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Talk to Strangers: How Everyday, Random Encounters Can Expand Your Business, Career, Income, and Life

2.56  ·  Rating Details ·  45 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
Connect to the world around you and realize the enormous potential in talking to strangers Everyday, random encounters really can change lives, when you make them happen the right way and leverage the connection at the other end. Talk to Strangers explains how to stand out and tap the potential of others by taking notice of who is standing alongside you on the bank line, t ...more
Hardcover, 191 pages
Published April 24th 2012 by John Wiley & Sons (first published March 16th 2012)
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Steve
Jul 16, 2012 Steve rated it it was ok
Shelves: non-fiction
This book was basically a keynote speech from a sales seminar with a cover. The "Chapter at a Glance" being the power point slides to each short chapter's speech transcript. This book was a quick read that, because of the short chapters, was easy to pick up and read a little here and there. Unlike other self help book written by prolific speakers, this one didn't feel like it had anything added to the authors standard speech for the print edition, so while it wasn't bad, it was therefore just ...more
Adam Langham
Apr 16, 2016 Adam Langham rated it liked it
This book was OK, the main premise that opportunities can arise by talking to strangers is valid. The problem is that Mr Tropus is repetitive in trying to forcefeed the reader that message. After placing the reader in various social situations (an aircraft, a coffee shop) we get the point, and it it superfluous to keep moving on to further social situations. I would have liked this book to have been shorter.
Andrea
Feb 16, 2013 Andrea rated it it was ok
Skimmed through this book, I got more out of the article from which I first heard about this book: http://blog.brazencareerist.com/2012/...
Martin Goldberg
Dec 21, 2012 Martin Goldberg rated it did not like it
Shelves: business
Yuk! Yuk! Yuk! Sadly, this is an example of what should not be published. One of the most utterly useless read I've encountered. Only stuck with it fascinated by the notion that it could continue to be so bad.
Kristian Norling
Feb 14, 2014 Kristian Norling rated it did not like it
Not worth reading. Very instrumental view on why to talk to people.

I recommend "Humble Inquiry" instead.
Simo Ibourki
Feb 22, 2016 Simo Ibourki rated it did not like it
Shelves: self-help
A useless book, full of obvious "tips and advice". Nothing new. Save your time (and money), don't read this book, please.
Wendy
Nov 19, 2014 Wendy rated it did not like it
Shelves: gave-up
If you read the title, you've read the book. Very disappointing.
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“All you have to do is look in front of you, behind you, beside you, and across from you. And then with a simple acknowledgment—a nod, a smile, a question, or comment, you can unearth unlimited potential.” 0 likes
“you distinguish yourself from the crowd when you show genuine curiosity about someone else;” 0 likes
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