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How To Start A Conversation And Make Friends : Revised And Updated - Don Gabor

How To Start A Conversation And Make Friends

Revised And Updated

By: Don Gabor
eBook Published: 14th June 2011
ISBN: 9781451611007
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Now revised and updated for the digital era, the classic bestseller How to Start a Conversation and Make Friends has helped hundreds of thousands of people communicate with wit, confidence, and enthusiasm for more than a generation.

Small-talk expert Don Gabor has completely revised and updated this definitive guide, showing how to combine essential techniques in the art of conversation with necessary skills for communicating in the twenty-first century. By following the simple and dynamic guidelines in this easy-to-read book, you’ll be ready to strike up a great conversation anytime, anywhere—whether you’re at a cocktail party or chatting online. Learn how to keep the conversation going by asking the right questions, using body language effectively, and avoiding conversation pitfalls. Combining his tried-and-true methods with a whole new section on communicating online and through social networking, Don Gabor shows you how to:

· Identify your personal conversation style
· Engage in online conversations using proper etiquette and security
· Turn online conversations into face-to-face relationships
· Boost your personal and professional speaking skills to the next level

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 will help you connect with others at home, work, online, in person, and everywhere in between.

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

Conclusion

Index

ISBN: 9781451611007
ISBN-10: 1451611005
Audience: General
Format: ePUB
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 14th June 2011
Publisher: Touchstone
Edition Type: Revised