How to Talk to Anyone: 21 Tips for Instant Rapport by Modern Psychology Publishing

April 07, 2017

Shyness is a liability. Ouch! Nobody wants to pinpoint your number 1 weakness to you, right? I'm guilty. Guilty as charged. Cray! Cray!

How to Talk to Anyone by Modern Psychology Publishing Book Review
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You may not realize it, but blatantly avoiding conversation with people may give off an impression of arrogance. It might even say, "I don't like you at all". You may be innocent on this, but this could yield a negative impact on your rapport.

People won't know what's going on inside of you anyway, so just say hi and break the ice. Haha! And you've just been given advice from the socially awkward author herself. Yeah right! This applies to me too.

3 Practical Tips from How to Talk to Anyone

  • If you can find enough common ground to focus on your similarities and not your differences, you will build enough rapport with them
  • If you receive a compliment, accept it graciously with a “Thank you, you are kind to say so” and move on, but don’t match their compliment with one of your own. Remember--you want to be sincere.
  • In an argument, people are focusing on what is different about them, not what is the same. By finding your commonalities you can show the other person that you are not two members of opposing teams with the goal of “winning” over each other, but simply two people whose ideas on some subjects differ.

How to Talk to Anyone Book Review

I really like this book. It's very practical and one can immediately apply the tips given when socializing. Thus, I'm giving it 5 stars over stars. This book made its way to my 'Recommended Reads'.

RATING: 5/5.

I don't understand why social skills aren't taught in school. You see, this is as important as sugar.

I'm glad books like these are written because we are left on our own devices. The challenge is to seek them.

So waiting are you waiting for? Check out How to Talk to Anyone: 21 Tips for Instant Rapport by Modern Psychology Publishing below.

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