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The Art of Witty Banter: Be Clever, Quick, & Magnetic (2nd Edition) (How to be More Likable and Charismatic Book 3) Kindle Edition
Think quickly on your feet: be smooth, funny, and clever – all at once. Goodbye awkward silences, hello conversational agility.In any interaction, witty banter is almost always the end goal. It allows you to (1) disarm and connect with anyone, (2) immediately exit boring small talk mode, and (3) instantly build rapport like you’re old friends.
Flow with the conversational twists and turns like water.The Art of Witty Banter examines the art, nuance, and mechanics of banter and charm to make you awitty comeback machine, the likes of which your friends have never seen. You’ll be able to handle, defend, disarm, and engage others in a way that makes you comfortable and confident with each growing day.
Transform "interview" conversations into comfortable rapport.Patrick King is an internationally bestselling author and Social Skills and Conversation Coach. As someone who teaches people to speak for a living, he’s broken wit and banter down to a science and given you real guidelines on what to say and when.
Make a sharp, smart, and savvy impression every time.•Why the questions you use make people freeze.•How to master teasing, witty comebacks, and initiating jokes and humor.•What free association is and how it makes you quick-witted.
There’s no guesswork here – you’ll get exact examples and phrases to plug into your daily conversations.•The reactions and exact phrases to make yourself be heard.•The best types of compliments to give and what you’re doing wrong.•What a fallback story is and how it can save you.
Never again be boring, awkward, or generic.Conversation is the key to all that you want in life. Moving up in your career, making new friends, and romantic success - it all starts from the same foundation of conversation. So make the most out of them and specialize in witty banter. You’ll have a waiting list of new friends.This is the eighth book in the “How to be More Likable and Charismatic” series as listed below:1. Improve Your Conversations: Think on Your Feet, Witty Banter, and Always Know What To Say with Improv Comedy Techniques2. Improve Your People Skills: How to Connect With Anyone, Communicate Effectively, Develop Deep Relationships, and Become a People Person3. The Art of Witty Banter: Be Clever, Be Quick, Be Interesting - Create Captivating Conversation4. Principles of Likability: Skills for a Memorable First Impression, Captivating Presence, and Instant Friendships5. Magnetic Charisma: How to Build Instant Rapport, Be More Likable, and Make a Memorable Impression – Gain the It Factor6. Better Small Talk: Talk to Anyone, Avoid Awkwardness, Generate Deep Conversations, and Make Real Friends7. How to Listen with Intention8. The Art of Witty Banter (2nd Edition)
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Understand human behavior and social psychology - and then you can understand yourself and the people around you.
Let's face it - most of the problems that we encounter in our lives aren't about the situation, it's about the person in front of you. Whether it's a parent, sibling, co-worker, or even significant other, there might be a gap in understanding. That's reasonable and normal.
But what if you could learn to understand people, their motivations, what makes them tick, and ultimately how to connect with them better? This is renowned author Patrick King's specialty: distilled emotional intelligence that helps you decipher why people do the things that they do.
He combines his natural instinct for human analysis with a plethora of the latest scientific research in the field to bring you the end result you want: better relationships, high self-esteem and confidence, self-understanding, and overall fulfillment and happiness.
GQ Magazine, TedX, Forbes, NBC News, Huffington Post, Business Insider, Men's Fitness, Inc., ATTN, Real Simple Magazine, and Creative Live.
Patrick King is a Social Interaction Specialist and Conversation Coach based in San Francisco, California.
He has sold over 1 million books, and he is one of the world's foremost authorities when it comes to social skills, social psychology, and human behavior.
When he's not helping clients conquer the world, he's either fronting an 80′s cover band or training for his next 10k.
- ASIN : B08FHXMWV4
- Publisher : Big Mind LLC (August 10, 2020)
- Publication date : August 10, 2020
- Language : English
- File size : 642 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 259 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : B08FP5TYV5
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #21,940 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Reviewed in the United States on August 17, 2020
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Near the beginning of the book the author describes an experience of his own during a networking event at which he was being bored by a long-winded coworker. He tried to lighten things up by "making a joke about how network events were a human version of butt sniffing that dogs engage in." The author himself admits that this joke didn't work! What a surprise! Or maybe this is intended as an example of what NOT to do—but the author doesn't say so.
The truth is that different types of humor work for different types of people. Maybe the author's social persona enables him to use humor that is sarcastic and puerile, but for most people this approach is more likely to be counterproductive, if not in fact offensive. My wife and I are returning the book.
I particularly liked the “us versus the world” scenario, where you form a bond with a new person by commenting on something the two of you share, and creating a connection. Nice tip. Also, not speaking in absolutes, and asking more general questions. And I liked the idea he suggests, that you prepare interesting or witty answers to various common questions you might be asked in a social situation. Seems obvious, but I had never really thought about it.
The author provides quite a few tools that I will tuck under my belt, if this virus ever allows us to be social again!
to start, the book really makes you more aware of how to respond to people and think on how you could inprove; it provides examples which for the most part are helpful but very conspicious, most being unintuitive and feeling like you're talking to a robot. For example on the subject of using witty banter(Chapter 3) the author used describing someone as a glacier for an example
" Bob: You are working as slow as a glacier. Pick it up!
You:[focusing on the word glacier] You mean I'm strong and cool under pressure? True" (117)
The example is obvious, giving you a great idea on the matter but the joke feels boring and irritible.
The advice for the most part is good for a begginner with only some just being common sense and courtesy
For the most part this is a very "simple" book but is a must need if you are just starting out. 4/5
I was very hopeful for this book's advice and it did present a lot of good ideas to implement, but there are a couple of things that could be improved upon.
The editing was a little choppy in terms of division of the book. The chapters were extraordinarily long and may be better off as sections, then split into mini-chapters within them to help the reader stay focused.
Some of the tips seemed mean-spirited, or maybe I'm just not close with anyone who insults others for fun. There were also some comments that came across as sexist and made me uncomfortable. Perhaps the next edition could utilize a sensitivity editor.
Overall the book did have some helpful layman's term advice for those of us who overanalyze our interactions and struggle to carry on a conversation. Would recommend.
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If I had read a few pages before buying it, I would not have bought this book.
I am trying to improve my social skills - I have a personalty disorder.
People I have spoken to who are close have said that I have my own wit and charm that makes everyone laugh and I'm more liked than I realise.
I'm not sure if wit and humour can be taught, unless it is simply memorising a tonne of "witty remarks" and feeling smug when life presents a situation that allows you to finally use it.
There is a story from Steven Fry about a comedian who had a heart attack in a bar and was carried out by medics.
As he was going through, he said something witty - and then said, I've been waiting over 50 years to tell that joke...
That book is like that, except it's not funny whereas the joke from the ill comedian was.