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How to Talk to Anyone Audiobook

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

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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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    Stuart 01/02/2017
    Stuart 01/02/2017
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    "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













    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Jed Atkinson 16/04/2017
    Jed Atkinson 16/04/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "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.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Jordan 02/02/2017
    Jordan 02/02/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "American flavour, but excellent presentation"

    I enjoyed the stories and the way the tips were presented and revister through the reading. Many of the stories fit an American context, however I found I could 'translate' many of them to an Australian context. I very much recommend this book to anyone interested in learning about communication

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    fabiola 17/02/2017
    fabiola 17/02/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "insightful tips for better communication"

    author gives valuable techniques ranging from common sense, body language, to nlp techniques.
    i enjoyed this book very much.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Matt Corey 07/02/2017
    Matt Corey 07/02/2017
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    "Irony"

    While the books creates and makes many interesting and useful points, unfortunately the good points are overshadowed by many bad points and ironies throught out.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    22/05/2017
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    "Solid tips and tricks"

    Whilst it was not ground breaking in any sense it did highlight many behavioral patterns for success accompanied by examples to enhance each. More useful for those in a business routine, though I'd recommend to anyone wishing to find ideas to improve themselves in a social or work context.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Tanya 02/04/2017
    Tanya 02/04/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "some valuable information"

    There is some valuable information and some outdated and pretentious. Overall its worth a read.

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    "Relationships already improving"

    I enjoyed listening to how to talk to anyone, because
    - my relationships already improved because of what I learnt in it at a critical time of my life.

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    melody 31/05/2017
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    "disappointing"
    If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I only managed to listen for an hour...I think if you are clueless about human interaction eg. how to smile etc this book could be worthwhile. I wasn't looking for advice on how to fake conversations by smiling in a certain way etc. I'll be returning this book


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    charmaine 21/05/2017
    charmaine 21/05/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Very informative and insightful."

    Loved it. I want to listen to it again. Thank you Leil for this book.

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  • Mr. Barker
    5/10/16
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    "Less about how to talk to anyone and more about playing the game"

    The book makes some good points, however, it also comes across as very manipulative and insincere. Many of the tactics that are portrayed as bulletproof can easily be seen through. It's more about how to play the "game."

    26 of 26 people found this review helpful
  • amanda weisser
    24/08/16
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    "Mundane, horribly analogous."

    My advice is to Fast forward through the monotonous narrative and through the overly descriptive examples. Save your time and money for books that prove theories through good research instead of personal experiences that would no better entertain a cat than the masses.

    19 of 19 people found this review helpful
  • Kenneth A. Macclune
    Boulder, Colorado
    30/05/16
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    "Trite, base advice"

    Perhaps one or two items worth considering. We get a collection of "just so" stories or good and bad behaviors and personal dictums on appropriate actions and behaviors that perhaps are actually a little more flexible than the author implies. Lastly - the author offers advice on complimenting people that would be very inappropriate in the modern workplace. Namely, complimenting some physical trait of a person. Though it may be appropriate at a party or bar, this is a modern workplace "never ever go".

    14 of 14 people found this review helpful
  • Gudrun
    Fort Resolution, Northwest Territories, Canada
    29/04/16
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    "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.

    14 of 14 people found this review helpful
  • Natalie Fayman
    Boynton Beach, FL United States
    3/04/16
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    "Hard to take seriously"

    Sorry, but I have a hard time taking the author seriously when she refers to martial artists having to register their hands as lethal weapons (urban legend), bats having superior eyes that can see in the dark better than we can (they don't, they are just using their ears to navigate with sonar), lovers referring to each other as "my turtledove" (what is this... the 40's???), advising her listeners to answer the phone with a polite but flat voice then wait until they hear who it is on the line before gushing with pretend happiness (who doesn't have Call ID these days?), or making sexist comments about how women don't understand football analogies but can talk about childbirth all day. When she talked about a customer calling her to complain that "one of her tapes had broken", I checked the publication date of the book thinking it would be from the 80's but to my surprise the publication date is actually 2015 with a copyright date of 2003. If that's true and she's still referring to things that have been outdated for decades, I don't know how much of her advice I really want to trust.

    The author may be a legit communications expert, but she lost a lot of credibility with me due to her narrow-mindedness, overgeneralization, and outdated references. The two nicest things I can say about this book is that it's short enough to be tolerable... and I got it on sale. Don't spend your credit on this one.

    181 of 194 people found this review helpful
  • Jon Ross
    28/02/16
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    "Poor"

    Some anecdotes aren't applicable to modern day life, such as tape recording all of your phone calls. The constant use of "big cats" to describe people with high social standing makes the book seem as though it was written for a very young age demographic. Author states in the beginning that using cliches is something you shouldn't do, then continues to use them throughout the book. Disappointing. Narration was not very good compared to other audio books. Would not recommend.

    24 of 25 people found this review helpful
  • S. Ellis
    Raleigh, NC
    6/03/16
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    "Agonizing"

    For a book about communication, I found it surprisingly challenging to listen to. I think I would have preferred the author read this long list of dos and don'ts. The format itself doesn't lend to an audio book and the performance sounds like you are assumed to be a 10 year old being scolded by Ms. Manners. There were good tips though, especially at the beginning, but it has totally lost my attention about 3/4 of the way through.

    36 of 38 people found this review helpful
  • David
    2/01/17
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    "Kind of awkward to listen to"

    Honestly, it's kind of outdated at this point. Many of the tips are still very useful however as long as you can tolerate the awkward anecdotes and terms used. Each tip is assigned its own chapter, and she summarizes each tip at the end of the chapter. Because of this, I ended up just fast forwarding to the last 60 seconds of each chapter to get the main summary, avoiding the anecdotes in the process.

    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • rider
    VA USA
    2/01/17
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    "so outdated"
    Has How to Talk to Anyone turned you off from other books in this genre?

    I had to look at the date it was written and couldn't believe it was 2015. I thought it was something from the 30's or 40's. Sorry, but a good one to go to sleep with.


    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • John Hudnall
    9/12/16
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    "Very basic. Nothing mind blowing. Hard to relate"

    I do not recommend this book as it is very basic. there was nothing I thought it was mind-blowing or significant to write about.

    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
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  • Nice Biscuit
    London, Greater London United Kingdom
    20/09/16
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    "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.

    14 of 15 people found this review helpful
  • Open Ears
    Chicago, USA
    10/10/16
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    "So dull and so unoriginal!"
    Any additional comments?

    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!

    12 of 13 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    15/04/16
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    "Brilliant advice for all situations"

    Just about to listen again to cement these pearls of wisdom solidly in my brain. These life-changing words will help anyone in any situation to make the most of their communication. An absolute must read.

    10 of 21 people found this review helpful
  • Paschal
    Cork, Ireland
    17/07/16
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    "American"

    All of the advice was good.

    A lot of the examples might be more appropriate for an American audience.

    Worth listening to and enjoyable though.

    I'm not sure if I learned a lot.

    3 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    21/05/16
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    "good!"

    some tips are ridiculously funny and cheesy but many are very good and you can put your own twist on them. I would still recommend.

    3 of 13 people found this review helpful
  • Ms. K. D. Chadha
    London
    27/09/16
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    "A classic!"

    Very good performance and great stories to illustrate the 92 tips. The ending is particularly powerful!

    2 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • simon
    27/11/16
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    "Worth the read. some of the golden nuggets there."

    some useful information, well delivered, started to tern into a networking book towards the end. good examples of helpful tips.

    0 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • W. Wilson
    Hampshire, England
    26/10/16
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    "Useful"

    Reads kind of like a self help book, but provides useful tips based upon sound theory.

    1 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Netta
    15/09/16
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    "Usefull and easy to listen"

    very easy to listen to and many useful tips and examples. does go too deep into examples but gives concrete enough tips to execute in your daily life.

    1 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Hakeem A.
    18/08/16
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    "5 Star Read!"

    A bit of a long read but thoroughly worthwhile. Loads of learning for everyone !

    1 of 11 people found this review helpful

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