The fear of talking to people is very real and effects millions of people - but fortunately it is completely curable. Overcome it fast with easy practical steps.
Feeling incapable of chatting to people is a horrific curse and one which can affect every part of your life. Don't let it ruin your life. Overcoming shyness, social anxiety, and low self-confidence fast. Get on with your life!
Dr. Jennifer Alisons' How to Talk to Anyone is a much praised international best seller, thanks to its practical and easy-to-implement advice. You do not need to become a doctor and learn endless and often useless medical jargon to become a great conversationalist or know to deal with difficult situations in your life. You just need good solid advice you can implement into your daily life immediately with ease.
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My problem has always been shyness, since i was a kid. I hated social situations or anything i didn't have full control over. I have been following the advice in this book for about a month now and can feel myself gradually but surely getting better.
I no longer have huge fear over social situations, i am getting there slowly and for that i am very grateful to the author of this book. x
I liked the narrator a lot...only criticism would be the cover of this book which is not great.
Much much better than I expected. I had heard good reports about this book but took me a few months before i took a chance on it…and i am very very grateful i did. I found the book to be full of genuinely good advice whilst still keeping on the right side of realistic.
Very happy wth my purchase, already listened to it twice and picked up different new things each time.
That it worked!
Not that i know of.
Her voice was great.
Easy to understand and to follow.
Cry once...in the best way.
Because I felt a positive change inside.
I hate how i am in public situations, to the point i often avoid them.
I feel awkward, never know what to say, i feel nervous and at times properly frightened.
Avoidance is easier than tackling it.
Things have changed and I put it 90% down to this book and 10% to myself.
Advice anyone can use.
I am so much better and for that I am eternally grateful to the author. I still have a little bit more to go but i have never felt so positive.
An excellent resource, one full of very valuable informations, and tactics. My shyness has plagued me all my life but i am slowly (it takes time!) getting better, thanks to what I have learnt from this book. I am now on my 4th listen to it, which should say a lot. Recommend this for anyone who needs help with shyness, social anxiety and just general help with what to say in different situations and how to act / carry yourself. Great book!
As my subject says, this was a hugely informative but also hugely enjoyable book to listen to, really helping me with everything from shyness to making small chat and actually mostly with dealing with an upcoming wedding and upcoming job interview. I feel more prepared, more relaxed and more realistic.
Terrible cover but great book! :-)
I have suffered from issues with shyness and social anxiety (or some sort of strain of it) for many years. In particular i find social situations difficult, i struggle to know what to say at times.
After listening to this book…well I am not going to claim i am suddenly the worlds most confident and chatty person cos i am not, but i am so much better. I am so much able to deal with social situations and to know what to say. The book is a great resource and one I intend to listen to many more times.
My shyness issues are almost completely gone. What other bigger recommendation can I give for this amazing book that that?!
My issues may be different from other people but were difficulty (to put it mildly) with social situations - anything from parties, to meetings, to even talking on the phone. I found them all a struggle. I was seeking help and was recommended this book by a professional.
Good solid EASY TO FOLLOW advice is very very difficult to come by, but i am grateful to find it in this book. One small section I did not fully agree with to be honest but 95% of this book was pure gold and more than worth the cost of it.
Very happy and I am writing this review to recommend this book to anyone who may be going through similar issues.
If they had the same confidence, shyness, social anxiety, social awkwardness issues that i sometimes have, then yes, DEFINITELY, as i have found it hugely beneficial. Very very glad i got this book.
Really useful nook, full of very good practical advice. I have been dealing with general social anxiety, shyness etc for most of my life. This is not an overnight cure but i can sincerely say I am handling difficult situations so much easier. I can now see why so many people have recommended this book to me.
Perfect length. Not too long, not too short. The perfect length to get the message across. Narrator i would say was 4 / 5.
Great book, i feel so much better and will continue to use the advice in this book everyday!
This book is the kind of book that I think everyone should read and/or listen to. Jennifer provides very real strategies and advice for overcoming the doubt or anxiety that may be associated with certain social situations. Social anxiety can be a crippling thing, and it’s something that many of us go through. I think that Jennifer does a great job in offering her advice. The best part about it is that what she offers, her solutions, are incredibly practical and easy to apply to your own life. That’s what makes it such a great read. If you’re looking for answers to problems that keep surfacing—shyness, the inability to maintain a quality conversation, difficult thoughts, feelings, tough circumstances—then you will want to check this out.
Definitely going to recommend this to my friends. In a way, helping spread this information to other people kind of helps all of us in the end. If we all approach social interactions with a level of openness and comfort then it just means that conversations, social gatherings, etc will be more fun and engaging. Glad that I read it!
Very helpful book, full of very good practical advice - the best part is the advice actually felt realistic, it felt like things i could actually do in my own life.
Narration was very good. Loud, clear and engaging voice.
I guess the thing to remember is the things you will learn from this book will take time to seep in (although i found positive changes immediately!) as you cant expect to change a life-time of habits overnight, but stick with it, it does work. I am walking testament of that!
Dealing with social anxiety / anxiety / self-esteem / shyness issues is not easy but it can be beaten. This is a fantastic book that will give you a lot of the tools you need to progress in life.
"Feel more at ease in social situations"
Absolutely fantastic book and most definitely my favorite in a very long time. Helped me deal with a load of issues. Social anxiety and shyness issues have always plagued me and they are most definitely not easy to overcome but i found the advice in this book to be excellent.
Of course not everything worked immediately, it did take a week or two for some things to click into place and their is one section (to do with social occasions) i had to listen to several times, but that is fine - u cant expect a life long list of bad habits to be eradicated with a single listen. It does take time but it is worth it.
A wonderful book and i hope it helps you as much as it has helped me.
Helpful, genuine and life-changing.
A genuinely incredible book, helpful to myself who suffers from social anxiety and shyness issues and I'm sure helpful to people from all walks of life.
I now find small-chat and striking up conversations quite easy - this is something i used to find, literally, impossible!
Excellent book, very helpful.
"Dr. Jennifer Alison Saved My Social Life"
I was that person who, if you could get me to a party, would always slink in the corner and not want to talk or do anything. If I ever did talk, I never felt like I said the right things, and my conversations were always filled with those dreaded awkward silences.
After taking the time and patience to listen to what Dr. Alison had to say, I am now a much more confident and social person, with many more lasting relationships than I've ever had.
Thank you for saving my social life Dr. Alison!
"Shyness is almost totally gone"
Well i guess some people prefer to read books but personally i find audiobooks a lot easier to consume
Liked her voice, simple and easy to follow and understand.
IT ACTUALLY WORKS...which makes a change for books in this genre!
I would give this book 9 out of 10. I would have liked a few more of examples of other people who got better but apart from that I LOVED the advice and tips and found it all very very useful!
"Different, but in the best possible way"
It was different from the other books i have read about this sort of thing...which was a good thing!
So much about small talk, how to impress people in an HONEST way and not being manipulative or fake.
Fantastic. Helpful. Great. An awesome book I have already recommended to many people.
"So much better than i expected it to be"
So much better than i expected it to be. I learned so much and got real practical SOLID tools to use in my own life, really helping with shyness and being able to talk to people, especially strangers or difficult / awkward situations. Highly recommended.
Absolutely. This is a really great book full of solid practical advice with just the right amount of self discovery. It covers a wide spectrum of conversational skills; from body language to conversation starters. There is a lot of focus on how to get people to enjoy talking to you, including some top notch advice on how to be a good listener and how to show people that you're interested in what they have to say. I hadn't ever thought about conversation in this light and I really think the author did a fantastic job with it.
There are quite a few humorous moments throughout the book which is quite rare in books about self progression. I love the fact that it's impactful without being too heavy or monotonous.
Initially I did listen in one sitting but I'm planning to listen to it again over the space of a week or two so I can really focus on it and get even more out of it.
Conversation is such an integral part of life. Feeling confident when you're speaking to people can make such a difference to your experience with others. I feel a lot more secure in myself now and I already feel less anxious about socialising (including when talking to people I find intimidating!). I highly recommend this book and I think anyone could benefit from it. It's great to learn how to really have time for other people and keep our communication with one another healthy and enjoyable!
"Some Help From Someone That Understands"
I would definitely recommend this book to someone. I know a lot of people that struggle with either social anxiety or just general shyness. The tips that are offered by Dr. Jennifer Alison are easy to follow, aren't overwhelming, and don't require you to completely uproot your entire life.
The way that she reads the book is good. Those of us that have social anxiety can be put off easily by someone that is loud and a bit more boisterous (depending on the situation), so her quiet delivery is really welcome. It helps to put you at ease while you're listening and makes it easier to pay attention to the advice that is being given to you at the time. She also seems to have an understand of the subject matter. Whether that's true or not, I'm not sure, but it makes it easier to feel as though she is an authority on the subject herself.
There are some parts of the book that are just hard to listen to because I felt as though she was describing situations that I had been through. When you hear someone describe a situation in your life exactly, and talk as though they understand what it might have been like to be there, and be afraid to talk to anyone, then it just hits really close to home. It also helps to believe that the author has some authority on the subject, rather than just pandering to a group of people. It is pretty amazing actually.
Dr. Jennifer Alison is great with her ability to come at the situation of shyness and social anxiety. She never makes it seem as though she is talking down to you as she offers different strategies to help overcome any issues you have with being out in public. I personally found the tips really easy to follow, and for the first time felt as though they were presented in a way that didn't talk down to someone with an issue.
There are parts of this book when I worked through them that made me feel as though Dr. Alison knew exactly what she was talking about. There are times when you have problems with shyness where you feel as though people are making fun of you, or treating you like you're dumb. Here, you can tell that Dr. Jennifer Alison knows what she is talking about, but at the same time doesn't put down the person that has the problem. She also doesn't treat the problem as something stupid or little, like a lot of other people do. Because of this I found that I was able to have a bit more confident in the advice she was giving.
I would hope that anyone of my friends either listens to me when I recommend this book, or stumbles upon it some other way. I know a lot of people that would benefit from the strategies in this book. If you're struggling with social anxiety, or just having a hard time talking to people when you're out in public, then I highly recommend following along with the tips in this book.
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