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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 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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  • 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.