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How to Talk to Anyone Audiobook

How to Talk to Anyone: 92 Little Tricks for Big Success in Relationships

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Publisher's Summary

Become a master communicator and succeed in life, love, and business

What is that magic quality that makes some people instantly loved and respected? Everyone wants to be their friend (or, if single, their lover!) In business, they rise swiftly to the top of the corporate ladder. What is their "Midas touch?"

What it boils down to is a more skillful way of dealing with people.

The author has spent her career teaching people how to communicate for success. In her book How to Talk to Anyone, Lowndes offers 92 easy and effective sure-fire success techniques - she takes the listener from first meeting all the way up to sophisticated techniques used by the big winners in life. In this information-packed audiobook you'll find:

  • 9 ways to make a dynamite first impression
  • 14 ways to master small talk, "big talk," and body language
  • 14 ways to walk and talk like a VIP or celebrity
  • 6 ways to sound like an insider in any crowd
  • 7 ways to establish deep subliminal rapport with anyone
  • 9 ways to feed someone's ego (and know when NOT to!)
  • 11 ways to make your phone a powerful communications tool
  • 15 ways to work a party like a politician works a room
  • 7 ways to talk with tigers and not get eaten alive

In her trademark entertaining and straight-shooting style, Leil gives the techniques catchy names so you'll remember them when you really need them, including: "Rubberneck the Room," "Be a Copyclass," "Come Hither Hands," "Bare Their Hot Button," "The Great Scorecard in the Sky," and "Play the Tombstone Game," for big success in your social life, romance, and business.

How to Talk to Anyone, which is an update of her popular book, Talking the Winner's Way is based on solid research about techniques that work!

©2003 Leil Lowndes. (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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    Gudrun Fort Resolution, Northwest Territories, Canada 04-29-16
    Gudrun Fort Resolution, Northwest Territories, Canada 04-29-16 Member Since 2017
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    "It could do with some editing"

    Some of this is very helpful and might change the way you interact with people. But it needs cutting down it seems very longwinded and repetitive in parts. It is also a little dated.

    23 of 23 people found this review helpful
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    Mr. Barker 10-05-16
    Mr. Barker 10-05-16
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    "Less about how to talk to anyone and more about playing the game"

    The book makes some good points, however, it also comes across as very manipulative and insincere. Many of the tactics that are portrayed as bulletproof can easily be seen through. It's more about how to play the "game."

    36 of 37 people found this review helpful
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    Natalie Fayman 04-03-16
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    "Hard to take seriously"

    Sorry, but I have a hard time taking the author seriously when she refers to martial artists having to register their hands as lethal weapons (urban legend), bats having superior eyes that can see in the dark better than we can (they don't, they are just using their ears to navigate with sonar), lovers referring to each other as "my turtledove" (what is this... the 40's???), advising her listeners to answer the phone with a polite but flat voice then wait until they hear who it is on the line before gushing with pretend happiness (who doesn't have Call ID these days?), or making sexist comments about how women don't understand football analogies but can talk about childbirth all day. When she talked about a customer calling her to complain that "one of her tapes had broken", I checked the publication date of the book thinking it would be from the 80's but to my surprise the publication date is actually 2015 with a copyright date of 2003. If that's true and she's still referring to things that have been outdated for decades, I don't know how much of her advice I really want to trust.

    The author may be a legit communications expert, but she lost a lot of credibility with me due to her narrow-mindedness, overgeneralization, and outdated references. The two nicest things I can say about this book is that it's short enough to be tolerable... and I got it on sale. Don't spend your credit on this one.

    207 of 221 people found this review helpful
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    Brad N. 10-30-16
    Brad N. 10-30-16
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    "Can I get my credit back?"

    This book is corny and after listening to it for 30 mins I was ready to stop but continued on for another 30 mins. Overall get a book from grant cardone. Any book and you'll pick up similar tips but with great presentation

    36 of 38 people found this review helpful
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    Dominique 11-24-16
    Dominique 11-24-16
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    "a beginner's guide"

    Being in the communication business I can't say that the author has a good understanding of communication

    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Scott Rockville, MD, United States 09-19-16
    Scott Rockville, MD, United States 09-19-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Good info, but painful to listen to"
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    I found some good information in this book, but I would have found it SO MUCH BETTER if the 92 tricks were listed instead of having to listen to this entire book. Part of the problem is that 92 tips and tricks are far too many to remember. There are a lot of good pointers, but there are way too many ideas expressed here. More detailed examples and explanations of fewer tips and tricks would probably be more effective... would make them easier to incorporate into actual interpersonal communications.

    But far worse is her old-timey way of writing (and presumably speaking). Most of the reviews are correct... the language she uses is so outdated (I've never heard the word 'golly' so many times in my life), the generalizations are pain (and I am anything but PC), and her constant use of alliteration is cringe-worthy (and I almost always appreciate alliteration). I don't believe 90% of her stories about this friend or that acquaintance. They just sound so stilted. And if it wasn't for a few awkward uses of modern-day terms, I'd think this book was written in Dale Carnegie's day (Amazon says the book was released in 2003). She may be an expert in modern-day communication, but she sounds like she belongs in a 1940s newsreel.

    I'm only through #57, and I may try to find the list online to get the rest of them without subjecting myself to more uses of terms like 'big winners' and 'fat cats.' Glad I got it on-sale.

    13 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    TheTechDoc St. Louis, United States 03-04-16
    TheTechDoc St. Louis, United States 03-04-16 Member Since 2010
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    "Too self important"

    This book has a few good tips, but the author is far too pretentious for me. I expected a book with communication tips (of which there are some), but the book is much more about manipulating people to benefit oneself.

    22 of 23 people found this review helpful
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    Christina Gould 01-04-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Some good advise, but..."

    There was some good advise in this book, but it was seemed mostly tailored to politicians and salesmen. Too manipulative to put to use in sincere relationships. Probably my mistake, the subtitle might have tipped me off!

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    Patrick Detmer 11-14-16
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    "superficial"

    92 tricks? Is that really practical to remember? A lot of information in this story was repeated or focused on superficial manipulation of others. I love books on audible but this was a real struggle to finish.

    12 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    MamboChick 07-12-16
    MamboChick 07-12-16
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    "Not as useful as I'd hoped"

    Struggled to finish and, finally, lost. Expected something more sophisticated with fewer "moving parts." Felt like homework. 92 tips are 82 too many. Who can remember all that?
    Some of it is helpful, but it mostly "reads" like a text book for middle schoolers. I really wanted to like it but, finally, had to give up and get my money back around chapter 62.

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  • Nice Biscuit
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    9/20/16
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    "Good book but annoying narration"

    I liked the book and the content is informative and interesting but the narration after a while began to irritate me.

    15 of 16 people found this review helpful
  • Open Ears
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    "So dull and so unoriginal!"
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    Ugh! This was awful, now i can understand why it has so many bad reviews! Thought i would take a chance but i really regret it. Such old fashioned and unrealistic nonsense, told in a patronising and annoying way. Very unimpressed with this one!

    13 of 14 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    9/18/17
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    "A Great Communication Manual"

    I enjoyed every second of this audiobook. The tricks and hints you get from this book are very practical and easy to apply.
    I have tested some already and can confirm they are well worth following because they work like magic.
    Leil Lowndes makes it fun such that it looks like you are listening to a storybook but leaning deep secret communication rules at the same time. Thank you, Leil.
    I recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a proven and tested method on communicating like a big hitter. I am glad I bought this book.
    The information and learning packed into these 92 tricks is priceless.

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  • Kell
    7/17/17
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    "One of the best books on communication"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    One of the best books on communication I've ever come across. I read it multiple times because the messages in it are valuable and have helped me come a long way in securing a career at Shell. I'm happy to have found this book at the time I did. Thank you to the author of this masterpeice!


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  • Amazon Customer
    4/15/16
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    "Brilliant advice for all situations"

    Just about to listen again to cement these pearls of wisdom solidly in my brain. These life-changing words will help anyone in any situation to make the most of their communication. An absolute must read.

    10 of 21 people found this review helpful
  • Paschal
    Cork, Ireland
    7/17/16
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    "American"

    All of the advice was good.

    A lot of the examples might be more appropriate for an American audience.

    Worth listening to and enjoyable though.

    I'm not sure if I learned a lot.

    3 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    5/21/16
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    "good!"

    some tips are ridiculously funny and cheesy but many are very good and you can put your own twist on them. I would still recommend.

    3 of 13 people found this review helpful
  • Ms. K. D. Chadha
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    9/27/16
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    "A classic!"

    Very good performance and great stories to illustrate the 92 tips. The ending is particularly powerful!

    2 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • simon
    11/27/16
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    "Worth the read. some of the golden nuggets there."

    some useful information, well delivered, started to tern into a networking book towards the end. good examples of helpful tips.

    0 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • W. Wilson
    St. Louis, Missouri
    10/26/16
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    "Useful"

    Reads kind of like a self help book, but provides useful tips based upon sound theory.

    1 of 10 people found this review helpful

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