single book on this topic, for goodness sake choose this one.

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  • Dee
  • 05-03-20

You may already be aware of most of the points

Great as reminder of strategies to use during difficult conversations. The narrators descriptions and explainations were great and helped me mentally place myself in the scenarios and remember those I've encountered. Will listen again. Would buy this on offer rather than full price, unless you have no prior knowledge. It does feel like a longer read than it is ina few places.

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  • Jonathan Angel
  • 04-30-20

Excellent!

Everyone should listen to this. Great voice and content. Excellent sound quality. Fantastic strategies. Worth every penny

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  • Dan
  • 12-24-19

amazing listen with great examples

i was looking for a guide that is based on examples and real, possible situations. i found this audiobook to be exactly that! very impressed with the content and the narration is soothing and memorable.
I'm recommending this to anyone else interested in some useful information on the topic of communication!

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  • Lauren
  • 02-01-21

Fantastic start

I feel that the first few chapters were extremely helpful but after the chapter explaining active listening and how to give proper compliments I think the direction of the book kind of lost its way, but there are a lot of helpful things in the beginning chapters I will take away from this so if you are having trouble leading or starting conversations I would recommend having a listen

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  • Wayne gull
  • 11-13-20

excellent book

great if you'd like to learn conversation tactics.
well worth listening to glad I did

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-14-20

okay.

only few good insights. otherwise too obvious. good insight about dealing with passive aggression.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-19-20

Disappointing

I wasn't thrilled about this book. I don't believe there is ever a need to swear just to make an impact. I also don't think any kind of deception should be used either. I did get some tips though so not totally a waste but it did not meet my expectations at all

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  • Luke Woodford
  • 02-03-21

not well thought through

long winded and not much substance.
it was like the author had taken several ideas from other books and joined them into this one book without understanding the concept behind the points he was making.

I didn't get anything from this book and would not recommend.

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  • Jes
  • 07-26-20

Some great tips

This was a great listen with some great tips, bus I will probably only takeaway about 40% of the content. that doesn't mean it wasn't more than 50% useful, that's 40% more knowledge than what I had originally.
An easy listen, usefully laid out knowledge, definitely worthwhile.