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Publisher's Summary

As a previously shy person, Emma Watkins is perfectly placed to write the definitive guide to conversation skills and social interactions for people who find communicating difficult. Long recognized as an expert in this field, Watkins has removed all the nonsense and produced a simple and easy-to-follow guide to conversation and social interactions for the shy person.

Some of the topics covered in this audiobook include:

  • Learn how to talk to anyone
  • How to use eye contact to your benefit
  • How to understand other people and how to respond to them
  • Dealing with job interviews, meetings, office parties, and everyday work life
  • The key to making friends with people
  • How to be assertive
  • Small talk - this is the key
  • Overcoming fear and social anxiety
  • Leaving shy behind
  • How to handle formal events
  • Tips to handle any life situation
  • And so much more!

The 2018 updated version is available now.

©2018 Emma Watkins (P)2018 Emma Watkins

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An excellent and helpful guide

Being a shy person all my life, I find conversation and social events very tough but this guide was great for laying out the stepson advice to overcome this. Already (a week after getting it) I am a lot better and able to handle events and situations with ease. I am not totally 100% fine yet but I feel this book has helped me a lot.

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Well worth it

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I found this book very engaging and ended up listening to it twice in a row and have already dived back to other parts when i needed more advice about social situations. Very happy with this, i feel a good bit better already and more capable.

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Well written, but very basic skills. good reminders. to keep you honest and polish skill's

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  • Alex
  • 02-15-18

Complete Game Changer

This book is a complete eye opener when it comes to how much our confidence and ability to engage in face to face conversation is regressing. It's definitely a book for anyone with an introverted personality that struggles with face to face interaction. It gives you the vital skills that are often neglected when it comes to successful everyday human interaction.
The guidelines offer invaluable wisdom that help you to show to remain present in the moments rather than looking awkward and rude. After listening to this book, I have definitely noticed that my confidence has increased in everyday interactions after learning how my social awkwardness translates to looking plain rude!
What I liked in particular about this audiobook was the fact that it was written by someone that previously suffered with social shyness. I will definitely revisit this book frequently!

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  • Sarah
  • 02-04-18

Such a huge help

What did you like most about Conversation Skills for the Shy?

It actually helped me, wasn't full of the usual stuff and the things it suggested actually really got me over my problems with conversations, small talk and social events.

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Fantastic.
I recommend it.

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  • Charlie
  • 02-17-18

A huge help

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This book has given me a huge help in my life, allowing me to deal better with situations and conversations that used to really frighten me or not know what to say. I feel a lot more capable now, a lot more confident and always seem to know what to say.