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Always Know What To Say - Easy Ways To Approach And Talk To Anyone

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Want to know the easy way to approach and make conversation with new people? In this book you`ll discover simple ways to ensure you always have something interesting to talk about.

Find out how popular people make it look so easy and how you can do the same.

This short 17 page book covers the following strategies:

- How to Approach Someone to Start a Conversation
- 9 Great Wa
Kindle Edition, 41 pages
Published January 16th 2012 (first published November 15th 2011)
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Danielle West
Reading this book is kind of like reading a serious of mediocre blog posts. A lot of solid advice that is either very obvious or in the easier said then done column. Filled with a smattering of exclamation points so that you know that this is all very exciting information!

On a scale from Totally Awesome to Horrifically Awful, I'd give it a Not Horrifically Awful. You could find the same info, probably less annoyingly written, with a quick google search. But the book is free, so...yeah. Reading i
Michelle E.
I'm not usually one to use self-help books, even though I am socially challenged but this was (is?) free on Kindle; after all, I'm majoring in psychology, and if that can't fix me, nothing can (and I'm actually starting to think nothing can). Anyway, this book is all about quantity over quality when seeking friendship; even when you have great friends, keep looking, looking, looking, this book says. Now, yes, I do believe in having a diverse group of friends (you know, assuming I had any friends ...more
I'll give the author the benefit of the doubt and say he probably was not writing this with autism in mind. Or anxiety. Well, anxiety past the "cute and quirky, with sweaty hands" stage, anyway. This book does not deal with what to do when you vomit on that cute stranger.

For the first half it seems to be afraid of commas. Towards the end it becomes apparent that the writer doesn't understand that commas, force a pause. See what I did there? I got all self demonstrating up in this bitch.

Some sent
The Book Man
This is a very short interesting book.
If you are a shy person or if you are a business major then for sure this book is important for you.
It is about communication and the importance of it. Even if you’re not that communicative person here are some tips of “how to be a good communicator”.
It does not give tips to “impress” people. I think a good/servant leader does not want to impress others. If there is a leader that wants to impress people; it would not seem to me impressive at all.
This kind of
I decided to pick up an old book in my garage that was meant to be sold in next month’s garage sale, and would have most likely been unnoticed each morning as I walk past it to get into my car. The title caught my eye, Always Know What to Say: Easy Ways to Approach and Talk to Anyone by Peter W Murphy. Don’t let this seventeen-page booklet fool you: it breaks down several areas such as how to approach someone, how to carry on a conversation, and even strategies to read one’s body language. I cam ...more
I mainly read this because it was free on Amazon Kindle and I thought it'd be a good comparison to Quiet The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain.

From the perspective of someone who is a gregarious, (perhaps-sometimes-overly-)talkative extrovert, I've never really had a problem with knowing what to say, though I wanted to improve myself in terms of making good conversation, what with Freshers at university coming soon.

The book gave plenty of good tips (mainly ones
Kimberly R. Decker
Easy read, realistic advice

I like that this book offer practical and realistic advice. it provided a few conversation starters for different situations and keys on how to keep the conversation moving. The one thing I didn't care for was the beginning of the book which listed all the mistakes people make when meeting new people. To me, the focus was negative, discussing all the bad things one does versus instilling confidence in the reader. Overall there are helpful conversational tips. I don't t
Kameisha Jerae Hodge
Common Sense

I chose this book to read because I felt that as an entrepreneur and CEO, I needed to become better at socializing/networking with my peers and colleagues. Not only was it a quick read, but this particular book was written in a very understandable way. It is very accessible! Basic human interaction is simplified in Murphy's piece, and he does a great job at breaking down the concepts he brings forth. Super helpful.
Eileen Carter


This book had lots of insight on how to be better at communicating with others. It opened my eyes to stunned things that I do and didn't realize were not good when talking with others. Well worth reading if you are interested in being a better conversationalist.
Valerie Steimle
An easy and understandable help for those who need an insightful voice in what to say to others... A great reference book...
Diana Shaffner
This book by P. Murphy has a view good pointers and ideas. For example, it is suggested that you take an interest in topics that are popular at the time and many people people like to talk about even if the topic itself is not normally your cup of tea. The author asks if you could perhaps be more generous in this way and spend some time keeping up with such popular topics despite this being against your grain. There is definitely value in this advise unless, of course you already do that because ...more
Helpful but I am not satisfied. I am looking for more...
Dudu Serra
I do not know what to say about this book.
Mar 01, 2014 Phoebebb marked it as to-read
Section on reading body language.
Lame, lame and lame!
Feb 23, 2014 Lawrence marked it as to-read
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Kiran Kumili
A step by step approach and guide to start and proceed with a conversation with known and unknown people.
The author is quite successful in bringing about the basic ideas, strategies and approach towards starting a conversation and keeping it live till the end. The book is divided into two parts for convenience. The first part takes the reader through the basics of developing conversation skills and the negative habits which need to be addressed to start a good conversation. The Love and Connecti
So I was playing a game with my kindle that I call " What am I going to read? I scroll up and down and stop at a random spot. Then I pick one book from that section. I have downloaded a lot of free books. Today I picked this book.
Now I have told by my brother that I try to have conversation with anybody and this is true. I like people. I like knowing the bits and pieces that make up their lives. So I am not this book's target audience HOWEVER I thought there was so very solid advice to be found
kiran bhattarai
Most of the points seemes to work

I am not a talkative person but doesnt mean that I dont want to talk to new people,I've seen many famous people talk and their conversation started and went as the author in the book has noted...this might be helpful to a lot of people whose fears to break the ice (as the author says)...cheers
pretty simple and straightforward but the authors uses a lot of questions that keep you asking yourself if you are the type of person he is talking about. it wasn't like he was talking about topics I had never thought of before but it helped me point out which strategies I can improve on in my personal life
Robert Graves
I picked up this little ebook to help me interview mitigation witnesses in a more conversation manner. It has some good tips, but most of what it has to say is pretty basic, especially if you've already taken the time to study related topics such as body language, listening skills, and interviewing.
Quick read with some good points

Quick read with some good points

there were some good tips particularly for shy people. while I don't feel necessary armed with appropriate tools for business networking the basic preparation ideas are with the read.
All in all I found this an Ok but informative but book. I much preferred the second part which, unlike part one,seemed to me to be better laid out with clearer breaks. Had the first part been more like this I probably would have rated the book higher. It's probably just down to my personal preferences but I did struggle trying to stay focused during it.
It was an extremely short book I got from Amazon Kindle, and read it before bed. It was definitely helpful though in understanding why I am so poor at conversations with people. I also learned that I have a bad attitude lol. Good read though.
Monica Mattioli
Useful, common sense reminders

The author reinforces the keys to good relationships. Be open to new possibilities. Take a genuine interest in the other person. Have interests of your own. Be willing to get out of the house!
Nice read

Nice read

Great read especially if you are interested in learning about how interpersonal communication works, is initiated, and conducted extremely efficiently.
jaime hoag
Not helpful

If you are severely socially awkward, then maybe it will be helpful. Otherwise the book is basic common sense. Not for normal people looking to better themselves
Janeen Shumpert
I love this book

I love this book because it teaches me how to be calm and make friends how to start a conversation helping me make good choices not having attitudes I love this
J. Schmidt
A few good points, but generally shallow and simplistic. There are plenty of other books like this and it really adds nothing new.

There are, however, many better books on this topic.
John Fogel
Great free advice

For free this book has provided some great advice to sparking up and maintaining a conversation. Ill be reading the other books.
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