How to Work a Room

The Ultimate Guide to Savvy Socializing in Person and Online
Narrated by: Susan RoAne
Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
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Publisher's Summary

More than a million copies of this networking classic have been sold worldwide! Now Susan Roane's invaluable advice is available in audio.

You enter a crowded room. For a moment every eye is on you. And a little voice inside you cries, "Help!" If this has ever happened to you, you're not alone! Walking into a room full of people you don't know can be very uncomfortable. It can also be one of your very best opportunities to meet and make new business contacts and friends. The Mingling Maven™ will show step by step, how to allay your fears and make the most of every moment. Including: 

  • Seven steps for planning your presence before you enter a room.
  • How to converse with ease and grace.
  • The new rules of etiquette, including "Internetiquette"
  • Seven strategies to follow when you walk in.

Whether the event you're walking into is professional, social, or even electronic - How to Work a Room will give you the confidence and tools you need to enter any room and shine. 

©2013 Susan RoAne (P)2013 Macmillan Audio

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I just couldn't get into it

Perhaps the information is decent, but I frequently found myself drifting off. The stories seem dated and uncompelling.

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So so

The book started off good, but then the further through I got the less value I was getting out of it. I found the author easy to listen to, just the content wasn't that great. I felt the book could be shorter and then would provide better value for listening time.

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Everyone should read this, especially now!

loved this book. it is becoming more and more need to have books and even classes on the lost art of communication.

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it has a lot of good tips. listen to them all

Liked it. it has a lot of personal stories that makes you think about what the author is teaching you. it was good, i just wish it had more direct information. as far as more how to.

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Pretty good book

this was a pretty good book gave some very valuable and actionable tips. definitely a good source of reference before attending most events

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Good information

Lots of review of manners and common sense, which seems less common these days. It was worth the price to me. I bookmarked several places that I will go back to and re-listen to.

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Good book poor narration

This book has very good advice, but the author does not narrate the book very well. I found it hard to listen to for long periods of time. It might have been better to get a professional voice actor to read the book.

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great advice

Susan is warm and funny. Im going to try some advice at my next event. Im beginning to believe that meeting people is the key to success.

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Get out and mingle! Great book

I heard Susan interviewed on a show and was fascinated by her information and immediately purchased the audio version of her book. Not only is it filled with tremendous tips for 'working a room' but it has nuggets of great life tips and this is a must read for everyone and especially those entering the workforce.

The updated version is timely and has ideas for various online social networks and to paraphrase, there is nothing like getting out and mingling.

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Good reminders throughout

I was asked to read this book before attending a conference. There were a number of good pieces of advice. It could be very helpful for someone who feels nervous entering a group setting. The book is presented through a series of stories and interactions. Many are quite enjoyable.

It felt repetitive at times and could be condensed without losing much of the message. After a few chapters I just skipped through to the end for the “reminders.”