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Talk to Strangers: How Everyday, Random Encounters Can Expand Your Business, Career, Income, and Life
by David Topus
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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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
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.
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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.”
“you distinguish yourself from the crowd when you show genuine curiosity about someone else;”More quotes…