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Many people find themselves confused with how small talk can positively affect their everyday life. Some people even despise small talk, dismissing it as nothing more than a façade, an over-the-top exchange of politeness. Learning the strategies of small talk in this book will dramatically change your social life for the better.

Small Talk: The Definitive Guide to Talking to Anyone in Any Situation guides listeners through the complex interactive form of social discourse known as small talk. Many people struggle with small talk. Quite a few despise it. This book breaks down and examines the many different components that make up small talk.

In this book, you will find:

  • How small talk can improve your daily interactions and how it can enhance your life
  • Ways that you can improve your small talk skills, and how the strategies offered in this book can make that happen
  • Real-life examples of how to engage in small talk in numerous situations
  • Things that you should not do when engaging in small talk
  • Helpful theories surrounding small talk that are backed by scientific research

Small talk provides people with rewarding social experiences. As such, improved small talk conversations correlate with higher levels of happiness, causes people to bond, and invites the possibility for deeper levels of connection. People use small talk as a way to establish commonalities and familiarize themselves with one another, thus making future interaction more comfortable and desirable. This book contains advice for ensuring that your small talk conversations will lead to positive outcomes for yourself in particular and to a happier and more fulfilling life in general.

Curious to learn more?

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©2016 Michael Wakefield (P)2016 Golden Road Publishing

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Guide for people working in service industry!!!

This is really a definitive guide in having small talks, something that could be challenging for some people. Not everyone can easily start any communication and this book has given some excellent pointers on how to do it. And I also appreciate the chapter that discussed the things that one must not do when starting small talks. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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Helpful tips on how to make small talk

A very helpful book in aiding persons how to familiarize themselves with persons and engage in good communication in different settings. The book has several guidelines which are proven to be successful once applied as recommended. Readers will also learn how to observe body language when communicating with persons.HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Good book!!!

Small Talk will surely be helping a lot of people who think they need help when it comes to talking wit other people. Sometimes, it is really a challenge for some of us to be able to talk with anyone about any topic under the sun. So, we need some reinforcements, like a book that will teach us how to confident and get some techniques that will aid us in avoiding the "not knowing what to say" zone.The chapter on "How to be more like able and become more charismatic" has been a good listen too.

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Book for introvert...

What did you love best about Small Talk?

enjoyed the book very much...I found this guide book enriched with great advice and confidence building suggestions to help me with improving my communication skills.

Which character – as performed by J.D. Zelman – was your favorite?

yeah i like it....became my favorite.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

NO

Any additional comments?

This book is effective for anyone feeling uncomfortable with approaching people and finding topics to start with small.Each chapter of this book discusses on a particular topic shares a clear suggestions and steps to be taken for improving your communication skills..If you are that introvert,this book is a perfect for you.

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Impressive guide for small talk.

If you could sum up Small Talk in three words, what would they be?

LOVE THIS COMPLETE GUIDE.This complete manual to show you about how to converse with anybody in any circumstance.

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Which character – as performed by J.D. Zelman – was your favorite?

Nice.....

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Totally all was good....

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This book will help you spare time, vitality and cash as it gives all of you the most imperative procedures and methodologies for you to open, associate and casual conversation with anybody you need.This books gives extraordinary tips and recommendations on the most proficient method to begin discussions.

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Helpful tips and good guide about small talk.

What made the experience of listening to Small Talk the most enjoyable?

This manual is extremely useful to me since I do have some social issues. This book demonstrates to me how I can in a flash turn out to be more agreeable and more social with everybody in my life.

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What insight do you think you’ll apply from Small Talk?

i applied it in all my activities...in my speech.

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I discovered that casual conversation systems that can prompt to further and more significant associations with anybody you pick. Incredible book!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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small talks and how powerful it can be...

Would you consider the audio edition of Small Talk to be better than the print version?

i didn't read the print version...i just listened the this book only it is amazing...i love this book and the explanations about small talk....

Who was your favorite character and why?

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What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

i remember all the points...all was clearly explained..

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This book make small talk very easy. I myself don’t like small talks as it’s a drag. But of course, it’s a fact that we need to do this at times when situations asked us to. After reading the book, I came to appreciate its purpose. This strengthens personal and business relationships and take it to a next level. Conversations no longer have to be feared as the techniques one can practice are life-changing.

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Incredible book!

Would you listen to Small Talk again? Why?

yes i listened it again and again because it gives more information....

What other book might you compare Small Talk to and why?

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Which character – as performed by J.D. Zelman – was your favorite?

yes i liked the performance which was done by J.D. Zelman....

What did you learn from Small Talk that you would use in your daily life?

Small Talk will surely be helping a lot of people who think they need help when it comes to talking wit other people.

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i really loved this book i will surely recommend it to everyone my friends and families...

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OK, but needs more detail.

This very short book may point out some obvious things to the very socially inhibited or oblivious, but it needs more detail to be useful to a broad audience. I'm glad that it was cheap.

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fantastic

great and practical insights! Concise and comprehensive guide to small talk, leaves you with plenty of practical tips