Synopses & Reviews
For nearly twenty years, small-talk expert Don Gabor has helped thousands of people communicate with wit, confidence, and enthusiasm with his bestseller How to Start a Conversation and Make Friends.
This new edition brings the art of having a conversation up to date.
By following the simple and dynamic guidelines in this easy-to-read book, you'll be ready to strike up a great conversation with anyone anywhere! And you'll learn how to keep the conversation going by asking the right questions, using body language effectively, and avoiding conversation pitfalls. Packed with charts, hundreds of opening lines, real-life examples, FAQs, helpful hints, and solid professional advice, How to Start a Conversation and Make Friends shows you how to:
- Identify your personal conversational style
- Talk to people from other countries and cultures
- Avoid mistakes while on a mobile phone or on-line in chatrooms
- Boost your personal and professional speaking skills to the next level
The New Yorker A gifted conversationalist.
About the Author
Don Gabor is a communications trainer and author of seven self-help books and audiotapes. He helps organizations that want people with high-impact communication skills and individuals who want to have better conversations. He is a frequent media guest, a spokesperson for Sprint, and a member of the National Speakers Association. Don lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife, Eileen.
Table of Contents
A Note from the Author
Introduction: Meeting New People and Making New Friends
Part I. Starting Your Conversations with Confidence
1 First Contact -- Body Language
2 Breaking the Ice and Getting the Conversation Going
3 Five Seconds to Success: The Art of Remembering Names
Part II. Continuing Your Conversations with Wit and Charm
4 Keeping the Conversation Going Strong
5 Getting Your Ideas Across
6 Overcoming Conversational Hang-ups
Part III. Ending Your Conversations with a Great Impression
7 Closing Conversations Tactfully
8 Making Friends
Part IV. Boosting Your Conversations to the Next Level
9 Recognizing and Using Conversation Styles
10 Talking to People from Other Countries
11 Customs That Influence Cross-Cultural Conversations
12 Five Golden Rules of Mobile Phone Etiquette
13 E-mail and On-line Chat Rooms: Making Conversation and Friends in Cyberspace
14 Improving Your Conversations
15 50 Ways to Improve Your Conversations