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How to Talk to Anyone: 92 Little Tricks For Big Success In Relationships [Paperback]

Leil Lowndes
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Book Description

16 Jan 2014

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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  • Paperback: 338 pages
  • Publisher: Harper Element; 1st edition edition (16 Jan 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0722538073
  • ISBN-13: 978-0722538074
  • Product Dimensions: 13.2 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (114 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,467 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

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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Praise for Leil Lowndes:

‘Leil is the best. Absolutely the best!’ Sally Jessy Raphael

Praise for How To Talk To Anyone:

‘Does what is says on the tin, with heaps of helpful tips for developing ease in social situations.’ Time Out

‘Your ability to communicate with power and impact can change your life – and Leil shows you HOW! Truly extraordinary.’ Brian Tracy

From the Publisher

By the bestselling author of ‘How to Make Anyone Fall in Love with You’). This book is written in the same hilarious style with its 92 simple and effective techniques.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Surprisingly useful 23 Mar 2010
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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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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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doesn't do what it says on the tin! Unbelievably poor. Only really useful to those who are unable to talk to anyone at all and have absolutely no conversational skills. If that's the stage you're at then this book will help but as for the rest of us who are able to converse with others on a daily basis, don't let yourselves be fooled by the extremely over ambitious title.

One section I read was when the author was hired to teach a trade association "scintillating conversation" as the keynote speaker on networking. She meets the head of the association, a Mrs Devlin, and begins with the usual "where are you from?" and "what do you do?". Well Mrs Devlin says she's from Columbus, Ohio and the conversation comes to a halt. The author has no further conversation, she's stumped and cannot think of anything to say to continue the conversation or to move it forward or somehow divert it from imminent disaster. She then goes on to advise her readers that we should provide additional information about our hometown so that the other person has something to latch on to in order to continue the conversation. However, the author does not teach us how to deal with this particular situation. She does not teach you how to talk to anyone! I read on looking for her resolution to this predicament, preparing myself for what must have been exotically inspirational and completely out of this world. Something which sets this author, top conversationalist and networking guru to the lofty heights which she obviously deserves...but nothing, not a thing. It's like she whimpered off and later gave her speech, took the money and ran for her life.

She later goes on to research Columbus, Ohio and talk about all the facts she has learned.
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380 of 412 people found the following review helpful
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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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars This book has helped me no end 1 April 2010
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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260 of 293 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
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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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Published 15 days ago by Christopher onabanjo
5.0 out of 5 stars good value!
As described, good value!
Published 20 days ago by Keith Stevens
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Great condition for a second hand book.
Published 26 days ago by D. Maris
4.0 out of 5 stars Superb but annoying at the same time!
Most tips are powerful, fewer unique, and only the few can be life changing. I working in banking and starting my own business at the same time makes these techniques a must. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Betbline
5.0 out of 5 stars Not my normal type of book...
...really great though. Some brilliant points in here. I always look for those few bits of info that stick with you and this book has plenty. 92 in fact.
Published 1 month ago by lovesdave
4.0 out of 5 stars some great examples in this book and nicely put together in ...
a lot of stuff might be logical but its not if you simply dont think about it,
some great examples in this book and nicely put together in a humerours way
you may have to... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Mr. Andrew Richardson
3.0 out of 5 stars Quite basic
It's not a bad book by any means, but I felt as though a lot of the tips were quite basic - having good posture, maintaining eye contact, and smiling, for example. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Sam Pollard
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
thank you
Published 1 month ago by sothi
4.0 out of 5 stars you still need to add some human approach to quite a lot of techniques...
I think it's fresh and very practical. Different from tons of other books giving abstract advice about listening and smiling. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Liliya Tokmantseva
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