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How to Talk to Anyone: 92 Little Tricks for Big Success in Relationships [Paperback]

Leil Lowndes
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Oct. 10 2003

"You'll not only break the ice, you'll melt it away with your new skills." -- Larry King

"The lost art of verbal communication may be revitalized by Leil Lowndes." -- Harvey McKay, author of “How to Swim with the Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive”

What is that magic quality 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 (Contemporary Books, October 2003) Lowndes offers 92 easy and effective sure-fire success techniques-- she takes the reader from first meeting all the way up to sophisticated techniques used by the big winners in life. In this information-packed book 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 (see the 5-star reviews of the latter) is based on solid research about techniques that work!

By the way, don't confuse How to Talk to Anyone with one of Leil's previous books, How to Talk to Anybody About Anything. This one is completely different!


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Leil Lowndes' How to Talk to Anyone offers 101 time-tested hints, tips, and techniques for confidently communicating with others. A bestselling author and renowned communications consultant, Lowndes focuses on ice-breaking skills and communication techniques that are proven successful when making a positive first impression, establishing instant rapport and credibility, and more. Packeed with basic, no-nonsense advice and solid research evidence about which techniques work best in which areas, How to Talk to Anyone show readers how to:

From the Back Cover

"You'll not only break the ice, you'll melt it away with your new skills."
--Larry King

"The ultimate guide to the thinking person . . . an invaluable tool for conversations."
--Sally Jesse Raphael

Become a master communicator and succeed in life, love, and business

Have you ever admired those successful people who seem to have it all? You see them chatting confidently at parties and being listened to in business meetings. They're the ones with the best jobs, nicest parties, and most interesting friends.

But wait a minute. They're not necessarily smarter than you or even better looking. What it comes down to is their more skillful way of communicating with other people. Now How to Talk to Anyone reveals the secrets of successful communication. With Leil Lowndes's ninety-two easy and effective techniques, you will discover how to become a master communicator in life, love, and business.

Combining the latest research with Leil's trademark wit and warm-hearted observations of human foibles, How to Talk to Anyone shows you how to:

  • Make an unforgettable entrance and meet the people you want to meet
  • Sound like an insider in any crowd, no matter how little you have in common
  • Use body language to captivate audiences of all sizes
  • Work a party the way a politician works a room
  • Always come across confident, credible, and charismatic wherever you are

How to Talk to Anyone, which is an update of her popular book, Talking the Winner's Way (see the 5-star reviews of the latter) is based on solid research about techniques that work!


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5.0 out of 5 stars Worth It April 4 2004
Format:Paperback
You will enjoy this book. I bought it on clearance at a book store and hoped it would be worth it for the plane ride. It has proved to be fantastic. I have never prided myself on being good at small talk or at introductions, but Lowndes gives you numerous practical tips which can be easily and immediately applied. Although many of these tactics are specifically meant for introductions and first impressions, they can also be used for daily contact with acquaintances and friends as well. (It also feels good to come across some of the tricks and know that you already have been doing that). Unless you live in a cave, you're conversations with others will be more valuable to you than money you use to get this book
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars This book is okay Feb. 26 2013
Format:Paperback
If you have never read a sales book, then this book is an okay start. It also has some tips on "small talk" that are pretty decent, but you can get these tips for free from other various websites. Also, I feel that the other rambles a bit. I bet s/he could have written the same info in half the space. I'd buy Dale Carnegie and/or Jeffrey's Gitomer's The Little Red Salesbook instead.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Get this book Dec 8 2003
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
There are a lot of books on theories and what you SHOULD DO, this book as well as "Talking the Winners Way" offers some REAL steps on how to communicate better! It gives you practical advice and doesn't bombard you with theories or idealism, but gets direct to the point about the behaviors that you have to exhibit and use in order to change your current communication style. What to change to be "better" at something? Get this book! I can not recommend it enough!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A book for community Dec 9 2003
Format:Paperback
I can't say enough about how this book has helped me in 2003. It has straightened me up and I'm flying right. Last week I received an award for "Most Improved" in community adjustment work I do at a hospital in New York. Reading the book only halfway through gave me the sense of direction and confidence I needed that I had to contact the author herself and thank her. You probably will too.
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5.0 out of 5 stars WONDERFUL!!!! Dec 8 2003
By Alexia
Format:Paperback
I loved this book!! It was one that I couldn't put down. It is a book on communication skills that is both informative and funny. Leil Lowndes has a fantastic way of teaching what to do/say and what not to do/say in all different situations. This book is for definate must read for every age group, from teenagers up. Also excellent is her book How To Make Anyone Fall In Love With You.
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79 of 105 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A lot of common sense and quite a bit of rubbish Feb. 11 2006
Format:Paperback
As a rather shy guy in his 20's who often faces difficulty initiating captivating conversations, I picked up this book hoping to learn a few fine tricks that would broaden my level of human understanding. Exceedingly good reader reviews admittedly produced high expectations, unfortunately only met with lukewarm results. It is not especially bad; just don't expect a complete makeover of your interactions with people, and be aware that it may apply to some people more than others.
The positive aspects:
- Concise, good to read in various small instalments and take time to reflect on the different techniques, appreciate them, and even make some real-life experiments in-between reading sessions. Easily discard the ones that don't make sense to your particular way of life.
- Contains some really good new ideas and excellent techniques that you can use to effectively communicate with people in various situations, things to keep in mind, blunders to avoid and good postures to adopt. One should not undermine the potential life-enhancing benefits of reading the few truly excellent gems.
- Several of these guidelines appear to be simple common sense if you have any perceptive amount of social experience, but it's appreciated to be reminded about these things by an external source to better grasp their implications.
- Some amusing anecdotes will make you laugh, such as the businesswoman's encounter with a group of potential Japanese partners.
The negative aspects:
- Early on, the tone gave me the impression of a much older, chiefly superficial woman, who does not fundamentally encourage having any sense of humour.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It works and it works well. March 4 2008
By Genesis
Format:Paperback
It gives you tips and tricks to break into a conversation with anyone. Once you read this book you will discover the possibilities. Highly recommended. This book is simple to understand and simple to perform.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars July 7 2014
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Good pointers.
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5.0 out of 5 stars How to talk to anyone
At last a book that is factual and provides page after page of good sound advice that you can use on a daily basis. Read more
Published 8 months ago by writeon
5.0 out of 5 stars Used properly you will become a special person: used badly, your...
Here is a great book which enables you to 'show others what they want to see'. I love the way the book is set out, and each idea is illustrated to perfection. Read more
Published on Aug. 3 2010 by James Taylor
5.0 out of 5 stars Simple Techniques, Amazing Results
I have recently finished reading Leil's book "How to Talk to Anyone" and am now the proud owner of "How to Instantly Connect with Anyone." What amazing messages! Read more
Published on Dec 11 2009 by Catherine Lam
5.0 out of 5 stars Useful tips for a variety of situations
I'm not a shy person by nature but I've always loathed small talk and struggled with carrying conversations in business situations. Read more
Published on June 2 2009 by Jennifer Dunlop
2.0 out of 5 stars Boring
Good intentions by the author but does not quite keep the readers attention. The book is very concise in the way it's written and, while this can be a good thing, it appears to be... Read more
Published on Dec 25 2007 by Pearce
5.0 out of 5 stars AWESOME
I am a quiet individual and find it difficult to start conversations with people, and keep them going. Read more
Published on May 25 2007 by M. Scholtes
4.0 out of 5 stars Worth Reading
You will enjoy this book. I bought it on clearance at a book store and hoped it would be worth it for the plane ride. It has proved to be fantastic. Read more
Published on Feb. 2 2006 by Harriet
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
This is a fantastic little book on communications. I'm the classic shy guy and was very surprised how much I learned from this book regarding talking to people. Read more
Published on Nov. 1 2005 by Robert
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazingly simple and instantly effective -a truly great book
After reading just the first chapter of "How to Talk to Anyone," I was astounded!! I have been researching this field (I am 24 years old, and a developmental trainer) for... Read more
Published on July 12 2004 by Abhishek Kumar
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