Jill Spiegel's How To Talk To Anyone About Anything!

Non-Fiction - Self Help
112 Pages
Reviewed on 05/07/2009
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Reviewed by Anne Boling for Readers' Favorite

Do you dread going to a parties because you don’t know what to talk about? How To Talk To Anyone About Anything is the book for you! Jill Spiegel shares the secrets to connecting with other people. You have to have a positive attitude. If you think, you are going to be bored chances are you will be bored. Think positive and you will have a sense of energy. You will feel and appear bubbly. While we are all different we can “bring out our natural ability to connect by embracing our own style through mind messages.” Spiegel includes “homework.” There are questions to answer, “I am……” Be kind, attentive and smile.

Spiegel suggests introducing yourself with a warm smile and a firm handshake. The most important message in this book is to say something positive. “It’s a beautiful day.” That’s blouse is your color. When meeting new people ask questions, “Have your been here before?” “Is that a good book?”

The amount of information in this tiny book is unbelievable. Spiegel covers almost any situation that may confront you. If you are nervous, admit it. Be creative! Share information about yourself. Answer questions passionately. There are even hints on how to remember people’s names and how to leave while continuing the connection.

How To Talk To Anyone About Anything reminds us that we are all alike inside and we all want to feel valued.

I learned more from this tiny book than any seminar I have ever attended. How To Talk To Anyone About Anything is a short easy read. It is interesting and positive. Kudos MS Spiegel!

Janet Roper

Jill Spiegel's confident and bubbly personality comes through as she shares her tips and secrets on connecting with people. When finished with the book, you are left with the feeling that you too, no matter how shy you may be, can easily learn to comfortably engage with people.

The book is written in a straightforward and easy to follow format. The intent of each chapter is clearly stated, and is followed by steps and examples which guide you in implementing that particular point.

Topics covered include how to start a conversation, how to build a conversation, ways to maintain connections and conversation savers.

I highly recommend this book for anyone wanting to learn more about connecting with people!


Although this book could be classified as a booklet with only 110 pages, but those pages are packed with a lot of useful information. It is straight forward and Jill expresses her enthusiasm as she writes. This enthusiasm spills out to the reader and hopefully, we will pass along our enthusiasm and positive outlook when meeting new people. She explains how to start a conversation, continue a conversation and even how to react in job interviews. I enjoyed this book, especially since my therapist tried to instill the same positive attitude within me just days before I received this book.

Leigh Ann Lemire

Have you ever endured a silent awkward moment not knowing what to say? Does the thought of speaking in front of others make you nervous? Jill Spiegel has solutions for you that are written in a very entertaining way which makes this book not only educational but also a fast read.

The information in the book is originally from a hit seminar that Jill delivers "How To Talk To Anyone About Anything." The book version is as if Jill is having a conversation with you. It is well written and delivers the message personally to you.

In the book, you will find information about powerful instant communication techniques, how to speak intelligently on any subject, methods to build a meaningful connection, how to take your connection to the next level, how to handle difficult conversations and much more. The information is applicable for any area of life from social events to business to everyday conversations.

Steve Berczuk

While I tend to not like books that seem too upbeat, I was surprised by how much I enjoyed reading this book and learning from it. By stringing together anecdotes, exercises, and simple guidelines, Jill Speigel explains how to improve your communication style, and helps you to learn how to address common problems like not knowing how to start a conversation, what to do when you forget a name, and how to deal with difficult people. Many of the points in the book seem simple and obvious, but they are also the things that we seem to forget most in our day to day interactions. While there are other books that cover conversational style issues in more detail, you'll get a lot out of this quick read.

Irvin Goodman

I found Jill's new book most interesting and informative. It contains a wealth of useful ways to, as it is titled, "How To Talk To Anyone About Anything." There are 111 pages filled with the best ways to "connect: with people". You'll easily find ways to handle most situations encountered in every day life. It's a quick read and gives the reader plenty of ways to best handle daily situations. Keep it handy on your desk at work or at home. You can't go wrong with the ideas presented and the easy to follow guides for dealing with people !! It's a fun read too.