The Art of Witty Banter

  • by Patrick King
  • Narrated by Joe Hempel
  • 2 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Learn conversational agility to think quickly on your feet, be incredibly smooth, funny, and clever - all at once. Goodbye awkward silences!
No matter where you lie on the spectrum of awkward to engaging, witty banter is always the end goal - and it should be. Witty banter, and all the steps that lead to it, allows you to disarm and connect with anyone, immediately exit boring small talk mode, and instantly build rapport.
The Art of Witty Banter is a book that carefully examines the art, nuance, and mechanics of banter and charm to make you a witty comeback machine, the likes of which your friends have never seen. You'll be able to handle, defend, disarm, and engage others in a way that makes you more comfortable and confident with each growing day.
Patrick King is an internationally best-selling author and social skills and conversation coach. As someone who teaches people to speak for a living, he's broken wit and banter down to a science and given you real guidelines on what to say and when.

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Be a good conversationalist

It's more about being a good conversationalist versus being witty. Still, there are some good tips like having topics and stories prepared much like you would have answers prepared for a job interview. Some suggestions include a list ("resume") of unique experiences, interesting accomplishments, interesting things that happened that week, recent fun weekends, opinions on top cultural news, and funny facts about your hometown. Another good tip is to not throw out compliments randomly. Observe what the person has spent time or considerable thought on, such as someone wearing a Hawaiian shirt instead of a T-shirt as most others have done. Compliment the person on his style. Not only would the person appreciate the acknowledgment, it will likely start an excited conversation about how he got into Hawaiian shirts and his favorite colors and patterns.
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- A. Yoshida

I'd pass on this one if I were you.

Narrating was brutal at times with this one and didn't have the effect I hoped.
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- C. Timm "movie freak"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-12-2016
  • Publisher: Patrick King