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Jill Spiegel's How To Talk To Anyone About Anything! Paperback – October 1, 2008
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Jill encourages us to think positive thoughts and send out positive mind messages to ourselves and others. It works! Negativity does not lead to anything positive.
What you will learn about:
Nine ways to start a conversation:
The simple introduction.
Say something positive.
Pay a compliment
Ask a question.
Refer to your surroundings
"You remind me of....."
Admit you are nervous.
Be creative and meaningful.
Joining a group in progress.
Rejection means a miracle is on its way.
Four ways to build a conversation.
Share information about yourself.
Keep a journal or a topic list.
Share and tell.
The magic answer to "What do you do"?
After you read this book your social intelligence will increase!
I love the way HOW TO TALK TO ANYONE ABOUT ANYTHING is such a slender volume, yet somehow manages to be jam-packed with memorable and useful information readers can put to use immediately. As I read each chapter with mounting excitement, I found myself wondering, "Why isn't any of this priceless information taught in our schools?" It became abundantly clear to me after trying just a few of Jill Spiegel's tips that my life is moving to a whole new level of fun, joy and abundance as I gain skill and confidence talking with everyone I meet.
I am especially impressed with the way HOW TO TALK TO ANYONE ABOUT ANYTHING encourages us to converse smoothly about topics we really love, sharing our enthusiasm with others. Jill Spiegel shows us how much more fun, exciting and interesting conversations can be when we share the aspects of life we genuinely enjoy the most.
I give this book my highest recommendation... this should be required reading for everyone, everywhere!
In a world of self fulfillment, instant access, and instant gratification this book could be very helpful for those who have difficulty conversing in real time instead of over AIM, text messages, and other such communication devices.
The content is presented simply, and is very easy to follow and understand. There are countless examples of people who attended Jill's seminar. It is a quick read and should provide a good starting point for people looking to improve their communication skills.
My only complaint (besides the eternal optimism which makes everything seem almost unrealistic) is the formatting of the book. There is tons of white space, a very large font, and no chapter headings. The book seems bloated since there is relatively little substance or great detail about each section and tip.
All in all, a decent introduction. This book could have used an extra hundred pages (at the least), more detailed examples, and better formatting. As with many "self help" books, it is simply common sense spoken in a way anyone can understand.
We are told that this booklet is a write-up of a popular seminar the author has presented for a number of years. I assume this to be true, but if it is, then there should have been a ton of information gathered while presenting those seminars that could (and should) have been included to morph the outline into at least a 230 page book. Unfortunately we didn't get that ton of info in this booklet. One book that I thoroughly enjoyed that started as a seminar and later become a book is "Beyond Fundraising" (ISBN: 9780471707134). Why couldn't the instant booklet being reviewed have turned out as nice? Oh well. :(
I have opted to read and review the instant book being reviewed because I think it has something to add to a few other books that I believe are important when it comes to running a small business. The first of which I would like to mention is "Make Your Contacts Count" (ISBN: 9780814474020). It's a networking and self promotion book that I believe every consultant, coach, or similar professional should have, study, and adopt. But it is not a book on how to communicate.Read more ›
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It's purely because of this book that I can write this review without cringing and having a panic attack. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Josh Peters
This is a pep talk in writing. Ideas were basic, common sense approaches to converse with anyone about anything. Read morePublished on November 25, 2013 by Amazon Customer
Now I don't want to sound like a negative person that Jill tells you how to "heal with kindness", but the examples in this book sound ridiculously fake. Read morePublished on December 28, 2012 by Jane
I purchased this book thinking it was another and decided to read it anyway. My goal is simply to be able to carry a conversation with anyone. Read morePublished on December 4, 2012 by Matt
I bought this book for my sister (she's incredibly shy) and have seen the result firsthand. She's a lot more outgoing, can start conversations easier and maintain the flow, and in... Read morePublished on November 7, 2011 by M. Mizov
fish Excellent book, I am shy & find it hard to talk to people about anything,
Will re- read to help me on my way in life,
What to say & what not... Read more
Jill Spiegel's "How To Talk To Anyone About Anything!" is a relatively thin book, being some 110 pagers long, but is full of upbeat and practical advice. Read morePublished on April 12, 2010 by C. Hill
Jill's book gives us all encouragement, motivation, and ideas on how to overcome any communications issues. Read morePublished on April 3, 2010 by Minnesota reader
Very light reading. This book could have been summed up in a couple of pages. It does offer some good ways to open a conversation.Published on December 12, 2009 by Kevin