quotes from leil lowndes how to talk to anyone

Quotes from Leil Lowndes ‘How to Talk to Anyone’

It’s one of those days when I thought I should read a book on body language. And the title seems inviting enough. What I learned I will share in the review.

Until then read some of the best quotes I found in the book:

 

“Nobody gets to the top alone. Over the years, people who seem to ‘have it all’ have captured the hearts and conquered the minds of hundreds of others who helped them boost them, rung by rung, to the top of whatever corporate or social ladder they chose.”  ~~ Leil Lowndes (Book: How to Talk to Anyone)

 

“Every smile, every frown, every syllable, you utter, every arbitrary choice of word that passes between your lips, can draw others towards you, or make them want to run away.” ~~ Leil Lowndes (Book: How to Talk to Anyone)

 

“Whenever your conversation really counts, let your nose itch, your ear tingle, or your foot prickle. Do not fidget, twitch, wiggle, squirm or scratch. And above all, keep your paws away from your face. Hand motions near your face and all fidgeting can give your listener the gut feeling you’re fibbing.” ~~ Leil Lowndes (Book: How to Talk to Anyone)

 

“Visualization works in just about any endeavor you apply it to — including being a terrific communicator.” ~~ Leil Lowndes (Book: How to Talk to Anyone)

 

“Small talk is not about facts or words. It’s about music, about melody. Small talk is about putting people at ease. You must first match your listener’s mood.” ~~ Leil Lowndes (Book: How to Talk to Anyone)

 

“Anything you say is fine as long as it is not complaining, rude or unpleasant. The trick is to ask your prosaic question with passion to get the other person talking.” ~~ Leil Lowndes (Book: How to Talk to Anyone)

 

“Never be left speechless again. Like a parrot, simple repeat the last few words your Conversation Partner says. That puts the ball right in his or her court and then all you need to do is listen.” ~~ Leil Lowndes (Book: How to Talk to Anyone)

 

“When first meeting someone, lock your closet door and save your skeletons for later. You and your new good friend can invite the skeletons out, have a good laugh and dance over their bones later in the relationship. But now’s the time as the old song says to ‘accentuate the positive and eliminate the negative.” ~~ Leil Lowndes (Book: How to Talk to Anyone)

 

“Know the ‘news of the day’ before attending an event/function or a party. Either to start a conversation or just not to embarrass yourself from asking what everyone is talking about.” ~~ Leil Lowndes (Book: How to Talk to Anyone)

 

“Never let the words thank you stand alone. Always make it thank you for something.” ~~ Leil Lowndes (Book: How to Talk to Anyone)

 

“Adults camouflage their self-centeredness under a mask of civilization and politeness. Yet the human brain still immediately, instinctively and unfailingly translates everything into terms of ‘how does that affect ME?” ~~ Leil Lowndes (Book: How to Talk to Anyone)

 

“If you flash everybody the same smile, like Confederate dollar, it loses value.” ~~ Leil Lowndes (Book: How to Talk to Anyone)

 

“Never ever, make a joke at anyone else’s expense. You’ll wind up paying for it, dearly.” ~~ Leil Lowndes (Book: How to Talk to Anyone)

 

“It’s not the news that makes someone angry. It’s the unsympathetic attitude with which it’s delivered. Everyone must give bad news from time to time, and winning professionals do it with the proper attitude. Don’t deliver bad news with cruel and uncaring attitude.” ~~ Leil Lowndes (Book: How to Talk to Anyone)

 

“When someone persists in questioning you on an unwelcome subject, simple repeat your original response. Use precisely the same words in precisely the same tone of voice. Having it again, usually quiets them down. If your rude interrogator hangs on like a leech, your next repetition never fails to flick them off.” ~~ Leil Lowndes (Book: How to Talk to Anyone)

 

“Before putting one toe on foreign soil, get a book on dos and taboos around the world. Before your shake hands, give a gift, make gestures, or even compliment anyone’s possessions, check it out. Your gaffe could gum up your entire gig.” ~~ Leil Lowndes (Book: How to Talk to Anyone)

 

“Match your personality to your product. Remember, you are your customers’ buying experience. Therefore, you are part of the product they’re buying.” ~~ Leil Lowndes (Book: How to Talk to Anyone)

 

“Whenever you are talking with a stranger you’d like to make part of your professional or personal future, search for one attractive, specific and unique quality he or she has. At the end of the conversation, look them right in the eye. Say their name and proceed to curl their toes with the killer compliment.” ~~ Leil Lowndes (Book: How to Talk to Anyone)

 

“Whenever you are calling someone’s home, always identify and greet the person who answers. Whenever you call someone’s office more than once or twice, make friends with the secretary. Anybody who is close enough to answer the phone is close enough to sway the VIP’s opinion of you.” ~~ Leil Lowndes (Book: How to Talk to Anyone)

 

“Whenever you suggest a meeting or ask a favor, divulge the respective benefits. Reveal what’s in it for you and what’s in it for the other person– even if it’s a zip. If any hidden agenda comes up late5r, you get labeled a sly fox.” ~~ Leil Lowndes (Book: How to Talk to Anyone)

 

“When people do you favors and it’s obvious they owe you one, wait a suitable amount of time before asking them to ‘pay’. Let them enjoy the fact (or fiction) that you did it out of friendship. Don’t call your tit for tat too swiftly.” ~~ Leil Lowndes (Book: How to Talk to Anyone)

 

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