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Publisher's Summary

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.

Become quicker and cleverer in daily conversation.

Improv(e) Your Conversations teaches the ingenious rules of improv comedy that allow performers to turn boring prompts into memorable interactions worthy of standing ovations. This means there are real frameworks and templates to escape interview-mode small talk - and start connecting and building rapport from the moment you say "Hello." This book goes through over 15 of the most helpful and insightful improv comedy techniques with countless real-life examples to make you a great talker.

Learn the conversational secrets of the world's best comedians.

Electric, flowing conversation doesn't just happen, and no one knows that better than Patrick King, internationally best-selling author and highly sought-after social interaction and conversation coach. Let his expertise guide you through the improv comedy world and exactly, word for word, how to never run out of things to say. A single conversation can change your life, so make sure that each one is memorable.

©2017 Patrick King (P)2017 Patrick king

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should be required reading or listening

depending on your preference. so much useful information on how to converse. starting with the yes and, yes really responses to keeping dialog flowing to the HPM template on never being stuck for a response and so much more. As a bonus the book is to the point and a short read or listen. the author doesn't​ belabor points to pad the book. here is the message a couple examples and moves on. more authors should take note less is sometimes more and in this case it is in spades.

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A couple tidbits

The author has a few tidbits in this book that I wouldn’t of thought of - techniques to think about to improve a conversation with people you don’t know well. But then the rest of the book is nothing new it’s all “ listen better” “ don’t think about was going to say next - don’t interrupt “. So maybe the tidbits were worth the read ?

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  • Art Hacienda
  • Los Angeles, California & Oaxaca, Mexico
  • 06-23-18

Succinct and Helpful

A really good book. Covers the basics of conversation. If you understand the fundamentals of conversation, don't expect epiphanies. Do expect solid, helpful reminders about what works...those things we know or have heard of, but have stopped incorporating into our daily practice in conversations. After all, even those of us who believe we're pretty good at conversation need to go back to the fundamentals over and over until those fundamentals become an unbreakable habit that we practice every day.

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  • Lisa
  • Madill, OK
  • 01-31-18

Gives a new perspective on conversations

I enjoyed this book and think it is definitely helpful in developing and expanding social and conversational skills. I can now see conversations in a different light and I have learned some new techniques that can really make a big difference in how I communicate and engage with others.

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A helpful self help book

This book has several techniques that I have already been able to use right away. They will be an enormous help.

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  • Dave
  • Spokane, WA, United States
  • 03-29-18

Dave

I tried giving this audiobook several attempts to get through it. Quite honestly, I’m surprised this book was published as it seems like all of the information is so basic. It’s great that the author was able to articulate it into words, but it was as simple as stating that the sun comes up in the morning and goes down at night some days there are clouds, and sometimes there is snow on the mountain. This means it’s cold. The book was utterly ridiculous and a waste of money

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Great presentation.

This was a great and to the point presentation which I plan on listening to again. Easy to listen to and good examples.

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Worth your time if you want to eliminate awkward silences

This audible is short and succinct. It tells you what you need to do to become better at banter. It is easy to listen to and I feel much more confident about going to talk to vendors on a conference floor. The strategies the author provides are easy to remember and has reduced my anxiety when it comes to approaching people at mixers and networking events.

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This book is very well done

Loved it! It promotes you to think more about what having good conversation means. Very informative.

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buy it

this is a very informative book full of great ideas and techniques for every day use in conversations

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-16-17

Nothing new...

Book summary: be engaging and interesting for the the other party. conversations are a team effort.