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How to Talk to Anyone by Leil Lowndes
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Oct 25, 2010

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This book delivered what it advertised in that there were 92 tips in it. 'How to talk to anyone', however, didn't seem to come across as much as 'how to talk to someone who's potentially hiring you and/or someone who you're sexually interested in.' Then again, maybe that IS anyone. Either way, this book had a couple truly good, insightful tips (all at the beginning), and the rest was either common sense or something that a socially observant person would have already picked up on in the course of their life. An example of a good tip was at the beginning- when greeting/meeting someone, wait a second before smiling, considering them, finally letting the corners of your mouth slowly creep up into a full smile, communicating to the other person that your smile is just for them. However, a good tip like that is offset by things like the tip 'always be in the know in a conversation by reading something about any job that exists, preparing you for any eventuality.' Well, duh, I guess I'd be prepared, but that's not really a 'little trick'. This book isn't as much a communication tool as a how-to manual to get hired. Not exactly what I was looking for, but it did have its merits.
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10/25/2010 page 61
17.0% "Sparked by my lack of participation in most (if not all) classes, I decided to find a book (based on the science of psychology and not just someone's opinion) to help me participate easier. So far, I'm pleased with the tips, as they aren't vague, like most self-help books are. Here's hoping it works..."
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message 1: by Gabriella (new)

Gabriella Meier is this from the author of How to Be a People Magnet : Finding Friends--and Lovers--and Keeping Them for Life?

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