Patrick King

Improve Your Conversations

No more blanking or awkward silences. No more running out of things to say and struggling to keep others engaged.

(1) Conversation isn’t scripted, (2) it’s 100% unpredictable, and (3) it can be terrifying at times. How do you prepare for such a thing? By learning how to apply improv comedy techniques to roll with any punch and improve your conversations and social interactions.

Become quicker and more clever in daily conversation.

Improv(e) Your Conversations teaches the ingenious rules of improv comedy that allow performers to turn boring prompts into memorable interactions worthy of standing ovations. This means there are real frameworks and templates to escape interview mode small talk — and start connecting and building rapport from the moment you say “Hello.” This book goes through over 15 of the most helpful and insightful improv comedy techniques with countless real-life examples to make you a great talker.

Learn the conversational secrets of the world’s best comedians.

Patrick King is an internationally bestselling author and social skills coach. His writing draws of a variety of sources, from scientific research, academic experience, coaching, and real life experience.

Over 15 actionable tips that are actually practical and relateable.

•The three easy ways to always know what to say, even when your mind goes blank.
•What Sherlock Holmes has to do with great rapport.
•How to read people better and what to look for.
•The one goal you must always keep in mind (that you probably don’t even know).

Adapt, witty comeback, reply, and charm in record time.

•What causes awkward silences and how to prevent them.
•How your conversation should resemble a movie.
•How to “flip the switch” to be more entertaining.
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  • Tristan Brisonhas quoted3 months ago
    he point is that you need to flow with a conversation, letting it move and evolve and carry you along,
  • Grace Parkhas quotedlast year
    Rule of Improv Comedy: In response to someone else’s suggestion, thought, or topic, always say “Yes, AND…” which means that you drop your train of thought, adopt theirs, and add something to keep the conversation flowing.
  • Grace Parkhas quotedlast year
    his compels some people to have a script in their heads every time they talk to others in an attempt to make it less unpredictable and more comfortable. However, that of course takes you away from the present and the person in front of you.

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