This guide helps both introverts and extraverts to make an effective first impression when meeting new people. Simple Small Talk by Gerard Shaw highlights topics to start with, where FORD and ARE are useful acronyms to remember, ones to avoid at all times, and the importance of nonverbal communication. Some of the conversations are illustrated with samples of ineffective and effective ways to converse.
Not only great starters, but also graceful endings to small talks are provided. Best practices to improve your conversational skills are served as a dessert. This little red book on small talks can open genuine ways to connect to people leading to lifelong relationships, a new job, sales opportunities, who knows what else.
About the author
Gerard Shaw is a communication coach and an acclaimed speaker with over 10 years of experience in the PR industry working with numerous brands worldwide.
A young leader and a charismatic public speaker, he is a self-confessed introvert and one among those who are not born with the sociability of a people person. As a respected brilliant mind in his field, he is compelled to show the world that any career can be anyone’s turf if people learn to navigate their way to the other side of fear.
Gerard loves writing, traveling the world, and drawing sketches of people. People inspire him. A well-traveled real-life observer, he has seen the world. And he wishes that people would see the world beyond their own set boundaries by communicating and having the voice to say who they are, what they want, and who they aspire to be.
I received a free review copy via Booksirens.com in exchange for my personal, unbiased opinion upon reading.