This is the fully revised and updated edition of the ground–breaking self–help book on improving communicating and socializing skills in business and life. How To Work A Room lays down the fundamentals for savvy socializing, whether at a party, a conference, or even communicating online. RoAne clearly shows how to overcome the five roadblocks that keep most people from making new contacts; mix chutzpah and charm to start and end conversations smoothly; know when to use humor––and when not to; and follow simple rules of etiquette. Incorporating years of feedback from hundreds of presentations, as well as anecdotes from around the globe, RoAne keeps How To Work A Room fresh and on target. New chapters include: strategies starting, maintaining, and exiting conservations; and advice on commutating effectively in today's tech driven world.
“When it comes to connecting with others, some of us are naturals. But those who aren’t -- thank heaven for Susan RoAne . . . If you want to learn how to enter a room and build a network of people you can help and who can help you, read this book.”
The five roadblocks: Mother's dire warnings -- The remedies: removing the roadblocks -- Benefits: the bonuses of being there -- The dynamic duo: charm and chutzpah -- How to work the "virtual" room -- Mr. (or Ms.) Sleaze works a room: or how not to do it -- Don't shy away from this chapter -- Eight steps to perfectly plan your presence -- Seven strategies: from jump-start to smooth stop -- Working the words: seven keys to lively conversation -- How to work an audience -- Working the rules of etiquette: good manners equal good business -- Working the cocktail party with pleasure, purpose, and panache -- Working the reunion: reeling in reality -- Working the trade show or convention: the trade-offs -- How to work the "techno-toy" room -- How to work the diverse room -- Working the world: trains and boats and planes.