How to Talk to Anyone: 92 Little Tricks for Big Success in Relationships
What it boils down to is a more skillful way of dealing with people.
The author has spent her career teaching people how to communicate for...more
If you’ve read How to Win Friends and Influence People (my review) or other books about winning people over, you won’t find much new here. However, there are a few tips that countered common wisdom, such as waiting until after a ...more
2. Sticky Eyes – Pretend your ...more
The author of this book, Leil Lowndes, has divided the book into 92 "mini-essays" for each of her "little tricks". Each mini-essay comes with some kind of anecdote. You can guarantee these anecdotes will tell us all about Leil's very very high ...more
I docked a star because I while I understand where Lowndes was going with the "Big Cat" vs "Little Cat" comparison (or "Big Winners" vs "Losers"), at times I felt she took it too far. For example, it came across in the book ...more
Leil Lowndes apparently feels the same way, but she appears not to catch the irony in it.
There's a difference between advice that helps bring out the real you, enabling you to put your best foot forward, and advice that helps hide the real you, enabling you to ...more
I was looking for advice on honing my conversational skills to the level of a social butterfly. Having some experience as a management trainer, I look at self-help books critically and here is my analysis.
First the positives. This book does teach you some important and overlooked facts that are helpful for all of us, as they may be our blind spots. It also gives you real ...more
Because... of my work nature
Lately, I've been rather busy trying to adjust to my new job. Thankfully, I am getting into the flow of things and just wanted to seek improvements in my interpersonal skills.
This book definitely provided snippets of useful information as well as anecdotes. Some were relevant, some were easy to grasp while some were a little abstract.
On the whole, a self help book that did deliver its message albeit a few ...more
••Writing alot of notes while reading this made me realize how much i enjoyed this book ,And it's my first time ever to give a book 5 stars .
••The techniques are really simple and useful , and i should say it already made me better at socializing .
••It explain how to be a good listener as it says in the book " open your ears like a detector searching for clue "
••also it makes you have awareness of the way you talk , choose your words , the way you react to your surroundings , and the way ...more
The content of Leil Lowndes's How to Talk to Anyone is much better described by its subtitle: 92 Little Tricks for Big Success in Relationships. Some of the book is about talking to people, but quite a bit is about other aspects of relationships. I read this just after reading How to Make People Like You in 90 Seconds or Less by Nicholas Boothman (reviewed here). Both books are on similar topics, but written by very different authors. While Boothman's book is short and less thorough than I would...more
On the other hand, she sometimes offers advice and examples without ample research. For example, she suggests using a tradesperson's lingo to get a better deal. Then, she ...more
For some this book might be more valuable by skipping the talk of big cats and glass ceilings, reading the tips at the end of the chapter and then reading that chapter if they apply. Some of the information ...more
The wisdom in this book is essentially the notes taken from reading good books of the same genre, then separating them with anecdotes. No research. no studies. no tests... just anecdotes. Anecdotes that you instantly do not believe as the author has told you already they serve ...more