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Always Know What To Say - Easy Ways To Approach And Talk To Anyone [Kindle Edition]

Peter W. Murphy
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (433 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Who is this book for?

"Always Know What To Say" is for anyone who wants a straight to the point explanation of conversation skills fundamentals. I point out key distinctions you can apply right away to go from being tongue tied and unsure of what to say to having fun meeting people and getting to know them better. If you read AND apply what I cover in the book you`ll make steady progress and become much more at ease talking to people.

This book is not for you if you already have very good conversation skills and are comfortable meeting new people and letting your personality shine. You need to go elsewhere if you are looking for "secrets" and advanced strategies to achieve conversation skills mastery. You`ll regard this book as common sense.

And finally, this book is not for you if you read self help books and disregard the training because you`ve read something similar before and never apply what you learn. You`ll tell yourself you knew it all already.

You`ll gain a lot from "Always Know What To Say" if you treat it as a set of principles and strategies you get to play with in the real world. This is not light entertainment, its practical training that`s designed for you to use in your day to day life. If you do you`ll enjoy the happiness and warmth that comes from connecting with the important people in your life whether that be in your family and community or at work.

Here`s what people are saying about this book at

"If you are a shy person who finds it difficult to communicate with new people then this book will be helpful. Peter Murphy presents conversation starters, explains body language and teaches you what to ask people when you first meet. This book contains simple strategies for entertaining conversations. With this book anyone should be able to survive a party or talk to strangers on a plane. I personally find that listening to people talk about their life is a good way to make people like you. Being a shy person by nature I found some of this book to be very useful."

Rebecca Johnson

"I found a lot of great ideas in this book. I will have to refer back to it frequently to remember some of the ideas. Its a short book but not only is it packed with great ideas but the author has a great free website packed with ideas and there is a free audio on his website. I think it would be worth writing down some of the ideas and reviewing them before a social situation."

Cynthia from Florida

"As a manager of a retail store that pushes strong customer service, I have a large young staff. I've shared excerpts from this book with them and it blows their mind. As a young person they are having a hard time talking to people about something that they are worried doesn't interest the customer so they are all worried about failure and rejection. This book, I believe, has helped save my store. It is very basic, but almost like, why didn't I think to tell my staff that!"


Book Description:

Want to know the easy way to approach and make conversation with new people? In this book you`ll discover simple ways to ensure you always have something interesting to talk about.

Find out how popular people make it look so easy and how you can do the same.

This short 17 page book covers the following strategies:

- How to Approach Someone to Start a Conversation
- 9 Great Ways to Confidently Approach Anyone
- How to Stop Feeling Nervous When Meeting New People
- What to Say When Introducing Yourself to New People
- 6 Easy Ways to Avoid Getting Stuck for Words
- 10 Interesting Topics of Conversation for Every Occasion
- The Best Questions to Keep a Conversation Going
- How to Shine in Conversation with Listening Skills
- How to Use Body Language to Read People Like a Book
- Show People You Like Them and Make Friends with Ease

Start reading this book right away and you`ll enjoy better conversation skills and have much more fun talking to the people in your day to day life

Product Details

  • File Size: 1218 KB
  • Print Length: 86 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #271 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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148 of 156 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good Book but be careful of the come-on March 8, 2012
By Pawlowa
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I read one review that sounded like, "if you've been alive for a few years you won't need this book". Something about being raised with wolves, etc. Even if you're good with people this book is a good refresher. Before retiring I spent my working life dealing with people and was very successful in this regard, even with the most difficult and demanding, but I still enjoyed the book. It's a short and easy read. But, beware of the part where the author suggests downloading his free audio. It's just a come-on to purchase. His web site address takes you to a page where you must enter your email address to gain access to the download, but then you're doused with all kinds of information designed to reach into your wallet. I didn't download the "free" audio.
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66 of 74 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Simple Strategies for Entertaining Conversations February 5, 2012
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If you are a shy person who finds it difficult to communicate with new people then this book will be helpful. Peter Murphy presents conversation starters, explains body language and teaches you what to ask people when you first meet. This book contains simple strategies for entertaining conversations. With this book anyone should be able to survive a party or talk to strangers on a plane. I personally find that listening to people talk about their life is a good way to make people like you. Being a shy person by nature I found some of this book to be very useful. If you are an introvert I'd also recommend you read: The Introvert Advantage: How to Thrive in an Extrovert World.

~The Rebecca Review
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59 of 68 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Waste of time July 16, 2012
By Pontius
Format:Kindle Edition
This 'book' reads like a Powerpoint presentation. There's no depth to it, no substance, just headings and a few sentences to make the headings look expanded upon. They're not. I'm guessing it took the author about an hour to put together - half that if he used his actual Powerpoint slides. It's a waste of time, offers nothing of value, and shouldn't be offered on Amazon, even if it is free.

If this is a topic that interests you, try Leil Lowndes's book "How to Talk to Anyone: 92 Little Tricks for Big Success in Relationships." It's a meaty book that actualy addresses the questions this book only pretends to address.
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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Doesn't really say anything September 9, 2012
By Entomy
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This book doesn't actually say anything other than the generic "stop thinking this" or "don't do this, rather, do this" or "present your positive self". Okay, so how do I do that? An example would be lovely.

Some of the information, experts disagree with. For instance: swinging legs is often considered a display of child like joy; rarely anger. Rolling the foot on the ball of the ankle is a form of gravity defying behavior, and will more often than not, signify happiness. And tapping of the foot can mean anything from "I'm nervous and trying to calm myself down" to "I'm bored" to "I've got a lot of a stimulant in me" to "I'm angry". Things need to be viewed in context, not "this means that".

I was only reading this over looking for a good book on the subject for a friend of mine. I honestly cannot recommend something so lacking in substance and so generic it's misleading at times. The author should strongly consider expanding on the material, and then republishing.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Powerful Conversation Igniters January 12, 2014
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It seems quite clear many reviewers have criticized this book without having actually read it - which is part of the price of giving a book away for free.

Nevertheless, although much of this book is very basic, there are a few gems that make the price of free and the 20 minutes it took to read well worth it.

There is a list of power questions that serve as great fodder for elevating a conversation, and thus strengthening the connection available to you. Some of these questions may seem obvious, but it's surprisingly helpful to have them readily available as opposed to having to dig for them in your working memory.

For example:

> What has been the most life-changing experience you've ever had?
> What is the most spontaneous thing you've ever done?
> Who's had the biggest influence on your life?
> What dream would you most like to make a reality?

If a conversation is lagging or you want to take an otherwise decent conversation to the next level - whip these questions out. I highly recommend it. It works.
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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Good, If This Your First Book About Communicating February 28, 2012
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It covers a lot of things that are very basic when it comes to communicating, things that you can kind of Google and look up online.

Some of the conversation starters are a bit outrageous, it's like who would really ask a question like that to start a conversation? Questions like: Who is the most interesting person you met?; What has been the most life changing experience you ever had?; Who's had the the most influence on your life? I can't imagine you actually asking these questions to a person you just met, you would probably have to paraphrase them if you do try.

The only notable advice it gives is to like everyone unless they give you reason not to, that way you can connect to them more. Also, it's okay to NOT have a perfect conversation each time; each experience eventually becomes better than the next.

Overall, if you haven't read a book about conversation at all, this would be a okay book to start with. If you are looking for something more advanced, this book doesn't provide new insight - it would just confirm the things you know already. But I think if you are looking for a book to build better rapport with people, a better place to start are books by Nicholas Boothman. One of my favorite is How to Make Someone Fall in Love With You in 90 Minutes or Less > which teaches you how to communicate and connect with someone you just met, and to really just be yourself.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Very useful and practical guide on techniques to approach people
This book is a good starting point for anyone that has difficulties approaching new people, and establishing conversations. Read more
Published 16 hours ago by Rafael Vazquez
3.0 out of 5 stars INTERESTING POINTS
Contain simple and practical ideas, not to hard to follow in some cases. Some steps or tips are very helpful.
Published 2 days ago by X
5.0 out of 5 stars A shy persons improvement manual
I have problems holding conversations with people. But this book helped me see alot of my flaws, and showed me a way to improve. Read more
Published 3 days ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars simple ideas
This is a very easy book to read and easy to understand. The steps are simple, so don't expect anything like a Dale Carnegie approach. Read more
Published 4 days ago by Steve Wilson
2.0 out of 5 stars I thought it would be much more interesting
I would say that half the people who bought this would not like it. Great tittle but the material does not own up to it.
Published 4 days ago by caira kingston
5.0 out of 5 stars Good read to sharpen communication skills.
I found this book to be a real gem in regards to the key elements of communication. The book is full of examples that help with learning and / or improving communication skills. Read more
Published 5 days ago by Urania A.
1.0 out of 5 stars Crap
This book stinks cuz it's stupid and a waste of money and time worst book ever can't tell u how bad
Published 5 days ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Helped me
I'm a shy person and it takes me a little while to warm up to someone and actually start talking. This shows that your fear is your own and it is just holding you back in life.
Published 5 days ago by Nidia Palin
3.0 out of 5 stars Good
very good for explaining different ideas and what to say and when to say it. I would recommend this book to anyone.
Published 6 days ago by George Garcia
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read
Excellent book! He definitely makes a lot of great points and it is completely worth taking the time to read.
Published 7 days ago by Hannah Coffman
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More About the Author

Peter W. Murphy is a peak performance expert with a rich background in human performance techniques and strategies.

He enjoys taking complex, powerful methodologies and translating them into simple step-by-step processes than anyone can use and benefit from.

He has been prolific in sharing his breakthrough personal development trainings online since 1992. He has written several books and over five hundred articles which have been syndicated across thousands of sites. His popular self help newsletter goes out to over 60,000 readers.

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