How to Start a Conversation and Make Friends: Revised And Updated
Touchstone, 2011 (2001)
Hardcover, Paperback, e-Book
Reviewed by Lyn Seippel
abor's book begins with an explanation of body language and how it can help or hurt the first impression you make on others.
is the term often used as a way to remember six body language softeners. S is for
, O is for
, F means
and T is for
. E means make
and N means
nod to show you are listening
. These six are only the beginning of being aware of what body postures often say to others.
here are many ways to begin a conversation. Gabor gives advice on breaking the ice at any social function. He explains how to continue conversations and end them gracefully. The pages also include helpful charts, graphs and quizzes that teach the reader how to recognize his own conversational style and use this insight in daily life.
hese days your presence online is often important. There are ways to create a winning online profile, engage others, join online conversations and social networking. Twitter, Facebook, MySpace and LinkedIn are mentioned, with advice about deciding which to join and how these and other networks can introduce you to groups with interests like your own. There are other books with tips on navigating online networks, but Gabor's advice is a good place to begin.
ody language, conversations and networking are all topics that will make being
easier – whether online or at a party.
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