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Talk to Strangers

How Everyday, Random Encounters Can Expand Your Business, Career, Income, and Life
Written by: David Topus
Narrated by: David Topus
Length: 4 hrs and 39 mins
Categories: Business & Money, Careers
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Connect to the world around you and realize the enormous potential in talking to strangers.

Every day, random encounters really can change lives, when you make them happen the right way and leverage the connection at the other end. Talk to Strangers explains how to stand out and tap the potential of others by taking notice of who is standing alongside you on the bank line, the latte pickup point, or the ticket counter at the airport. David Topus' life-changing message is that we should "always connect", which means going beyond online relationships and engaging in the random, real-life interactions that have unlimited potential to supercharge businesses, accelerate careers, and enrich your life.

In Talk to Strangers, you will discover:

  • Why there is opportunity through the people you meet wherever you go
  • The four key beliefs of successful random connectors
  • Techniques for creating comfort and trust quickly with complete strangers
  • How to optimize and monetize your newly-established contacts

When you connect to those in your everyday world, you'll discover the life-expanding potential of random encounters and unlimited opportunities.

©2012 David Topus (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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  • M&MGoldberg
  • 2012-12-22

A New Low.

I was intrigued in purchasing this Audio Book, as I thought..with such a simple premise, there has to be some sort of valuable insight, or a twist on how to intereact with people. Boy was I wrong! This had all of the quality and sophistication of a 1950's-era- educational film on how the earth "is round." Not only does Mr. Topus confirm by his very writings that he manipulates people and settings for his personal business agenda, he undermines the very premise of this book, that all people have something to offer. Apparently not. Stunningly bad book. I do give it one star for this reason -- clearly, Mr. Topus walks his talk. Only through a "random connection" could he have come into contact with someone high enough in a publishing house could this book have been published.

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  • Beauty
  • 2018-06-01

Great outlook on everyday encounters

Great book to influence you on how to connect with strangers on an every day basis.

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  • Barbara J Foxall
  • 2017-01-25

Great book

Good mix of information along with personal experiences and tips to move your
abilities forward.

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  • shorty95618
  • 2015-09-01

I love strangers!

Would you consider the audio edition of Talk to Strangers to be better than the print version?

I like listening much better than reading... keeps me entertained at the gym!

What other book might you compare Talk to Strangers to and why?

I've been listening to lots of self improvement books this summer, I also liked Brainfluence by Roger Dooley.

What about David Topus’s performance did you like?

David seems very easy going and genuine, his voice was easy to listen to!

What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

Strangers aren't just a possible contact but just might me your new best friend!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2015-06-14

Good general advice

Gives good broad advice and talks about how serendipitous encounters can expand your business and make your life better.

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  • Anja Schmidt
  • Denmark
  • 2015-02-08

Ideas for the introvert

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

I am not sure.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

No. This is a practical book.

Any additional comments?

I lists quite som ideas for small talk that introverts may benefit from.
It illustrates the value of small talk but few introverts would ever get around to that.