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Book Club: "Improve Your Conversations: Think on Your Feet, Witty Banter, and Always Know What To Say with Improv Comedy Techniques"

Online • Houston

Thu, Dec 9, 2021 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM CST

Does your mind go blank in conversation & create an awkward silence? ...or maybe you need to inspire your team but don't know how? Join us to discuss how improv can help us become better speakers.


Thu, Dec 9, 2021 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM CST


Please join us for Houston's December Book Club. We'll have a lively discussion around the book of the month, but for those who may not finish, or may not have started the book, please don’t let that stop you from joining us.

Our gatherings are jumping off points for deep, engaging, and fun conversations -- with a generous helping of networking and socializing. There are no quizzes and no one will judge.

Click on the link Improve Your Conversations: Think on Your Feet, Witty Banter, and Always Know What To Say with Improv Comedy Techniques to purchase the book from Amazon.

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Book Summary: 

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.

Electric, flowing conversation doesn’t just happen, and no one knows that better than Patrick King, internationally bestselling author and highly sought-after Social Interaction and Conversation Coach. Let his expertise guide you through the improv comedy world and exactly, word for word, how to never run out of things to say. A single conversation can change your life, so make sure that each one is memorable.

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.

Conversation skills are the gatekeeper to the rest of your life.

Improving your conversations gives you the ability to turn a random encounter into a flowing conversation, into a lasting friendship. Fewer acquaintances and more friends, less small talk and more true substance.•Better networking, better career placement, better job interviews.•New friendships, improved relationships, and being more attractive to the opposite sex.•Instant likability and great first impressions.


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Full Agenda

4:30pm - 4:55pm Networking

4:55pm - 5:25pm Book Discussion


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Kristy Wallace
Kristy Wallace

New York, NY

CEO at Ellevate Network

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VP Operations & Strategy at Ellevate Network

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