Looking for the best books on social skills? You’re in the right place.
Reading books is a good way to sharpen your social skills.
Whether you want to become a great conversationalist or the most popular and likable person in the room,
Whether you want to improve your social status and make friends easily;
The books below are excellent resources to start you on your journey to becoming that great gal or guy who everyone loves to hang out with.
Not everyone is born with the confidence and the kind of aplomb required to make friends easily or strike up small talk with attractive strangers – if you know what I mean.
For most of us, we have to learn these social skills required to charm, to entrance and to hold the attention of others.
These books harbor the secrets to becoming the most popular person among your friends, family or even in your workplace.
Before I read any of these books I was an awkwardly shy person and would never talk to anyone unless approached first. I had a few friends and my social life sucked.
These books completely changed my life; I became a much more confident young man, I made more friends and my social life skyrocketed.
These books gave me the confidence to become a better man and that’s what I want for You; for you to become a better, happier person.
This book changed my life. It took me from a shy guy with a just few friends to the confident guy who was friends with everyone.
I can’t recommend this book enough. It’s full of practical tips and advice that you can immediately implement into your life to improve your social skills.
The benefits you’ll get from this book.
- You’ll become more confident
- You make friends more easily
- You learn how to become likable and popular
- You will learn the subtle rules associated with being sociable that no one will ever tell you
- You will learn the right way to influence people
The rules we have set down here are not mere theories or guesswork. They work like magic. Incredible as it sounds, I have seen the application of these principles literally revolutionize the lives of many people.
I love this book; especially because it teaches how to play to your strengths instead of trying to improve your weaknesses.
For example, if you’re an introvert and hate going to parties, you don’t need to force yourself to start going to parties just to be more sociable; instead, this book encourages you to forget about parties and attend events you’re more comfortable with.
Maybe you hate places where it’s noisy and crowded, so go to the cinema or go for a book club meeting or anything else you’re comfortable with.
And if you’re the party type, then sure go for it. This book has all the best tips for working social events like parties and workplace events (a bonus if you’re an introvert but must learn to survive at the occasional party commitments you couldn’t get out of).
Primarily, what this book teaches is how to be yourself and still rock with people. This book teaches all the important social skills; plus, it feels pretty modern and up to date with current trends.
You should definitely check it out.
When you try to be the same as everyone else, it’s boring. When you try to fit into a mold, you become forgettable. When you try to be “normal,” you become dull. Just be yourself, because no one is like you. If you’re a little weird, own it. The right people will like you for it.
This book addresses the social situation most of us dread: small talk. It’s amazing how important small talk is, in the art of making friends and starting relationships.
I remember dreading the thought of approaching a stranger or being left alone with someone I did not have a lot in common with.
I’d have several thoughts, “What the hell are we going to talk about? Am I the one supposed to bring up conversation topics or the other person? Is it awkward if I don’t say anything?”
This book solves all of those conundrums and makes the art of conversation an easy thing to master. After reading this book, you’d be an excellent conversationalist and a delight for everyone who comes into contact with you.
You cannot rely on the other person to carry the conversation for you—a monologue is a chore and seldom very interesting. Furthermore, one-word answers to questions do not count as shouldering your share of the burden.
This was the first book I read on improving my social skills. For a beginner, this book was an excellent resource for me; although, I found it a bit overwhelming because of the sheer amount of info.
This book gave me the basics I needed to grow my confidence and become more likable. The tips and tricks provided in this book are wonderful for beginners.
However if you feel overwhelmed by the huge amount of content provided in this book, I’d recommend you start with the first book on this list, How to Make Friends and Influence People.
“great posture, a heads-up look, a confident smile, and a direct gaze.” The ideal image for somebody who’s a Somebody.
I’ll let you in on a secret to becoming a better conversationalist: ask questions. Yeah, it’s that simple. Don’t rely on the other person to keep the conversation going, take responsibility and keep the conversation going; smooth and nice.
And the best way to keep a conversation going? Ask open-ended questions.
This book provides a huge list of questions that you can implement into your everyday conversations to make it more interesting.
Aren’t you tired of having the same old conversations every time? Take it up a notch and ask novel questions.
What, more than anything, makes you angry?
Who were your childhood idols?
What kind of leader are you most inclined to follow?
Becoming confident, popular, likable and a better conversationalist is a journey; and it starts with reading your first book.
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