The Art of Witty Banter: Be Clever, Be Quick, Be Interesting – Create Captivatin Paperback – November 22, 2016
by Patrick King (Author)
Learn conversational agility to think quickly on your feet, be incredibly smooth, funny, and clever – all at once.
Goodbye awkward silences! No matter where you lie on the spectrum of awkward to engaging, witty banter is always the end goal – and it should be. Witty banter, and all the steps that lead to it, allows you to (1) disarm and connect with anyone, (2) immediately exit boring small talk mode, and (3) instantly build rapport like you’re old friends. Flow with the conversational twists and turns like water. The Art of Witty Banter is a book that carefully examines the art, nuance, and mechanics of banter and charm to make you witty comeback machine, the likes of which your friends have never seen. You’ll be able to handle, defend, disarm, and engage others in a way that makes you comfortable and confident with each growing day. Transform interview conversations to comfortable rapport. Patrick King is an internationally bestselling author and social skills and conversation coach. As someone who teaches people to speak for a living, he’s broken wit and banter down to a science and given you real guidelines on what to say and when. Make a sharp, smart, and savvy impression – every time. There’s no guesswork here – you’ll get exact examples and phrases to plug into your daily conversations. 18 specific points to up your charisma quotient. How will you be clever, be quick, and be interesting? •Why the questions you use make people freeze. •How to master teasing, witty comebacks, and initiating jokes and humor. •What free association is and how it makes you quick-witted. •How to create an instant “in-group” and inside joke with someone. As well as: •The reactions and exact phrases to make yourself be heard. •How to create your Conversation Resume. •The best types of compliments to give and what you’re doing wrong. •What a fallback story is and how it can save you. Conversation is the key to all that you want in life. Make the most out of them and specialize in witty banter. If you can roll with any punch, be quick and lively, and make it look effortless, what would that say about you? You’ll have a waiting list for your new friends! Make the best impression on your first try, and never be worried that you’re boring anyone again. Click the BUY NOW button at the top right of this page!
Paperback: 150 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (November 22, 2016)
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.3 x 9 inches
Shipping Weight: 9.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (69 customer reviews)
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,753 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Visit WWW.PATRICKKINGCONSULTING.COM for FREE access to (1) The Flawless Interaction Checklist and (2) The Better Conversations Worksheet and also view more of his writing.
Patrick King is a Social Interaction Specialist and Conversation Coach based in San Francisco, California.
He’s been featured in: GQ Magazine, Forbes, Huffington Post, Business Insider, Men’s Fitness, Inc., ATTN, Real Simple Magazine, and Creative Live.
When he’s not helping clients conquer the world, he’s either fronting an 80′s cover band or training for his next 10k.
The Best Book Written on Developing Witty Banter…Even If You’re Not David Letterman!
By Scott B. Allanon December 8, 2016
Being witty can be developed into a real skill with practice. As Patrick King opens up his book with an example using David Letterman, we are introduced to 18 tactics for developing our own talent in becoming witty.
This book is fantastic in giving readers the precise skills needed to become funny, witty and robust in their conversation, humour and communication tactics. Patrick has given us the tools needed for mastering witty banter, as well as being a better conversationalist and speaker. At the very least, you could become talkative at a social gathering and lighten up the Breakdown of the chapter in Witty Banter:
Chapter 1 gives you a framework for knowing how to respond to people, and allows you to regulate how much you speak vs. asking questions. Chapter 2 teaches to use absolute questions correctly by giving options or asking specific questions.
Chapter 3 is all about knowing when to react and to do it not just passively. Chapter 4 is about free association and gives skills on how you can get better at thinking outside of the box. Chapter 5 you are stepping outside of your role as a conversant and into the role of an observer. Chapter 6 is the “Us Against the World Technique” where you create a situation or conversation where the two people or group share a similar opinion or perspective. This is my favourite!
The book hits a host of other great topics as well that focus on:
•creating a conversation resume
•setting boundaries on the conversation
•let other people have the speaking floor
•injecting a fallback story
•make people feel like it is okay to talk about taboo topics
•validate people’s feelings and thoughts for positive impact
•initiate joke’s or innuendos.
The bottom line is, this book is structured to make you an awesome conversationalist through the art of witty banter. The advice and tactics are easy to follow with lots of examples and real-world strategies you can put into practice as soon as you step out the door. I definitely recommend this book!