The Art of Mingling

Proven Techniques for Mastering Any Room

Jeanne Martinet

St. Martin's Griffin

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- Opening lines that really work
- Tips and tricks for the tongue-tied
- The etiquette of escape
- Mastering the fine points of eye contact, small talk, introductions, and more
- Feel terrific at any party -- business or social

Does the idea of talking to a lot of people you don't know make you weak in the knees? You may be suffering from mingle-phobia -- a secret fear of parties. The Art of Mingling will show you how to overcome your fears, meet new people with charm and confidence, and acheive social success at every kind of party -- business or pleasure. Filled with dozens of simple techniques, tricks, lines and maneuvers, The Art of Mingling will help you:
- Develop the right mindset for entering a room full of strangers
- Choose your first mingling target
- Deliver opening lines that really work
- Keep the conversation alive and interesting
- Master the etiquette of escape
- Circulate with grace and style
- Use advanced mingling techniques such as body language, accents, props, toasts, and name tags for maximum effect
- Recover from faux pas -- everything from spills and memory lapses to wrong attire
- Negotiate tough rooms (too crowded, too empty, too "too")
- Feel completely at ease at any kind of party

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Art of Mingling, The
1 Overcoming MinglephobiaHOW TO FAKE IT TILL YOU MAKE ITOK. There you are, standing alone, frozen against the wall in a room full of people. You've just arrived, and you've already done the two things that made you look busy: taken off your coat and said hello to your host or hostess, who has long since dashed off to greet another guest or check on the ice supply. What now?Number one (and numbers two and three): Don't panic. You are not the only person feeling this way. Many people descend into a state of existential angst when faced with tough mingling situations.

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Listen to this audiobook excerpt from Jeanne Martinet's book The Art of Mingling: Proven Techniques for Mastering Any Room. Does the idea of going to a cocktail party make your palms sweat and your mouth go dry? You're not alone: Most people suffer from minglephobia, a secret terror of large parties. Jeanne Martinet's tried-and-true cure is her unique system of techniques and strategies for overcoming social fears.

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Jeanne Martinet

Jeanne Martinet is a freelance writer. She lives in New York City and loves to attend parties where she tests and hones her mingling skills.

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The Art of Mingling
Proven Techniques for Mastering Any Room
Jeanne Martinet

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St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
October 2006
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429958202
ISBN10: 1429958200
176 pages
$7.99

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Macmillan Audio
October 2006
Unabridged Digital Audio
ISBN: 9781427200303
ISBN10: 1427200300
Audio Run Time: 5:00
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St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
October 2006
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312354312
ISBN10: 0312354312
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 208 pages
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