Does the idea of going to a large party make your palms sweat and your mouth go dry? You are not alone. Many 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. Now you can relax and thrive at any business or social event!
Updated with dozens of brand-new field-tested tricks, tips, lines, and maneuvers, The Art of Mingling will teach you:
* Basic Survival Fantasies for the Truly Terrified
* The Flattery Entree
* The Fade In (and the Fade Out)
* The Human Sacrifice
* The Cell-Out
* The Hors D'Oeuvre Maneuver
* The Dot-Dot-Dot Plot
* The Quotation Device
* The Quick Change
* The Faux Pas Moi
* And much, much more!
In this revised edition of her 1992 book, Martinet (The Faux Pas Survival Guide) assures readers that mingling is a learned art that anyone can master. To this end, she offers ready-to-use opening lines, a chapterful of tactics for escaping bad conversations, and antidotes for recovering from rough situations such as dressing wrong or having to socialize with truly arrogant individuals. New sections deal with subjects like dating, meditating before events, and feeling okay when alone. A fun, practical read; recommended for all libraries. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.