Do you hate making small talk?
Do you wish you could walk up to anyone, anywhere, anytime, and just start talking to them?
Well, it isn't difficult.... In this book I detail everything I've used to overcome my fear and inability of making small talk so that you can, too. You can pick up this book, listen to it, and have an actionable step-by-step structure to follow so you can master small talk.
Everything in this book has been boiled down to its simplest form and then molded into actionable steps. This means you don't need to spend countless hours researching, reading, and testing techniques; I did all that for you.
As you work through the book you will learn the following:
But why is small talk so important?
Well, here is the funny thing....
Most people don't think small talk is important at all, but that's because they aren't aware just how powerful it is. If you learn to master small talk you can use it to better your life in an almost infinite number of ways.
Small talk can be used to do any of the following, and much more:
So, if you hate how awkward you are in social situations and wish you could change, let me help you.
©2014- Andy Arnott (P)2014 Good Living Publishing
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Basic...no aha moments. I would have enjoyed it more with discussion of additional strategies. That being said I would still recommend.
"no real information or depth"
About the length of a standard podcast, it's really more of a summation of dos and don'ts with advice along the lines of "don't be a creep" or what to do with your hands.
"Nothing new here"
This book was so obvious. Some out-of-the-ordinary suggestions would be helpful, but this book makes suggestions like "Talk about the weather". What a snooze
I learned nothing
This book is a lazy exploration into an interesting and puzzling topic. It adds nothing you haven't heard 100 times before. I do not recommend it.
The book made some good points and gave some practical advice but there was not much to it. A little more depth would have made it a better read/listen.
"Effortless Small Talk: Learn How to Talk to Anyone"
I much prefer the audio book version over print because of my busy on the go lifestyle and learning style.
This story was told in first person, so there weren't any characters aside from the author point of view. I liked the performance.
I liked the personal experiences the author shared about how overcoming shyness and moving toward engaging conversation through small talk made a big impact professionally. It's interesting how much of a difference a little small talk can make in making friends and networking professionally. Author provides great "how to" examples to put in practice.
Overall it was a good listen. Simple and easy to understand.
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