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How To Talk To Absolutely Anyone: Confident Communication in Every Situation



How To Talk To Absolutely Anyone: Confident Communication in Every Situation

Mark Rhodes

ISBN: 978-0-857-08407-1 May 2013 Capstone 200 Pages


Be a people magnet!

Improving your people skills and becoming a people-person is a surefire route to success, happiness, and confidence. Weíve all looked enviously across the room at that person who seems to effortlessly interact with everyone – humorous, confident and well liked. That person is confident with people they donít know, they have no fear of rejection, they can handle difficult situations with apparent ease. Well now you can too. How to Talk to Absolutely Anyone will show you exactly how to develop better communication for better results. With Mark Rhodes sound advice you will be able to build rapport with absolutely anyone.

Learn how to:

• Overcome fear of rejection
• Be confident with people you donít know
• Deal with difficult situations
• Get better outcomes from disputes
• Communicate better to win you more business and more sales
• Be more effective at networking at both business and social

About the Author ix

Foreword by Armand Beasley xi

Introduction: Why You Should Want to Speak to Absolutely Anyone xiii

Part One: Common Fears and Barriers about Speaking to Absolutely Anyone 1

1 Fear – Does It Hold You Back? 3

2 “I don’t want to experience rejection” 19

3 “I worry about what other people might think” 25

4 “I hate talking to strangers – why would I want to?” 31

Part Two: The Four Stages of an Interaction 37

5 Stage 1 – Your Outcome and Starting a Conversation 43

6 How – How Do You Mentally and Physically Approach? 59

7 What – What Do You Say? 75

8 Stage 2 – Creating Curiosity and Interest 85

9 Stage 3 – Making a Connection and Being Understood 95

10 Stage 4 – Get Them to Take Action 125

Part Three: Making Your Communication Even Better 141

11 Making Your Voice Work for You 143

12 Common Pitfalls 149

13 Difficult Work and Business Conversations 155

14 Final Thoughts 171

Your “Zero to Hero Talk to Anyone” Development Plan 173

Index 175