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How To Talk To Anyone: 92 Little Tricks for Big Success in Relationships by Leil Lowndes

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""You'll not only break the ice, you'll melt it away with your new skills."—Larry King"

""The lost art of verbal communication may be revitalized by Leil Lowndes."—Harvey McKay, author of "Swim with the Sharks Without Being Eaten

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.

Packed 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: Make small talk not so small; Use body language to captivate an audience; and Look like you know what you're talking about—even when you don't

Contents of How To Talk To Anyone: 92 Little Tricks for Big Success in Relationships by Leil Lowndes
  • Introduction: How to get anything you want from anybody (Well, at least have the best crack at it!)
  • Part One: How to Intrigue Everyone Without Saying a Word: You Only Have Ten Seconds to Show You're a Somebody
    • 1 How to Make Your Smile Magically Different
    • 2 How to Strike Everyone as Intelligent and Insightful by Using Your Eyes
    • 3 How to Use Your Eyes to Make Someone Fall in Love with You
    • 4 How to Look Like a Big Winner Wherever You Go.
    • 5 How to Win Their Heart by Responding to Their "Inner Infant"
    • 6 How to Make Someone Feel Like an Old Friend at Once
    • 7 How to Come Across as 100 Percent Credible to Everyone
    • 8 How to Read People Like You Have ESP
    • 9 How to Make Sure You Don't Miss a Single Beat
  • Part Two: How to Know What to Say After You Say "Hi"
    • 10 How to Start Great Small Talk
    • 11 How to Sound Like You've Got a Super Personality (No Matter What You're Saying!)
    • 12 How to Make People Want to Start a Conversation with You
    • 13 How to Meet the People You Want to Meet
    • 14 How to Break into a Tight Crowd
    • 15 How to Make "Where Are You From?" Sound Exciting
    • 16 How to Come Out a Winner Every Time They Ask, "And What Do You Do?"
    • 17 How to Introduce People Like the Host(ess) with the Most(est)
    • 18 How to Resuscitate a Dying Conversation
    • 19 How to Enthrall 'Em with Your Choice of Topic—Them'
    • 20 How to Never Need to Wonder, "What Do I Say Next?"
    • 21 How to Get 'Em Happily Chatting (So You Can Slip Away if You Want To!)
    • 22 How to Come Across as a Positive Person
    • 23 How to Always Have Something Interesting to Say
  • Part Three: How to Talk Like a VIP
    • 24 How to Find Out What They Do (Without Even Asking!)
    • 25 How to Know What to Say When They Ask, "What Do You Do?"
    • 26 How to Sound Even Smarter Than You Are
    • 27 How to Not Sound Anxious (Let Them Discover Your Similarity)
    • 28 How to Be a "You-Firstie" to Gain Their Respect and Affection
    • 29 How to Make Them Feel You "Don't Smile at Just Anybody"
    • 30 How to Avoid Sounding Like a jerk
    • 31 How to Use Motivational Speakers' Techniques to Enhance Your Conversation
    • 32 How to Banter Like the Big Shots Do (Big Winners Tell It Like It Is)
    • 33 How to Avoid the World's Worst Conversational Habit
    • 34 How to Give Them the Bad News (and Have Them Like You All the More)
    • 35 How to Respond When You Don't Want to Answer (and Wish They'd Shut the Heck Up)
    • 36 How to Talk to a Celebrity
    • 37 How to Make Them Want to Thank You
  • Part Four: How to Be an Insider in Any Crowd: What Are They All Talking About?
    • 38 How to Be a Modern-Day Renaissance Man or Woman
    • 39 How to Sound Like You Know All About Their job or Hobby
    • 40 How to Bare Their Hot Button (Elementary Doc- Talk)
    • 41 How to Secretly Learn About Their Lives
    • 42 How to Talk When You're in Other Countries
    • 43 How to Talk Them into Getting the "Insider's Price" (on Practically Anything You Buy)
  • Part Five: How to Sound Like You're Peas in a Pod: "Why, We're Just Alike!"
    • 44 How to Make Them Feel You're of the Same "Class"
    • 45 How to Make Them Feel That You're Like "Family?"
    • 46 How to Really Make It Clear to Them
    • 47 How to Make Them Feel You Empathize (Without Just Saying "Yep, Uh Huh, Yeah")
    • 48 How to Make Them Think You See/Hear/Feel It Just the Way They Do
    • 49 How to Make 'Em Think We (Instead of You vs. Me)
    • 50 How to Create a Friendly "Private Joke" with Them
  • Part Six: How to Differentiate the Power of Praise From the Folly of Flattery
    • 51 How to Compliment Someone (Without Sounding Like You're Brownuosing)
    • 52 How to Be a "Carrier Pigeon" of Good Feelings
    • 53 How to Make 'Em Feel Your Admiration "Just Slipped Out"
    • 54 How to Win Their Hearts by Being an "Undercover Complimenter
    • 55 How to Make 'Em Never Forget You with a "Killer Compliment"
    • 56 How to Make 'Em Smile with "Itty-Bitty Boosters".
    • 57 How to Praise with Perfect Timing
    • 58 How to Make 'Em Want to Compliment You
    • 59 How to Make a Loved One Feel You Are THE Partner for Life
  • Part Seven: How to Direct Dial Their Hearts
    • 60 How to Sound More Exciting on the Phone
    • 61 How to Sound Close (Even if You're Hundreds of Miles Away)
    • 62 How to Make 'Em Happy They Called You
    • 63 How to Sneak Past the Gatekeeper
    • 64 How to Get What You Want on the Phone from Big Shots
    • 65 How to Get What You Want-by Timing!
    • 66 How to Impress Everyone with Your Outgoing Voicemail Message
    • 67 How to Get Them to Call You Back
    • 68 How to Make the Gatekeeper Think You're Buddy- Buddy with the VIP
    • 69 How to Make Them Say You Have Super Sensitivity
    • 70 How to "Listen Between the Lines" on the Phone
  • Part Eight: How to Work a Party Like a Politician Works a Room: the Politician's Six-point Party Checklist
    • 71 How to Avoid the Most Common Party Blooper.
    • 72 How to Make an Unforgettable Entrance
    • 73 How to Meet the People YOU Want to Meet
    • 74 How to Subliminally Lure People to You at a Gathering
    • 75 How to Make 'Em Feel Like a Movie Star
    • 76 How to Amaze Them with What You Remember About Them
    • 77 How to Make the Sale with Your Eyeballs
  • Part Nine: How to Break the Most Treacherous Glass Ceiling of All: Sometimes People Are Tigers
    • 78 How to Win Their Affection by Overlooking Their Bloopers
    • 79 How to Win Their Heart When Their Tongue Is Faltering
    • 80 How to Let 'Em Know "What's in It" for Them
    • 81 How to Make Them Want to Do Favors for You
    • 82 How to Ask for Favors (and Get Them!)
    • 83 How to Know What Not to Say at Parties
    • 84 How to Know What Not to Say at Dinner
    • 85 How to Know What Not to Say in a Chance Meeting
    • 86 How to Prepare Them to Listen to You
    • 87 How to Turn Their Anger Around (in Three Sentences or Less)
    • 88 How to Make 'Em Like You (Even When You've Messed Up)
    • 89 How to Trap a Rat with Class
    • 90 How to Get Whatever You Want from Service Personnel
    • 91 How to Be a Leader in a Crowd, Not a Follower
    • 92 How to Make All the Right Moves


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