How to Work a Room

How to Work a Room : The Ultimate Guide to Making Lasting Connections--In Person and Online

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Fully revised and updated, the ground-breaking, classic book on improving communication and socializing skills in any situation to succeed in business and lifeHow To Work A Room lays down the fundamentals for savvy socializing, whether at a party, a conference, a meeting, or while communicating online. Drawing from her vast experiences working with top industry leaders such as Coca-Cola, Apple, the NFL, and UnitedHealth, Susan RoAne presents easy-to-implement strategies to exude more confidence, win over your colleagues, and achieve more at work and in life. Simple and effective, RoAne's methods include overcoming the five roadblocks that keep most people from making new contacts; mixing chutzpah and charm; suggestions to start, maintain, and graciously end conversations; knowing when to use humor and when not to do so; and following simple rules of etiquette. Incorporating years of feedback from hundreds of presentations, as well as anecdotes from around the globe, RoAne keeps How To Work A Room fresh and on-target. New chapters include more strategies for commutating effectively in today's tech driven world, and tips for working the room in diverse and fast-paced settings.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 132.08 x 200.66 x 25.4mm | 317.51g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • William Morrow Paperbacks
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 25th Anniversary Edition
  • 0062295349
  • 9780062295347
  • 218,109

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"When it comes to connecting with others, some of us are naturals. But those who aren't -- thank heaven for Susan RoAne . . . If you want to learn how to enter a room and build a network of people you can help and who can help you, read this book." -- Daniel H. Pink, New York Times bestselling author of Drive and To Sell Is Human "I read this book 25 years ago and it helped me tremendously. The updated version makes it more relevant and useful than ever . . . I can't imagine trying to navigate successfully in the business world today without this amazing tool. " -- Larry Winget, television personality and five-time bestselling author of Grow A Pair: How To Stop Being A Victim and Take Back Your Life, Your Business and Your Sanity "Walking into a roomful of strangers? Pleasant? Productive? Profitable? Fun? From tradeshow suites to virtual `rooms,' RoAne promises a lot--and delivers even more! There's no more critical skill in today's marketplace than becoming the connected communicator. Highly recommended." -- Dianna Booher, author of Creating Personal Presence and Communicate With Confidence
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Back cover copy

The classic bestseller on socializing--now fully updated for social interactions in a digital age

How to Work a Room(R) is the classic bestselling book on improving communication and socializing skills, and using them to create and leverage connections. This Silver Anniversary Edition is fully revised and updated to include the role of technology and social media in networking, as well as Susan RoAne's proven tips for using digital strategies to your advantage--plus practical hints for starting conversations and strengthening rapport with strangers. How to Work a Room(R) The 25th Anniversary Edition is a vital tool for business professionals, job seekers and career changers of all ages.
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About Susan RoAne

Susan RoAne is an in-demand professional speaker and the bestselling author of seven books. The self-described Mingling Maven(R), RoAne has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, the New York Times, Cosmopolitan and the Financial Times and on CNN, and She lives in the San Francisco area.
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494 ratings
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4 28% (136)
3 32% (160)
2 14% (67)
1 6% (29)
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