When it works, conversation is one of life's greatest joys. When it doesn't it's hell. Passionate talker Catherine Blyth uncovers the principles and possibilities of this vital yet undervalued pleasure. With examples from Elizabeth I to Tommy Cooper, courtesans to nomads, this warm and witty guide will help you navigate the varied challenges of dates, job interviews and dinner parties. Discover ...How listening steers conversation and silence lifts intelligence * Why you should laugh at your own jokes and other no-wit humour tricks * How to make bores interesting and become an invisible flirt * Why 'goo-goo' is the most important word in the world * How face-to-face talk wires us for life: accept no substitute
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Dimensions: 142 x 124 mm
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