This sequel to Leil’s international top selling “How to Talk to Anyone” makes you a master communicator with 96 all new cutting-edge communication “Little Tricks” for big success in business and social relationships―in person, by email, and on the phone. It has been praised as the 21st century version of “How to Win Friends and Influence People,” and was nominated one of the five best books in psychology by “Books for a Better Life!”.

This book is like a continuation to Leil Lowndes‘ How to Talk to Anyone. You should read that book first since it covers the basics, before reading this one.

The author introduces the psychologically sound concept, “Emotional Prediction” or E.P. which you can employ with everyone. Here are the ten sections of the book:


This book starts off fairly strong, with some good advice for actually connecting with people during conversations (tricks to improve eye contact, how to figure out what topics will be relevant to the person you’re talking to, etc.) But later it devolves into a bit of an etiquette guide. A lot of the tips are a bit common-sense-y, but some of them are just ridiculous. The author is apparently the most sensitive person EVER- here’s a brief list of what’s apparently not-okay to say:

“Little tricks” include:
– When meeting someone new, press their pulse.
– Don’t pat when you hug.
– Hover around to see where they sit first.
– Give people a schtick name.
– Speak s-l-o-w-l-y for non-native speakers.
– Don’t speak of your “haves” with “have-nots”.
– Wave to imaginary friends.

“This is my friend, Harry.” Because Harry is a PERSON with a NAME so you should always say “This is Harry, my friend.” Same with spouses



– Paperback: 336 pages


Introduction: What Determines Social and Professional Success?

Part One: Seven Little Tricks to Make a Great Impression BEFORE People Even Meet You

  1. How to Develop Excellent Eye Contact in Ten Easy Steps
  2. How to Use Your Eyes to Make People Crave Your Approval
  3. How to Wear Confi dence When Meeting People
  4. How to Make People Appreciate Your Introduction
  5. How to Get Th em “Dying to Meet You”
  6. How to Make Everyone Anxious to Hear Your Opinion

Part Two: Eleven Little Tricks to Take the “Hell” Out of “Hello” and Put the “Good” in “Good-Bye”

  1. How to Have a One-of-a-Kind, Noticeably Outstanding Handshake
  2. How to Exchange Business Cards with Class
  3. How to Be a Successful Networking Conversationalist
  4. How to Give—or Avoid—Social Hugs
  5. How to Detect if Someone’s Hug Is Fake
  6. How to Show You Like Someone Without Being Forward
  7. How to Play It Cool or Play It Hot in Business and Love
  8. How to Say Hello to Prestigious People
  9. How to Meet the People You Want
  10. How to Make a Great Last Impression

Part Three: Twelve Little Tricks to Develop an Extraordinary Gift of Gab

  1. How to Get Lively Conversation Going with People You’ve Just Met
  2. How to Start a Friendship with Complete Strangers
  3. How to Never Hesitate Starting or Joining a Conversation
  4. How to Make Your Point When You Keep Getting Interrupted
  5. How to Make Friends with Th ose Who Don’t Speak Your Native Language
  6. How to Tailor Your Talk to Your Listener(s)
  7. How to Talk to Less Advantaged People
  8. How to Save Someone from “Dying of Embarrassment”
  9. How to Smoothly Change the Subject
  10. How to Know When to Never Change the Subject
  11. How to Not Give the Same Answer Twice

Part Four: Ten Little Tricks to Actually ENJOY Parties!

  1. How to Make Friends at a Big Party
  2. How to Meet the People You Want in an Unusual Way
  3. How to Never Look Lost and Lonely at a Gathering
  4. How to Ask Great Conversation-Starter Questions
  5. How to Save Face When You’ve Forgotten a Name
  6. How to Hide the Fact Th at You Haven’t a Clue What Th ey’re Talking About
  7. How to Get away from Nonstop Talkers
  8. How to Deal with VIPs at Social Events

Part Five: Five Little Tricks to Handle Invitations: The Good, the Bad, and the Bummers

  1. How to Increase the Chances of Someone Saying “Yes” to Your Invitation
  2. How to Turn Someone Down While Retaining His or Her Affection
  3. How to Handle an Unavoidable Bummer
  4. How to Prevent People Wishing They’d Never Invited You
  5. How to Impress Guests

Part Six: Thirteen Little Tricks to Be a Cool Communicator

  1. How to Play It Cool When You’re Late
  2. How to Come Out Smelling like a Rose When You’re as Guilty as Heck
  3. How to Come Across as Dependable and Competent
  4. How to Talk Behind People’s Backs so They Love It
  5. How to Make Everyone Comfortable Speaking with You
  6. How to Make People Look Up to You
  7. How to Exude a More Authoritative Air
  8. How to Make Your Signature 21 Percent More Prestigious
  9. How to Laugh Your Way to Being Respected
  10. How to Escape Bores Without Hurting Their Feelings
  11. How to Read People’s Minds

Part Seven: Twelve Little Tricks to Avoid the Thirteen Most Common Dumb Things You Should NEVER Say or Do

  1. How to Avoid People Thinking You Have No Status at Your Job
  2. How to Avoid Sounding like Someone Else Rules Your Life
  3. How to Avoid People Saying “Get a Life!”
  4. How to Know When Not to Be Friendly
  5. How to Avoid Sounding Dishonest
  6. How to Avoid Sounding Immature
  7. How to Avoid Big Cats Considering You Commonplace
  8. How to Avoid Common Dumb Phrases People Say All the Time
  9. How to Avoid Alienating Friends When Traveling
  10. How to Avoid a Common Holiday Custom That Makes You Look like a Little Puss to Big Cats

Part Eight: Eleven Little Tricks to Give Your E-Mail Today’s Personality and Tomorrow’s Professionalism

  1. How to Prove You Are Special When You Are Out of the Office
  2. How to Make People Smile When They See Your Message
  3. How to Make Your E-Mail Sound Confident
  4. How to Avoid Sounding Egotistical in Your E-Mail
  5. How to Sound like You Have a Crystal Ball
  6. How to Avoid Making People Think You’re Goofing Off at Work
  7. How to Avoid E-Mail Humiliation—or Worse!
  8. How to Sign Your Messages in the New Millennium

Part Nine: Ten Little Tricks to Make a Big Impression on Your Cell (a.k.a. “Phone”)

  1. How to Know When to E-Mail, When to Phone
  2. How to Boost Their Self-Esteem with Your Cell Phone
  3. How to Deal with a Caller When You
  4. Don’t Know Who the Heck It Is
  5. How to Get Rid of “Talk Your Ear Off ” People
  6. How to Please Th em by Hanging Up on Them
  7. How to Sound Cool Giving Your Phone Number
  8. How to Impress Th em with Your Voice Mail Message
  9. How to Make Your Phone Voice “Music to Their Ears”
  10. How the Phone Can Reveal Who the Boss Is in a Relationship

Part Ten: Five Little Tricks to Deepen the Relationships You Already Have

  1. How to Win Th eir Hearts—a Year Later!
  2. How to Make Th em Always Remember Your “Thank You”
  3. How to Give Th em Compliments They’ll Never Forget
  4. How to Enhance Your Relationship with Your Partner
  5. How to React When Your Partner Calls You the Wrong Name

A Final Visit to the Laboratory


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