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The Art of Civilized Conversation: A Guide to Expressing Yourself With Style and Grace, Shepherd, Margaret
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Author Name:    Shepherd, Margaret

Title:   The Art of Civilized Conversation: A Guide to Expressing Yourself With Style and Grace

Binding:   Hardcover

Book Condition:   Very Good

Jacket Condition:   Very Good

Publisher:    Broadway Books 2005

ISBN Number:   0767921690 / 9780767921695

Seller ID:   FORT271044

0767921690

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In our fast-paced, electronic society, the most basic social interaction--talking face-to-face--can be a challenge for even the most educated and self-assured individuals. And yet making conversation is a highly practical skill: those who do it well shine at networking parties, interviews, and business lunches. Good conversation also opens doors to a happier love life, warmer friendships, and more rewarding time with family.
For those intimidated by the complexity of personal interaction, or those simply looking to polish their speaking skills, "The Art of Civilized Conversation" is a powerful guide to communicating in an endearing way. In its pages, author Margaret Shepherd offers opening lines, graceful apologies, thoughtful questions, and, ultimately, the confidence to take conversations beyond "hello." From the basics--first impressions, appropriate subject matter, and graceful exits--to finding the right words for difficult situations and an insightful discussion of body language, Shepherd uses her skilled eye and humorous anecdotes to teach readers how to turn a plain conversation into an engaging encounter.
Filled with common sense and fresh insight, " The Art of Civilized Conversation "is the perfect inspiration not only for what to say but for how to say it with style.



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