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The Art of Talking to Anyone

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From the author of How to Say It, the million-copies-sold bestseller

If you want to improve your conversational skills--and achieve greater levels of personal and professional success--The Art of Talking to Anyone is the ultimate book. Rosalie Maggio has built a career on teaching people how to say the right thing at the right time--and she's made her techniques available
Paperback, 240 pages
Published May 30th 2005 by McGraw-Hill Education (first published 2005)
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Jan 17, 2016 rated it it was ok
It contained a few solid pieces of advice, but mostly pages and pages of suggested questions or responses for various situations.
Kendel Christensen
May 31, 2011 rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: Someone who needs to start at square 0, the rare soul endowed with no common sense.
This book further cements my bias to rarely pick up a book without looking at reviews first. The table of contents looked promising--How to Deal with Conversation Predicaments, How to Keep Any Conversation Going, How to Graciously Stop A Conversation, etc... but this book was all fluff. Sure, there were some decent ideas, but I'm a pretty awkward guy and 90% of the material was completely obvious or fluff--nothing truly helpful (in fact, some things I would say were downright counterproductive: ...more
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Alex Timberman
May 12, 2017 rated it liked it
This book has a lot of tips. The actual questions, to be used in various situations, were the most helpful. One thematic piece of advice is don't discuss politics, religion, and sex at work. Another piece of advice, keep office communication light and focused on business, since your employer is paying you to work and not socialize. One way to follow all of the advice in this book is to be considerate of others, and to be aware of different circumstances that may arise.
May 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
Cumplidor. Te sirve para mejorar tus habilidades de conversar. Hoy en día hay muy pocas personas que pueden comenzar y sostener una conversación, tendemos a estar aislados y como todo, cuando no se practica, se va perdiendo esa habilidad.
ISBN: 978-0-07-145229-8
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Gary Fixler
Aug 25, 2016 rated it liked it
The information repeated a bit here and there, but only because each chapter is meant to stand on its own, e.g. with chapters on how to to talk to particular kinds of people (coworkers, love interests, etc). I got a lot of good warnings against some of my foibles—certain things that fall under the "gossip" category, oversharing—as well as many solid ideas to bolster my weakest spot—office/event small talk/mingling—with the real takeaway being the realization that I run out of things to ask peopl ...more
Troy Martin
Aug 24, 2016 rated it it was ok
This book is full of examples of what to say, which personally I see as filler / "fluff" (because there are so many). Many of which I could see as having disastrous outcomes. For example,

"Occasionally, a particular dense person will ignore even blatant commands to "Go away!" You might need to say:"Look, Jean, I am incapable of chatting at work. It makes me too nervous. I'm on Maalox now, and I think it's the interrogations that are doing it. We're going to have to get together outside work beca
Jaimin Dave
Apr 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
The book focuses everything about talking in public, society, business, family and friends. The common sense idea and the don’ts in the book are just non-sense. However, I liked the book because it doesn’t tell you to be more conscious of it, it suggests basic stuffs and calls people universally liked. Even after being rude sometimes for important things it suggests you to talk all the time. It talks about preparing yourself to talk about things you should talk about with anyone. I’m sure I’ve g ...more
Jan 05, 2015 rated it liked it
I learned a lot about how to talk with people in the business world through this book. It gave me a lot of insight on little things that I took for granted so in that aspect of it I thought the book was really well written. Besides that it had a lot of little things to offer it was very detail oriented on conversing with people in different occasions of life.
Oct 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
One of the best books I've read so far about the art of small talk and how to connect with anyone .Lots of practical tips and lots of questions to ask people in different situations
I loved and enjoyed reading this book .After reading lots of books about communication ,I think the secret of making connection with anyone is to be interested in them and their lives
Mike Thoennes
Jan 17, 2015 rated it liked it
Because I am an introvert and not a stellar conversationalist, I read this book. Did it help me, yes I got some ideas to work on, but the book was a little hard to follow for me and I can't say I will read it again. Is it worth a time through, yes, particularly if you are looking to improve your own art of talk.
J Crossley
Mar 08, 2017 rated it liked it
I found this book provided helpful information in how to carry on communications with other people. I tend to be an introvert, and I have trouble making small-talk. This has helped me come out of my shell.
Jul 27, 2015 rated it it was ok
I thought a lot of the conversation suggestions were hokey. Probably the best thing I got from reading through this book is that I'm really not as bad of a conversationalist as I thought.
Feb 04, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Bila anda kadang2 bingung untuk memulai pembicaraan dengan orang lain, terutama orang asing. Maka buku ini cocok untuk anda.
Sarah Am
Sep 17, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: my-shelf

Not bad but most of it is so obvious
Sharon Mauk
Apr 15, 2012 rated it it was ok
Pretty basic stuff here, but a good way to pass the timing listening while driving to Florida.
DeeDee 3kk
Jun 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Beautiful book
Really helped me a lot to understanding people
And helped me to understand myself also
thanks to the Author :)
Jan 08, 2014 rated it it was ok
I found this book to be a bit snooty and old fashioned. There was some good advice, but I imagine most books on the topic would have similar advice and be more interesting.
Jul 28, 2012 added it
Audio book on road trip.
Dec 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I'm getting so much out of this book I must be a bad conversationalist:) There are tips that anyone can pick up no matter how good you are at talking to anyone.
Oct 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
ببساطة اذا كنت تجيد فن الحوار ، ولكن لاتعرف أن تعلمه صديقك الفقير منه لاتحزن فقط اهدية هذا الكتاب .
Mar 07, 2009 rated it liked it
I liked it the first time I read it, but maybe I should read it again.
Feb 03, 2014 rated it it was ok
اشوف ان الكتاب فيه شوي فايده بس ممل ومايحمس للقراءه
Khaled Tolba
Sep 01, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: owned-books
الكتاب فيه بعض الأفكار الكويسة لكنه مليان بالأمثلة الكتير اللي ملهاش لزمة دا غير التكرار وانه بيعرض حاجات واضحة ومش محتاجه تلقين.

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