How to Talk to Anyone

21 Tips for Instant Rapport
Narrated by: Terry F. Self
Length: 1 hr and 6 mins
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We've all seen them: the people at work and at parties who always have a crowd around them. They are funny and smart and have everyone's ear. People gather to hear what they have to say and bring friends from rooms away to meet with them. To those who do not have such an easy time socializing with other people, they seem almost magical.

Have you always wanted to talk more easily to others without your shyness and social anxiety getting in your way? Do you want to know how to communicate better with others at the workplace, and to have your coworkers and bosses to respond to and respect you more? Do you want to learn how to navigate social events with ease, meeting and learning about new people, making friends, and gaining valuable business and personal contacts?

In How to Talk to Anyone: 21 Tips for Instant Rapport, you will learn how to strike up a conversation with anyone, anytime and anywhere. Whether at work or out on the town, with coworkers or with casual acquaintance, you will learn how to get people talking and keep them talking. You will learn how to make a good first impression on anyone, how to take the initiative when starting a conversation, and what questions to ask. You will also learn about unseen social forces that affect people and conversations, such as body language. How to Talk to Anyone: 21 Tips for Instant Rapport discusses the intricacies of giving a genuine smile and meaningful eye contact.

Master the art of small talk - an often unpleasant and dreaded task - and how to make it fun and informative for both you and anyone you talk to. Learn what questions to ask to keep people interested and talking, and how to make people feel comfortable talking to you. You will learn to get people talking about themselves (many people's favorite subject!), how to learn their passions and motivations, and to use what you learn about them to benefit yourself.

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These little tips are powerful!

These 21 tips are like the magic bullet to becoming a great conversationalist! I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this book and am starting to implement these tactics into my conversations. I like being able to confidently give people compliments, because a well placed compliment can win you a friend for life.

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Great advice and well written

This book has some of the best advice about starting conversations. Very thorough and an interesting, fun little book. Recommend to introverts and people who are normally intimidated by talking to people.

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Charisma tips for increased influence!

These tips will definitely increase your charisma! It’s about knowing how people will react and letting them talk about themselves, in a nutshell.

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Learn how to appear like the smartest person in

This book is a practical crash course in human psychology and getting people to like you. I really liked the part about appearing to others as if you are more intelligent. People really respond to these methods.

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Meeting new people is now FUN

After reading this book, I have gained a newfound appreciation for how much fun it can be to meet new people. I am definitely more of an introvert and value my time alone, however I am learning that I don’t have to be shy in social situations when I am around people.

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Building Rapport has never been less complicated

Nonverbal communication is the key to conversational success. You will learn how to build rapport the easy way, and get people interested in what you have to say!

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21 Great Tactics

All of the tactics in this book are really fantastic and will help you become the life of the party! I loved listening to this book.

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Politeness Always Wins

Politeness always wins, but you have to know how to take control of the conversation. Loved the tactics in this book, they really work well. FORDS is a great method to remember as well.

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Learning how to avoid flattery but still give

Flattery is tricky, because if you try to obviously to compliment people, they might actually end up liking you less rather than more. This book teaches some awesome tips for how to be subtle and effective.

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Learn to become the life of the party

I really thought this book has some good advice for becoming more charismatic. Going to be using this!