Perfect Your Conversation Skills
with Patrick King
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01 Class Introduction08:38
02 Patterns of Conversation11:58
Class duration: 4h 17mSee all 15 lessons
About The Class
Move past small talk
- How to break the ice with complete strangers in any situation
- His proven formula for directing the flow of a conversation
- How to avoid awkward silences, long pauses, and other conversational dead ends
- Tips for building your self-confidence before important social events
- The trick to “owning the room” without being fake or annoying
Patterns of Conversation11:58
Tools for Engaging in Small Talk and Conversations26:45
The Power of Eye Contact12:08
Breaking The Ice19:24
Getting In Tune and Reading Others24:06
Overcome Social Anxiety / Develop Social Confidence25:13
Get in Your Conversation Zone11:51
Tactics For Conversational Flow26:55
Elements of Witty Banter18:21
Never Run Out of Things to Say18:46
Getting Deep Quickly15:45
Toxic Conversational Habits08:26
How to be Interesting (And Keep a Conversation Going)09:15
Defeat Awkward Silences19:40
Patrick King is an internationally bestselling author and Social Interaction Specialist and Conversation Coach based in San Francisco, California. He is a former corporate lawyer, ex-dating coach, above all else, late bloomer. He started as a self-proclaimed paralyzed social recluse and ... read moreSee instructor's Classes
58% of students recommend this class.
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I would never have thought you could teach conversational skills. But Patrick's information is brilliant and does just that. Even just a few of his techniques have changed my ability to have a successful and fun conversation with anyone. A lot of the suggestions are actually easy to put into practice, even if you're shy. I'm so grateful for this course.
Interesting class with some good tips, but the structure made things hard to follow. It felt like Patrick would present a point and then ramble a bit about it instead of having materials prepared. Exercises felt underdeveloped and not well-explained beforehand. At times the participant was having trouble, but Patrick did not offer enough help. It would have been more helpful to have him provide and example and then have the student follow. Overall, good material, just not presented in the best way.
I'm listening in to a rebroadcast of this course. I am fairly confident in certain kinds of social situations with having conversations but I had to be very intentional about learning to do that over the years. Patrick's course has affirmed some things I was doing naturally so I know I'm on the right track, and he also gave lots of great tips about reading people to determine whether they are interested in the conversation, simple conversations starters and enders, and keeping a conversation moving. I gleaned some useful techniques in a short time and will definitely put them into practice. For anyone who wants to hone their ability to converse with others, as well as anyone who really struggles in this area, I think you'll find some very helpful explanations and techniques.
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