I found the '10 Negative Habits that Limit Conversation Skills' chapter constructive with some decent points, however I thought the rest of the book lacked depth.
There was also a whole chapter 'The Love and Connection Daily Practice' where the author preaches irrelevant material about forgiveness, loving yourself, blah de blah, with no link to conversation.
I found his repeated premise that 'popular people' are inherently good and well intentioned, irritating and condescending.
Finally I disliked his idea that you should only prolong interaction with those who have simular goals, interests, etc. This limits your exposure to new outlooks and perspectives, while forcing you into a bubble of the same old conversations with no diversity.
It was worth reading for free, but I wouldn't buy it.
Sadly, the author needs to know how to talk to people, because he doesn't know how to write.
This should be titled "Everybody! Look at me!", or "We're all popular, shame about you". To save you the pain of reading it, just copy what everyone else does, then talk endlessly to each other about the same old things.
I'm off now, to write my own book: "Just be yourself. Nobody's listening anyway."
I feel a bit mean giving it just three stars when the author has put together a helpful guide and given it for free, but there was nothing very original in it. I was hoping for something that would help me with difficult situations, but this is just a guide on making connections with new people. It's very short and worth looking at if only to remind us that we need to make an effort in conversation, whoever we're talking to.
Not really a book, more like a short report or summary. It is free after all so I shouldn't complain. Some useful tips in here, but you're better off with one of Leil Lowndes' books if you're looking for something with more detail