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Power Schmoozing: The New Etiquette for Social and Business Success Paperback – July 1, 1996


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  • Paperback: 173 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill; 1 edition (July 1, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0070398879
  • ISBN-13: 978-0070398870
  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 5.9 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,241,847 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Are you ready to take risks and break rules?; Are you ready to tell the absolute truth about yourself?; Are you ready for a better business and social life?; Are you ready for plain, old fun?; Are you ready to get a life?; Well, you will be after you read Power Schmoozing! with surprising gentleness, good humor, and delicacy, Terri Mandell helps us all--even the shyest--deal successfully, skillfully, and yes, easily with the social and business realities of today. This book is the how-to-live guide for the '90s.

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 17, 2000
Format: Paperback
I bought this book a few years ago, and find myself going back to freshen up with it every few months. Power Schmoozing is still an interesting read. Terri Mandell's book provides excellent insight into the art of socializing amongst people, including social etiquette rules for "the game" of everyday life. It has changed how I perceive and interact with others, at least somewhat. Applying some of the techniques can recover what would otherwise be an akward moment of personal disaster into a memorable and often endearing episode. I had once thought that I was the only person that felt like a bit of an outsider around new people, until I discovered that everybody else has the same problem with 'breaking-the-ice' too! I have in the past recommended this book to others. If you are somewhat withdrawn, a social pessimist, or a bit low on confidence, this book could change your life!
As a student, I find that offering to help out at the registration desk at a conference has worked exceedingly well. I was able to get free admission to two separate full-day conferences for me within the last 2 weeks, and the opportunities to network with potential employers at the conference is even better. In its advice and content, Power Schmoozing has returned many times my original investment.
Find the courage within yourself to go forth boldly and truthfully... and have fun out there!
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 14, 2000
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The techniques are brash and a bit scary. But you know what? I tried it, and it really works! I was mortified at first about being so bold until I just bit the bullet and used some of Mandell's ideas. Suddenly I'm the center of attention. My instinct was to panic and say, "Yeah, NEGATIVE attention..." But when I realized my social calendar was filling up and my morning call lists were getting shorter (because people were actually calling me instead), I knew I was onto something. And it gets easier with time. I think my personality has really opened up in the process, I feel much more confident, and socially at ease wherever I go. In control of a room rather than the room being in control of me. Bottom line... no guts, no glory. You've gotta really want it to make it work. My guess is the majority of people are probably too timid to even give these techniques a try. I've heard Mandell does great seminars on "Power Schmoozing" as well.
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 7, 1999
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I found the author's treatment of schmoozing to be very serious and heavy. If someone were to try her techniques, I am quite sure most people would be turned off. Schmoozing, as I understand it, is a process whereby both parties can benefit. Mandell's approach is very self serving.
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