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Perfect Your Conversation Skills

with Patrick King

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  •   01 Class Introduction

  •   02 Patterns of Conversation


Class duration: 4h 17m

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About The Class

Move past small talk

Whether you want to charm and befriend strangers, be a better networker in professional situations, or become charismatic and bold instead of nervous and lost in social situations, Perfect Your Conversation Skills, with Patrick King will get you there.

This class will teach you repeatable tips and tools to allow you to command any social situation. Bestselling author and conversation coach Patrick King will give you the blueprint for social success even if you’re the furthest thing from a natural conversationalist.

Just a few of the things you’ll learn:

  • 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 
Never feel boring or uninteresting in networking opportunities or social situations - instead, look forward to them with excitement!

Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Class Introduction

  2. 02

    Patterns of Conversation

  3. 03

    Tools for Engaging in Small Talk and Conversations

  4. 04

    The Power of Eye Contact

  5. 05

    Breaking The Ice

  6. 06

    Getting In Tune and Reading Others

  7. 07

    Overcome Social Anxiety / Develop Social Confidence

  8. 08

    Get in Your Conversation Zone

  9. 09

    Tactics For Conversational Flow

  10. 10

    Elements of Witty Banter

  11. 11

    Never Run Out of Things to Say

  12. 12

    Getting Deep Quickly

  13. 13

    Toxic Conversational Habits

  14. 14

    How to be Interesting (And Keep a Conversation Going)

  15. 15

    Defeat Awkward Silences


Meet Your Expert

Patrick King

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 more

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58% of students recommend this class.
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  • Creativelive Student

    January 2018

    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.

  • f2.8

    November 2016

    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.

  • April S.

    April S.

    April 2017

    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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