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:
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.
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
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
author gives valuable techniques ranging from common sense, body language, to nlp techniques.
i enjoyed this book very much.
"Can I get my credit back?"
This book is corny and after listening to it for 30 mins I was ready to stop but continued on for another 30 mins. Overall get a book from grant cardone. Any book and you'll pick up similar tips but with great presentation
"Just awful, complete rehash of How to Win Friends"
Just awful, complete rehash of How to Win Friends & Influence People. I just listened to the other book before this one and she starts off talking about the other book and she might as well have just started reading this book. One of the few books I am going to get a refund on.
It will make me look harder to make sure the book I'm buying is not an inferior rehash of a book written 80 years earlier.
When I stopped playing it and went onto a different book.
disappointment in the un-originality.
Don't get this book.
"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.
"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."
"don't like it"
her voice destroyed this book completely...
too bad this book had a potential, someone should re-read it
"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.
"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".
The figurative language used is exhausting. By about halfway, I wanted to seal my ears shut to avoid hearing another "big cat, little cat" analogy.
Most of the advice is sound. Some of it made me want to shake the author, but again, that might have been the phrasing or metaphors used.
"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.
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.
"So dull and so unoriginal!"
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!
"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.
"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.
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.
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.
Very good performance and great stories to illustrate the 92 tips. The ending is particularly powerful!
"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.
Reads kind of like a self help book, but provides useful tips based upon sound theory.
"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.
"5 Star Read!"
A bit of a long read but thoroughly worthwhile. Loads of learning for everyone !
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