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Talk to Strangers: How Everyday, Random Encounters Can Expand Your Business, Career, Income, and Life by David Topus

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Chapter at a Glance

  • People in situations designed for networking offer implied agreement to meet.
  • People are likely to be more cynical of being approached by a stranger in making random connections than in situations designed for meeting.
  • How you approach someone makes all the difference in the response you get.
  • Avoid the creep factor—not theirs, yours!
  • First assess the other person’s level of receptivity based on obvious and subtle clues.
  • Don’t be afraid to allow a few seconds of silence before and between sentences.

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