Tongue-tied at parties? Shy on dates? Dreading the next 'networking' event? Tackle your inner critic and find self-assurance with this empathetic and practical guide to overcoming your social pariah status and learning to make small talk that could seal your success at work, at home or in romantic situations. With an opening chapter on how to simply feel more confident about your ability to charm and impress, this book is packed with psychological insight and advice and, more importantly, with strategies for being charming in any social situation. From parties to work outings, it gives opening lines and practical advice on things like body language - and will even help you cope with the difficult times, when tackling conflict or facing an argument. You will learn to love the prospect of a dinner party with even the most challenging guests, and never be lost for words again.