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How to Talk to Anyone: 92 Little Tricks for Big Success in Relationships [Kindle Edition]

Leil Lowndes
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Leil Lowndes' How to Talk to Anyone offers 101 time-tested hints, tips, and techniques for confidently communicating with others. A bestselling author and renowned communications consultant, Lowndes focuses on ice-breaking skills and communication techniques that are proven successful when making a positive first impression, establishing instant rapport and credibility, and more. Packeed with basic, no-nonsense advice and solid research evidence about which techniques work best in which areas, How to Talk to Anyone show readers how to:

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Never be at a loss for words again!

Perfect your people skills with his fun, witty and informative guide, containing 92 little tricks to create big success in personal and business relationships.

In How To Talk To Anyone, bestselling relationships author and internationally renowned life coach Leil Lowndes reveals the secrets and psychology behind successful communication. These extremely usable and intelligent techniques include how to:

• Work a party like a politician works a room
• Be an insider in any crowd
• Use key words and phrases to guide the conversation
• Use body language to connect

This is the key to having successful conversations with anyone, any time.


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Leil Lowndes, an internationally recognized communications expert, has conducted communication seminars for major US corporations, foreign governments and the U.S Peace Corps. She has appeared on hundreds of television and radio programmes. She is author of the bestselling 'How to Make Anyone Fall in Love with You' and 'How to Talk to Anyone'.

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377 of 409 people found the following review helpful
Format:Paperback
Hi
I found this book interesting; I've tried many of the techniques and found that they work very well.
Unfortunately, the author has little genuine warmth, empathy or interest in other people.
One example (not untypical). The authors 'good friend' had started a business and Leil (the author) introduced her to an important - powerful - contact. The author's friend 'messed up' when she contacted the 'important person' - she didn't have a pen and asked him to wait a few minutes whilst she got one. The author's reaction 'that's the last time I'll introduce her to anyone'. Jeez - I'm glad she's not my 'good friend'.
I thoroughly recommend it to anybody who wants to communicate more effectively i.e. get what they want out of other people - respect, friendship, business, a job, etc.
However don't let it turn you into a self-centered, manipulative, jerk.
Remember that communications techniques can help in one off relationships (e.g. a job interview, sales call), can help lubricate new relationships (a first date), and increase your social standing (working a party, or social engagement).
They can't help in long-term relationships (when a date becomes your girl/guy, on the job, parenting, etc.) For that you need to invest in your character.
Happy reading
Afam Edozie
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Surprisingly useful 23 Mar 2010
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I am always a little cynical about these kind of books - this however, is written in a fresh and interesting style that is easy to follow. There have been comments that it is a little patronising in it's tone but I didn't find this. I am intrigued by the whole idea of body language but I think this book takes it one stage further and I have found it very useful indeed. I had a very important interview recently and used a couple of techniques - I felt they helped me to relax and feel a little more in control. One thing to remember though, don't try to use too many at once when you are trying to grasp them!
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258 of 291 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Useful book but not what it says on the tin 23 Sep 2003
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
Dont get me wrong, this is a really useful book with lots of great ideas, all backed up with research into human nature.
A lot of the stuff is common sense, but it is useful to have it confirmed so that the ideas are in the forefront of your mind when you are next socially climbing. (If thats what you want to do!!). However this is really a book for those that already have quite competent social skills and are socially confident. It is also rather aimed at the American personality.
It is easy and enjoyable to read and reeks of optimism.
But it is not a lesson in the basic skills for those that are shy to talk to others, it is more about the fine-tuning of existing communication skills.
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149 of 171 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great results so far ! 2 Oct 2004
By Tom
Format:Paperback
I'm a reasonably successful person, if a bit shy, and I've always had the nagging feeling that if I could socialise more easily then my luck and my career would improve. I set about improving my social skills and bought this book. Wow ! I read the first two techniques and as I was helping out at a trade show the next day I had the perfect opportunity to try them out. I must say that these simple techniques made a huge difference to the response I got from the customers and potential customers at the show. It seemed like they were hanging on my every word, plus I felt a lot more comfortable talking to them. I now can't wait to learn and try the other techniques.
Perhaps these techniques would seem obvious and second nature to people who are already good at socialising (good for them), but if you are one of the shy, tongue-tied people like me, then this book is worth 100 times its price, if only for spelling out what these 'obvious' techniques are. Thank you Leil !
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars This book has helped me no end 1 April 2010
Format:Paperback
I have many, many self-help books on my book shelf. Many of which I haven't finished reading despite having them for years. Leil Lowndes 'How to talk to anyone...' is the most useful, in fact, the best self-help book I have ever purchased. I have finished reading it - yay! And I will now go back and re-read putting into practice many of the tips she has suggested - yay!. In fact over the past week I have put into practice some of the tips and I feel that people have already responded to me differently and I feel more confident.

This book is better than others because a) it is easy to read (the chapters are short, and straight to the point) b) the tips are very, very practical and easy to put into practice you can do most of them almost immediately, and c) it is not boring and written like a school textbook like many other help books.

I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to improve their communication skills instantly. The only negative comment I have is that there are many references to Leil's 'high society friends' - the average person doesn't associate with the CEO of multi-national companies or have friends that are work for famous actors - so there is a lot of indirect name-dropping which I couldn't relate to but despite this I did think of situations where I could use her advice even though I'm not 'high society'.
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136 of 157 people found the following review helpful
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
I bought this book hoping that I would be able to improve my communication skills which I already thought were good. However, after reading Leil Lowndes wonderful offering I have realised that I did not know many ways to start intriguing conversations or to complement people without sounding like I wanted to get into their good books. Using this book I have been able to rethink the way I talk to people I have just met so I avoid the inevitable, but insincere sounding, 'Wow, it's nice to meet you. What do you do? Isn't the weather nice today?' CONVERSATION OVER!!!
Now I feel much more confident when I approach people that I will be able to hold my own in the conversation department.
In this book Leil Lowndes gives advise about some of the following topics;
1) How to give a positive impression when you first meet someone using body language
2) What to say after saying hello
3) How, by doing a little homework before a social or business meeting you can sound like an 'insider', rather than an outsider.
I recommend this book to everybody. It is refreshing to read a book on communications that really elaborates and gets down to the nitty gritty of what the author is trying to say. This book is thick, and their are 92 tricks for relationship success in any situation, and so you can see that it is very substantial.
Read this book to be comfortable in any situation where you have to talk to others, new aquaintances and old friends alike.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Good god! What an insincere
Good god! What an insincere, fake, egocentric manipulative way to live your life.
I cannot believe I have given this author my money, there is being confident and being able... Read more
Published 10 days ago by Mr Clarke
2.0 out of 5 stars reading and recouting the day's news when you go a party and stuff...
I have read only half of the book. Honestly, the first part is simple, maybe helpful, although a bit obvious. Read more
Published 12 days ago by MadHatter
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
Not at all what I expected
Published 16 days ago by Jane
5.0 out of 5 stars Just read it please
Brilliant book
Published 1 month ago by Abdinasir A.
4.0 out of 5 stars Written in easy to read chapters
Well-written and arrived in a timely manner. Liked how tips were separated into different chapters, however there were lots of tips to remember and this sometimes made it hard to... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Harriet Bunday
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Good quality.
Published 5 months ago by Hang Vu
5.0 out of 5 stars good
good book with logical structure and fabulous story left a deep impression on my mind, I really enjoyed it anymore
Published 9 months ago by bella
5.0 out of 5 stars A great and very helpful read
I enjoyed the book very much, and quite a few techniques were an eye opener. Will certainly start applying them asap, with the aim of turning them into habits. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Useful
Great tips and tricks for use in business and relationships. I've found this book incredibly useful and would highly recommend.
Published 10 months ago by Chris Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars Useful
Good book, does what it says and helped me to build my confidence. Well written and great for anyone who is a bit uncomfortable in unfamiliar situations or trying to network.
Published 13 months ago by Steve G
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