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How To Talk To Absolutely Anyone, 2nd Edition by Mark Rhodes

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5Stage 1 – Your Outcome and Starting a Conversation

Without initiating a conversation, nothing else can happen. This is the most important, and usually the most difficult, step.

Once you know how to start a conversation with someone you don't know, you'll be able to develop the rest of your skills and start achieving fantastic results.

As well as learning how to start a conversation, in this stage we will also look at:

  • Understanding the outcome you want.
  • How to handle different business and social envi‐ronments.
  • Who looks open to conversation and who does not?

Most of the focus in this first stage is on starting a conversation with a stranger. There will be times when it's difficult to talk to people you already know, of course, and, in ...

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