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Publisher's Summary

Become a master communicator and succeed in life, love, and business
What is that magic quality that makes some people instantly loved and respected? Everyone wants to be their friend (or, if single, their lover!) In business, they rise swiftly to the top of the corporate ladder. What is their "Midas touch?"
What it boils down to is a more skillful way of dealing with people.
The author has spent her career teaching people how to communicate for success. In her book How to Talk to Anyone, Lowndes offers 92 easy and effective sure-fire success techniques - she takes the listener from first meeting all the way up to sophisticated techniques used by the big winners in life. In this information-packed audiobook you'll find:

9 ways to make a dynamite first impression
14 ways to master small talk, "big talk," and body language
14 ways to walk and talk like a VIP or celebrity
6 ways to sound like an insider in any crowd
7 ways to establish deep subliminal rapport with anyone
9 ways to feed someone's ego (and know when NOT to!)
11 ways to make your phone a powerful communications tool
15 ways to work a party like a politician works a room
7 ways to talk with tigers and not get eaten alive
In her trademark entertaining and straight-shooting style, Leil gives the techniques catchy names so you'll remember them when you really need them, including: "Rubberneck the Room," "Be a Copyclass," "Come Hither Hands," "Bare Their Hot Button," "The Great Scorecard in the Sky," and "Play the Tombstone Game," for big success in your social life, romance, and business.
How to Talk to Anyone, which is an update of her popular book, Talking the Winner's Way is based on solid research about techniques that work!
©2003 Leil Lowndes. (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
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2 out of 5 stars
By Scott on 09-19-16

Good info, but painful to listen to

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I found some good information in this book, but I would have found it SO MUCH BETTER if the 92 tricks were listed instead of having to listen to this entire book. Part of the problem is that 92 tips and tricks are far too many to remember. There are a lot of good pointers, but there are way too many ideas expressed here. More detailed examples and explanations of fewer tips and tricks would probably be more effective... would make them easier to incorporate into actual interpersonal communications.

But far worse is her old-timey way of writing (and presumably speaking). Most of the reviews are correct... the language she uses is so outdated (I've never heard the word 'golly' so many times in my life), the generalizations are pain (and I am anything but PC), and her constant use of alliteration is cringe-worthy (and I almost always appreciate alliteration). I don't believe 90% of her stories about this friend or that acquaintance. They just sound so stilted. And if it wasn't for a few awkward uses of modern-day terms, I'd think this book was written in Dale Carnegie's day (Amazon says the book was released in 2003). She may be an expert in modern-day communication, but she sounds like she belongs in a 1940s newsreel.

I'm only through #57, and I may try to find the list online to get the rest of them without subjecting myself to more uses of terms like 'big winners' and 'fat cats.' Glad I got it on-sale.

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56 of 57 people found this review helpful

3 out of 5 stars
By Gudrun on 04-29-16

It could do with some editing

Some of this is very helpful and might change the way you interact with people. But it needs cutting down it seems very longwinded and repetitive in parts. It is also a little dated.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Nice Biscuit on 09-20-16

Good book but annoying narration

I liked the book and the content is informative and interesting but the narration after a while began to irritate me.

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27 of 28 people found this review helpful

1 out of 5 stars
By Open Ears on 10-10-16

So dull and so unoriginal!

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Ugh! This was awful, now i can understand why it has so many bad reviews! Thought i would take a chance but i really regret it. Such old fashioned and unrealistic nonsense, told in a patronising and annoying way. Very unimpressed with this one!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Stuart on 02-01-17

Wow Wow Wow!!!

As someone who has always struggled with insecurities when talking to people this book has been an absolute life changer.
My issues came to a head one night at my friend's 45th birthday where I struggled to talk to people and in the end went home upset and at my wits end as to the reasons why conversations developed either side of me and I was always left facing to backs at the table.
I might add that I am the owner/director of a successful software business and consider I am well above average intelligence. I just didn't know how to communicate and make people feel comfortable talking to me.
I searched around and after listening to various snippets of a few communications book I chose this one....
This is where I have to add a warning, "if you relate to my story above, this book will literally change your life". It had an IMMEDIATE impact with me, in less than hour I'd learnt skills of first approach, something that used to make me tremor. I now chat to many many people at the gym and in shops, at street crossings etc etc AND I look forward to those chats now.
If I could give this book 100 stars I definitely would.
Thank you Leil Lowndes for changing my life

Stuart Otto from DownUnder

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8 of 8 people found this review helpful

2 out of 5 stars
By Jed Atkinson on 04-16-17

mostly useless

It starts off great, but 92 is just way too much. All of the good content is at the start of the book.

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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