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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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Product details

  • 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: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (94 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,013 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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361 of 393 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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6 of 6 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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250 of 281 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
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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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars A sack of random and obvious advices 27 Nov 2012
The book:
The book is divided into 9 Parts which constitute all together the 92 chapters called "little tricks for big success in relationships". The chapters are short (1 or 2 pages typically) and each one includes one or more justification sections consisting of an anecdote or short story or general talk and then includes (usually at the end or towards the end) a 'Technique' summary box as a finishing touch. There is no order of progression or link between the stories - they seem to be conjured out of thin air solely to justify the 'little trick' technique in question. You could as well open the book at any random page and start reading or locate the next chapter (usually the next page) if there are none in view.

My personal view:
Personally I never got past part 1. After a while I just started to skim through the techniques summaries randomly since the justification stories are boring fillers anyway. Most of the techniques I came across were pretty banal and common sense and the anecdotes and stories seems more content to try to prove the point that they fail to make the readers relate to them and sometimes even fail to prove adequately the point they are trying to prove. Boring they were; in fact at times the literary style even sounds like an announcement speech! e.g. "thank you for reading this part of How to Talk to Anyone, blah blah..." right in the middle of the book! What the heck, it sounds like a concluding speech!?!
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144 of 164 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great results so far ! 2 Oct 2004
By Tom
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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133 of 154 people found the following review helpful
By A Customer
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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Most Recent Customer Reviews
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 4 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 6 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 6 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 9 months ago by Steve G
1.0 out of 5 stars Rubbish
Waste of money, it is not helpful at all if you want guidance in your life look at echart tolle books.
Published 9 months ago by Mark Andrew Murray
5.0 out of 5 stars Good book
The book is helpful if you are a person who finds talking to people you don't know or starting a conversation difficult.
This was the first book I read on this subject. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Faris
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent book
Useful reading for everyone with excellent tips. I've already noticed improvements within my interactions by using the techniques in this book
Published 10 months ago by Grant Mac
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice little book.
It was pleasant to read and contained some useful tips. Can't loose with this one. I would recommend it to a friend :)
Published 12 months ago by Lina
1.0 out of 5 stars How to be insincere, manipulative and judgmental...
I find social chatting at parties and networking events quite difficult and was hoping for some advice about how to go about it. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Dizzydays
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice Book
Over sopld on the cover but full of useful tips and tricks. Worth holding onto and testing. Dip into rather than a full on gripping reading session.
Published 14 months ago by Amazon Customer
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