How To Make Small Talk
Like a Boss

Small talk is an inevitability of life. Millions of business deals have been signed, millions of friendships have been formed, and millions of relationships have been turned to romance, all because of small talk. In essence, become proficient in small talk or get left behind socially and professionally. 

If you're not good at small talk, it may seem like an amorphous puzzle that you can't quite figure out. It's especially frustrating when some people make it seem so easy. 

Small talk can be easy for you, too. Once you learn and practice the techniques of the highly successful conversationalists, you'll be able to upgrade your conversations (and your life) to the next level.

290 pages.

$14.99 USD

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Real Talk

You know, a lot of people say that if you dig long enough and hard enough, you will get to China, and that may be true. But what they don't tell you is that if you dig long enough and hard enough in a conversation, you get to a friend.

 

― “Michael Scott”, the Office, NBC

Over 750 real-life examples.
Book Outline

SECTION 1: PREPARING FOR SMALL TALK SUCCESS

1. BOSSES OPTIMIZE THEIR LIFE FOR SUCCESS

2. BOSSES ACCEPT THE SMALL TALK MINDSET

3. BOSSES DON’T OVER-THINK IT

4. BOSSES GO FIRST AND GAIN THE ADVANTAGE

5. BOSSES INITIATE WITH ANYONE

6. BOSSES SEE THE HIDDEN SCRIPTS OF CONVERSATION

7. BOSSES UNDERSTAND THE FIRST LEVEL OF SMALL TALK

8. BOSSES UNDERSTAND THE SECOND LEVEL OF SMALL TALK

9. BOSSES UNDERSTAND THE THIRD LEVEL OF SMALL TALK

10. BOSSES ALTERNATE BETWEEN SERIOUS AND PLAYFUL

11. BOSSES FIX PERSONALITY FLAWS FIRST

12. BOSSES MAKE OTHERS FEEL GOOD

13. BOSSES FOCUS ON THE HOW

 

SECTION 2: INITIATING NEW TOPICS

14. BOSSES MAINTAIN WITH FEELER STATEMENTS

15. BOSSES CONNECT QUICKLY

16. BOSSES FOLLOW THE FOOFAAE FORMULA

17. FOOFAAE: A CASE STUDY

 

SECTION 3: MASTERING THE FOOFAAE FRAMEWORK

18. BOSSES ARE COMFORTABLE WITH FEELINGS

19. BOSSES ARE SUPER OBSERVANT

20. BOSSES ARE OPINIONATED

21. BOSSES SPRINKLE OPINIONS ON EVERYTHING

22. BOSSES ADJUST THEIR OPINIONS ACCORDINGLY

23. BOSSES PASS THE OPINION SPEED TEST

24. BOSSES OFFER PLAYFUL OPINIONS

25. BOSSES ARE FACT HUNTERS

26. BOSSES KNOW HOW TO TAPP

27. BOSSES ARE ACTION ORIENTED

28. BOSSES MASTER THEIR OWN AUTOBIOGRAPHY

29. THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY WORKSHEET

30. BOSSES MAINTAIN WITH EVENT TIMELINES

31. BOSSES MASTER THEIR OWN EVENT TIMELINE

SECTION 4: KEEPING THE CONVERSATION FLOWING

32. BOSSES STEER WITH CONTROL COMMENTS

33. BOSSES KEEP THE FLOW WITH SMALL TALK FILLERS

34. BOSSES KEEP CONTROL WITH DIFFERENT QUESTION TYPES

35. BOSSES ASK FLOW QUESTIONS

36. BOSSES ASK THE FULL RANGE OF FOOFAAE QUESTIONS

37. BOSSES MAINTAIN THE FLOW WITH QUESTION ASSISTANTS

 

SECTION 5: KEEPING THE CONVERSATION BALANCED

38. BOSSES PAINT INTERESTING SELF-PORTRAITS

39. BOSSES PAINT SELF-PORTRAITS CONTAINING FRIENDS

40. BOSSES TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THEIR FLAWS

41. BOSSES OFFFER SMALL CHUNKS

 

SECTION 6: CONNECTING AND GROWING SMALL TALK

42. BOSSES KNOW HOW TO CONNECT

43. BOSSES KNOW HOW TO CONNECT WITH FOOFAAE

44. BOSSES LOOK FOR FREE INFORMATION

45. BOSSES DEVELOP THEIR KEYWORD RADAR

46. BOSSES HUNT FOR HOT BUTTONS

47. BOSSES OFFER SOMETHING TO CHEW ON

48. BOSSES SPRINKLE CONNECTABLE KEYWORDS

49. BOSSES MAINTAIN SMALL TALK WITH CONNECTABLE COMMENTS

50. BOSSES MAINTAIN SMALL TALK WITH CONNECTABLE OPINIONS

51. BOSSES ENGAGE WITH LIGHT PROBLEMS

52. BOSSES AREN’T CONNECTION BLOCKERS

53. BOSSES KNOW THE GOLDEN RATIO OF CONVERSATION

54. BOSSES ARE FANTASTIC LISTENERS

55. BOSSES ECHO MESSAGES

56. BOSSES HELP THE TOPIC GROW

57. BOSSES CAN CARRY THE CONVERSATION

Gregory Peart, M.Ed.

social scientist / author / father / gamer

greg@socialupgrader.com 

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