Conversation Starters books
WOMAN TO WOMAN: 1,000 CONVERSATION STARTERS FOR TALKING ABOUT ANYTHING
Help in how to break the ice and keep talking on dozens of subjects.
Welcome to the first in a series of three Conversation Starters books.
Women’s conversations can cover a wide range of topics and may include much in the way of intelligent observations on life’s complexities, entertaining observations, and a sharing of innermost thoughts. While conversation in mixed company can range along the same lines, there are many subjects that women feel more comfortable discussing among themselves in a mutually encouraging and supportive environment. However, getting the ball rolling is often difficult even among women when the topic is personal, controversial, or embarrassing.
Woman to Woman: 1000 Conversation Starters for Talking about Anything provides a broad and stimulating range of conversation openers that give women the opportunity to have stimulating and enlightening sessions in ways that lead to expanding the boundaries of knowledge and building lasting relationships.
The thought-provoking and insightful starters include such topics as:
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Written by an award-winning communications expert, the book also offers a host of speaking tips and techniques to help women of all ages develop and enhance their conversation skills in terms of organizing thoughts and responses, appropriate modes of expression, and developing listening skills.
CONVERSATION STARTERS: 1,000 CREATIVE WAYS TO TALK TO ANYONE ABOUT ANYTHING
Like an onion, a conversation is often made up of layers. On its face it may appear to be on one level, but peel away a layer or two, and you will find other issues lying beneath the surface.
Providing techniques to analyse conversations, Conversation Starters will enable you to develop creativity by taking your brain to a space where originality can flourish, by enhancing problem-solving skills, and by improving conversation and listening skills. Even if you wouldn’t describe yourself as “creative,” this book will give you the chance to think and express yourself in innovative and productive ways.
The book’s one thousand conversation-starting topics offer easy ways to move away from traditional discussion themes as well as the opportunity to develop and enhance speaking and listening skills. They provide the opportunity to approach and explore issues and then to formulate and express your thoughts and responses in innovative and challenging ways.
You’ll discover new ways way to connect with others, avenues to help you learn new things and connect with other people in stimulating and satisfying ways. In addition to the conversation starters are tips and quotes relating to discovering and enhancing creativity while initiating and maintaining conversations.
Conversation Starters for Every Grandparent: Tips for Talking to (and with) Your Grandchildren, Your Children, and Other Grandparents
Grandparents often find themselves in awkward positions when it comes to having conversations with their family. Once children become “little people,” they develop likes and dislikes and discover their own interests, all of which may often be at odds with the grandparent’s. Even the most innocent attempt at chatting can produce such conversation-stoppers as “I dunno,” “whatever!” or “who cares!” Similarly, when a grandparent tries to initiate a talk to his or her own children about grandkids’ behavior or activities, it is usually met with a stony disapproving silence or a curt “mind your own business.” And when sets of grandparents get together, the opportunities to criticize each other for spoiling or favoring one of the grandchildren—or the parent whom your child married—can become a prescription for disaster.
Fortunately for the growing population of inter-generational family members, help is here in this very practical handbook for seniors who babysit, visit or vacation with, or otherwise spend time with youngsters.
Among the topics included are creating safe and friendly environments in which to initiate a chat, selecting age-appropriate conversation openers, avoiding sensitive issues, and developing listening as well as speaking skills. Subjects for conversations include family history, favorite activities, uncritical advice, and hopes and dreams for the future.
Although aimed at grandparents, this latest volume in the author’s Conversation Starters series is an essential guide for parents and children as well.