The Fine Art of Small Talk
How to Start a Conversation in Any Situation
By (author) Debra Fine
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Fine Art of Small Talk by Debra Fine
Book DescriptionCommunication expert Debra Fine reveals the techniques and strategies anyone can use to make small talk - in any situation. Do you spend an abnormal amount of time hiding in the bathroom or hanging around the buffet table at social gatherings? Does the thought of striking up a conversation with a stranger make your stomach do flip-flops? Do you sit nervously through job interviews waiting for the other person to speak? Are you nervous when it comes to networking? Then 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 your boss to going out on a date to a cocktail party where you don't know a soul. The Fine Art of Small Talk teaches you how to:* Start a conversation even when you think you have nothing to say; Steady your shaky knees and dry your sweaty palms; Prevent awkward pauses and lengthy silences; Adopt listening skills that will make you a better conversationalist; Approach social functions with confidence; Feel more at ease at parties, meetings and at job interviews; TUrn every conversation into an opportunity for success
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780749926748
(197mm x 134mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Piatkus Books
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 5-Jan-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Debra Fine
Fine Art of Confident Conversation, Paperback (April 2009)
Build your communication skills and feel confident in any situation
Fine Art of the Big Talk, Hardback (January 2008)
In this guidebook for anyone who has worried over how to approach a tough conversation in the workplace, Fine teaches readers how to actively identify and tailor communications to a specific audience, identify potential sources of conflict, and demonstrate a willingness to explore all options.
Fine Art of Small Talk, Hardback (October 2005)» View all books by Debra Fine
With practical advice and conversation "cheat sheets," Fine reveals techniques and strategies to help readers feel more comfortable in any type of social situation.
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Author Biography - Debra Fine
Debra Fine is an internationally recognised speaker and trainer. As a member of the National Speakers Association she travels extensively giving lectures and conducting workshops on the topic.
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