How to Start a Conversation and Make Friends: Revised and Updated (Revised edition)
By: Don Gabor (author)Paperback
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For over twenty-five years, small-talk expert Don Gabor has helped thousands of people communicate with wit, confidence, and enthusiasm with his bestseller How to Start a Conversation and Make Friends.This new edition brings the art of having a conversation up to date. By following the simple and dynamic guidelines in this easy-to-read book, you'll be ready to strike up a great conversation with anyone anywhere! And you'll learn how to keep the conversation going by asking the right questions, using body language effectively, and avoiding conversation pitfalls. Packed with charts, hundreds of opening lines, real-life examples, FAQs, helpful hints, and solid professional advice, How to Start a Conversation and Make Friendsshows you how to: Identify your personal conversational style, talk to people from other countries and cultures, create a good online profile andimprove your personal and professional speaking skills to the next level.
DON GABOR has been an interpersonal communications trainer for more than twenty years and is considered America's "small talk expert". His books have been translated into eight languages and have been chosen for the BOOK-OF-THE-MONTH CLUB and QUALITY PAPERBACK BOOK CLUB. He lives in New York City.
Contents A Note from the Author Introduction: Meeting New People and Making New Friends Part I. Starting Your Conversations with Confidence 1 First Contact -- Body Language 2 Breaking the Ice and Getting the Conversation Going 3 Five Seconds to Success: The Art of Remembering Names Part II. Continuing Your Conversations with Wit and Charm 4 Keeping the Conversation Going Strong 5 Getting Your Ideas Across 6 Overcoming Conversational Hang-ups Part III. Ending Your Conversations with a Great Impression 7 Closing Conversations Tactfully 8 Making Friends Part IV. Boosting Your Conversations to the Next Level 9 Recognizing and Using Conversation Styles 10 Talking to People from Other Countries 11 Customs That Influence Cross-Cultural Conversations 12 Five Golden Rules of Mobile Phone Etiquette 13 E-mail and On-line Chat Rooms: Making Conversation and Friends in Cyberspace 14 Improving Your Conversations 15 50 Ways to Improve Your Conversations Conclusion Index
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