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The Art of Mingling

Fun and Proven Techniques for Mastering Any Room
Narrated by: Jeanne Martinet
Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
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Fully revised and updated - with Jeanne Martinet's trademark wit and practicality, The Art of Mingling hands you the keys to feeling at ease in any social situation.

Does the idea of going to a large party make your mouth go dry? Are you more comfortable on Facebook than face to face? You're not alone: 90 percent of the world suffers from minglephobia. Jeanne Martinet has developed a cure - a sure-fire system for overcoming fears and having a great time at any type of business or social gathering.

Filled with simple techniques, tricks, tips, lines, and maneuvers, The Art of Mingling teaches you:

  • Basic survival strategies for the Truly Terrified
  • Opening lines and gambits that really work
  • Tools and rules for keeping the conversation going in the right direction
  • The all-important etiquette of escape
  • Faux pas recovery techniques
  • How to avoid the dumb use of smartphones
  • The secret to being a good listener
  • The right way to follow up online
  • And much, much more!

©2015 Jeanne Martinet (P)205 Macmillan Audio

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Very practical and very funny

Whether I will apply the techniques/tricks or not, it was fun to listen to them.

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  • Andy
  • 06-01-16

fun list of tips and tricks

How can something that is not rocket science be so difficult for folks to master? Well, this book will help you develop strategies to make mingling fun. The book is upbeat, well paced and fun to listen to. Everyone will find at least one or two tips to help make mingling fun.

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  • Remington Tramel
  • 21-11-18

How to be a weirdo

If you do everything she says in this book you will be the most annoying person at any party. I cannot believe I paid for this. I heard her talk on the Art of Manliness podcast and she seemed to have some good ideas around how to mingle, something I am very bad at. However, like a bad comedy movie, she put all the good parts in the preview, and the rest is complete garbage, also her voice is incredibly annoying. Don't buy this book in text or especially audio form!

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  • Renaissancelady46
  • 24-10-15

Absolutely LAME!

What disappointed you about The Art of Mingling?

This is really a stupid book. That may not be a very sophisticated way to phrase this, but it is the only way I can think to describe it. I thought it might help me with some artful ways to start conversations with people I don't know—plus, provide some other creative ways to navigate a social gathering--but it doesn't. Most all of the suggestions are pedantic and lame. Don't be fooled into buying it.

What was most disappointing about Jeanne Martinet’s story?

The suggestions are so silly and lame.

What didn’t you like about Jeanne Martinet’s performance?

It is okay, but her voice is a bit grating.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

No

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-01-19

Absolutely Terrible

This book is only helpful if your a 55 year old living in 1997 that regular attends sales conference. It should be called “The Art of Being Boring”

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  • Adriel
  • 18-08-18

BOOOOORRRRING

Unbearably boring.

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  • jimmy
  • 10-04-18

Great mingling tips

It was a bit cheesy at points but gave me a different outlook on mingling

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  • Jacqueline
  • 08-03-16

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Wished I read this years ago. Since I stay busy I am really attracted to the idea of doing nothing and let my energy attract people to me. This was worthwhile listening to.

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