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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (24 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jeanne Martinet Narrator: Jeanne Martinet Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2015 ISBN: 9781427264589
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Fully revised and updated—with Jeanne Martinet’s trademark wit and practicality, The Art of Mingling hands you the keys to feeling at ease in any social situation.

Does the idea of going to a large party make your mouth go dry? Are you more comfortable on Facebook than face-to-face? You’re not alone: 90 percent of the world suffers from minglephobia. Jeanne Martinet has developed a cure—a sure-fire system for overcoming fears and having a great time at any type of business or social gathering. Filled with simple techniques, tricks, tips, lines and maneuvers, and illustrated with entertaining examples, The Art of Mingling teaches you:

  • Basic survival strategies for the truly terrified
  • Opening lines and gambits that really work
  • Tools and rules for keeping the conversation going in the right direction
  • The all-important etiquette of escape
  • Faux pas recovery techniques
  • How to avoid the dumb use of smartphones
  • The secret to being a good listener
  • The right way to follow up online
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Quotes & Awards

  • “Ms. Martinet believes in mingling the way some people believe in yoga. To her it is a discipline and form of exercise to be practiced on a regular basis.”

    New York Times

  • The Art of Mingling takes the intimidation out of party scenes, whether they are business-related or social.”

    Publishers Weekly

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rick | 2/9/2014

    " Listened to the audiobook. Very enjoyable. I may even buy it for reference (yes, I'm that socially challenged), and I rarely pay for books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jayne Charles | 1/30/2014

    " It is quite amazing how easy mingling seems, in theory, after reading this book. There are so many topics of conversation suggested that it seems inconceivable that anyone could ever be lost for words. The trouble is I still am. I suspect it would take more than a book to make me mingle, but for less hopeless cases this book could well be the answer! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Claire | 12/1/2013

    " I got to "Advanced Mingling Techniques" and decided to abandon ship. I picked this up mostly for the humor factor, but seriously - so much of it is based on lying, often at the expense of other party guests! The people who actually employ these tactics are THE REASON that the other 90% of us are "minglephobes!" "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Alice | 11/15/2013

    " Read by the author...a bad idea in this case...voice is too unpleasant and there is a lot of information without pause. More pauses would be good to allow one to consider what has just been said. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 John Sorensen | 11/9/2013

    " An excellent book about how to mingle and get to know people. Lots of hands-on techniques. A re-read and a practice book "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Moira | 9/5/2013

    " Nice - good advice for mingling - how to get into a conversation, converse, move on to another conversation in the room. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beth | 8/26/2013

    " Great tips in this! I'm highlighting and reading at the same time... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stefany | 4/13/2013

    " info for the socially challenged like myself "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joe | 1/18/2013

    " well researched and written. entertaining and informative. Sassy, fun, amoral. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Liz Gibbs | 6/8/2012

    " Great advice for mingling at parties, wonderful lines and techniques but somewhat unethical at times (lying). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jay | 2/27/2012

    " One of those how to books that really hits the spot with practical advice. Especially interesting for the party ethics discussions. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 2/24/2012

    " Great tips for how to mingle. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christine | 2/22/2012

    " Quick read with some good suggestions about mingling. Some of the suggestions seemed a little trite. I'll definitely be more aware of my surroundings after reading this, and maybe I'll be able to tweak my skills. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Paul Sidwell | 12/29/2011

    " This book has plenty of ideas for those who struggle with large crowds, or with mingling at social events. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jon A | 7/16/2011

    " I'll save you time, skip to the last chapter. This persons thinks you have to be dishonest to mingle without offending people. I think she's rather shallow and fake. She's the kind of person i would walk away from. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stefany | 5/11/2011

    " info for the socially challenged like myself "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christine | 1/21/2011

    " Quick read with some good suggestions about mingling. Some of the suggestions seemed a little trite. I'll definitely be more aware of my surroundings after reading this, and maybe I'll be able to tweak my skills. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Fay | 10/26/2010

    " It's a common sense book about connecting and meeting people, but not in a slimy pickup artist kind of a way.

    Presented with humor, style, and class, the author makes us think that any of us can Mingle anytime, anywhere. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jay | 7/5/2010

    " One of those how to books that really hits the spot with practical advice. Especially interesting for the party ethics discussions. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Paul | 11/1/2009

    " This book has plenty of ideas for those who struggle with large crowds, or with mingling at social events. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carl | 7/5/2009

    " So far an easy read, a few littel tricks. This is an area I thought I was never much good at. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ming | 1/29/2009

    " Ehh, I’ve read better, some tips in the book make me cringe. Book geared more towards women, men probably can’t pull some of these off. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beth | 1/30/2008

    " Great tips in this! I'm highlighting and reading at the same time... "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jeanette | 1/27/2008

    " This book advocates outright dishonesty and phoniness in the interest of making people like you. Skip it!
    If you want a good book on mingling, read The Fine Art of Small Talk by Debra Fine. "

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About the Author
Author Jeanne Martinet

Jeanne Martinet, author of The Art of Mingling, The Faux Pas Survival Guide, Getting beyond Hello, Come-Ons, Comebacks and Kiss-offs, Artful Dodging, and Truer Than True Romance, has been a guest on hundreds of television and radio shows. She has also been featured in dozens of newspapers and magazines. She lives, writes, and mingles in New York City.