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The Mindset of Small Talk

How Mastering Small Talk Has Nothing to Do with Coming Up with Things to Say
Narrated by: Michelle Murillo
Length: 1 hr and 16 mins
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Wouldn't it be nice to chat with anybody without having to come up with things to say?

One of the nicest ladies I ever met was a school teacher. 

I was chatting with her on a film set once because we were using her daughter in a commercial. This lady was (and I repeat) one of the nicest people I have ever met. I think we chatted for about 30 minutes and then I never saw her again. 

Thirty minutes.

I seriously thought that I could trust this lady with all my deepest darkest secrets. That I could call her up one day and ask her to go for coffee and she’d say yes. 

How could this lady make such an impression on me in such a short amount of time?

Well, she had mastered the two keys you need to be a perfect small talker. These two things are revealed in my book and once you know them, everything gets so much easier. 

My name is Lana and I am a relationship and self-care blogger. Before I started a blog, I was a seriously introverted university student trying to get through film school without having to small-talk with my classmates at lunch. 

Little did I know back then, the film industry is all about networking and creating relationships with people you barely know. Once I started actually working in film, I was forced into learning how to small talk and how to get along with people. I was able to do this by observing others and stealing their techniques. People like that lovely high school teacher became my role models, I needed to do what they were doing. 

After years of observation, I realized that all master small-talkers have a few things in common but the biggest things are the two keys that were shown to me so elegantly by that school teacher. Once I had mastered those, no small talk conversation was a nightmare anymore. In fact, I started to enjoy them. 

My book will show you:

  • The two keys you need to master small talk, and neither of them involve conversation starters
  • How to shift your perspective on small talk so that it takes the pressure off
  • The reason why small talk is not about entertaining others but is actually for you
  • The difference between a good conversation starter and a bad one
  • Small talk for people with social anxiety
  • Small talk for introverts
  • Small talk for dating, making friends, and networking
  • How to improve your self esteem
  • How to help in building confidence
  • How to never fear the dreaded small talk conversation ever again!

If you've read this far, you're already 500 words into transforming yourself into a real people person. Don't hesitate to make this simple yet super-effective change in your life. 

Download my book and instantly start improving your conversation skills today.

©2018 Lana Otoya (P)2018 Lana Otoya

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Great book!

I really connected with the focus on changing my mindset and attitudes towards small talk!

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  • Belinda C
  • 01-07-20

A collection of platitudes

Nothing new in this book, just a collection of self-evident platitudes. Don’t waste your money.