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Book review #10 : Simple Small Talk by Gerard Shaw

Updated: Aug 2, 2020

Author : Gerard Shaw

Genre : Self-help / Motivation

Ratings : ⭐⭐⭐⭐. 5 / 5

"Small talk is light and informal conversation commonly used when talking to someone you don't know very well. Small talk is also a way to converse at networking and social events to create a connection with new people."

Socializing is a skill that everyone has to develop in order to achieve success in their lives. But we all have that fear or self doubt which hinders us from making those little efforts towards socializing. And when we do talk to people we fall short of words after some time. This is a problem for everyone I suppose.

Why does this happen?

What to do when you mind goes blank when you are in the middle of a conversation?

What steps you need to take to prevent this?

Well all of your questions are answered amazingly in this book.

The Author Gerard Shaw in this book explains in a beautiful realistic way what is small talk and how and why is it important and gives tips and methods that helps us socialise with others even when you haven't done this before. He tells us what to talk, how to talk and what to avoid while conversing with others.

He explains in detail from how to start a conversation, how to keep a conversation lively and how to end a small talk to how important is having confidence and overcoming your fears. He gives few examples to prove how non-verbal communication is more important and effective than words and how to identify those non-verbal cues to keep your small talk effective.

He gives us examples to begin our small talk with and also few samples to keep our small talk going on and to end the conversation neatly.

I found this book really interesting and helpful. I really liked how the author explained the methods like FORD, FORM, ARE etc to give us an understanding of the importance of small talk and tips on how to use them while conversing.

I strongly recommend this book to all those who think they are bad at conversing with others and have trouble socialising. Trust me you will not regret reading this book.

But remember you attain perfection only through consistently practice. So in order to be successful in your attempts of socializing you need to practice the methods that are explained in this book everyday, in every conversation, no matter if it's your fried, relative or a stranger.

So don't just read this book for the sake of reading but practice until the results start showing and practice even after that.

That's all for today guys.

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Disclaimer : I received this free book (eBook) in exchange for an honest review. So the above is my honest opinion of what I felt after reading this book. I am really glad I read this book.Thanks Booksirens for this amazing Book.