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  • Better Small Talk

  • Talk to Anyone, Avoid Awkwardness, Generate Deep Conversations, and Make Real Friends
  • By: Patrick King
  • Narrated by: Russell Newton
  • Length: 3 hrs and 37 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (14 ratings)

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Summary

Networking events suck, but they can suck less. What to say and when to say to be likable, connect, and make a memorable impression.

Actionable and applicable verbal maneuvers for just about every phase of conversation. From hello to goodbye, with strangers or old friends, you'll learn how to simply go deeper.

No more: Interview mode, awkward silence, or struggling to hold people’s attention.

Better Small Talk is a unique listen. Imagine the following situation: You've just put on your name tag, and you're approached by a stranger. What do you say? Nice weather today.

No, we can do better than this. Learn better small talk to avoid awkwardness, put people at ease, and build real rapport. 

Learn to open people up without them even realizing it.

Patrick King is an internationally best-selling author and social skills coach. His writing draws of a variety of sources, from scientific research, academic experience, coaching, and real life experience. He suffered for years as a shy introvert and managed to boil human interaction down to a science - first for himself, and now for you.

You'll learn exact dialogues, responses, phrases, and questions to use.

  • How to tell captivating stories and what to actually focus on
  • Four ways to warm yourself up and prepare for even the most unpredictable conversations
  • Instantly setting a tone of friendship and openness with strangers
  • Common and subtle conversational habits you need to stop right now

Become someone who is magnetic and who can make new friends in any situation.

Simple conversation is the gatekeeper to friendships, your dream career, romance, and overall happiness. The ability to connect with anyone is an underrated superpower. People will be more drawn to you without even knowing why, and never again people will people be bored talking to you. You’ll never run out of things to say when you master these conversation tactic

©2020 Patrick King (P)2020 Patrick King

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Some interesting ideas

As a person who sometimes runs out of things to say, this book has given some interesting ideas on how to keep going but in a way that is interesting

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  • Tim Hunt
  • 27-04-20

Social relationships and how Small Talk enhances them

Patrick King delves into an exploration of Small Talk, through a perspective of key notes, phrases and answers that drive topics and further questions. This method gives the reader the understanding and ability to be relaxed and yet move away from the fear to stumbling when getting to know one person or mingling within a social group. This lends itself well for introverts whom often finds social interaction a scary social ordeal.

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  • Colin Priest
  • 29-10-21

Robotic narrator

Mediocre content but what kills the experience is a narrator who speaks in a monotone. Initially I truly that it was a computer generated voice. Worse still, the narrator then instructs us to expand our vocal range!

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  • Bethanny
  • 17-08-22

Excellent!

I'm very socially awkward, my whole life I've struggled to communicate well, especially around new people. But this book breaks down social interaction in a way that makes sense and is very empowering. the techniques I’ve learned can be used with strangers or your closest friends, and it's not about manipulation or anything skeezy - it kinda provides a road map for authentic and meaningful interactions!

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  • Serenity Grimes
  • 10-06-22

Great read

I like the points and ideas given I would definitely recommend this book to someone that has a hard time conversing. Even the reader delivered the story well.

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  • Charlie :)
  • 21-09-21

good reminders to get to the point

there is good info in this book on communication. in many circles I listen to folks who need the guidance and help to understand how to get to a point and close a sentence. this book (chp 4) is a good starter chapter on how to get in and out of a conversation.

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