How to Start a Conversation, Keep it Going, Build Rapport and Leave a Positive Impression (Hyperion)
Looking for the perfect gift for anyone on your list? Look no further. The Fine Art of Small Talk covers everything from icebreakers to exit lines, remembering names, mastering introductions, building businessnetworking skills, getting dates, making friends or landing jobs and the interview process, this book is guaranteed to improve conversational skills, mingling ability, and networking techniques.
Debra fine is a nationally-recognized author and public speaker. In this ground-breaking book, she uncovers the strategies and tools that anyone can use to master small talk. When it comes to social gatherings, meetings, business encounters or even parties, small talk is an incredibly vital skill. If the thought of striking up a conversation with a stranger makes you want to run and hide, this book might just be for you. If you’re unsure of how to use the fine art of small talk to win over a prospective employer or, for the bosses amongst us, captivate your employees, then look no further.
It’s time you mastered The Fine Art of Small Talk.
With practical advice and conversation “cheat sheets,” The Fine Art of Small Talk will help you learn to feel more comfortable in any type of social situation, from lunch with the boss to an association event to a cocktail party where you don’t know a soul.
“Fine fully engages her audience. She involves readers in the discussion and gives the lists of lines people can use to start, maintain, or end a conversation. She discusses conversation topics and how to use them and also includes quizzes, throws in a poem and scatters a few cartoons to break up the test. Originally released as an audiocassette in 1997, this work comes across much like one of her seminars on small talk.”
– The Library Journal