Author: Patrick King
Does your mind blank at the worst times in a conversation and create awkward silences? Do you want to think faster on your feet? Do you run out of things to say, and suck at keeping a conversation going?Or do you just wish you could be wittier and cleverer in every day conversation? Introverted? It's easier than you think... all you need to do is just improv your conversations!Improv(e) Your Conversations utilizes and teaches you how to use the ingenious framework from improv comedy and apply it directly to your every day social interactions and conversations... and can't we learn something from the greatest improv comedians in the world like Tina Fey and Will Ferrell?Improv comedy and memorable conversations have almost everything in common: from their premise, what makes them great, and their end goals. In this book, I have pieced together the 14 best actionable and practical techniques from the improv comedy world designed to create conversational flow and connection... and simply have better interactions.You never know when a single connection can change your life, so make sure that each one is memorable.How will you learn to improv(e) your conversations?* The number one cause of awkward silences and how to beat them.* How to maintain an equal give and take for maximum conversational flow.* The three topics you can always go to when your mind blanks.* The mindset to always know what to say and think quickly on your feet.* How to direct the conversation to exactly where you want.* What Sherlock Holmes has to do with great conversations.* Countless examples...and much more!Plus 14 insightful exercises to illustrate and practice each technique!This is NOT a book of generic, vague tips like "fake it 'til you make it" and "just make more eye contact and smile." No, this is a book of real tips that you can implement today to immediately increase your conversational fluency and flow.Think about all the benefits there are to improving your conversations!* You will be able to avoid awkward silences and keep conversations going.* You will learn how to make great impressions and be instantly likable.* You will be able to make friends more easily, even complete strangers.* Initiating conversations will be a snap, and you will be able to get past dry small talk into real discussion.* You will be able to network better, and even be able to avoid boring interview-mode conversations.Don't hesitate to pick up your copy today by clicking the BUY NOW button at the top of this page!P.S. And of course, you will be much, much better at talking to the opposite sex.
Author: Patrick King
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Exact phrases to develop your sense of humor, master witty remarks, make people laugh, and be funnier - even if you're not naturally funny. Laugh Tactics is full of strategies that dissect, break down, and analyze all of the types of humor that you'll encounter in daily conversation - stuff you can really use with people you talk to. We're not all trying to become standup comedians, and this isn't a book about ha-ha jokes with setups and punch lines. Learn to simply make a better impression on people, put them at ease, charm them, and make them smile with you. Learn witticisms, quips, retorts, comebacks, and wisecracks without being cheesy or corny. Don't worry if you feel like you've never understood humor or how to be funny. I've done the work for you and analyzed everyone from comedy writers to standup comedians and given you step-by-step, complete guidance to use common joke structures in everyday situations. Adaptable to any premise, topic, or setting! Strategies to instantly be clever and witty and sound like a world-class comedian. Patrick King is an internationally bestselling author and sought-after Social Skills and Conversation Coach. He teaches building rapport, and a major part of that is using humor to connect with others - shared moments of laughter are incredible bonding moments, and you'll be able to create them without being "that guy/girl." What techniques will you learn to make people laugh spontaneously? What makes an impactful comedic delivery and storytelling. How to use irony and sarcasm conversationally. How to create and build a banter chain with others. Injecting role play into any situation. You will also learn the following: How to play on people's expectations and sense of contrast. The art of misconstruing. Why relatability is so darn funny. The famous "comic triple." Humor is the highway to the relationships you want in life. It's not just hilarious jokes and mastering laugh tactics. When you can make someone laugh, you create a shared moment and experience that leads immediately to rapport and friendship. Humor is the ability to lighten people's moods, ease tension, provide comfort, and give perspective in tough times to make everything okay. 100% proven and replicable techniques to be interesting and funny, broken down for your consumption and use. Click the BUY NOW button at the top right of this page!"
Author: Benjamin Errett
Got wit? We’ve all been in that situation where we need to say something clever, but innocuous; smart enough to show some intelligence, without showing off; something funny, but not a joke. What we need in that moment is wit—that sparkling combination of charm, humor, confidence, and most of all, the right words at the right time. Elements of Wit is an engaging book that brings together the greatest wits of our time, and previous ones from Oscar Wilde to Nora Ephron, Winston Churchill to Christopher Hitchens, Mae West to Louis CK, and many in between. With chapters covering the essential ingredients of wit, this primer sheds light on how anyone—introverts, extroverts, wallflowers, and bon vivants—can find the right zinger, quip, parry, or retort…or at least be a little bit more interesting.
Author: Judy Apps
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Good conversation is at the heart of networking, meetings, interviews, negotiations and raising your profile. It can ease your way in work, enabling you to build alliances, create strong relationships with staff, bosses and clients, succeed at interviews, motivate and inspire. But conversation is something most of us were never taught! We learn to speak as babies, but how conversation actually works is something most of us pick up only haphazardly, and many have yet to learn. Why is it some of us are stuck for words, but others blabber or can’t stop? What is it that some people have naturally which enables them to converse comfortably and easily, to engage people and build better relationships? The Art of Conversation will show you step by step how to converse skillfully and enjoyably with other people, at home, at work, on the phone and in the street- even if you’re daunted now, discover the difference good conversation can make in every aspect of your life. Learn to: -Overcome the most common block to good conversation- fear; find out how to break the silence and keep the conversation going - Understand the different types of conversation and how they work- which topics and language are suitable for the occasion - Learn simple methods for being heard and understood, including speaking clearly and audibly, listening well and using non-verbal communication - Find out how to hold a conversation in tricky situations, including how to disagree, how to speak to those in authority and people you find difficult -Use conversation to form relationships, improve friendships, make the sale, chat people up, to learn, influence and persuade.
Author: David Nihill
Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
Public speaking can be terrifying. For David Nihill, the idea of standing in front of an audience was scarier than cliff jumping into a thorny pit of spiders and mothers-in-law. Without a parachute or advanced weaponry. Something had to change. In what doesn’t sound like the best plan ever, David decided to overcome his fears by pretending to be an accomplished comedian called "Irish Dave" for one full year, crashing as many comedy clubs, festivals, and shows as possible. One part of the plan was at least logical: he was already Irish and already called Dave. In one year, David went from being deathly afraid of public speaking to hosting a business conference, regularly performing stand-up comedy and winning storytelling competitions in front of packed houses. And he did it by learning from some of the best public speakers in the world: stand-up comedians. Do You Talk Funny?: 7 Comedy Habits to Become a Better (and Funnier) Public Speaker shows how the key principles of stand-up comedy can be applied to your speaking engagements and presentations to make you funnier, more interesting, and better looking. (Or at least two of the three.) Whether you are preparing for a business presentation, giving a wedding toast, defending your thesis, raising money from investors, or simply want to take on something you're afraid of, this book will take you from sweaty to stage-ready. You’ll learn how to: - Craft a story and content that your audience will want to listen to - Find the funniest parts of your material and how to get to them faster - Deal with stage fright - Master the two most important parts of your performance: timing and delivery Ten percent of the author's proceeds from this book will go to Arash Bayatmakou via Help Hope Live until he is fully back on his feet and thereafter to one of the many facing the same challenges after suffering a severe spinal cord injury.
Author: Patrick King
Break through the static and make a real impact on people. Improve your speaking and listening, and everything in-between.Communication is not just chit-chat, and it is not just the words coming out of people's mouths. It's like an onion with layers and layers of nuance, and the deeper you go, the more important it becomes. Learn how to utilize this powerful tool to your fullest advantage.Cultivate respect, trust, and comfort with anyone you come across.The Art of Impactful Communication is about the most important skill you can ever possess: how to clearly communicate your thoughts and feelings, and receive the same from others. It sounds simple, but then you realize that every day is filled with misunderstandings, passive-aggression, missed opportunities, and emotional outbursts. Why?Genuine communication that leads to long-lasting relationships is rare, and it's not easy to discover the gaps that hold us back. This book shows you the way and draws deep into both human psychology and usable tips and tricks to transform the way you relate to others.Effectively use communication to accomplish your personal and professional goals.Patrick King is an internationally bestselling author and social skills coach. His writing draws of a variety of sources, from scientific research, academic experience, coaching, and real life experience. He's taught direct communication skills for a number of years, and innately understands how to get below the surface with people and spark up relationships.Apply these principles anywhere: parties, networking events, dates, and family get-togethers.*Learn the approach, mindset, and mental slogans for opening people up.*How to understand subtext, empathy, and everything that's not being said.*How human psychology plays motivates clear communication practices.Learn social intelligence, empathy, and social awareness.*Validation and respect - why they are so difficult to achieve.*How to listen with intent, actively listen, and the four stages of listening.*Breaking down people's defenses and getting personal quickly.Build fulfilling new relationships, and nurture and deepen your existing ones.People don't have the time to give you second chances. Put your best foot forward by understanding what really matters in communication. Relationships are the key to happiness and fulfillment, and this book unlocks them.Get ready to connect by clicking the BUY NOW button at the top of this page.
Author: Clayton Geoffreys
Learn what makes up the art of wit and how to become wittier!Read on your PC, Mac, smartphone, tablet or Kindle device!In How to be Witty: The Ultimate Guide to Becoming More Clever, Charming, and Engaging with People, you'll learn the fundamentals of how to be wittier in your conversations. This book covers a variety of topics including why certain people are identified as witty people, and what makes up wit. Incorporating wit into your daily life can be a great way to take your conversations and relationships to a whole new level. We'll explore the three key elements of humor and wit, which are tension, deviation, and superiority. We'll dig into why Groucho Marx and Robin Williams were known as such witty people. Most importantly, we'll learn how you can become wittier with a few changes in your behavior. So stop waiting and pick up a copy today to start learning how to become wittier! Here is a preview of what is inside this book: Foreword Why is Being Witty Important? 7 Reasons Why Being Witty Can Elevate Conversation Skills 3 Essential Elements to Humor and Wit Where Does Wit Come From? Case Study #1: Groucho Marx Case Study #2: Robin Williams 9 Actionable Steps to Becoming More Witty How to Think Outside the Box to Become More Witty How to Improve Your Vocabulary to Take Wittiness to the Next Level How to Avoid Conversation Lulls with the Help of Wit How to Build Confidence in Your Witty Remarks 5 Actionable Ways to Improve Wit Conclusion An excerpt from the book: Everybody wants to be a comedian nowadays. Men want to be "that guy", the one who slays male competitors with witty repartee and absconds with admiring girls. Even some women aspire to be the funny girl who keeps her man in stitches. It is no doubt that riotously humorous people are the life of the party, and their witty wordplay is sorely coveted by less funny folks. However, popular perception aside, just how important is it for one to be witty? Psychologists, sociologists and others have turned their spotlights on this human ability with the intent of answering just this question. Their answer is not surprising. The ability to be humorous correlates to increased personal well-being, social interaction and health. Nature favors funny people, and funny people benefit immensely from this one, personal trait. Witty people gain social chops just by virtue of being funny. Few people fail to enjoy time spent laughing with good company. However, natural wit bestows upon one more than the mere ability to evoke laughter. Persons who possess wit and a healthy dose of intuition are able to gauge the moods of their audience by measuring the reception of their various jokes, barbs and tall tales.1 Armed with this perception, the witty guy or gal can purposefully alienate or endear others by directing the tone of their humor.1 Masterfully funny people can employ wit in ways that cause others to flit to them and like them. Specifically, one's wit is used as a tool to expose and identify others in the environment that shares similar dispositions and propensities. In romantic scenarios, fine-tuned wit can equate to "getting" the girl or guy. In fact, various studies show that male wit or humor often sparks romantic interest in the female kind. Conversely female wit is that which sustains burgeoning relationships for the long haul.2 Humor is so important in intimate relationships that its presence is linked to marital satisfaction in all cultures.Tags: how to be witty, how to be funny, social skills, how to be clever, wittiness, quick witted, how to be confident, becoming more confident, how to win friends and influence people, how to make new friends, how to overcome shyness, how to cure social anxiety, how to talk to anyone
Author: Patrick King
Do you want to exude a presence that captivates people? Be memorable and make better impressions? Do you want to make people stand up and notice when you enter a room? What about becoming that person who simply draws others like a magnet? Here's the thing about charisma - it's dissectable, learnable, and everyone has their own definition of it. Everyday Charisma isn't about copying something or someone that isn't you and will never be. Fake it 'til you make it simply isn't helpful advice. True everyday charisma is finding your own charismatic self to integrate into your daily life. It's far more than a simple set of instructions; it's all about a life and mindset overhaul. Everday charisma, huge results. Charisma is how others perceive you, and you will gain actionable, and most importantly, practical and realistic guidelines to influence that. You get the "how to" along with the "why" with a multitude of illustrative examples. Benefit from the experience of a professional charisma and social skills coach. What will you learn in Everyday Charisma? Charisma broken down into 3 simple, learnable components. How to lead and persuade with charisma. One essential mindset for everyday charisma. How to make people feel special and important. As well as... The biggest contextual and cultural charisma mistakes. What the power of reciprocity can do for you. How to capitalize on the feeling of familiarity. Charisma is the one skill that opens all the doors you want in life, the benefits are endless. You will have the mass appeal to make waves exactly when you want. You will become a social powerhouse that people want around. You will build connections instantly because people will just like you. People will open up to you deeply, and that's how friends are made. You will have your own personal gravity. Scroll up to BUY NOW! P.S. Don't confuse 'everyday' with 'common.'"
Author: Patrick King
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Stop making decisions based on fear of failure, rejection, and judgment. Break out of your shell and live boldly. All the goals you have, all the people you are jealous of, and the life you want to live are unlocked by one simple key: Bulletproof Confidence. Everybody wants it, but how do you get it? More than "fake it 'til you make it" or "just smile more." Bulletproof Confidence is filled with real, actionable advice for your life TODAY. It's not generic, borderline useless advice you can read in any blog post online. This book will take you on a deep dive into the depth of confidence, self-perception, and the psychology of confidence - understand yourself so you can break through your mental barriers. Everything from psychology, biology, and even cognitive behavioral therapy is referenced in giving you the tools to feel more invincible on a daily basis. Finally feel comfortable in your own skin. Patrick King is an internationally bestselling author and sought-after social skills coach and trainer. He was also one of the roundest children you've ever seen, and understands the pains and processes of confidence like few others. This book was written by someone who knows exactly what you're thinking and how you're hurting. Quiet the voice in your head and live how you want to. -Learn the subconscious triggers that make you fearful and what to do about them. -Smash imposter syndrome, analysis paralysis, and perfectionism. -The life-changing magic of taking action. -How to change your self-perception and feedback loops. Become bolder, more fearless, and good enough. -How to prepare yourself for any obstacle. -Mindsets for success and mindsets to avoid. -How cognitive behavioral therapy can help you. -Why to embrace the zone of "mere discomfort." Stop thinking about the "what ifs" in your life. Because confidence will turn them all into inevitabilities. Your goals, your social circle, your relationships, your career, and your life - confidence is the key. Confidence creates the life you want and lets you smash through goals, while making sure you never feel invisible, waste your potential, or feel paralyzed from anxiety. Say goodbye to fear and anxiety TODAY by scrolling up and clicking the BUY NOW button! There is also a companion confidence workbook to help you work through your specific issues and find your own version of confidence: https: //www.amazon.com/dp/1974210154
Author: Patrick King
Do you struggle to hold eye contact? Does it make you feel unconfident, uncomfortable, and self-conscious? Or do you just want to appear more charismatic and confident?Then Superhuman Eye Contact has the insightful tips and innovative exercises you need to become an eye contact expert - overnight.If you are bad at eye contact, people will assume that you are creepy or untrustworthy. If you are merely average at eye contact, you won't be negative, yet you won't be memorable either. But if you are SUPERHUMAN at eye contact, you will instantly make an impression and have people clamoring for your attention.All this because of eye contact? Absolutely.If the amount of eye-related phrases in our vocabulary is any indication, (the eyes are the window to the soul...) yes! Eyes are what people use as a guide to your overall character. Mastering eye contact is essential to becoming the person you've always wanted to be.What tips and exercises from years of coaching eye contact will you learn?* The #1 obstacle to strong eye contact and the two best ways to crush it.* Exactly how and when to break eye contact gracefully.* How to alter your eye contact for meaningful flirting.* What your eyes should never be doing, though you probably do it daily.* How the direction someone looks in can determine their truthfulness.* How to adjust your eye contact according to emotional and physical space.Real, actionable advice that can actually affect your life.How will your daily life improve?* You will project an image of confidence and poise.* You will force others to respect you and your presence.* You will become more captivating without having to say a word.* Your charisma quotient will skyrocket.* Interactions with the opposite sex will improve tenfold, guaranteed.* Most importantly you will feel comfortable making eye contact with anyone, stranger or friend... and use it to make them comfortable with you.Don't hesitate to pick up your copy today by clicking the BUY NOW button at the top of this page!
Author: David M. Jacobson
Publisher: David Jacobson
Inside you'll find habits to ...Decrease Stress, Enhance Relationships, Improve Communication. Become Less Judgmental, Increase Your Ability To Experience Joy, Increase Your Ability To Perceive Humorous Situations and Help You Understand the Difference between Appropriate and Inappropriate Humor. The author has spent the past 17 years talking to audiences about this very subject. This self-help book is based on both personal experiences (living with severe arthritis for 27 years) and the best research available. The habits are based on this research and a lifetime of experiences. Now they're available to you. Interesting humor habit book stats: 7 1/2 habits for daily humor- 9 chapters -Over one hundred amusing pages of information, and inspiration - Dozens of real life anecdotes and examples - Fictional stories (including a court fable for adults) - Over a dozen pictures and pieces of art, some funny, others beautiful. - Inspirational quotes and humor quotes - Several self-help exercises - Authentically signed autographs by Groucho Marx AND Howard Hughes! - 8 Poems written by the author* - 7 1/2 Laws to live by. Let's summarize: It's fun. It's factual. It's personal. It's useful. It's inspirational. It's motivational. It's engaging. It's easy to read and you can finish the whole book in one day if you'd like! This is a book you can get excited about. Plus, it is chock full of quotations, "a picture of a caveman, A gallbladder section, a preface, a postface, a backward instead of a foreword, A Star Wars analogy, exercises, a laugh out loud page and tons of happy smiles pages. Another Discover the brand new humor theory introduced in this book. Learn about the "Humor Force" and what Darth David and Obi-wan Ke-david say about it. Learn to use Cohumorcation® Learn the art of the humor Witness State - and why it can help you and people around you. Discover what an Appendix B is and why Appendix A was removed. Find out if you are a certified highly humorous person Learn about the types of humor -- and decide which choice is best for your own sense of humor. Understand the concept of Humorgy® and learn how to humorize® Ten reasons to buy the BEST book on humor habits in the market. 1. You will not need a dictionary when you read it. (Unless you don t read/understand English). 2. It s a quick read that will put a smile on your face. 3. It s a fun conversation starter, just by holding it! 4. It is as educational as it is amusing. 5. It s filled with ideas to prompt you to think of humor in a new way. 6. There s not much repetition in it. There s not much repetition in it. 7. You will be better able to communicate with others after reading it. 8. It makes a great gift! 9. It will inspire you and raise your understanding of humor. 10. Okay, nine reasons.
Author: Faith Erin Hicks
Publisher: First Second
A coming-of-age tale with a spooky twist! Maggie McKay hardly knows what to do with herself. After an idyllic childhood of homeschooling with her mother and rough-housing with her older brothers, it's time for Maggie to face the outside world, all on her own. But that means facing high school first. And it also means solving the mystery of the melancholy ghost who has silently followed Maggie throughout her entire life. Maybe it even means making a new friend—one who isn't one of her brothers. Funny, surprising, and tender, Friends with Boys is a pitch perfect YA graphic novel full of spooky supernatural fun. This title has Common Core connections.
Author: Dave Perrotta
Do you freeze up when you see an attractive girl? Do you run out of things to say? Do you struggle to attract women through conversation? It doesn't have to be this way... What if you could effortlessly strike up a conversation with any women, at any time, in any environment? What if you knew exactly how to keep the conversation going (so you never ran out of things to say)? What if you could command women's attention and instantly connect with them? What if you could turn any conversation from boring to "sexual"? That would all make your life a lot more fun, right? Well, it's not out of your reach. All of this is very possible. And you'll discover exactly how to do it in Conversation Casanova . It's a proven system for effortlessly starting conversations, flirting & connecting with women, and leading conversations to sex. Here's what you'll learn in Conversation Casanova How to confidently approach women at any time and in any environment 5 fool-proof ways to start a conversation with any girl How to get past small talk and connect with her How to flirt with (and without) your words The 4 "Casanova Mindsets" that make you a sexy conversationalist 20 questions to ask a girl on the first date How to tell a kick-ass story that hooks her in And much, much more... Plus, there are action tips in every section, so you can immediately implement all of the conversation tactics. In doing so, you'll unlock the power of conversation... YOU'LL be the guy who the other guys look at with jealousy, as you effortlessly attract women with your words. Your dating life will be abundant, your relationships will flourish, and you'll have more opportunities than you can imagine. So, what are you waiting for? Pick up your copy right now by clicking the BUY NOW button at the top of this page!
Author: Patrick King
Were you passed over for a promotion, or want to ensure that never happens? Are you sometimes unsure how to fit in and get along?The modern workplace is a stressful pressure cooker + dangerous maze, and how you fare is determined not by your work - but by (1) politics, (2) your workplace conversation skills, and (3) how to make yourself essential and likable. Workplace Conversation Tactics gives you the tools you need to nab every promotion and become irreplaceable in your office... and above all else, make sure you never get overlooked again.Quickly climb any workplace ladder.Workplace Conversation Tactics takes a deep look into what really allows people to rise like a superstar, and the biggest and most surprising mistakes people make that hold them back and make them prime targets to be overlooked. With this book, you'll be able to decipher what people are really saying in the office to move on up at an unprecedented rate, while making friends and connections along the way.Become the ultimate team player and fit any company culture.Why listen to me? I'm a Social Skills and Conversation Coach and international bestselling author - I'm a student of social psychology and teach charisma and likability for all contexts. I work closely with clients to improve their social confidence, social presence, conversation skills, and ability to connect quickly. This book contains all that and more - including how to gracefully defend against several types of coworkers that try to sabotage you at every turn- diplomatically navigate any delicate situation!How will you learn to win office politics and get ahead?-How to disarm underminers and bullies.-Email tactics for efficiency and productivity-Dealing with brown-nosers and suck-ups-How to make your mark in meetings.And the following ways to become more effective and likable:-How to get ahead and make a great workplace impression.-Winning office politics.-How to speak up confidently.Finally be recognized for all that you do in the office.Workplace Conversation Tactics gives you the power to take your fate into your own hands, and not dependent on others to recognize your contributions. Learn how to deal with all sorts of personalities in a way that reflects positively upon you and without awkward tension.Get your due and learn conversation tactics to make you charming and appear informed and productive. Communicate effectively with anyone and master the art of office diplomacy.Don't wait to be overlooked - act now and skyrocket your workplace standing.To quickly climb through the ranks, click the BUY NOW button at the top right of this page!
Author: Pauline Kael
Publisher: Henry Holt & Co
Brings together all of Kael's writings for The New Yorker over the past four years, including her famous profile of Cary Grant and her reviews of some two hundred films of the late 1970s