Speak Easy: Connect with Every Conversation (Paperback)

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What if every conversation you had was a great one?

Sometimes, that promising lead turns out to be a bust. That first date doesn’t lead to a second. The sales pitch fails to land the client. But what if they could? What if you knew the steps to “set up” each conversation to increase the likelihood that you connect, engage and win?

Welcome to Speak Easy. Unlike prohibition-era speakeasies—underground bars with secret knocks, where people spoke quietly to avoid detection—there’s no bathtub gin here. But inside these covers you’ll find some of the best-kept secrets of elite interviewers and conversationalists.

Your host, Lou Diamond, is a storyteller, podcaster, and professional speaker who has studied how content can connect and engage audiences. He has analyzed, edited, and broken down thousands of interviews and great conversations. Through him, you now have exclusive access to proven strategies, tactics, and lessons to make more of your conversations lead to great connections.

Discover the mindset you should strive to be in before, during, and after you have a conversation, and how to maximize and continue a great one. Learn how to steer a conversation to connect with prospects; engage with partners, clients and colleagues; and win in business and in life. Find tips, techniques and best practices used by some of the world’s greatest communicators and leaders. Step inside, grab a stool, and learn something new.

About the Author

Lou Diamond is a dynamic speaker and master connector who will energize and motivate your organization to explode your sales, retain your clients and build a thriving culture. For over 25 years he has been a top sales performer, keynote speaker and performance mentor. Lou is a consultant; best-selling author; podcast & TV host; and CEO of Thrive, helping businesses, leaders and brands thrive through the power of connecting. LouDiamond.net

Praise For…

“Everyone loves a great conversation, yet most people haven’t mastered the art of crafting one. In Speak Easy, Lou Diamond delivers both the ingredients and the method to empower anyone to elevate their conversational competence and influence others with integrity.”
Phil M Jones, bestselling author, Exactly What to Say

“Lou Diamond has created a masterful handbook on the power and process—and yes, even profit—of meaningful conversations. After reading this, you’ll never be lost for words again.”
Leslie Ehm, Wall Street Journal– and USA Today–bestselling author, Swagger

“Lou Diamond’s Speak Easy provides us with the road map we need in today’s disconnected world to create relatable conversations in both our professional and personal lives.”
Rachel DeAlto, communications and relationship expert; speaker; bestselling author, Relatable: How to Connect with Anyone, Anywhere (Even If It Scares You)

“Engaging conversations are what keep our business relationships thriving. Lou Diamond has written the go-to guide on how to better connect with every conversation you have with prospects, customers and colleagues.”
Shep Hyken, New York Times–bestselling author, The Amazement Revolution

“From the very first story in the introduction to Speak Easy, I was hooked. This is a quick-witted, fun book that teaches you, step by step, how to be a master conversationalist. The fun stories and ‘speakeasy’ theme kept me turning pages until it was ‘last call’ and I still wanted more. Every desk in America should have this book at easy reach.”
Lauren Schieffer, CSP, The Colonel’s Daughter; founder and president, 365Leadership

“If you work or socialize with humans at any time, consider Speak Easy an absolute must read.”
Brant Pinvidic, bestselling author, The 3-Minute Rule; television producer, Bar Rescue, The Biggest Loser, and Pawn Stars

“Speak Easy is a love letter to creating significant conversations and authentic influence. Author Lou Diamond captures the power of words in a fun and unique way that made this book readable, dynamic, and also prescriptive. Grab a glass and enjoy this roadmap to creating authentic connection that lasts… Cheers.”
Clint Pulver, Emmy Award–winning keynote speaker; author, I Love It Here

Product Details
ISBN: 9781774581858
ISBN-10: 177458185X
Publisher: Page Two
Publication Date: September 27th, 2022
Pages: 152
Language: English